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Welcome To Gale In Context: For Educators

Gale In Context: For Educators is an award-winning resource that provides access to premium cross-curricular K12 content from Gale In Context resources combined with lesson plans, new assessment features, and collaborative tools. In this session we will cover the tools, content, and workflows available for teachers in this valuable resource.

Duration: 60 Minutes
Welcome in everyone today. We're going to

be exploring Gale in context for educators.

My name is Amber Winters and I'm a senior

training consultant here at Gale. Excited

to be here with you today

and we've got a pretty jam packed agenda here

today. Gal and context for educators is a pretty

hefty resource. So we're going to be exploring

a lot. So first off, we'll have a brief resource

overview just so we all kind of on

the same page with what gal and context for educators

is, then we're going to review some key

features that you're going to find that you may want to explore

once we get off this session today, just be to become

a little more comfortable with them.

We'll spend the majority of the time actually walking

through the platform though. So you can get a feel

of a few of the different workflows that are available,

things like how to make your own folders, how to

make and attach assessments, how

to find lesson plans as well as how to get

some additional support. So as you move

forward with the resource, maybe you do

get just a little bit lost, which happens

to the best of us. I'll show you where you can find some support

materials to help you out there.

And then at the very end of the session, we

should have a little bit of time for some contact

information that I'll forward along to you. I'll

try to answer questions as we go through the session

today. Again, the Q and A box is already open.

Go ahead and put your questions in there.

But if I can't get to them as we're moving along,

the Q and A is getting a little bit backed up,

I will save questions until the very end of the

session. And don't worry, your questions will

be answered no matter what, even if we have to stay

a few minutes late, We'll make sure to get every

question answered today.

So let's go ahead and get started. So gala context

for educators at the very base

is a platform that's going to allow you to

search through all of your student facing

in context resources. So

you'll see on the left side of my screen here, these are

all of the in context resources that we have available

to you. Of course, there's a lot

Your collection may be slightly different

than this. You may may not have access to

let's say gale in context biography or something

like that. But gil in context for educators

is going to search through everything you do have

access to and that does actually

include Gil ebooks now. So if you have

Gil ebooks in your collection, you'll find

those within gal in context for educators

as well.

So at the very base of gal and context

for educators, it's just letting you pull

all of the student content together.

So you can really easily curate your lessons,

build out projects, help develop

different research materials for students.

You're going to be doing that all on this one platform

and it is specifically for you. So students

will not be accessing gil and context

for educators at all.

And in addition to just finding the different

student content available within all of

your in context. Resources gallon

context for educators also has some

some resources and some features

specific to you as educators.

The first being full lesson plans, we've got

over 1000 lesson plans now

for all subjects, this is cross curricular.

So you'll find social studies content el

a science, social, emotional learning,

financial literacy, the other literacy,

the list goes on and on, but you'll find that

full lesson plans that are going to have

learning outcomes, different pieces of

differentiation. If you need to differentiate

for different levels of students in your class,

we also include all of the rubrics and we

now have assessments linked to each

full lesson plan. So if you want

to gauge your students understanding

and development through this lesson we do

have a quiz already made for you that you'll

be able to click into.

In addition to those full lesson plans,

we have full assessment authoring

and assigning capabilities. So again,

our lesson plans already have pre created

assessments attached. But if you want

to build your own to attach for students

to kind of gauge specific bits of information,

you need to make sure that they've hit,

you'll be able to make your own right here on this


And you will have access to quite a few

different types of assessments to create.

We're going to explore that in the resource today,

but you'll even be able to see just from this quick

screenshot here. We have everything

from multiple choice to drawing

to graphing, even chemistry,

kind of templates for your assessments, you'll be able

to make your assessment right on the platform and

assign it right on the platform as well. So it's really a nice

one stop shop for you to make sure students

are getting the information that they need.

You also have a pretty extensive

collaboration feature available for

you and your colleagues. So you'll be able

to find to share all of the content you

find in the resource. So if you

pair up and teach together, if your team teachers,

if you're just working with your department as a whole

and you're sharing out different bits of content

or maybe you're just a group of teachers who are teaching

the same course, you can share all

of your content right here on this platform and kind

of start to work together.

So as you build out your information,

you and your colleagues aren't recreating the

the wheel, you're not all building a folder


credit card debt. You can build one

folder and work together and kind of organize

it all for your students.

And finally, you've got some great kind

of student facing tools that are going to help

you engage your students a bit. So in addition

to just the great content that Galen context

provides, you, you can also now add things

like instructors, notes to bits of content.

You can annotate the text to pull your students

attention to something specific. You

can also do things like take clippings of text.

So if you only want students to maybe see one

or two paragraphs in an article, you can actually

do that and assign that to them. So they can only see

the the bit of content that you feel is most

important for them. So it's a really nice way

to kind of edit what your students are seeing

to make sure they're seeing exactly what you

want them to see and that's maybe getting distracted

by other things.

So let's take just a quicker look

at some of these different kind of features that

we have available and then we're going to kind of dive in.

So first off are our lesson plans.

So right at the top, we're going to give an activity

overview and all of our lessons

are attached to a grade. So you'll

see a target grade here of grade eight. But

we do just mention that these this can

be applicable for grades six through eight.

So you may need to edit a little bit for lower

level students, but they might benefit

from this lesson plan as well.

Underneath that, we're going to include the learning

outcomes as well as the activity sequence

itself. That's where you'll find

any, any differentiation as well as

any activity pieces. So if we have a chart

students need to fill out or maybe we have a full rubric,

you're gonna find that um towards the

bottom of this lesson plan, you'll be able to print

that out and hand that out to your students.

The my tool section is where assessments

are going to be found. So again, every lesson

plan ha at least

one assessment attached to it. So you'll

be able to click and see that to see

if you do want students to take that assessment or not.

And then at the very bottom of the screen, you can't

see it on my screenshot because it's just too long.

We do have our linked standards. So

we have links at NGSS

and Common core standards.

So you'll be able to take a look at those. If you prefer

to have those linked just right away, you'll already have

them on the page for you.

Moving forward from lesson plans here,

our assessment feature is pretty extensive.

And again, as I showed previously, assessments

are going to be listed under the my tools section

for you. So as you're working through specific

documents and editing them for your students,

you'll always be able to, to see what

assessments you have linked and you can turn

those off and on for students. So

if you don't actually want them to take an assessment, you

can toggle that off or you can just delete

it if you'd prefer to do it that way, but toggling

it off will keep it on the document for you in case

you want to turn it on later

assessment authoring actually has its own

section. So you'll be able to click in, you'll

be able to find premade assessments that have been

been created by you, by other

people at your school or by Gale.

And you'll also be able to make your own questions

and then assessment results are found on

the platform as well. So again, one stop

shopping, all student responses

are going to be found in the my Class resources

section, which we'll take a look at once

we jump into the platform, but

you'll be able to get kind of a really quick glance

of ST student scores

and student outcomes and you'll also be able

to provide feedback for your students. So

if you read through maybe an essay question

that you've attached to an assessment, you'll

be able to read through that essay question, provide

them with feedback and then grade it right on the

platform as well.

Moving on from there, our collaboration tools

are really focused around folders.

So folders are the starting point of pretty much

everything you do in this resource. As

you find content to be able to edit that

content, to share it out. You'll need

to add it to a folder that you're able

to create and you can make as many folders as you

like. You'll see. I have a lot and

name them really whatever you want as well. And

these folders can be shared both collaboratively

or just as a copy.

So you can

just send the information that you have kind of as a static

version to other teachers. If you don't want them to

edit what you've already made or

you can share a, a kind of collaborative

folder and you can each add and remove things

from that same folder.

Finally, our great instructional tools are going

to be found on every piece of content here as

well. At the top, you'll be able to add

an instructor's note. So maybe it's read

this assignment before Friday or it's listen

to this podcast and write down three

questions that you have, you'll be able to add

those instructors notes for your students.

The my tools panel also gives you a few

different options to annotate the text.

If you want to highlight different pieces and add more

specific notes, we also have

standards listed under the my tools. So if

you want to see which standards are attached

to a piece of text, you'll be able

to do that. And again, your assessments

are found here in this my tools as well.

If you want to add an assessment while you're editing

a specific document.

And finally, we have shareable student links

that are going to let students see their own version.

So they're not going to see the same thing that you

see on the platform. They're not going to see this

little edit box where they can

change the text and type different things.

Theirs is going to be static. So they're just going to

see what you provided them.

So we'll take a look at what shareable student links

look like today.

Now, I really want to dive in because this is a lot

to go through and I'm really excited to kind of

dig in a little bit. But does anyone

have any questions at all before we really just

start exploring?

OK. I don't see any. So

let me give me a second here. I might have been signed out

of this platform. So I want to make

sure. Yep. OK. So

I was logged out. So when you do click

into gal and context for educators, this is the screen

you're going to see. At first

you'll see. You can't really do much on the screen

because you're not signed in yet.

So you will need to click login create

account and

you'll need to use either your Google account

or your Microsoft account. I always recommend

using your school account just because

when you decide to share out with colleagues,

you do need to send it to a specific

email. So you wanna make sure everyone knows

what email you're using. So I always recommend

whatever your school email is.

So I actually have a Microsoft account. So I'm going

to sign in with Microsoft today.

And if for whatever reason, you weren't already signed

into your account before you clicked into Gallic

context for educators. It would

prompt you to sign in and then you'd just be launched

on your own.

But let's orient yourself a bit here to the home page.

So I first want to point out in the middle of

the page, you'll see here. I've got my jump back

in section

and this is going to pull forward the last three folders

that I worked in. So again, as I mentioned,

folders are kind of like the building blocks of this resource.

So these are the last topics that I've started

to kind of mess around with.

This is great if you have to pause whatever you're

doing. You know, a student comes in or

you just run out of time and need a break.

You'll be able to jump right back in here on this

home page. You won't need to go to your folder

section right away if you don't want to.

And at the bottom of this home page, this

learning center is a really valuable tool

for you, especially moving forward as you start to

do more advanced things in this resource,

this is going to help you kind of figure out how to do that.

So I'm going to click into the learning center quickly.

So you can just get a feel of what we have here.

You'll see a lot of this is video based

and our video tutorials are generally around

two minutes. Sometimes they're less,

you'll see this one is a minute 30 but we do

try to keep them brief and focused

here. So you'll see some of the different options. We have

like organizing your resources,

teaching with your materials. We have quite a few different

um ideas on how

you can teach, using the information that you find. You'll

see. Even at the bottom here, we have a seat

in action section

which is going to show you how we've kind of

worked through this and built out units and

things like that.

And I'll also mention as we go through the resource

today you'll notice in a lot of the, the

banners you'll see little embedded

videos that are going to help you with whatever page you're

on. I'll try to point them out as we move

along. But again, they're usually around two

minutes, sometimes less than that.

And they're just really helpful if you get

a little bit stuck. So you will find those

as you move along through this resource.

Now, I'm just gonna go back to the home page. I can do

that by hitting four educators in my

banner or I can just hit the back button

either way works fine.

And now the main navigation you're going to have

in the platform aside from of course, the search

which is going to be here is going to be

found on this right hand side. So you'll

see, we've got three browse options here.

The first is just browsing through curriculum standards.

So if you prefer to start that way, if you have

a specific standard in mind, as opposed

to a topic, you can browse through your


you can browse through subjects. So maybe

you teach and cell division and

you don't have anything specific in mind, you

can browse down to that subject.

We also have a separate section

for lesson plans. So if you're looking just

for a lesson plan, you don't want to see any student content

right now,

you can browse and search through lesson plans.

I will say if you run a basic search, you

will find lesson plans within your search results.

And then right next to lesson plans, we have our little person

icon here and that's where all of

your personal content is going to be housed.

So the my class resources section

is going to hold all of your folders which

have all of your content.

We've got our assessment authoring platform

here. So if you want to, you know, start

your process with making an assessment before

you even find content, you can do

that by hitting this little person icon

and you can also see any assignments and

grades that you have within your platform here as

well. So if you need to start off there, you

can do that under this little person icon.

And we're going to look at these later because first I

want to show you how you can actually find content

in the resource and what you can do with that content.

So I'm just gonna kind of go

one step at a time. We're going to take a look at everything.

So let's click into lesson plans first

and these lesson plans are unique to gal

and context for educators. You're not going to find

them in any of the other in context. Resources.

These have been specially made just for

you linked to curriculum standards and ready to

go. As I mentioned

sometimes in the banner, you're going to see little tutorials.

This one is a quick tutorial about lesson

plans. So if you want to get just a background

before it gets started, you have that here

scrolling down on those lesson plans page.

We've got a really powerful search and filter

kind of section right here. So you

can just, you know, basic search for the lesson

plans if you want to if you have a specific topic in

mind. But I really like using these filters

to really narrow down what I'm looking for. You'll see,

we've got the option to filter by grade

and I can choose multiple. So if I maybe want

to see all

and 1/4 5th and sixth grade lessons,

I can certainly do that. I have the option

to narrow down by subject or by subject

area. Subject is more broad.

So you'll see el a life skills,

science, social studies, subject area

gets a little bit more specific. So

biology, British literature,


ethnic studies, forensic science,

this is going to get a little bit more in depth.

We also have the option to filter through by

duration. So if you're looking for something small,

maybe something just to start a unit, you know, you're

looking for maybe even like a little bell ringer,

you can filter that here

and you can also choose a lesson type.

So you'll see, we have experiments

pulled forward, separately learning to read,

learning to write. We have got a project

based section. We've pulled out

social emotional learning lesson plans

here. As well. If you just want to take a look at those,

we have that ability here.

But if you choose to just scroll down and browse,

you'll see on each of these lesson plan tiles,

we actually provide you with a lot of information

before you even click into the lesson plan. So

you'll see, of course, you're gonna get the title,

but you'll see, we've got a few different tags here

as well. So this is related to communicating

critical thinking, diversity, equity

inclusion and inquiry. We include

the duration here. Of course, this is an approximate

duration. You all know that this is going to change

based on your students and just

based on how your class is organized and

we also include a basic grade. And so this

particular lesson is for grades


if you're teaching 10th 11th graders,

but this looks interesting. Of course, I suggest

just clicking into it. You may need to tweak

it a little bit, maybe, bring down the

vocab a little bit, maybe change up the

activity itself. But just because it's linked

to grade 12 doesn't mean it can't be utilized

for other grades. So definitely if it's a topic

you think is going to be handy, just take a look

at it. You may just need to tweak it a bit but it'll be ready.

Besides that couple tweaks.

So let's use my filters a little bit so we can kind of

see what that looks like. Um, today I'm

going to narrow down just to high school. So I'm

going to do 9, 10 11 here.

I'm sorry, 9, 10, 11 and 12, forgot 12th

graders and then I'll hit apply

and I'll just take a quick second here because we've got a lot

of lesson plans and now you'll see, I have

my applied filter up top here. So it's

showing me that the grades I've chosen are 9,

10, 11 or 12.

Um Let's choose a subject era too because

right now we're still rocking 685

lesson plans. And those are not gonna be

fun to navigate all the way through. As interesting

as they are trying to read 685

lesson plans is, is a lot.

So let's go to subject area and we'll get

really specific here. Let's do

financial literacy.

So we apply given another quick second.

Now we're down to 51 lessons.

So still a fair amount, but we're

starting to kind of narrow this down a little

bit. So we can even add more filters if we want

to maybe focus on duration this

time. But

let's kind of scroll down here.

I will quickly mention actually any

filters that you have again are going to appear

here in these little blue boxes. If

you want to get rid of a filter, you just hit these X

buttons. You don't need to go back into these

and kind of figure out where you clicked, just hit

these X buttons and the filter will


But let's click into a lesson plan to see how this functions.

I'm just going to click into bankruptcy

today. One of our tap

ones at the top here

and we've got a quick question about webinar

recording. Yeah, Michelle, this webinar is

currently being recorded and you will

get a copy of the recording via email

tomorrow. OK.

So here's our lesson plan. Now, let me

scroll down here so you can start to kind of take a look

at what this is. So again, we're giving our

brief overview and it's going to give you

really the basics of this lesson plan

you're going to see under the my tool section.

This is the quiz that we have just automatically


If you want to take a look at the quiz, you can click

it and

then it's going to load the questions here,

scrolling down. You'll see we've got

our lesson sequence here.

We do have a rubric for this. So you'll

see I can actually hit print right here on this rubric

to hold on to it.

Sources. These are going to be the

bits of content that are going to be used

within this lesson. So all of our lesson

plans are tailored to include in context

materials. So it's going to be things

that your students would find on their own within

the student facing resources. Like

you see this one has gale in context

high school documents. It's got a few gale in

context opposing viewpoints. We've

just pulled them together and linked them for you. So

students don't have to find them on their own. You can

forward them along and have them ready to go.

Underneath. That is where we can differentiate

our instruction and we do have differentiation

for both striving learners and advanced

learners. So you can differentiate kind

of on whatever side you need to for your students.

And then we include an extension here.

And at the very bottom, as I mentioned, we

have our standards. So this

one's got a few different standards linked. We

have common core and CS

S and personal finance education standards.

And of course, this is going to change based on the

topic of the lesson itself,

but we've got all of those linked here if you need them and

then the bottom, we do have a citation here as

well. So if you need to cite this lesson plan

for whatever reason,

you can do that right here at the bottom.

Now, let's start to take a look at how we can find

some student fing content that we can forward

along to our students. Does anyone have

any question about lesson plans or how

the lesson plan filters work?

Ok. I don't see any. Let's go ahead and

keep rolling then. So I'm going to start with

curriculum standards and then we'll take a look at subjects


so clicking into curriculum standards in my

banner up top here.

Quickly. You'll see. We've got another tutorial

here about browsing through standards.

But on this left hand side here, we have

both state and national standards

in this platform. So it defaults to showing state

standards, but I can click over to national

authorities if I want to. And that's where you're going

to find things like NGSS and all

that good stuff.

Well, let's click into state standards and I'm located

in Michigan. So I'm going to click into Michigan's

standards today. You'll see, I can either search

for my state or I can just find it.

It's alphabetical

click into Michigan here

and now we can start to kind of click down. So you'll see

the different frameworks that we're using in Michigan.

This is going to change based on what

your state is using, of course So

we'll click into my K 12 standards. Maybe

I want to take a look at social studies

and you'll see all of the different bits I have here.

So let's go

grade seven.

And once I click all the way down, you're going to start

seeing these specific

standards with the C resources

button next to it. So that's where

you're going to find content related to these different

standards. You see there is a lot.

So you'll really be able to scroll down and click into

the content that you need right here

and I can jump back at any time if this is

actually not what I wanted to go to, I can

hit my little drop down triangle

and maybe I actually wanted to take a look at

grade six geography. I can just click

that and be

pulled right here.

It's a really simple way to find content related

to standards. So, if you're a curriculum

director on the line today and you know that

you're going to need to pull content based on standard.

This may be the best way for you to go.

Um, teachers if you prefer to, to

organize your class based on standards like this,

this might be the place for you to go this way.

Um I personally, when I was teaching,

I like to organize my content just based on topic.

And then at that, once I have all the topics

created, then I will, um

kind of filter those into my, my standards,

but I always preferred to, to

find my content related to topic

so I can do that by either searching or

browsing. So let's start with browsing.

So I'm going to click into subjects here

at the top.

Now, it's going to pull me forward and I can explore

different subjects based first on

grade level. So you'll see right here.

I've got my elementary school, my middle

school and then my high school which is broken

out just a little bit more because we have a lot of high

school resources.

So I can click into any of these here.

Let's stay with elementary school though.

So I can start to narrow down. So I am

gonna be teaching science. Let's say I can click into

my science section here.

And now you'll see, I've got some categories moving

forward even from that first category. So

you'll see it start, it's organized

based on different topics. We have the topics

listed here on the left. So you can click directly

into them or you can just scroll

down on your own and kind of start to explore a little

bit. Let's click

into one of these though.

Let's do soils, rocks and land forms.

I was a science teacher and actually really enjoyed

teaching about rocks which I know is not

normal. But we'll click into that

so I can click into this and you'll see some of

the different topics that are the most studied

and most kind of searched and utilized topics

related to elementary school curriculum.

So these aren't the only topics

related to soils, rocks and landforms

within the resource, but these are the most studied.

So these are what we've pulled forward for you to see.

So if you're clicking through,

and maybe you're looking for a specific type of rock

as opposed to like the rock cycle and

you don't see it here at that point, you run

your search and to pull content that way. So these

are going to be the most popular basically.

But let's click into one, let's click volcanoes

who doesn't love a good volcano, right?

So when I click into one of these topics, now

I'm brought here to a search results

page. So just if I were to have run a search,

this is bringing me forward that way. You can almost

think of this as

like an advanced search in a way because

you're adding in different filters as you walk

through step by step,

you'll see here. I have this link. So I'm

going to see how I got to this point. So

I started off with my elementary school

subject. Then I went to science, oil

and volcanoes and I can hit back

here if I want to go back or my browse

button or my back button in the browser here works

fine as well.

So this is the first way you're going to be able to find

and pull content.

If you don't want to browse, you actually want to search,

we can do that as well. So let's go ahead and search.

We'll find a page that's similar to this.

But let's

do artificial intelligence. I feel like that's everywhere

I look, we're, we're hearing about artificial intelligence.

So let's go ahead and run our search.

Take a quick second just to load here, but

we'll be able to see all of the different content we

have related to artificial intelligence

here. So at the very top,

we do pull out all of the different content

types. You'll see if we have lesson plans

created. They will appear on our search results.

We've got videos, academic journals.

If you have ebooks related to this specific

topic, they'll appear here on the search results

page as well. So this ebooks

section is going to be specifically

full gale ebooks text that you have

access to.

We've got primary sources, magazines,

images, new statistics. You see there's a lot of

different content types available

and scrolling down here. We do pull all of those different

content types out separately in these little

buckets here. So if I start to scroll down,

you'll see my lesson plans and activities, my

reference articles

goes on and on.

We've got some great filtering options here on this

page as well on this right hand side.

So I can start to narrow this down even further.

Maybe I only want elementary content

related to artificial intelligence. I

can narrow it down that way. If I want to ensure

I'm looking at full text documents, I can do

that. the majority of the content

in our resources are full text. But

every once in a while, there may be just a citation

in the resource. So if you're concerned about that, you

can slack the full text, I can

also narrow it down to peer reviewed journals. So if

you're working with more advanced students and you

want them to take a look at some more peer reviewed

and academic content. You can narrow it down

to just seeing that here.

Of course, you can also click directly into the academic

journal section which is going to pull

that content for you as well.

But let's just take a look at all of our reference

content here. I'm just going to click into reference.

When I scroll down here, you'll see a lot of them actually

have the same name

and a lot of that. A lot of times that's because

they're leveled,

right? So you'll see this little leveled flag

and that means that they are

created at two different lexile

ranges for your students.

Excuse me. And we do include that

range here.

Another great feature is we tell you which resource

this result is found in.

And this is really key if you're going to be teaching

about a subject that may be,

can be viewed from a lot of different lessons that

a lot of different lenses. So if we're talking

about artificial intelligence gal e

in context, opposing viewpoints is going to give us

the procon what's going on, you

know, currently

gel and context literature. Artificial

Intelligence might be related to dystopian

novels. It might be related to um

you know, author is starting

to maybe use artificial intelligence a little

bit to kind of add oomph to what they're

already writing,

scrolling down here. We've got gal in context

high school, we've got global issues.

You may find gale in context

science listed here. And it's more pulling

the science side of things, how artificial

intelligence actually works as

opposed to just

what's going on in society around artificial

intelligence. So we include that right

here on the entries. So you know, you're

getting the content that you need before you click into

it again, we're trying to minimize clicks.

So if you know that right now, you need something

that's specifically related to science,

you're not looking for the procon, you just want

students to know how artificial

artificial intelligence is getting the content

that it has access to.

You can really do that here.

Let's go, go ahead and scroll down,

find an interesting article here. Let's click into

this one artificial intelligence

and bias.

So of course, this is a, a big thing we're

trying to get students to know is that while

it seems like chat GPt

knows all of the answers and has all

of the content.

Really, it only knows the information

that it's being allowed to pull from. So it doesn't

pull from every single bit of content

in the world. So there's

definitely the chance the risk of bias

based on the content it's pulling from. So this

is a nice article to have. So maybe forward

it along to students to kind of pique their interest. A little

bit. Now,

since I found this article, I want to keep it, I want

to share it with my students.

I need to save it.

And in order to save something on my platform,

I have to add it to a folder that's like your,

your save button. Basically, it's adding it to a


So to do that,

I just go into my little bar

up top here, my little toolbar and

I just hit this, add the folder

and I've got a few different options. So

I can select my recently used folders.

If I want to use one, I've just

clicked into previously,

I can view all of my folders. I've got a lot

of folders here.

You most likely won't have this many folders.

Hopefully you'll be a little more organized than me.

But I can view all my folders or I can create a folder

right here. So if I'm starting

a new unit, let's say, and I want to have

a folder set aside for this unit, I

can make one right here. But I'm

actually going to use this

A folder that I've already

created previously. I'm going to select

it and add my document

and now that this, so it letting us

know that it's added, let's close this out though. So

now that this is added to a folder, you'll see

it has this little blu

folder button underneath the title.

That's telling me what folder it's in and I can actually

click into this folder if I want to.

I'm not going to for now. We'll take a look at folders in a second.

But this is letting me know that this has been saved.

And now that I have this saved on my platform,

I can use all of these different tools that

I have linked here. So I've got my instructors

notes options. So maybe I want

to tell my students think of three


for class tomorrow.

I'll just save this.

And now if I want to take a look

at what this is going to look like for students,

because again, this is what you're going

to see. You're going to see the stuff that you can

edit. Students aren't going to be able to edit.

If I want to see what students are going to see

now that I've added something to this, I'll

go back up to my toolbar and I'm going

to hit student view.

So if I just decided to share this with

my student, take a quick second to load

here. There we go.

If I decided to share this with my student,

this is what they're going to see. They're going to see my note

and they're going to see whatever it is. They're not going to

see that tool panel that we have access to

as educators, they're not going to be able

to edit my instructors note like I can do as

a teacher,

they're just going to see the text and the

notes that you wrote for them.

If I want to get back to my instructor view to

maybe edit this a little bit more,

I'll go back up. You'll see. I've got a way

fewer tools up here than I do

in the instructor view. And I'm just going to hit

my instructor view button and that's going to pull me


Kind of that main luck.

Now, in addition to adding instructors notes,

there are a few other things that I can do to this

piece of text to help my students out.

The first one is annotate.

So you'll see, I've got an annotations button here

in my tools right now. It's empty.

What I can do is click and drag over something I think

is important. So maybe this paragraph

I think is really powerful and I want

students to kind of focus in on this, I

can click and drag over it. I can highlight it with

a color if I want to,

I can add a note, I can add a question,

whatever I want to do, I'll just hit save

and I've got that listed here and you'll see

I have when I,

when I edit any of this stuff. So my instructors

note or my annotation, you'll see

I can toggle on and off

the visibility for students. So if

I don't actually want students to see my annotation

right now,

I can turn it off and they won't see it. But

if I leave it on and now I go back again

to my student view to see what this looks like.

It's now going to include

the annotation I made. So it's still

using the same color

and you'll see it gives me this little flag guy

here and I click into it. It's

showing my note

and this is kind of a one way street. So this

adding instructors note is not the same as

adding an assessment. So if you want

to ask questions and

actually get feedback from your students,

you're not going to use these little notes. These

are just

quick bits of information to point out to students

or you know,

questions to get them thinking on their own,

not expecting a response.

Let's go back again to instructor view here.

So in addition to annotations, we also

have the option to make clippings.

I'm not going to go into clippings too much,

but just like when I clicked and dragged

over a piece of text to annotate,

I can do that again, let's say down here

and I can click, make a clipping.

You see now it's got this little um dashed

under underline with this little scissors icon.

And what that does is if I keep

my clippings on

and I share this out with students, all

they're going to see is this clip section

here. So they won't see the full article,

they'll just see this particular paragraph.

This is nice if you have like a really

long piece of text, a really long article

and you don't want students to have to read through it all.

You can clip whatever portion you want them

to take a look at and send that over to them.

But I'm going to keep our main document today.

I'm going to delete my clipping

and just make it. So all we see is the full document

today. So

our last kind of editing

tool or text manipulation tool that I

want to point out to you is going

to be our assessment option. You'll see it's listed

here in the my tools with this cute little icon.

Some documents will already have assessments


if they're related to a lesson


they will most likely have an assessment attached.

If we have already attached something, you're

going to see it here. It's going to list the title

of the assessment.

Of course, not every lesson plan

or not, every piece of content in the resource

is going to have an assessment because if you think about it,

we've got millions of pieces

of content, you know, everywhere from magazines

to podcasts to primary

sources. So

it would be impossible for us to add assessments

to every piece of content.

So we've given you the ability to do that. So

if you find a piece of content, even if

it's like a video, you find a nice video and you want

to assess your students understanding of that video,

you'll be able to use this blue a assessment

button. So when

I click into this, now it pulls me forward to

this kind of separate page,

this assessment authoring page.

When I, what I want to show you first is you'll see

I'm finding an assessment for

and this is the title of the article I'm in.

So this is gonna let you know, hey, whatever

you find whatever you create, you're

going to be attaching it to artificial

intelligence and bias the article that you're currently

in, which is cool. Great.

We're gonna leave that there because we're gonna do that

in the middle of the page here. You'll see. I've got two options.

I can find premade assessments

or I can create my own. So let's

first start off and see what finding an assessment

is going to look like.

So I've got a few options here

in this created by section.

So we have created by me. So

as you would expect if you made something,

you'll be able to see that piece of content,

I've got created by my school.

What that means is anyone who uses

your school's instance or your

school's accounts when they create

and publish an assessment,

you're going to be able to see that as well.

So if your colleague who also teaches

um African American studies,


a quiz related to, you know, unit two.

You'll be able to see that listed here and you can

use that quiz too. You can attach that

piece of content

to whatever article you're using

or as you'll see in a little bit, you can actually

attach an assessment to a folder as well.

If you wanna share a folder with students,

we'll get to that later.

and you also have the option to click and view

the assessments that were pre created by Gale.

So we do have a full set of assessments that have

already been created. I will say the

assessments created by Gale. A lot of them are

very specific to

individual pieces of content. So

like they'll ask a question that's

specifically answered in an article

or in a newspaper.

So those may be a little bit more specific

but might still come in handy. I

recommend if you just kind of browsing through

everything that's available to leave it at all

if you know, it's something that you may

click into me. But um I like to keep

it on all just to see what I have available

here. So

scrolling down, you'll see ta ta

ta ta. Some of these

have these little green checks here

that means these are published and I can

attach them to a document.

If you decide to make your own assessment,

you have to publish it. You'll see this one

was made by me,

I may have made it specifically for our lesson

today. But this one was made by me and

you'll see, I haven't published it yet. So it's got this

little red circle next

to it. So I can take a look at this,

but I won't be able to add it to

um to my lesson at all.

But I can click into any of these. Let's click into something

that was already created and already

published. So let's click into this one


So you'll see, it gives me a little note

here that this is read only because it's already

been published. So anytime

you or your colleagues make an assessment

and you publish it once it's been

published, you can no longer

edit it. So make sure that you have your

your assessment completely

created before you publish it, you can

create an assessment and save it for later. You'll

see. I've got either I've

got a save button listed here. So that

will keep it unpublished and allow you to

make edits.

If you do have a

an assessment that you really like, but it's published

and you can't edit it, you can make yourself

a duplicate. So you get your own version

and at that point, you can edit it. So

it's going to be, it's going to be have the same starting

point, but then you'll be able to make your changes.

So if I wanna take a look at this quiz to see if it is

actually something I want to save.

You. See, I have two options. I can view it as

a player, which is what students are going

to see or I can view it as a list.

So if I click list, it's really

just going to list all of those questions out for me.

If I do decide to view it as a player, ill need

to hit my blue start button

and I'm going to see what students see.

Oh, I didn't answer it. That's my my fault.

You need to answer them um before

you can click through. Um But

viewing it as a player comes in really

handy, if you start to have questions that have

graphs attached to them or that have

videos linked to them, it's going to

be a little bit easier to understand what that looks like.

Viewing it in player mode. But

if your questions are all,

you know, multiple choice, true or false, maybe

a few short answers. It may be easier

just to scroll through the list.

You can take a look that way,

but I can go back here and I've oops,

I clicked back all the way past

what I was looking at.

Um So if I want

to, if I like this resource, I want to add it to that

document. I've been working on here.

I will have the ability in a quick second

to hit this blue add to resource

and that's automatically going to link this

assessment to the resource.

There we go.


here we go. My computer decided

to go a little bit wonky.

Um So let's say I do like

this quiz. I want students to take it. I'll

just hit my blue add to resource

and it's letting me know it's adding to this resource

because I accessed my assessment

section through that resource

and I say, yep cool. Add

to resource

all done. It lets me know that it's ready

to go. But let's say

I didn't find what I wanted to when

I kind of ran through and searched here.

So I looked at all of this and I'm like this is just not

not doing it for me. This is not asking the questions

that I think need to be asked.

I can actually go in and create an assessment instead.

So you'll see. I've got this blue button up top

here. I hit create


It's going to ask you to title

the assessment.

And I always recommend anytime you make a change,

just save it.

I can't tell you how many times I forget to

save things. So when you make

anything, just save it.

Now that I have the title here, I can choose

to find questions that have been made

already on the platform. So just

like you can find assessments, you can find individual

questions so I can do that here

or I can create an item. So let's create

an item here.

So now we're going to title this specific



what are your thoughts about using A I for homework?

So that's my title. Now, I'm going to hit add

new and

this is where I'm going to be able to choose what

type of question I want to ask here.

So you'll see it starts off kind of basic with

our multiple choice, true or false

and it gets a little bit

more detailed. So if I click into

say written and recorded, I can

have them write out an essay, I

can upload a video.

OK? Or I can have them upload a video

to respond to me. So maybe

instead of having them write an essay, I want them

to record themselves,

answering me verbally or record themselves.

Um you know,

visually, it's a


enter that instead of the text, they'll be

able to do that. You'll see again, we've got

graphing, we've got charts, we've

got chemistry We've got a full

other section, but let's go.

This question is kind of open ended. So let's

go ahead and choose an essay.

So I hit my plus button

that's going to pull this here.

So this is the stem, this is what your

actual, your students are going to see.

So you use a I to do your homework, why or why

not? And

all these are not the best, most thought provoking questions

of all time. Yours will be much better.

But so I can type that in. You'll see

this is using rich text. So I have

some different formatting options here. If I want to

bold certain things or italicize them,

I can do that

and then you'll see here. I can add a word limit.

So this word limit is 10,000

underneath under my more options. This

is showing me if I want them to have a max

score, I have that here. I can

change just more specific layouts

and things like that.

Once I have it all set,

I can hit save.

Now this is all saved. Ready to go. I'm gonna

hit my back button to get back to my assessment.

There we go. So now I'm on my assessment, I've

got the question that I want to ask and

I can keep going. I can add as many questions as I

want. Um Of course, we suggest using

this more as a, a formative assessment

type. So,

it's usually better to keep it around five

or so, maybe less, you know, for this one, I might

just ask this one question and that's my assessment.

But it's up to you. You can use as many as you like,

but I've got this all done. I'm just going to hit save just

for funsies to make sure it is always saved.

Now, if I want to add this to my document

right now. I can't because it's not published.

It's basically a draft,

but I am good to go. I like this. I want

to attach it. I am going to hit publish assessment

right up top here

and it's reminding you that a published assessment

can't be changed anymore. So it's completely locked

and it's searchable at

by other educators. So your colleagues

will be able to see and use this

this assessment if they want to

for their classes.

So let's do it. I like it. We're gonna publish

it. And

once it's fully published, you'll be able to have

it attached to your

content here. There we go. So it's

published and you will need to hit

add to resource now. So publishing, it doesn't

automatically attach it. You just need to hit your

add to resource button

and yep, I still wanted to attach to that resource.

So I'll go ahead and add it.

So now I'm set now. I want to go back

to my document to take a look at how this

is gonna work for students. So I'll click

back into artificial intelligence

and bias because remember that's the document we've

been working on

now. You'll see. I have both of my assessments

right here. The defaults to being

visible to your students.

So if we click on the student view again, to see what

they're gonna see,

they'll appear at the top here,

right by our instructors note you'll see

assessments listed here. It's going to tell them

that it's not started. I'm not able

to click into it because I'm not a student. But students

will be able to click in and finish

these up. Once they're done, it'll say

done or it'll say in progress if they're still

working on them,

let's go back again to instructor view

and I can't toggle these on and off. So if

I only want them to answer

the first one right here, I can turn this

one off

and they won't see it,

but we keep it on.

Now. I have a few different options if I want

to share this with students. So if I

only want students to see this particular

piece of content, I don't have anything

else for them right now. I can choose just

to send this out to them. I can do

that by hitting, send to this little paper, airplane

guy and

then I'll hit get shareable student link.

This is a really nice feature. I can

actually make different links for your different classes.

So when your students answer those assessment questions,

they'll be organized for you. So

you'll see, I've got like first hour, second hour,

I've got environmental studies and social studies.

These were all pre I premade

them. You're automatically just going to start

with one that's called class number one.

But you can make as many as you want to. You just

copy the link and send it to whichever students

need each individual link. So,

um you know, your second hour is going to be the only ones

to get this link while you're gonna want this one for your first

hour. So that's how we organize

all of the student responses that you're going to

see once students complete their assessments.

Now, if you wanted to share out a whole

content set, let's say you've built

out a full folder for your students. And instead of sharing,

you know, each article individually, you

just want them to see that

we can do that using our folders, which

are in my class resources.

So I'm going to click on my little person here.

And the first option you'll see is my class resources

and I've got all of my folders here. You'll

see. I can create a new folder up top

here. I can choose different folders to

collaborate. I can choose different folders

to send or I can do that

while I'm actually in the folder. So that's

what I'm going to do. This A I folder is

the one that I've been working on that. I just added that

new document to.

So clicking into this folder here, I have

quite a bit of modification that I can kind of do

here. I can edit the title

in the description

so I can add a description if this is going

to students, it might say read you know

this article and answer the assessment


I'll be able to put that here, just gonna leave

it there for now

and then towards the middle, you're going to see all of the content

that I've added and I actually added a bit

of content before we started our session

today, which is why you're seeing more than just this

one article that I added.

And you see, you can actually toggle things on

and off. So maybe you want your students to just

read these bottom

few, you can turn off these top

ones and they won't see them and then you can toggle them back

on whenever you wanna share them

with your students.

You can also add tags. So

maybe this is gonna be homework.

We wanna add that tag. Do

you want to let them know that? Let's say this is

a video

you can let them know now that's tagged

you'll see on this left hand side, your tags are going to

appear here for students as well. So

this is just a nice level of organization

and I will mention you can add lesson plans

to folders. So if you're planning on saving a lesson

plan, you're gonna want to put it in a folder

and lesson plans will never be visible

to students. So even if this

is a student folder that you've created and

you saved a lesson plan in here as well, just so

you can keep everything in one spot. When

you share your folder, they will just see

what you have toggled on a lesson plan

will never be visible to them.

We have it kind of set to where

if the document type is listed as lesson

plan, we automatically know that students

cannot see that there's no student version,

it's not going to appear for them.

So we can also add some different pieces of content

to a folder here as well. You see, I've got my little

green a button so I can actually

add an assessment to a folder as opposed

to a piece of content. So just like we

went through on our document, we

attached an assessment, we can do that same

kind of workflow and add it to

a folder as a whole.

I can also upload different files. So if you

have maybe a slide deck, you want students to have,

if you have a URL, you want them to go to a specific

page, you can do that here as well or

you can add sub folders. So if you want another

layer of organization, you can add a folder

within this folder.

We're getting low on time. So we're not gonna do that today, but

I recommend taking a look.

You can take a look at the student view here

just like if you were on a document

and this is what your students are going to see.

Let's get back here to my instructor view.

If you want to share a folder with students,

you're going to use the same process as you did with

that document. So you'll hit send to,

you'll hit get shareable student link

and you'll again make as


links as you need

for your students.

Now, if you want to collaborate with your peers, as

opposed to just sending this to students,

you can use the collaborate button right here.

So still in the toolbar right next to the student

view, you have two options

for collaboration. You can share a copy

where it's going to be

them having their own version, they can edit their

folder, they won't be able to edit yours

or you can work together,

which is going to kind of have one

folder where you're both linked

to. So if you decide to add a document,

that person will see the document. If they

add a document, you'll see that change.

So it really depends on how you're planning on using a folder.

If you're going to be sharing it out, let's say to

you know, your curriculum director director and

you're sending this out to your entire el A department,

You might not want your copy to be

edited, you might just want it to kind of be static

for them. So you're going to send them a copy.


you're, you know a department head and you want to

kind of work collaborative, collaboratively with

all of your teachers, all of your colleagues, you

might want to use a work together option.

And I've got one more feature that we're going to take

a look at before we end up our session today.

and that's going to be our assessment results.

So after you've done every step, we just

went through, you assigned assessments,

either on a document or you assigned them in a folder.

Once students start to respond, you're

going to find those responses still

in your my class resources.

So I'm gonna jump back just using my R crumb trail

up top here to my class resources.

And now you'll see in my assignments button is listed

here, this little blue button again

with the little assessment icon.

Now clicking into this, you'll see. I've assigned

a few different assessments here.

So as you assign them, they'll appear here,

I can click into any of these to see results.

So let's click into this one because I know

I've had a few responses.

There we go. So we'll see my grades. We'll see all of

my students for this. I only

shared one link. So my first

hour link, if I were to have shared more

than one link, they would all appear here,

kind of separated out into little charts.

So I see the very basics. You see anything

that's gray here is not scored.

So things like multiple choice,

true or false are going to be scored automatically,

things like essays or videos

are not going to be scored automatically. You'll need to come

in and take a look at them.

So we can see our grades here.

I can go into scoring and feedback

to take a closer look

and I can click into any of my students here.

And if they are already graded for me, I'm

going to see what they got correct.

You'll see item five here. The reason it wasn't automatically

graded is because it's a short answer

or I think this is an essay because it's 10,000 questions.

Um 10,000 word limit.

So I have to take a look at this. You'll

see, obviously, the student didn't do a great

job. So my feedback,

I might need to say, you know, please follow up with


something like that. And then here I can

add in her score. So she didn't

answer it. So she's gonna get a zero and then

I'll hit save.

So now that's been added here as well.

You'll see. Now item five is showing my

response and showing that she did get

a zero out of three for this question.

And if I

click into another student here

that received partial credit for

her response just because she responded,

you'll see, it gives me this little yellow circle.

So I know that it's not 100% but it's also

not zero. They got partial credit for this

and I can jump back to grades here as


and take a look again if I need just this quick look,

I have this here. I can also download

my scores now. So if I want to save

these scores somewhere else,

I'll be able to do that just by downloading it does download

as a spreadsheet.

So you'll be able to, to download right there.

And when students click into the link, it's actually

going to recognize them based on

their Google or the Microsoft

account, whatever student account they use. So if it's Google

or Microsoft, it's going to recognize

them and it's going to auto populate their names

for it for them and for you. So you

won't need to worry about

them, you know, creating user name, creating a password

and trying to remember the user name and the password just

like you sign in with your Google or your Microsoft

account. So do students.

Now, we've gone through a lot

and I know we've gone through a lot. So before

I switch over to show you some contact information,

so you can kind of keep moving forward with your

learning. Are there any questions

anything you want me to jump back into quickly

or elaborate on?

Ok. So let me jump back then

if you think of something while I'm going through this,

just put it in the Q and A and I'll be able to, to

jump back.

So now that we've been through all of this together.

If you have additional questions or maybe

you want to talk about how you can really

leverage this for your learning community. So more

specific examples, you want to reach

out to your customer success manager, they're

kind of here to help you with

everything gay

to make sure that you can really implement

this in your learning community. The best way possible

if you don't know who your customer success manager

is yet, just send an

email to [email protected]

We'll forward

you to the correct person. You can set a time to meet

with them and start to talk

more specifically about how you and your

staff are going to be able to utilize gal in context

for educators

if you don't have gale in context for educators

just yet, but you want to talk about it, reach

out to your sales consultant. If you don't know who that

is, you can go to

you'll put in

your school's information and you'll be forwarded

to the correct individual. That way you can reach out

and talk about gale in context for educators, all that

good stuff.

If you need additional training information

or maybe you want to dive a little

bit deeper about into, let's

say assessments, you know, we kind of just briefly skimmed

over them if you want to learn more. We've

got some additional materials on our support site,

which is You're

also going to find premade activities

for your teachers to get engaged. If you

want to run your own PD, you're going to

have some premade kind of training materials

available for you as well.

Again, all found out on our, all

found on our support site, which


and I do have a session survey on this page.

If you have the time to take it, I would love it.

It will pop up in your browser. So if you don't have

your phone up to scan this QR code, that's completely

fine. It'll pull up there for you as well.

Please enjoy the rest of your days. Hopefully

we'll see you in future sessions. Bye

bye now.
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