Posted on June 30, 2015
Google announced yesterday the availability of a new tool for teachers called the Classroom share button. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is proud to be among the leaders first to integrate with Classroom, highlighting the rich educational content we provide and making our content easily available to educators and students.
What is the Classroom share button?
For Gale’s school library customers, the Classroom share button serves as a natural conduit to better connect library resources into the classroom and curriculum.
What type of content can be shared via the Classroom share button?
Google Classroom teachers can now share any piece of content from within the Gale In Context suite of resources directly to their students as an assignment or announcement—topic overviews and portal pages, search queries, articles from encyclopedias, magazines, journals and newspapers, and images like infographics and maps—virtually any page within these Gale resources can be shared almost instantly from teacher to student.
Available beginning June 29, 2015, the Classroom share button is available within the following Gale In Context resources: Biography, Canada, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History, and World History.
Best of all, with the recent mobile and accessibility enhancements to Gale’s leading resources, the student experience for accessing the Gale content shared through Classroom is optimized for any browser, device, or screen size.
See Google’s Classroom share button in action
The Classroom share button appears in the main header navigation. Google Apps for Education users sign in using their Classroom credentials and are just a few clicks away from sharing content with students.
To see the full Classroom share experience, watch Google’s animation, which illustrates how easy it is to share.
“We’re thrilled to offer this technology to school libraries in an effort to increase the value of their investment in Gale resources and improve the impact they have on teaching and learning within their institutions,” says Phil Faust, vice president of database programs and online learning at Gale. “This shift also strengthens Gale’s position as an educational technology and content provider directly to districts and schools, and we look forward to growing those relationships in the future.”
For more information:
- Read about Gale’s certification as a Google for Education Partner
- Learn how Gale leverages Google Apps for Education across our leading resources
- Read Google’s announcement of new ways to integrate with Google Classroom
- Request more information from a Gale representative