Tending the Academic Garden with CLiC

Posted on February 9, 2016

By Megan McCarthy

I love to garden, and over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at it. However, that wasn’t always the case. When I first started, every spring I’d run to Lowes, and pick out all the blooming plants I thought looked pretty. I’d bring them home, and plant them in my yard. Then, every year, I would watch in horror as they would wither and die. What was I doing wrong?  Well, as it turned out, almost everything. I finally consulted with a gardening expert, and found that plants had to be grown according to their needs. Some needed shade, some sun. Some needed dry soil, and others needed water. Most liked to be planted when they weren’t in bloom, probably the reason I was killing so many. I learned some important lessons, but the most valuable lesson I learned was, when you are in trouble, ask an expert.

The same is true in education. When you need help navigating the world of digital learning, ask an expert. Ask Gale. A leader in education materials, Gale has developed a digital curriculum for the modern, blended classroom. CLiC (Classroom In Context) draws its content from Gale’s award-winning In Context databases. With so much great content found within the In Context product, CLiC can help with the heavy lifting to pull what is needed most for your classroom lessons. The six CLiC digital curriculums (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, U.S. History, World History, and Government & Economics) map out a specific scope and sequence for the entire school year that meets state, national, and Common Core standards.

Even more impressive, CLiC is fully customizable. Teachers can supplement the curriculum with reference materials, eBooks, newspapers, magazines, podcasts, videos and more. So your students get exactly what they need to learn and grow. And if that’s not enough, Gale can work with schools to create a custom curriculum to address specific classroom requirements, such as Advanced Placement classes. So as you plant the seeds of knowledge, remember to ask the experts for help. Together we can raise a bumper crop of life learners.


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About the Author

Megan is a graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. She is a fan of both lasagna and pizza, but not cooking.



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