Posted on March 1, 2016
By Megan McCarthy
When I was little I used to love reading the Encyclopedia Britannica. We had one full set, and I think it was published in 1968. I would write all my papers using those encyclopedias. It wasn’t until high school that it occurred to me the information might be out-of-date. It was the same with textbooks. There were names of students on my pre-owned textbooks that I knew had graduated college. What’s more, those books were heavy. I remember dragging my loaded book bag to and from school. I thought my arms would break. Now, with CLiC, those days are gone.
CLiC (Classroom in Context) is a digital curriculum that pulls its content from Gale’s award-winning In Context databases. In Context is dynamically updated, so the content is always current. Not only are the six CLiC curriculums designed to meet state, national and Common Core standards, they are also endlessly customizable. Teachers can add in videos, podcasts, articles, and even their own materials. And all of this flexibility is available for students on their tablets and laptops. So out-of-date textbooks and encyclopedias are a thing of the past.
CLiC helps learners on every level reach their goals. They can read or listen to articles, watch videos, translate lectures, and share information, with the click of a button. What’s more, through In Context, students can download, share, and save files from anywhere and on any device. No more forgetting books for class. No more breaking backpacks, and no more sore shoulders. Imagine that—all the information is right at your fingertips. So if you want to lighten the load for your students, try CLiC, a new way of learning that won’t weigh them down.
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.