| By Gale Staff |
If you gave every educator in your school or district 10 minutes to create a wish list of things that would make their lives easier, what would be on that list?
Classroom supplies, more prep time, the most up-to-date technology, the ability to be in more places at once? Probably some of the above. Maybe a few more.
When we asked educators what they would put on their wish list for enhancements to the curriculum and instructional tool Gale In Context: For Educators, many wanted one thing: to save time.
A teacher’s time is precious and worth saving. Teachers, curriculum directors, support staff, and school librarians are tasked with more responsibilities than ever before.
That’s why we’ve taken a close look at how resources like Gale In Context: For Educators can work harder, so teachers can use their time doing what they love—teaching!
“I saw a way that I could collaborate with my colleagues more efficiently and get resources to students—making it more effective and personalized for their learning.”— Monica Padgett, Teacher, Central York High School, PA
Recent enhancements have been made to Gale In Context: For Educators in two key areas: lesson plans and folder structure. For current customers, these updates will automatically appear in the product beginning on August 29, 2022. No action is required.
1. Hundreds of New Lesson Plans
- Reduce the pressure of creating standards-aligned lesson plans. With this update, Gale In Context: For Educators customers can access up to 1,000 prebuilt lesson plans.
- Create folders in For Educators to hold lesson plans, Gale content, and any additional files or links you’d like to include.
- Quickly review key lesson components with a new navigation tool.
- Locate information easily with the new table of contents.
- Find content from Gale In Context student resources that supports your lesson plan with direct links.
2. More Robust Folder Structure
- New enhancements give teachers more flexibility to organize content in folders with an intuitive structure, making it easier to provide a streamlined experience for their students.
- Add additional subfolders to group resources for students or use folders for longer unit planning.
- Upload your own documents, PDFs, or image files to keep resources together and shareable with a single link.
This is just the beginning of what’s to come for Gale In Context: For Educators.
Visit the Gale support site for more information or to request training.