Crafting Your Online Course with Gale

Channeling Instructional Design Principles to Integrate Gale Like a Pro | By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Learning Manager, Gale | We are well into the online transition in course redevelopment, and we continue to face the challenges associated with developing online learning in a hurry. With a ton of content and the removal of personal interaction … Read more

Open Access to Support Mental Health During the Pandemic

| By Brigham Narins, Sr. Content Developer, Gale | Mental health is health. Even though we tend to think of health somatically, and ill health as aches and pains and maladies of the body, the term has to include the mind and our psychological experience, for the two aspects of human life are intimately connected. … Read more

Pro Tip for Supporting Your Students’ Reading Skills at Home

| Vicki Gordon, education sales consultant, striving reader, Thorndike Press | Large print for the win Among all the skills students need to succeed in school and in life, reading is the most essential and has the potential to be the most enriching. During this learn-at-home time, teachers encourage parents to support and promote their … Read more

Your Middle School Classroom, Now Online!

| By Gintas Bradunas, Product Manager, Gale | Seemingly overnight, the world has become home to millions of new online learners as schools go virtual. Now the challenge for educators is to ensure a health emergency does not also result in learning loss. The good news is online learning can be as or more effective … Read more

An Interactive Activity for Teaching and Learning about the Coronavirus

| By Phil Faust | Full disclosure: I work for Gale and have been developing products for more than a decade now. This background and awareness of the resources libraries offer from Gale and other providers is probably my greatest advantage during this pandemic. I’m one of those people who knows that the library is much like … Read more

Open Access to Well-Reviewed Gale Public Health Encyclopedia eBook

| By Gale Staff | While we are all aware of the importance of good health, we may feel bombarded by the amount of uncurated health information that’s out there. How do you know if the information you’re referencing is accurate? The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition is an authoritative source on public health issues. … Read more

Help! What Do I Do with My Preschool-Aged Child?

| By Klaudia Janek, MLIS, School Librarian, International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI | Are you feeling overwhelmed with suddenly being thrown into homeschooling and the online learning world? I am! As a high school librarian, most of my days are spent with high school resources and working with high school students on research and finding the … Read more

Curricular Continuity with Gale: Long-Term Solutions for Short-Term Needs

| Lindsey Gervais, Digital Pedagogy Specialist, Gale | While everyone is just trying to get through the challenging conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust as best they can for now, no one will want all of their hard work to be thrown away come fall. In the spirit of “let no good crisis … Read more

Suddenly Homeschooling?

| By Stephanie Baroni, Marketing Director, K‒12 | Last fall, my husband and I were unexpectedly thrust into homeschooling our second-grade daughter. Neither of us are teachers. Both of us have to work. Combine that with the fact that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety, and you could say we were a … Read more

Instructional Strategies for a Successful Online Course

| Lindsey Gervais, Digital Pedagogy Specialist, Gale | Developing an online course can be a daunting task, let alone transitioning online midway through the semester. It can also be frustrating to know you’re removing that face-to-face interaction with students. This is especially important if you exude a particular personality or tone they’re well acquainted with … Read more