Promote Adult Education and Family Literacy This (and Every) Week

During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 19–25), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. In addition to helping adults build their foundational skills, the National Coalition for Literacy aptly broadens adult education activities to include developing computer skills, studying to become a citizen, … Read more

Kindergarten-Readiness Program Makes EDI a Priority

| By Lisa Luea, Gale copywriter and former educator | With big changes happening in our world daily, it’s hard to keep up. So imagine what it must feel like to be a kid. Children ages 3 to 6 are some of our most impressionable learners. They take in information much differently than older children … Read more

Exciting Updates to Miss Humblebee’s Academy Further Grow Learner’s Success

| By Gale Staff | Miss Humblebee’s Academy is unlike any other online preschool learning program available to libraries. It offers a fun, inviting, and safe environment with hundreds of online and offline activities to prepare children ages three to six for kindergarten proficiency. In fact, the offline curriculum accounts for 40 percent of the … Read more

Four Gale Products Named “Cool Tool” Finalists

| By Gale Staff | We are honored to announce four Gale products have been named finalists in the 2019 EdTech Cool Tool Awards: Gale Courses, Testing & Education Reference Center, Miss Humblebee’s Academy, & Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy. The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich … Read more

Pre-K Learning Resource Receives Update

Customer feedback is important at Gale. In response to your suggestions, Miss Humblebee’s Academy users will experience platform enhancements, new parent resources, and added educational content. Improved Classroom Usability Parents and young learners will see a common functionality across many of the pages within the classroom navigation. Users can make selections by categories from the … Read more

New Insight into Usage

New, monthly Miss Humblebee’s Academy reports Now libraries can view the aggregate of what parents see in the dashboard when it comes to student performance by curriculum subjects and industry standards. These new reports are in addition to the customary usage and outcomes reports.  With these reports, libraries will understand where students are experiencing areas … Read more

There’s a New Teacher in Town

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an early literacy program for 3‑6 year olds (and their parents) to prepare for success in kindergarten and beyond. With hundreds of fun, interactive lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music, the curriculum increases in difficulty as the user progresses through the program.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy assess cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness and offers a developmental observation checklist allowing parents to review and record social and emotional growth as an additional condition of preparedness. Libraries can also access aggregate data to see how young learners progress.

Sounds too good to be true? Read a review:

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Early Education Matters

The Value of Pre-K Education Many research studies have shown the positive effects of quality early childhood education on future academic development, educational attainment, and earnings later in life. Yet, 59% of preschool-aged children across the nation—approximately 2.5 million—are not enrolled in publicly funded preschool programs through state preschool, Head Start, and special education preschool … Read more

Gale Products Named Finalists for 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards

Posted April 25, 2016

by: Meghan C. Olivier

The 2016 CODiE Awards, presented by the Software & Information Industry Associations (SIIA), have recognized three products from Gale, a part of Cengage Learning:

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From Toddlers to Seniors: Learning at Every Life Stage

Posted November 6, 2015

By Rosemary Long

Libraries continue to be represented in popular media as book repositories, a place for story time, and – in the most progressive TV shows – a place where people use (get this!) real, live computers!

Popular culture hasn’t caught up with the reality of today’s public library, where the mission has transitioned from providing information to delivering outcomes-based learning. Not just information seeking, but engaging in active learning. Gale’s online education programs helps libraries impact lives by supporting education, skills development, and personal enrichment.

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