Writing on the Día de Muertos

| By Gale Staff | Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which … Read more

Gale Resources for National Native American Heritage Month

| By Gale Staff | November is National Native American Heritage Month, which was originally authorized and requested by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and has since been issued as an annual proclamation by all subsequent presidents. These proclamations urge Americans to celebrate and recognize the many contributions, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Native Americans … Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

| By Gale Staff | That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to … Read more

School Library Journal Lists Three Gale Databases as “Must-Haves”

| By Gale Staff | Recently, School Library Journal published a list of Must-Have Databases for School Research. The list was finalized based on input from School Library Journal reviewers, as well as responses from an August online survey of independent school librarians gathered by Selene Athas, director of libraries at Roland Park Country School … Read more

Gale Products Support The Great American Read

| By Traci Cothran & Catherine DiMercurio | These last few months, PBS created a whole campaign and shows around The Great American Read. They selected 100 books and asked viewers to note which novel impacted them the most, culminating in the announcement of the #1 “Great American Read.” Finalists were announced, building anticipation for … Read more

Empower Students with Research In Context

| By Sydney Fairman | Designed specifically for middle school students, Research In Context supports the development of information and digital literacy skills. Young researchers will be inspired by how quickly they can navigate and find the answers they need. Categories cover the most studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, … Read more

Write It Down

| By Charlie Close | I want to talk about the virtues of technical recordkeeping. Seriously. In my work at Gale as a data scientist, I turn our various data sets into metrics, and use the metrics to infer how to make better products and more sales. These inferences are usually expressed in the form … Read more

Professional Learning Made Easier: Aligning Professional Development eBook Collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching

| By Nicole Albrecht | When a teacher hears the words “professional development” many questions race through their mind: “Will this take me away from my students? Does it relate to what I teach? Do I have a choice? Will it actually make me a better teacher?” The questions are endless and often the answers … Read more

Transform Your Classroom with Professional Development Collections

| By Sydney Fairman | For many, professional development can be a passive process. Teachers read a book over the summer and then attend a handful of general professional development days throughout the school year—with little understanding of how it all connects. Gale’s Professional Development collections on GVRL display the content teachers want and need … Read more

Respect, Educate, and Protect: GVRL and Digital Citizenship

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I was growing up, technology wasn’t something my friends and I depended upon much. Though it was exciting—from pagers to AOL instant chat sessions—my friends and I were able to connect more than ever, but it wasn’t a constant in our school. By the time I was in college, … Read more