Teens are among the most creative users of technology, in part because they don’t share adults’ assumptions about how things are supposed to work.
Guess what? Games are becoming a common part of the classroom, and we don’t mean secretly playing Tetris on a calculator during math class.
The Gale In Context family of online solutions makes information discovery engaging, simple and fun. On July 2, the In Context experience will become even better with a new article recommendation feature, unique to Gale!
When a user is reading a reference article within any of the In Context resources listed below, this new feature highlights terms within the entry, and links those terms to additional relevant reference articles within the resource. Clicking on the link to related articles opens a separate tab or window containing the new content. Typically, related subjects or articles are found in sidebar navigation or require the user to execute separate queries. By embedding these related foundational articles throughout the reading experience, researchers can use this new tool to:
Did you know… Web 2.0 is here to stay! How are you using it in your classroom to connect students to STEM curriculum and professionals?
By Naomi Bates, Teacher Librarian, Northwest High School, Justin, TX
In today’s world of academics and reading, libraries are integrating with new technologies through 21st century tools. This trend can be seen not only through eBooks and databases, but also through the unique personality a library can create through publicity and online branding. Savvy librarians are ensuring their virtual presence through curation sites, online posters, infographics, and social media, most of which are free resources.
By Susan Fishburn
In Other News – Week of April 21
Have your friends and family been talking to you in what sounds like a different language? Maybe it’s because this week we celebrated “Talk Like William Shakespeare Day” on April 23rd. So it’s time to get in the groove, or as Bill would say “It’s timeth to starteth reading!”
By Kim Martin
Today, we announced the winners of its “Libraries Are Beautiful – Inside and Out” photo contest. Launched in celebration of National Library Week, taking place this week – April 13-19, the contest showcases libraries who make their communities a more beautiful place—physically or metaphorically. The top five per category were selected by experts in art, architecture and design. From the 25 finalists, winners were chosen by popular vote – and include:
The Top Questions Asked in the Gale Booth at TLA 2014 A Texas-sized list of resources are now available to every public school in the state of Texas! It was big news at the TLA conference, no doubt. Below are some of the burning questions visitors to our booth asked while talking to our representatives … Read more
Gale is passionate about libraries and the resources that we are able to provide. We are passionate about student engagement. We are passionate about the partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. We are passionate about all our friends tweeting and sharing. Come share your passion and excitement with us at TLA this week.
TLA – It’s Here!
It was the first official day of TLA! The exhibit floor chock full of vendors – big and small- and each with a different story to tell (or in some cases a different giveaway to offer visitors).