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

Celebrate Banned Books: September 23-29

| By Traci Cothran | I just LOVE Banned Books Week.  Don’t get me wrong: I don’t like that we need a Banned Books Week, it’s just that I love thinking about all the books I’ve read that are on various banned lists, as so many of them are near and dear to me.  Then … Read more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Gale Resources

| By Traci Cothran | Have you heard it’s Hispanic Heritage Month – a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate all the contributions Hispanic people have made?  Here are just a few of the resources we’re highlighting this month: You’ll also find the wonderful contributions of Hispanic Americans in our various databases – such as … Read more

School Library Connection Reviews: UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects

| By Gale Staff | UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects addresses the changing landscape of how students assimilate content. This collection stands apart in the world of science education with nearly 70 projects that include step-by-step instructions, budget, and timetable estimations, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. Later this year, School Library Connection (SLC) will publish their … Read more

Kids InfoBits Meets the Needs of Young Students

| By Gale Staff | Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database … Read more

Cloning Pets: Good, Bad, or Scary?

| By Gale Staff | Earlier this year the story surfaced that singing legend Barbra Streisand had cloned her beloved dog, Samantha, who had died at the age of 14. As the result of cloning Streisand’s Coton de Tulear, three puppies were created, two of which Streisand kept.  Ethical issues arose surrounding the question of … Read more

Sequoia Middle School Empowers Young Researchers

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | Serving approximately 850 middle schoolers, Sequoia Middle School has a strong academic background, and is working diligently to strengthen their students’ writing skills. For many of the school’s students, English is a second language, which means that teachers need the right resources to support students’ current … Read more