Elementary to provide a better learning experience for children and improve teaching


As students navigate a growing number of digital platforms in remote and mixed learning environments, it is easy for them to get frustrated. This is especially true for young students who currently lack the digital expertise required to switch between tools in search of the content they need. Gale in context: primary new e-book integration Streamlines the learning experience on a single platform, eliminating the need to open multiple tools to access Gale’s K-5 content.

“We want children to be excited to learn, not overwhelmed. So the fewer barriers to learning, the better,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager of Gale. “This is why we have improved Gale in context: primary to match the way students naturally navigate online by delivering content in a way that matches their existing workflows. Everything young learners need to find answers and explore their interests is now in one place. “

The Gale in context: Elementary The platform now includes a ‘Books’ tab that seamlessly connects students directly to Gale’s K-5 eBooks, providing a true one-stop-shop for elementary school content. It also increases the likelihood that students will find and read the eBooks they have access to.

Other new features and capabilities in Gale in context: primary understand:

  • Improved Book Viewing Experience: EBooks now open in a visually appealing and easy-to-use reader that clearly displays the content.
  • ReadSpeaker in the Book view: ReadSpeaker functionality is included with every eBook and is optimized for younger students.
  • Cross search: users can search among K-5 eBook titles in Gale in context: primary, providing a unified and child-friendly experience. This means that young learners are no longer forced to connect to the Gale eBooks platform to read these titles. To support multiple user paths, all K-5 eBooks are still accessible through Gale eBooks alongside the rest of a school’s eBook content.

With Gale in context: elementary, students can find eBooks on a variety of topics and view them alongside reference content, periodicals, and multimedia. Unlike other eBook platforms, this enveloping content provides context for each title and gives students an easy path to learn more. In addition, unlimited concurrent user access and text-to-speech capability for each title provides extended accessibility and a fair experience for all users.

Gale in context databases have long supported academic success and skills development for the future. In a recent national study conducted by Project Tomorrow® on behalf of Gale0F0FI, 91 percent of teachers said their students’ research skills improved using the Gale in context databases to support their missions and projects. In addition, after using Gale in context: primary, 70% of students said they were now comfortable carrying out a research project on their own, and 79% agreed that they were comfortable using online databases to support their research.

Gale in context: primary is an award-winning K-5 resource that provides kid-friendly content on a wide variety of topics. Designed with the student in mind, Gale in context: primary is an easy-to-use, standards-aligned resource that is ready to use both in and out of the classroom. The product is constructed using Gale in context design elements, allowing students to easily grow with Gale and develop their research skills as they progress to databases such as Gale in context: college and Gale in context: high school.

For more information or to request a test drive Gale in context: primary, visit: www.gale.com/c/in-context-elementary.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage, an educational technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality digital experiences. The company currently serves the Kindergarten to Grade 12, higher education, vocational, library, English language education and workforce training markets around the world. Gale, a Cengage company, believes in the power and the joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve program challenges and meet students where they are. Today, this includes support for distance and social and emotional learning as well as the goals of equity and inclusion. Gale’s K-12 offerings range from educational databases and custom eBook collections to educational tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit www.gale.com/schools.

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