What My Seventh Grader Taught Me About Google Classroom



“Kids these days don’t know how good they have it.” It’s an old adage, but I swear these days it really is true. Long gone are the days of Wite-Out, word processors, having to visit the library to see if a book for class is available, and walking five miles through snow (barefoot!) to get to school.

TheGoogle Classroom integrationwith Gale products only provides more fodder for this truism – as it makes life much more manageable for students. Middle-grade students on up use Google Classroom to seamlessly to connect from home – or any other location via cellphone or tablet – to view classroom assignments, post their homework documents (in Word, Prezi or other software), and much more. Kids can also access e-learning texts this way, along with reference databases from their library’s collection, and our Gale databases can easily be highlighted, cut and pasted, and cited, then uploaded to the student’s Google Drive account. Easy-peasy! Sure, my daughter still has print text books, but they are no longer the primary guide to classroom activities – teachers can (and do) easily use multiple sources for lessons. It’s a Brave New World out there in education.

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Introducing Gale Interactive: Science: Make Science Come “Alive”


“配有他的五官,人探究他周围的宇宙,并调用冒险‘科学’。”– Edwin Powell Hubble

Famed astronomer Hubble articulated simply what great science teachers have always known: science is based on exploration, interaction, and engagement. When students connect with concepts in a meaningful, tactile way, they learn in a more meaningful way.

That belief is the foundation of金宝搏彩票互动:科学, a new resource with interactive 3-D models and authoritative, curriculum-aligned digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.

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