The purpose behind this page is to provide administrators, media specialists, teacher coaches, and any teachers that want to learn more about MeL resources, access to MeL training and overview material that can be used with K-12 staff. If you have any suggestions for content, or would like to share a resource you currently use, please email your ideas to CSchneider.MeL@gmail.com.
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Intro to MeL Kids - Google Slides
Intro to MeL Kids - PDF
Intro to MeL Teens - Google Slides
Intro to MeL Teens - PDF
Britannica School Overview - Google Slides
Britannica School - from Intro to MeL Kids Workbook - Google Doc
Britannica School - from Intro to MeL Teens Workbook - Google Doc
Explore Science - PDF
Explore Social Studies - PDF
Learning Zone Tour - PDF
Britannica School Videos - some great shorter videos including My Britannica for Educators, Curriculum Standards, Britannica School for Students, and Britannica School Overview.
Britannica School Elementary Video - a 53 minute video to take you on a tour through this great resource.
Britannica School Middle-High Video - a 38 minute video to take you on a tour through this great resource.
Visual Learning Strategies - a one-hour webinar exploring how to develop students' visual literacy skills through images, maps, timelines, diagrams, and other graphical items.
Michigan’s Britannica Resource Page - be sure to click on “Archived Webinars” for access to:
Discover STEM Resources with Britannica
Britannica School - ELA in Focus
Britannica School - Social Studies in Focus
Britannica School - High School
Britannica School - Middle School
eBooks and Audiobooks Support Center - User guides, help sheets, and video tutorials for EBSCO resources with instructions for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows devices.
TIP: Click on “Education” in the “Browse Category” section to have access to over 1,000 teacher professional development eBooks!
eBooks - from Intro to MeL Teens Workbook - Google Doc
Gale Resources - from Intro To MeL Kids Workbook - Google Doc
Gale Resources - from Intro To MeL Teens Workbook - Google Doc
Classroom Materials for the Elementary Researcher
Expanded Academic ASAP Info Sheet
General Reference Center Gold
Google Apps for Education
How to Share Info from Gale Resources with your Classroom Tip Sheet
About Michigana - Click on the Tabs to find out how to use “Searching”, “Navigating”, and “Tools” within Michigana
Microsoft 365 Integration
Gale’s Blog post about the Microsoft Integration
Research in Context - Introducing Fact Sheet
Working With Content and Lexile Levels in Gale Resources Fact Sheet
Tools for Classrooms (Under Students, click on Resources for Middle and High School Students)
Tools for School Libraries (and teachers!) - access resources for both Elementary and Middle School students
Webinars Schedule- Product Training
Kids InfoBits video tutorials including Basics, Documents, Searching, and Your Library vs. Open Web
Research in Context Videos
Topic Pages and Documents (4:33)
Research in Context Webinar (54:00)
Unique searching and browsing features aimed specifically toward the middle school researcher
Integrating content and searches into an everyday workflow for teachers to use in teacher tools such as blackboard, websites, class syllabus, and share sites
The ease of use for students for long term and short term projects, sharing information with study groups, and much more
Save it! Gale to Google Integration Webinar (37:00) - Learn how to download and edit documents in Google Drive, how to download and install the Gale product Chrome apps, and post documents to go along with assignments in Google Classroom.
Google Tools Videos - 2 training videos on how to download to Google Drive and using Google Classroom
Microsoft OneDrive video - about the integration into Gale products
Recognize the general content available in the database
Construct and employ efficient search strategies for information retrieval
Use results lists to examine different types of documents
Examine navigational and search features of the user interface
Search for, identify, and manage documents found within the database
Differentiate between basic and advanced search modes
Recognize how to use bookmarks and marked items as a way to manage and organize information found within the database
Understand how to cross-search the eBooks with other databases in the library’s collection.
Gale Virtual Reference Library On Demand Tutorials - 3 videos: Basics, Searching, and eBooks
Health & Wellness On-Demand Tutorials - 3 videos: Basic Search and Homepage Features; Menu Tabs; Search Results
Topic Pages and Documents
Where to Start When You Need a Research Topic
Narrowing Your Research Topic and Searching for Sources
Locate position papers on a variety of controversial issues, as well as other types of documents including reference and general periodical content
Retrieve and save desired content
Take quizzes for use in the classroom, and more
Video tutorial on LearningExpress Library (17:00) includes the following sections:
Registering as a New User
Searching for Resources
How to Take a Tutorial
How to Take a Test
How to Download and Use and eBook
NoveList K8+ - from Intro To MeL Kids Workbook (Google Doc)
NoveList K8+ - from Intro To MeL Teens Workbook (Google Doc)
Videos - 2015, eight short videos showing how to find books in these areas: Match a Unit of Study, Historical Events, Picture Book Extenders, Read-alikes, Reading and Writing Concepts, Narrative Nonfiction for Young Readers, Right books using Lexiles, and NoveList for schools.
World Book - from Intro To MeL Kids Workbook - Google Doc
Video Overview - Early World of Learning (14:37)
Training - find info on how to use Early World of Learning
Video Overview - Hallazgos (6:59)
Training - learn how to use Hallazgos
Training - find out how to use World Book for Kids in the classroom.