Librarians understand that today’s digitally connected students are put off by resources that are cumbersome to use. And, as more schools turn to Google Classroom to create a paperless learning environment, teachers
are looking for ways to connect seamlessly to a variety of online databases and resources needed for classroom projects.
As co-librarian at Prosper High School in Texas and leader of the Library and Instructional Technology Team for her school district, Richelle O’Neil always has the interests of K–12 students and teachers in mind. These days, that means showing them how productive they can be when they use Gale’s In Context integrated with Google Apps for Education.
The In Context family of online resources combines an easily searchable design with current, authoritative information covering such areas as Biography, Global Issues, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, U.S. History, and World History. Google Apps for Education is a suite of tools for classroom collaboration that lets users create, share, and edit files in real time. Together, they’re ideal for today’s digitally connected students and classrooms.
Connectivity with Google Apps for Education makes it fast and easy for students and teachers to find, annotate, and share In Context content that’s related to their classes. As a result, Richelle is seeing increased usage of In Context. She’s also seen improved connections with students and teachers, who now have greater recognition of the library’s value beyond print books.