After reading the report Keep Students on Track with Database Access, education leaders may ask, “How can I realize these same benefits in my school or district?” While results can definitely vary by school or community, a key goal of the study is to provide educators with best practices based on implementations and to help K-12 education leaders translate the study findings and insights into sustainable procedures in their schools.  

As noted in the report, a good starting point for realizing the benefits of using Gale educational databases is to rethink where those learning experiences should happen and position appropriate resources as classroom tools. This key takeaway came directly from students who said they want greater access to digital tools in their classroom and are more likely to use educational databases, like Gale In Context, when teachers incorporate them into everyday classroom instruction and assignments. In response to this request, we’ve compiled ten best practices from over 23 hours of focus groups, interviews, and discussions with students, teachers, librarians, and administrators about the most effective ways to leverage Gale databases to support students and promote “future-ready” skill development.

 

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