The John L. Zoph Library at Junípero Serra High School

Merging library databases with Google Classroom

Teachers often return to tried and true resources for the lessons that they teach year after year.  Perhaps in the digital age it is becoming less common, but we used to have our master copies of those special articles, diagrams, etc. that we’d copy each year for each new group of students.

From time to time, however, educators need new resources for student assignments and discussions.  They assist us in keeping course content fresh and current.

The library’s Gale databases have a wonderful feature that can help any teacher import newly discovered source material directly to their Google Classroom site!  Here’s how it works

  1. Make sure you have a Google Classroom account
  2. From any of our Gale databases, sign in with your serrahs.com email address. 

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2.  Once you have found the article, photo, or other item you want to share with your students, click on the green Google Classroom at the top of the window.  A new window will pop-up to allow you to select to which class and for which purpose (assignment, discussion, announcement) you want to share the item.

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3.  Complete the instructions for the posting to Google Classroom and share it with your class.  It’s so simple!

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Let me know if you use this feature this semester.  I’d  love to hear if it worked for you or if you ran into any snags.

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