unitedstreaming Added to Gale’s K-12 Databases

Educators Now Able to Access unitedstreaming Directly from Gale Databases

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2007 – Gale’s K-12 electronic resources now include a link to unitedstreaming, which will soon be known as Discovery Education Streaming. unitedstreaming, a key teacher tool, is the largest K-12 digital media library available to educators. Gale is a part of Cengage Learning (gale.cengage.com).

A link to unitedstreaming will be implemented first in the following Gale curriculum support tools in early September 2007:

  • Student Resource Center (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Junior, and Canadian Edition)
  • Discovering Collection
  • Junior Reference Collection
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking

Customers of these Gale resources who also are unitedstreaming customers now can access unitedstreaming directly from these collections. The link will be added to Gale’s Science Resource Center and Kids InfoBits in late September, 2007.

“This is an important partnership for librarians and teachers both,” said Janet Witalec, Product Manager. “It enables teachers to enhance classroom instruction and save time in lesson planning by integrating the largest K-12 digital media library with the wealth of reference, periodical and primary source content found in Gale supplemental curriculum resources.”

Links to unitedstreaming will be available in several locations within Gale’s K-12 resources. Since a username and password is required to access unitedstreaming, users will have to authenticate the first time they click on the unitedstreaming link. Once authenticated, searches will be carried over to unitedstreaming automatically.

For more information or to preview Gale’s K12 digital resources, contact Vanessa Birch at [email protected].

About unitedstreaming
unitedstreaming is a digital media database developed specifically for teachers. It includes more than 40,000 video segments that cover every core subject. Unitedstreaming contains regularly updated multimedia content from the Discovery Channel as well as leading educational publishers such as the BBC and Scholastic. Segmented and fully searchable, these resources integrate seamlessly into any curriculum. The service saves educators time since the content correlates to state and provincial K-12 curriculum standards, giving teachers the ability to select just the right content to satisfy local requirements. unitedstreaming also includes such teacher tools as Assignment Builder, Quiz Center, Lesson Plan Library, Writing Prompts, Interactive World Atlas, and more. For more information on unitedstreaming , see www.unitedstreaming.com.

About Gale

Gale (www.gale.com) serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm.