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CultureGrams: What We Added in 2016

It’s time for an annual update on what we’ve added to CultureGrams in the past year. Our editorial team is definitely not standing still. The product just keeps getting better and better as we push forward on our commitment to providing high quality cultural, historical, and geographical information.

Faroe Islands Kids Report via ProQuest CultureGrams

This is just a partial list of accomplishments from 2016.

  • We added 24 new Kids Edition country reports to CultureGrams and are very near to completing that edition. Only two more countries to go and we’ll have reports for every country in the World Edition. That should happen in early 2017
  • We added 46 new interviews to the Faces of the World Interview collection.
  • CultureGrams is now integrated with Google Drive and Google Classroom.
  • We expanded our multimedia offerings by adding 430 new gallery photos, 73 new slideshows, and 102 new videos to CultureGrams.
  • We updated the Average Person infographics, which depict the demographic characteristics of a hypothetical average person in each country, highlighting factors such as income level, family size, language, and religion.
  • We updated all of our data tables.
  • We’re continuing with our regular and ongoing process of major updates and reviews of all CultureGrams reports and other content by native and in-country experts.

And the work continues in 2017. We’re already busy adding  interviews, photos, slideshows, video, etc. And we’re always working to improve our existing content. Stay tuned for what is to come!

By the way, if we haven’t said so recently or often enough, we really appreciate your interest in CultureGrams. We have fantastic customers and we are very grateful for you!

April Training Webinars Posted

Libraries see surge in e-book demandNow’s a great time to catch up on the important elements of your ProQuest K-12 resources. We’ve posted our April webinars and would like to invite you to join us. Share this information also with some of your key faculty who you know would benefit from greater familiarity with your excellent ProQuest library research and learning tools. Our new public webinar page also expands your view of ProQuest possibilities. Not only may you access training for your K-12 focused resources, but you may also learn more about ProQuest’s full array of research and learning tools. Many of these have potential application in advanced secondary learning environments.

Sign up now for a class of your choice. If you don’t see the resource you’re looking for, contact us and we would be happy to schedule a private webinar with you!

CultureGrams — New Kids country: Grenada

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

Grenada

The new Grenada report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Grenada:

  • Grenada is known as the Spice Island of the Caribbean and is the world’s second-largest producer of nutmeg, which grows on 60-foot-tall evergreen trees.
  • Grenada was not colonized for more than a hundred years after Christopher Columbus sighted the island.
  • No building in Grenada is allowed to be built taller than three storeys to preserve the historic look of the country’s cities, especially St. George’s.
  • Many residents of Carriacou have Scottish last names, passed down from their ancestors who arrived on the island from Glasgow, Scotland, to build ships.

Find out about the Creole spoken in Grenada, discover what life is like as a kid, and read about a parade of dancers coated in engine oil all in this colorful new report.

CultureGrams—New Kids Country: Rwanda

The CultureGrams editors are pleased to announce a new Kids Edition country report!

Rwanda Kids Edition report

Rwanda Kids Edition report

In this new report, you’ll find information on the history, language, food, culture, and daily life of Rwanda, a small but influential country in central Africa. Did you know these interesting facts about Rwanda?

  • Rwanda is home to mountain gorillas, and each gorilla has a unique nose print.
  • Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa.
  • People in Rwanda brew a traditional beer made from fermented bananas.
  • Most families cook their food over wood fires.

You can also learn about Rwanda’s infamous genocide in 1994, traditional games for kids, and the Harvest Day celebrations!

Join Us And Make This Year A Success With ProQuest!

K12 Team 3August and September are the best months of the year to start assuring a successful outcome for the upcoming school year. That’s why now is an excellent time to get caught up on the finer points of your ProQuest resources!

It’s an even better time to gain strong familiarity with the content and features being provided to you if you’ve licensed new ProQuest resources since last spring.

Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners this August and September for a free online class to learn what you need to know to get the most out of ProQuest this year.  Here’s how:

Sign up to join one or our monthly free online classes at http://www.proquestk12.com/go/trainingsignup.

If your class or topic of interest isn’t posted, that’s OK!  We’ll schedule it for you.  Just contact us at training@proquest.com, or contact the K-12 / public library / community college specialists directly:

jeff.cutler@proquest.com, deborah.bergeron@proquest.com, or wendell.butler@proquest.com.

We’re glad to assist and help expand the great value you receive from ProQuest!

Best Time Of The Year

Teachers Can Be Great Role ModelsAugust and September are the best months of the year to start assuring a successful outcome for the upcoming school year. That’s why now is an excellent time to get caught up on the finer points of your ProQuest resources!

It’s an even better time to gain strong familiarity with the content and features being provided to you if you’ve licensed new ProQuest resources since last spring.

Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners this August and September for a free online class to learn what you need to know to get the most out of ProQuest this year.  Here’s how:

Sign up to join one or our monthly free online classes at http://www.proquestk12.com/go/trainingsignup.

If your class or topic of interest isn’t posted, that’s OK!  We’ll schedule it for you.  Just contact us at training@proquest.com, or contact the K-12 / public library / community college specialists directly:

jeff.cutler@proquest.com, deborah.bergeron@proquest.com, or wendell.butler@proquest.com.

We’re glad to assist and help expand the great value you receive from ProQuest!

Summer “School” is in Session — Come Join Us!

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Our online training class calendar is sizzling with summer learning opportunities. Come join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners and get up to speed on your ProQuest resources. It’s never too early — fall will be here before you know it!

Are you attending the ISTE Conference this year?

Come by the ProQuest booth. Our K-12 Training and Consulting Partners will be there to answer questions on your ProQuest resources or make arrangements to work with your school or district for professional development training this summer and fall. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Need to make arrangements for a training at your site?

Email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll be sure to get in contact.

Even More Leading Issues!

SIRS Issues Researcher’s lead editorial staff are experts in creating features and compiling content in support of research and comprehension of popular social issues.  New Leading Issues are continuously created based on current and pervasive international news stories, often requested by our valued customers like you.

Top 10 Leading Issues Updated Daily

Top 10 Leading Issues Updated Daily

Today, SIRS Issues Researcher released new coverage of 6 new Leading Issues including:

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – Are children being overmedicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
  • Autism – Is overdiagnosis to blame for the increase in autism rates?
  • Gender Identity (Transgender Rights) – Are more laws needed to protect the rights of transgender people?
  • Just War – Is war ever morally justified?
  • Military Ethics – Topical Coverage of 8 related Leading Issues that affect members of the armed forces and statesmen in facing moral challenges as they carry out their duties.
  • Women in Military – Should women serve in combat?

Have a suggestion for a new Leading Issue?  Write in the comments box below, or email SIRS Product Manager: tami.kirk@proquest.com

Evidence. . .Common Core Emphasizes Evidence. But Where Do I Start?

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Consider ProQuest’s All-New Research Companion“!  It’s all about information literacy.  Learn how to effectively and properly find, evaluate, and use information through text, video tutorials, and customized tools.

K12 Team 2Learn how all of our ProQuest research tools — like Research Companion — are essential in support of Curriculum Standards and Student Achievement.

Contact our K-12 training team to arrange a no-cost meeting at your convenience, focused on your ProQuest resources with their Common Core and curriculum connections.

Or, look here for monthly 30-minute resource overviews on your favorite ProQuest research solutions.

Would you like an attendance certificate?  We’ll provide one — just ask!

Learning on Your Time and Where You Want to Focus

MC910216361Need to learn more about your ProQuest resources, but don’t have a flexible schedule?

Want to know more about tools that help teach students how to be effective researchers?

Want to discuss how your ProQuest resources can help with your local curriculum goals?

Need to learn how to use an eLibrary BookCart, or how to take and manage notes in eLibrary or SIRS?

Want to discuss how best to use CultureGrams with your faculty and staff?

Answers to these and many more questions are easily available!  The ProQuest K-12 Training Team is happy to meet with you directly, via privately scheduled webinar.  You’re welcome to invite members of your staff and faculty as well.  Spending 30 minutes or two hours with a ProQuest K-12 trainer is cost free, can be tailored to match your greatest interests, and it could help you realize the best possible benefit out of your ProQuest resources.  Contact us today — click the image above, or CLICK HERE.