Monthly Archives: July 2005

unitedstreaming new features debut on Monday

unitedstreaming new features debut on Monday

If you’ve been away from unitedstreaming over the summer while you’ve relaxed and enjoyed some time away from the classroom, Monday might be the perfect time to login to unitedstreaming and see what’s new.  We are debuting some new features based on feedback from users about the things you need the most, including: Lesson plans: 

Blogs, podcasts and wiki’s. Oh My!

While many teachers across the country are just becoming comfortable using PowerPoint and the Internet as an educational tool, others are integrating new technologies, ones with funny names.  More and more educators are finding value in things called weblogs, podcasts and wiki’s.  So what are all of these things and how can I use them

Tell Better Stories

Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional book report and research projects that teachers have assigned for generations?  One of the fastest growing and exciting new trends in instructional technology is the concept of digital storytelling—the process of combining standard narratives with digital resources using the growing array of multimedia tools and video software

Discovery and the Tour…The Final Day

Well,  the trip has been completed and due to some airline difficulties (of which no fault was Discovery’s) Laura and I did not get back to home until around 11 PM Monday evening and with all of the partying on Sunday night I was unable to post until today and I apologize for that.  

Create Inspiring Lessons

Over the past several years, many teachers have discovered the power of using concept-mapping software and graphic organizers to help students to organize ideas, formulate hypotheses, or outline writing tasks. Inspiration software is perhaps the most familiar application in this category, especially in middle and high school classrooms, while Kidspiration has become quite popular in

The Finale!

Finally, the day came.The Tour in its finale, as it turns out, is much like combination of Thanksgiving and the SuperBowl.  There is a parade.  Big floats.  Crazy fans.  Lots of security. But very much worth the journey.We started with a very fancy lunch at the famous Laurent restaurant.  We all got the all important

More Notes (and Links to follow!)

For the moment, I am just posting little glimpses of the travels of Brad and Laura and Dave and Andrea.  Brad and Dave are putting together a complete package from the trip–but this should give a hint of what they’ll be producing. Below, a young Swede relaxes in one famous and fabulous gardens dotting Paris. 

Supporting Videos for Lessons

Since I know there are a number of educators out there who were planning to create some lessons to go along with these blog posts, I took a look through the unitedstreaming library to find some clips that you might want to use to provide more in depth information about some of the sites Brad,

Grand Delights

Yesterday was quite an eventful day.  Our day began with a trip to Versailles which was built by Louis XIV.  The Palace itself was quite striking on the outside, but it was the art on the inside and the gardens that were the most impressive to me. The example to the left demonstrate the incredible

Night in Paris (Discovery the sites)

The men from Paris are working on their video journals.  I watched as Brad narrated his while shooting the Eiffel Tower at night as it ran through it’s sparkling sequence, which it does on the hour at night–like a house with Christmas lights gone wild. In the meantime, here are some of things from today