Yesterday the world watched as our nation’s 44th President was sworn into duty!
On his way to the office, President Obama utilized a huge a variety of 21st century tools – including things like Twitter, blogs, Facebook, texting, and more – to mobilize his base and get his message out.
During his campaign he stated, “I will recruit new teachers and make new investments in rural schools, we’ll connect all of America to 21st century technology and telecommunications.”
In fact, ComputerWeekly.com has billed President Obama as our nation’s first Digital President.
As an educator with access to Discovery Education streaming you can celebrate the fact that you already have access to a myriad of digital tools. Discovery Education streaming is jam packed with editable videos, sound effects, songs, speeches and more. For example you can type in the keywords “Video Yearbook” to find an extensive editable video almanac. This video series is filled with primary source material going as far back as 1938!
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry the Discovery Educator Network is here to help! This community is chock full of educators who are passionate about sharing their ideas and resources with each other. In fact, next month we’re getting together at the VSTE conference to explore different ways to tell a digital story – check it out – this pre-conference event is free to anyone who wants to attend!
So join our new digital administration and incorporate a 21 century tool in your lesson plan today!