Here is another REALLY cool feature of the 2009 launch of Discovery Education — sharing media assets out to your professional learning network with a simple one-click post.
Check it out . . . (click here to see the image in a new window)
By clicking on the new Share tab on the media asset page you can share your media gems via popular networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Delicious, and Diigo. Of course, you need to have accounts established with these third-party services before you can share to them.
You are also able to access a unique URL address that is linked to the media asset (which could be a video segment as opposed to the full video). You can use this URL to post DE media to your class webpage, Blackboard site, wiki, blog, Google Earth placemark, etc. It is not a violation of copyright as anyone who clicks on that will be forced to authenticate (i.e. sign in) before viewing the media. Thus, only DE subscribers will be able to access the media.
I am really excited about the possibilities for sharing and collaborating made possible by the new Share features.