Technology is great, when it works. And when it doesn’t… flexibility and teamwork are key. Last night’s presentation by Geekybird Fanbridge (Matt Monjan, RL) in the 2 DP auditorium showed that where there’s a will, there’s a way. He delivered “Discover the Undiscovered” via the voice of Amadeo Writer (Joe Brennan RL) without missing a beat. Those in attendance were able to learn even more about the new interface and the amazing features of the revamped Discovery Streaming site.
He covered topics such as student access to the site, tips on using Closed Captioning, Discovery Student Adventures, the increase in the number of resources (not only videos, but over 20,00 images and even educational songs!), the Teacher Center and Atlas Interactive Map, and so much more. I know that I personally have viewed several presentations this summer on the upgraded site and I come away with something new each time! Matt shares his presentations at his Geekybird site in The Birdhouse. Thanks, Geekybird, (and Amadeo) for helping us to “discover” even more!
Be sure to catch the webinars during the week of August 24 on incorporating Discovery Streaming with Web 2.0 tools and additional webinars on the enhanced Discovery Streaming site during September.
And please join us next week, Wednesday, August 26 (5 p.m. SLT, 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central) in Second Life for “Pack Your Curiosity and Go! Part 2″ when Demb Oh (Steve Dembo) will share how 9 teachers and 36 students experienced the adventure of a lifetime. From Capetown to Johannesburg, to the African bush, come see what happened to STAR Discovery educators as they journeyed around the world and used technology to share their experiences in real time. And then learn how you can begin your own Discovery Student Adventure!
See you in-world!