Monthly Archives: December 2012

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 12-17-2012

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 12-17-2012

This week I highlight nine gifts from the DEN Community including videos, resources, lesson plans and more. I also explore a free mobile app for notetaking and list the new year’s upcoming webinars. Thank you to Lindsay Hopkin’s for your QR Code and Using Twitter To Summarize activities.  Thank you Nancy Sharoff for your Beat the

Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 12

Find Specific Content Faster So you can find small video segments in Techbook, but of that 5 minute segment you only want the middle 2 minutes. Simply click on the video segment and choose “Transcript” at the top of the screen. Then choose where you want the video to start from using the transcribed text from the audio portion of the video.

Teachers, Social Networks, and the DEN

Last week, an interesting article about educators and social networks appeared in Education Week. The article mentions “A Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools 2012” that was conducted and analyzed by MMS Education, a marketing company based in Newtown, Pa., and sponsored by edWeb, a professional social network for

S.O.S: Six Word Stories

Welcome to week 11 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Six Word Stories PDF Version             Background According to Reading Rockets, “Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a

It’s Not Too Late!

DEN Idea Exchange Join the NC DEN for an Educator Idea Exchange! Bring your favorite idea, activity or component of Discovery Education services to share (gift wrap is optional). Plan to get lots of great ideas in return, enjoy some dinner, explore an awesome branch of the Greensboro Public Library and meet other DEN-thusiastic educators

Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 10

Data Driven Instruction Prior to starting a concept, create a pre-assessment (formative) using the Assessment Manager. After administering the pre-assessment, check the results of your class or student also using Assessment Manager. You will see where you’ll need to focus your instruction as well as immediately get remediation resources that can be assigned to individual or groups of students struggling