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
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.
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
Happy Mousey Monday Cache and Cookie readers! The holidays are fast approaching and no matter what holiday you celebrate, everyone is aware of the character that is Santa Claus. Discovery Education streaming has numerous videos to get your youngest students excited about Santa Claus visiting this upcoming holiday season. These videos
Save Resources on the Fly Instead of having to add content one at a time to an assignment or My Content folder you can build a collection of resources as you browse the Techbook and add them to the “Quicklist” by clicking “+” in the upper right side of the resource.
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
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
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
Enjoy the last DEN Weekly Update for 2012. Wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday season and a joyful new year. See you in 2013!
Watch with a Purpose Go beyond clicking play on a video segment by utilizing three simple questions: What do you SEE(observation skills)? What do you KNOW(prior knowledge activiation)? What do you WONDER(raising their own curiosity)?