This is the 15th of sixteen entries in the 2014 DEN March Madness Challenge. Explore these posts each day so you stay up to date of each entry in this year’s challenge. Read why this entry was nominated and how it can be used in the classroom. In addition, you’ll probably see an example of the tool in action.
ENTRY #15 – Been for EDU
Been for EDU is our 15th entry in DEN March Madness. DEN STAR Rachel Yurk nominated this one. Been and the Been for EDU site is new and about to launch. The developers are keen to the needs of educators and the need to provide a service that is safe and secure for even those students under the magical age of 13. Been provides a teacher with a tool for bookmarking in small, safe, secure strings of which a collection of students can travel and comment as they research on the web. A “surfing together” tool allows a teacher to pull students through a site surfing experience. Resource videos can be found at www.beenpod.com/edu.
Take a look at this screencast demo Rachel created.
Stay tuned to the DEN Blogs as we continue to share the entries for this year’s DEN March Madness. If you have a favorite tool to use with Discovery Education content, let us know. What are some of the tools you use with Discovery Education content? What do you use to create, share, teach, curate, mashup, and learn with?