Author Archives: Kathy Schrock

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July 2018: Creative classroom configurations

July 2018: Creative classroom configurations

Take a look at any kindergarten or grade one classroom. There are areas for whole class assembly, quiet reading corners, tables for small groups of students to use for collaborative activities, and carrels for students who need a place to think, write, or record. I believe all classrooms should have these same components. Besides the

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June 2018: Digital storytelling PD workshop

I have addressed digital storytelling in the past for Discovery Education and on this blog. In January of 2013,  I wrote about the research which supports digital storytelling and the CCSS. And, in the same month, I moderated a digital storytelling session as part of the Discovery/Wilkes Masters program in Instructional Media as seen below. WHY

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January 2018: Multimodal creation with Discovery Education Streaming

MULTIMODAL CREATION Multimodality occurs when students use several modes to create a product and/or communicate a message. These modes can involve speaking, writing, listening, and visual resources. When we have a student create a multimedia project that involves music, narration, and images, the goal should be for these resources to be used to create meaning

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October 2017: Sharing your ideas with video and audio

Sharing your successful practices with others is an important part of the role of a educator. Traditionally you have probably shared your ideas, tips, tricks, and findings in-person with your grade level team, your district team, and with face-to-face audiences at regional and national conferences. However, with the current crop of digital apps and tools,

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