Tag archives for Digital Storytelling

  1. Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

    The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They […]

  2. Presentation Rubrics, K-8: 21st Century Skills and Common Core

    The Common Core Standards address the “4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  They also address Speaking Skills.  I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (BIE.org), a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field.   Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the […]

  3. North America Live on Discovery Channel & Discovery Education

    If you enjoyed Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet get ready for this new series from the Discovery Channel by engaging your students with a number of opportunities from Discovery Education. Take advantage of the special CD/DVD just for STAR Discovery Educators that includes an episode of North America and several songs from the soundtrack. See Chad’s Teacher […]

  4. Discovery Education Sneak Peek! See What’s Next!

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    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  5. Inklewriter

    inklewriter is a FREE tool designed to let you write and publish interactive, choose-your-own-adventure (or branching) stories. Once created, your stories can be published and shared! The reader can choose whichever path they want the story to take as they read along! Title, author, beginning, introduction, sections or paragraphs… these are some of the elements […]

  6. February 2013: DST and DST

    Last month I posted about digital storytelling and provided you with links to some great resources. In addition, the Google+ Hangout about digital storytelling with Joe Brennan and Midge Frazel was a wealth of good information, too! You can find the resources discussed and a link to the Webinar on my digital storytelling page at http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html. […]

  7. WI Day of Discovery Recap

    On Saturday, October 20th, well over 60 educators from around the state traveled to Neenah, WI to participate in a Day of Discovery. Whitney Mihoulides created a day packed full of live sessions while tapping into the DEN Fall Virtual conference for virtual session options. WI Educators found a wealth of information from DEN presenters […]

  8. Rework Video

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        Projects are an excellent way for students to demonstrate learning.  They can also be introduced/framed with an essential question and provide for a variety of collateral learning as students dive into the curriculum.  Unfortunately projects can be a time hog if students aren’t given specific time limitations.  For that reason it is nice […]

  9. Meograph

    Meograph, a new application that uses Google Earth to make digital storytelling easy goes live today. I have previously posted about this application, and today you can sign up for your own free account. Meograph is like Photostory meets Google Earth, and makes adding geographic tags, images, and information from Google Earth to a digital […]

  10. 10 Top Apple apps for education in 2012

    As I attend more and more conferences, I’m pleased to see the number of educators with technology at their fingertips — iPads, notebooks, laptops, smartphones — educators are CONNECTED!  Even better is the number of school districts providing that technology to their teachers and students.  I’ve run across a few apps that make me wish […]

  11. Lists, Descriptions and Training Resources for Using Discovery Education resources

    Discovery Education has tons of resources, programs and applications for educators. How do you find it all and learn how to use them? The Discovery Educator Network and this blog is one way. Here are some more ways: Training Resources for Discovery Education Tools and Apps:  http://goo.gl/usJsd - lots of great resources, tips, help and more. […]

  12. Join us for the ISTE Day of Discovery!

    Register today! 2012 ISTE Pre-Conference Day of Discovery University of San Diego Saturday, June 23, 2012 http://links.discoveryeducation.com/2012ISTE Join Discovery Education, Adobe Youth Voices, Discovery Educator Network Gurus, and educators from across the country for a Day of Discovery in San Diego, CA. This unique day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage […]

  13. 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education

    25 Free Resources from Discovery Education 1. New Teacher Survival Central – http://www.discoveryeducation.com/survival/index.cfm 2. Curiosity – explore and learn a variety of topics – http://curiosity.discovery.com/ 3. Clip Art Gallery – free clip art – http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/?pID=clipart 4. Energy Balance 101 – get and keep students healthy – http://energybalance101.com/ 5. The Road Ahead – energy lessons and […]

  14. Adobe PhotoShop Touch for iPad2 now available

      Adobe announces the availability of Adobe Photoshop Touch for the iPad2. Photoshop is the premiere, industry standard, for photo editing and effects and having it available for the iPad expands it’s usability.   The Android version of Adobe Photoshop Touch, along with other Adobe Touch Apps, was launched on Android back in November 2011.   Photoshop Touch brings core Photoshop […]

  15. Win a Flip Camera and more in Dr. Lodge Music Video Challenge – hosted by Discovery Education!

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    You and your students could win fabulous prizes for your classroom with a 1-take music video! http://links.discoveryeducation.com/videochallenge What’s up? Launching today, the Dr. Lodge Music Video Challenge asks students to select one of Dr. Lodge McCammon’s standards-based songs, determine the dance moves, and film the music video in 1-take. What could I win? One grand […]

  16. Hall and Steve are Featured Speakers at NCCE!

    Northwest educators, come Blaze the Educational Technology Trail at NCCE 2012 – Seattle, March 13-16! Steve Dembo and Hall Davidson are featured speakers at this action-packed conference, and no doubt they will be sharing all kinds of great ideas and resources that will keep your fire ablaze! Early bird registration is available until February 10, […]

  17. Columbus Day

      Christopher Columbus Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at http://www.ushistory.org/documents/columbus.htm.  The letter tells […]

  18. Fighting Poverty thru Film

    California Bay Area teens were challenged to make a PSA promoting a program to cut poverty in half by 2020. You can watch the two finalists, cast your vote for the winner to be aired on local television, and watch a behind the scenes documentary to get some ideas about how your students can make […]

  19. Glogster – multimedia tool that’s great for educators and students

    By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy Glogster is a very cool site that allows users to create interactive posters called Glogs. I had learned about this a long time ago, but never had the chance to use it or try it out until this week. The free version is limited (50 students), but is still very useful. You could […]

  20. A New Angle

    I know you’ve seen them, those panoramic images on Google Earth, shot on the streets of major cities around the world. And now (soon – June) you can shoot your own with an iPhone 4 and this little camera affectionately called Dot360. Gotta wonder what’s gonna happen when this gets into the hands of science […]

  21. Consumer to Creator ~ The Student as Both the Learner & the Teacher: Matt Monjan Keynote #SSODOD2011

    Director of Account Management for the Discover Educator Network The Educators’ Day of Discovery, Beyond the Textbook, began with Homeroom, Morning Announcements and a DiscoverySTREAMING overview, and then officially began with Matt Monjan’s keynote address. Here’s the thumbnail sketch of Matt’s keynote: Not only does today’s student want to be engaged through technology, media, and […]