Tag Archives: For the Classroom

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FREE ONLINE: A New Educational Guide for Studying Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis

FREE ONLINE: A New Educational Guide for Studying Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis

Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s award-winning documentary Turning the Tide takes an in-depth look at the proposed solutions and bold engineering that can “turn the tide” on Louisiana’s coastal erosion problem. NEW! Turning the Tide: A Companion Teaching Guide and its companion video clips feature interactive classroom activities designed to educate students about the effects of coastal

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Back to School: Bulk Import, Providing your Students and Teachers access to DE

We’re going to start our Back to School series with a more in depth look into our newest feature for DE admins, the Bulk Import/Update Classes tool.  This tool can be used to provide your students and teachers access to Discovery Education Streaming as well as to assign them to classes you have created. Creating

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Geekybird sighting at The Bird House

Take a look at this blog maintained by Matt Monjan.   If you’re ever looking for DE info previously posted,  ideas for integrating DE in the classroom, or differentiating instruction, you’ll find it here ( power points, videos, lists, suggestions).  Matt is also a big fan of Digital Storytelling, which is greatly enhanced with DE

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WEMTA Winter Virtual Conference

Mark your calendars for the WEMTA Winter Virtual Conference – Saturday, February 28th, from 9:00 am (CST) to 4:00 pm.  What is a virtual conference?  Well, this one is a one day conference delivered virtually LIVE to your computer – wherever you are.  All you need is a computer that has internet access (a microphone is optional, but

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Student Discussion Boards

My district has recently installed Microsoft Sharepoint. This is a dynamic tool (albeit from the MotherShip) that allows me to create and control groups where users can collaborate though shared documents, discussions boards, blogs, and wikis (and many other features). My initial observations of Sharepoint made me realize that it has a distinct Microsoft footprint

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Interactive Whiteboarding

This school year, I was fortunate enough to have an interactive whiteboard (from Interwrite) installed in my classroom. I was hesitant to get it at first, as I would lose some valuable front-board real estate to have it mounted. However, once I started using it, I soon found out some interactive and intriguing ways ways

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Light, Liberty and Flickr

The Library of Congress has recently made a huge step in embracing such Web 2.0 concepts such as creativity, collaboration and sharing between users.In an effort to provide better access to their collections, while symbiotically harvesting more information about those collections, the Library of Congress has created a Flickr page to host copyright-free pictures: Out

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