Tag archives for For the Classroom

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. News About Discovery Streaming

    I saw this come across Twitter today. It looks like Discovery’s new service will embed digital media into the curriculum.  Check out the article – looks to be pretty good information.  The link below will take you to an article from THE Journal.  This journal, in itself, is a great resource. Discovery Launches Service To […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Digital Photo Frames Redux

    The use of digital photo frames to show slideshows is nothing new. But while I was setting up our house for Christmas (tree, lights, etc), I noticed the digital photo frame in the family room that has been repeating the same family pictures for the last 11 months (it was a 2006 Christmas gift). Immediately, […]