Tag archives for Kathy Schrock

  1. October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy

    I have identified thirteen literacies important for students to master, which you can see below. This is the second in a series. Last month I discussed financial literacy. The topic for this month is visual literacy. Visual literacy, as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries, “is a set of abilities that enables […]

  2. August 2014: DENSI 2014 Takeaways

    The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute was held in Nashville, TN during the third week of July 2014. As a DEN Guru I was both a presenter and an attendee. It was an amazing week with a creative, dedicated, passionate group of Discovery STAR Educators and Discovery Education staff with special Discovery Communication guests, too. […]

  3. July 2014: Activators and summarizers with mobile devices

    Activators and summarizers have been used in classrooms for a long time. We all have our favorites and students know what to expect when we begin to use them. Since many classrooms now have at least part time access to 1:1 mobile devices, whether on a cart, a BYOD environment, or a true 1:1 program, […]

  4. June 2014: The importance of now

    The Importance of Now: How digital learning can help schools implement the Common Core State Standards and other standards-based curriculums (Parts of this post are part of a white paper written for TechSmith and used with permission.) INTRODUCTION Your curriculum has been mapped to the Common Core State Standards or other standards-based curriculum. Now what? How […]

  5. May 2014: Personalizing content for an audience

    Technology allows educators to easily personalize content for a specific audience, whether it be colleagues, students, parents, or the community. By simply changing the context of a piece of work, it can be meaningful to a different audience. Consider a how-to tutorial for students. Most likely, you are teaching them face-to-face, and the how-to is […]

  6. April 2013: Mirror, mirror on the wall…

    Who does not want to share Discovery Education resources wherever they are? Whether showcasing the Web page, the DEN blogs, or a content-rich Discovery Education Streaming (DES) video, you need to become familiar with the many ways to project and mirror your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch) to be able to share […]

  7. 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. […]

  8. November 2012: Infographics for advocacy and promotion

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    One way to promote your district, school, or program or to advocate for increased funding or attention, is to create an infographic. An infographic is a way to capture your audience as you visually tell a story or clarify information. An infographic is defined as a visual representation of information. Movement.org created a page to […]