Tag archives for Overcoming Obstacles

  1. Back to Basics

    The idea of this posting, and its subsequent postings comes, from my good friend, and DEN Star Member, Stevie Kline – Intermediate Unit One Coal Center in Pennsylvania. During a recent conversation Stevie asked me if we could include some information for users that are not only brand new to unitedstreaming, but may be getting […]

  2. Let’s Build Something Together – Writing Prompt Builder

    Ok so here we are on Friday and, as promised, here is the third of three postings on The Builders (Assignment, Quiz and Writing Prompt). Today we’re going to tackle the Writing Prompt Builder. The Writing Prompt Builder is a tool that allows you to tie together any image that you find on unitedstreaming with […]

  3. Let's Build Something Together – Writing Prompt Builder

    Ok so here we are on Friday and, as promised, here is the third of three postings on The Builders (Assignment, Quiz and Writing Prompt). Today we’re going to tackle the Writing Prompt Builder. The Writing Prompt Builder is a tool that allows you to tie together any image that you find on unitedstreaming with […]

  4. Let's Build Something Together – Quiz Builder

    True or False – within unitedstreaming you can find three great tools to help you integrate technology into the classroom? True of course!  Way to go you passed the Pop Quiz! And speaking of Pop Quizzes – let’s dive a little deeper into unitedstreaming’s Quiz Builder. The Quiz Builder is a tool that allows you […]

  5. Let's Build Something Together – Assignment Builder

    As you all know by now unitedstreaming is much more than a video library.  It is also full of tools and applications that you can use in the classroom. This week we’re going to tackle three of those tools, the Assignment Builder, the Quiz Builder, and the Writing Prompt Builder. Let’s start by saying right […]

  6. Webinar Material Made Easy

    What are Webinars?Webinars are Web-based seminars facilitated by a live Discovery Education instructor.  Thousands of educators have participated in these on-line sessions.  Webinars have covered everything from an overview of unitedstreaming, to integrating its resources into programs like Google Earth, Inspiration, Photostory, and more. But this is pretty common knowledge.  Chances are that you have […]

  7. Blogger’s Block! (Dedicated to Steve Hodgin)

    Posting on Monday was no problem.  Tuesday had me scratching my head.  On Wednesday and Thursday time sensitive projects took first priority.  And here we are on Friday and I’m scratching my head again…what to post…what to post… I think I’ve hit a wall.  Can Bloggers suffer from Blogger’s Block?  If so I think I […]

  8. Blogger's Block! (Dedicated to Steve Hodgin)

    Posting on Monday was no problem.  Tuesday had me scratching my head.  On Wednesday and Thursday time sensitive projects took first priority.  And here we are on Friday and I’m scratching my head again…what to post…what to post… I think I’ve hit a wall.  Can Bloggers suffer from Blogger’s Block?  If so I think I […]

  9. Ice Scraper or Back Scatcher?

    Isn’t it interesting how culture, climate, and geography shape the way that we interpret the things that surround us? Recently, I was in Pennsylvania for the PETE and C conference and was able to observe this phenomena first-hand.   During one snowy night an exhibitor was passing out red ice scrapers to passers by.  Upon seeing […]

  10. Exciting your Educators!

    When you found out that your school had access to unitedstreaming, you proclaimed the news from the rooftops!  After the campus police encouraged you to come down, you held the initial training, registered your teachers, and familiarized them with the site.  You dutifully passed out your school kit material and hung up your posters.  Teachers […]

  11. Just Another Mac-IT Monday

    I recently queried the Implementation Team and asked them what kind of issues their schools/school districts were experiencing. Monika Davis, Implementation Representative for the great states of IN, MI, NV, and WA, explained that her Mac schools were experiencing difficulties within the Assignment, Quiz and Writing Prompt Builders, collectively known as "The Builders." Specifically, when […]

  12. Challenge Champions

    Over the past the year the implementation team has partnered with teachers, principals, technology coordinators, librarians, and more to help launch and integrate unitedstreaming in over 60,000 schools. Along the way customers have faced an implementation challenge or two.  Here are a few examples of those challenges and the creative solutions used to overcome them! […]