streamathon 2011

The 6th annual streamathon has been scheduled for September 14, 2011. We’ve got a 11 hours of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DEstreaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! Already back to school? Set up a projector in the teachers’ lounge or a meeting room. If you miss a session, don’t worry! They will all be archived and posted for you here on the DEN blogs after the streamathon.

Here’s the schedule. All times are eastern time.

9am Bend it, Break it, Bust it Loose: 10 easy ways Discovery Education STREAMING can change the way you teach
Matt Monjan
Jim Morrison once encouraged his fan base to “break on through to the other side.” While you won’t get to hear any 10 minute psychedelic riffs during this session you will learn new and innovative ways to combine the resources found inside DE STREAMING that will challenge and, perhaps change, the way you present information. Join us as we explore new and exciting ways to incorporate media and technology into the classroom with DE STREAMING.

10am iPADdling Down the Stream
Steve Dembo
iPads have taken the education community by storm. And Discovery Education isn’t one to miss the boat! During this session, we’ll explore ways that people can access DE Streaming media via the iPad, as well as innovative ways to create content using multimedia. We’ll also review the best browsers for interacting with Flash content, and for downloading DE media directly to your iPad!

11am BTS 2011 Enhancements
Emily Engleman
Discover the new and exciting changes that have been implemented by Discovery Education for Back to School 2011. This session will review the enhancements to My Admin features, such as the Bulk Import and student access. You will also get an overview of Assignment Manager and Classroom manager, the two new sections added for teachers to manage assignments and classes within Discovery Education.

12pm Lunch and Learn with My Admin
Bill Smallwood
Do you have Administrator access in Discovery Education? Grab your lunch and pull up a seat! We’re going to walk you through the My Admin tool for user management and general account/administrative tasks. Find out everything you always needed to know but were afraid to ask.

1pm The DEN Classroom
The DEN Team with special guest Jean Craighead George
DEstreaming isn’t just for teachers. Bring your class full of students, and let’s check out all the cool things they can do. Join us for a special student focused session starting with renowned children’s book author Jean Craighead George. The author of My Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, and many other classic stories for children will share with students and answer their questions.

2pm Reaching All Learners with Discovery Education
Lindsay Hopkins
Put the power of learning at the fingertips of your students through Discovery Education’s Student Center. Students can take charge of their learning and become content creators by leveraging the digital media available to them. With unique student logins, educators can differentiate student learning through the use of tools such the writing prompt, quiz, and assignment builder.

3pm WHERE Are You Headed?
Jannita Demian
They say “Life is a Highway” but where’s the road map?!? In a world bombarded with different media types, educators are asking WHERE do we go from here? Join us to learn new and impactful ways to increase student engagement in your class starting next week. See examples of how teachers across the nation are utilizing media to help transform their teaching from the hook at the beginning of the unit to the summative assessments at the end.

4pm Supporting the Learning Process with Discovery Education
Kyle Schutt
During this session we’ll explore different simple and easy tools and practices that you can use to check for understanding and differentiate your instruction. Along the way we’ll highlight the back-to-school enhancements inside Discovery Education STREAMING and explore how to assign materials and view results within the unified Classroom and Assignment Managers. Finally, we’ll demonstrate how easy all of these tools can be used to monitor student learning and provide effective instructional feedback!

5pm That Sounds Great! Using Discovery Education Audio in the Classroom
Lindsay Hopkins
From songs, sound effects, speeches, book readings, and world music, Discovery Education has thousands of audio files in its multi-media library. In this session, we’ll listen closely for uses of mp3s in the classroom. From project ideas to lesson planning, it is sure to be a platinum hit.

6pm Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media
Jannita Demian
With diverse classroom populations, your ability to differentiate feels more important than ever. In this session, explore Discovery Education through the lens of Language Learners and see how digital media and technology can engage and benefit students from all backgrounds.

7pm State of the DEN
The DEN Team
Not yet a STAR Discovery Educator? This session will get you on the path! Already a DEN STAR? Get the latest news and updates for 2011-2012 from around the Discovery Educator Network.

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