Been for EDU – DEN March Madness – Entry #15

This is the 15th of sixteen entries in the 2014 DEN March Madness Challenge. Explore these posts each day so you stay up to date of each entry in this year’s challenge. Read why this entry was nominated and how it can be used in the classroom. In addition, you’ll probably see an example of the tool in action.

ENTRY #15 – Been for EDU

beeneduBeen for EDU is our 15th entry in DEN March Madness. DEN STAR Rachel Yurk nominated this one. Been and the Been for EDU site is new and about to launch.  The developers are keen to the needs of educators and the need to provide a service that is safe and secure for even those students under the magical age of 13.  Been provides a teacher with a tool for bookmarking in small, safe, secure strings of which a collection of students can travel and comment as they research on the web.  A “surfing together” tool allows a teacher to pull students through a site surfing experience.  Resource videos can be found at   

Take a look at this screencast demo Rachel created.


Stay tuned to the DEN Blogs as we continue to share the entries for this year’s DEN March Madness. If you have a favorite tool to use with Discovery Education content, let us know. What are some of the tools you use with Discovery Education content? What do you use to create, share, teach, curate, mashup, and learn with?

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  1. Dave Yoon said:

    Been for Education is now open to all educators! Thank you so much for your support. We are incredibly excited to be included in DEN’s March Madness Challenge during our launch!

  2. Kathy Krebs said:

    Been for EDU is amazing! My 4th graders have become so excited about bookmarking sites that relate to our studies and sharing them with their classmates. It has brought student engagement with technology to a new high for my students. They use it at school and at home and are always proud to share new sites via their beens! The “surf together” feature allows me to lead all 27 kids through a tour of websites without any unfortunate “detours”. We love using the comment boxes to make recommendations about our favorite parts of websites we find or login reminders for specific sites. It makes it so easy to share the great sites I find with my students in nice organized categories without copying and pasting a million URLs…I just click on the been and it’s there and shared instantly.

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