Board Builder – DEN March Madness – Entry #16

Finally! This is the last of sixteen entries in the 2014 DEN March Madness Challenge. We hope you explored all of the tools and learned a few new tips and tricks.

ENTRY #16 – Board Builder

Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 3.35.44 PMDiscovery Education Board Builder is our last entry in DEN March Madness. Several STAR Discovery Educators, including Wendy Norton, Libra Burton, Anna Heffernan, Jessi Anderson, and Barbara Grindle, all nominated Board Builder. Board Builder is Discovery Education’s tool that allows students (and teachers) to create boards containing various media types. Built right in Discovery Education, this tool seamlessly works with content from Discovery Education or other media students create or upload.

While all of the educators who nominated this had great things to say, Libra says, “OMG!!! Students LOVE this new strategy with synthesizing the content of what they learned.  Students love to add videos, pictures, audio, etc. to their boards!!! It is definitely an innovative tool!!!

Here are a few examples that have been submitted. Look at this one from Wendy, this video about Board Builder from Libra, and this one from Jessi.

Here is a great site with a tutorial and ideas for using Board Builder by DEN STAR Cynthia Treichler.

Stay tuned to the DEN Blogs to see the brackets on Monday, March 17, and vote for your favorite tools in DEN March Madness.



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