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August 2014: DENSI 2014 takeaways

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.

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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,

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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

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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

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January 2014: Screencasting for educators

Overview We often have students creating a screencast to showcase their acquisition of content knowledge, but teacher-created screencasts can also play an important role in teaching and learning. Screencasting (the act of capturing drawing and voice on a blank page) and screen recording (the act of capturing drawing and voice on top of an image

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