Tag Archives: Ideas and How-tos

Sound Booth on the Cheap

Sound Booth on the Cheap

If you teach using laptops or other portable devices, chances are you have had students record something during class.  Keeping a “quiet on the set” atmosphere during these times is difficult.  What you need is a sound booth! To create this budget sound booth you need an empty paper box, spray adhesive, egg crate foam,

3. Discovery Education Streaming and….

Award Winning Books! Discovery can be a great cross-curricular tool.  Use subject area videos to coordinate with award winning literature for across the curriculum learning. First, some sites for finding award winning titles:   Texas Library Association —  http://www.txla.org/reading-lists— for Bluebonnet Award Nominees and more American Library Association — http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm — for Caldecott, Newbery, and many more Other

2. Discovery Education Streaming and….

Reading! Discovery had elements that can help meet many reading needs, such as: for English Language Learners, special education students, or simply reluctant readers, use close captioned videos to encourage learning by hitting both audio and visual modalities; use the advanced search option to specify the closed caption option for a search Teaching literature genres?

1. Discovery Education Streaming and…….

Beginning a series on use of Discovery with subjects, populations, special areas and more  First up, one of my favorite areas — DISCOVERY AND THE LIBRARY! Does Discovery Streaming have items that can be used in library instruction too?   Sure!  Here are a few DISCOVERIES for library use: Start with the obvious and find resources

Sharing Files on the Internet

One thing many teachers do very well is share their great ideas with other teacher. The DEN helps make connections with other teachers who have those great ideas and, in turn, feed your creativity. Sharing ideas can easily be done via email or Twitter, but what about the student products or teacher examples? File sharing

Using Discovery to Help Special Populations

Discovery has great tools for all learners; that includes those with particular needs.  Here are a few ways to help those special students: Use closed-caption videos to provide an auditory – visual language learning experience. Find materials in Spanish and other languages for ESL students. The ReadyZone can be used for homebound students. Use the Builder