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Matt’s Tips and Tricks 11-26-2012

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 11-26-2012

Are you still munching on your Thanksgiving leftovers? Do you have an appetite to learn a few new things? Great! Put on your stretchy pants and loosen your belt because this week I explore the many different types of content collections that are found within Discovery Education. We examine a few practical ways to use

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 11-19-2012

Happy almost Turkey Day! ‘Tis The Season to Share and be Thankful. As I think about and reflect about things that I am thankful for within Discovery Education, I have to say that the ability to share and support others with the My Content, My School, My District, Quicklists, and MediaShare tools have to be at

Matt’s Media Tips 11-13-2012

When I was growing up math was the one subject that could always make me break out into a panic induced sweat.  I learned math through rote and repetition and struggled to find the relevance.  I used to be petrified of the day when my son or daughter asked me to help them with their

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 11-5-2012

During this week we’ll explore how the Discovery Education Interactive Calendar is being used in new and unique ways to capture students’ imaginations and engage them in different ways.  I’ll share stories from around the country.  We’ll also exclore a free interactive timeline tool and mobile app as well as list a whole host of

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 10-22-2012

We all know and recognize that the students in our classrooms are wired (literally) differently than us.  They want to engage and interact with the content that they are learning.  They also multi-task and absorb information through a myriad of devices and inputs at the same time.  With that in mind we are going to

Matt’s Media Tips and Tricks 10-15-2012

Join me for his is part two of the Digital Decoder series. Within this edition we’ll explore how to use Discovery Education and six other digital resources to help students predict what they will be reading, re-state what they’ve just read, and make connections to the text that they are reading.  We’ll also explore a free

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 10-8-2012 Digital Resources to Assist Decoding Text

This is edition is part one of a two part series that explores how to incorporate digital resources into six reading strategies. Please share with your team, peers, and staff. This week we’ll explore how four dynomite digital resources complement three reading strategies (Breaking down the sounds – Phonemes, Chunking unfamiliar sounds and words and

Matt’s Media Tips and Tricks 9-17

This week we’ll explore how to download closed captioned files using the new interface. I also provide links that show ou how to manipulate the Closed Captioned text on both a PC and Mac. We’ll also examine a cool app that links to many more cool free education apps! Finally, in this edition, I provide

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 9-10-2012

This week we’ll explore the  new content surrounding the 2012 Presidential Campaign that has been added to Discovery Education.   Naturally, I wanted to see how we could extend this theme so I chose to evaluate three different sites that help you build infographics.  To bring it full circle – I show you how to take