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Check out Discovery Education's Global Wraps and Board Builder

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

When is the last time you visited Discovery Education?  There are two newer features that I want to draw to your attention, Global Wraps and Board Builder.  Global Wraps are updated video segments of current events that are occurring all over the world.  Want to show some video footage of the State of the Union Address, the Polar Vortex, or the Olympics -  Global Wraps is your tool!  The latest one that was just uploaded is from 2/12/14, just two days ago, covering the US visit from the French President, US Farm Bill, US No Change for Immigration, and more from Switzerland, Syria, Russia, and the Marshall Islands.  Don't miss this great add on to your Discovery Education account!

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Topics: Discovery Education, IMS Services, Videos

Creating a QR code or Permanent link to your Safari Montage video

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

Are you aware that you can access a permanent link to a particular video clip in Safari Montage?  When you access a video in Safari Montage, there is a link you can click on titled, permanent link.  You can copy and paste this link into your LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Schoology), blog, and/or wiki for your students to access.  The permanent link will still require students to log in to Safari Montage after they click on the link. 

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Topics: Tutorials, IMS Services, Videos, Safari Montage

The President has an assignment for you!

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Wed, Nov 27, 2013

For the first time ever, the White House is announcing the White House Student Film Festival!  Calling all students k-12, you can create a short film that could be shown at the White House!  How exciting to have the possibility to show off your video creation skills to the entire world!  Taken directly from the Student Film Festival website, possible topics include but are not limited to:

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Topics: Announcements, Videos

Google Forms Anyone?

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Google forms is a service of Google Apps that is available for you to use in your classrooms with your students or parents.  A Google form is a quick survey tool.  You develop the questions and then put the survey link or embedded code on your blog, wikispace, or LMS for students or parents to access.  You may already survey your students/parents on their interests, email addresses, or topics they are interested in studying.  In addition, you could consider using Google Forms for a quick formative assessment, check for understanding, or "ticket out the door". If you move your paper survey over to a Google Form, all the responses are noted for you in a nice Google Spreadsheet that you can easily sort and insert graphs to display the data.

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Topics: Tutorials, Videos, Google Forms

Do you Teach or Do you Educate?

Posted by Ken Zimmerman

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

What is the difference of being a Teacher versus an Educator? Take a look at this video and post your thoughts in the comments section.

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Topics: PD, Videos