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  • 1. Differentiated Instruction Made Simple with DE
    Jennifer Dorman
  • 2.
  • 3. Differentiating Content
  • 4. DID YOU KNOW?
    DE streaming PLUS contains LOTS more than just videos?
  • 5. Media Assets Types
  • 6. Note: Media asset numbers are current as of Oct. 9, 2009.
  • 7. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can search for DE streaming content by grade level and subject area.
  • 8. Subject/Grade Search
    Search by Subject and/or Grade by using the filter links on the left side of the DE streaming home page.
  • 9. Subject/Grade Search
    You can narrow your search results by drilling down to specific topics/concepts within the subject and/or by media type.
  • 10. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can search for DE streaming media content by state curriculum standards.
  • 11. Curriculum Standards Search
    Select Curriculum Standards Search.
    Select your State/Province, Standards Document, Subject, and Grade.
  • 12. Curriculum Standards Search
    Click on the desired standard/benchmark to view the media resources aligned to the benchmark/standard.
  • 13. Curriculum Standards Search
    View the media resources aligned to your selected standard/benchmark.
  • 14. View Curriculum Standards
    You can click on the Curriculum Standards button in the search results preview to view the standards aligned to a media resource.
  • 15. View Curriculum Standards
    You can also click on the Curriculum Standards button on the media asset page.
  • 16. View Curriculum Standards
  • 17. DID YOU KNOW?
    The DE streaming library contains hundreds of speeches with transcripts and encyclopedia articles that can be used with creative web applications to help students identify main ideas, concepts, and themes.
  • 18. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Type a keyword or phrase
    Select DE streaming from the Services menu
    Select Audio from the Media menu
  • 19. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Mouse over the grid search results to read a short synopsis of the speech and view supporting materials (speech guide, speech transcript, etc.)
  • 20. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Read a short overview of the speech’s content and historical context
    You can download the file as an MP3
  • 21. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Download the Speech Guide and Speech Transcript
  • 22. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Use the suggested media resources to build background knowledge and provide students with context.
  • 23. DE streaming Audio Speeches
  • 24. Visualizing the Main Ideas
    Paste the speech transcript into Wordle to create a highly visual word map to help students get to the main idea.
  • 25. DE streaming Encyclopedia Articles
    Filter your search for Encyclopedia Articles.
  • 26. DE streaming Encyclopedia Articles
    The articles can be copy and pasted into web applications or word processors.
  • 27. Getting the Point
    TagCrowd is similar to Wordle. The TagCrowds are embeddable into blogs, wikis, DE streaming Builders and other websites.
  • 28. Getting the Point
  • 29. Getting the Point
  • 30. Getting the Point with Word
    AutoSummarize identifies the key points in a document.
    AutoSummarize works best on well-structured documents, such as reports, articles, and scientific papers.
  • 31. Creating and Auto Summary in Word
    Click AutoSummarize from the tools menu.
    From the Type of Summary area, set the look of the summary.
    Use the Percent of Original drop down menu to set how much of the original document can appear in the summary.
    Click OK.
  • 32. AutoSummary in Word 2007
    Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
    Click Customize.
    In the list under Choose commands from, click All Commands.
    Scroll through the list of commands until you see AutoSummary Tools.
    Click AutoSummary Tools, and then click Add.
  • 33. AutoSummary in Word 2007
    On the Quick Access Toolbar, click AutoSummary Tools, and then click AutoSummarize.
    Select the type of summary that you want.
    In the Percent of original box, type or select the level of detail to include in the summary.
    Select a higher percentage of the original document to include more detail.
  • 34. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can provide Closed Captioning support for your students with DE streaming videos.
  • 35. Searching For CC Videos
    Use Advanced Search to find Closed Captioned video files.
  • 36. Downloading a CC Video
    You need to download both the video file AND the CC file
  • 37. Enable Media Player for CC
    1. Play Menu > Captions and Subtitles > On if Available
    2. Tools > Options > Security
    Check “Run script commands when present”
    Check “Show local captions when present”
  • 38. Editing a CC File
    Open the CC file in a text editing program like Wordpad or Notepad
    Locate the line of code that indicates “font size”
    Increase the font size from 10 to 30 (or whatever you prefer)
    Save the CC file
  • 39. Editing a CC File
    30 pt
    10 pt
  • 40. Editing a CC File
    In addition to changing the font and text size, you can change the actual words that appear.
  • 41. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can annotate, share, discuss, and collaborate on web content with Diigo.
  • 42. Annotating with Diigo
    Highlight in multiple colors.
    2 kinds of Sticky notes: tied to a highlight or freely positioned & resizable as a floating note.
    Great as a personal reminder, or interact directly on the web in threaded discussion.
    Privacy control: private, public, or shared with a group. /
  • 43. Sharing Diigo Annotations
    Use "Annotated links" to share your "diigoed" page with anyone!
    The recipient can see your annotated page without needing any software installed! /
  • 44. Sharing Diigo Annotations
    When adding sticky notes, you can make them private, public, or viewable only by members of a certain group.
    With group sticky notes, group members can interact and discuss important points right on the web page, preserving the original context.
    Group Forums also available for focused topic discussion in threaded format. /
  • 45. Differentiating Process
  • 46. DID YOU KNOW?
    Your students can access targeted DE streaming media content, assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts through the new DE Student Center?
  • 47. After logging into Discovery Education, select My Classrooms from the top banner.
    Click on Create a Classroom to get started.
  • 48. Name your class
    Set the start and end dates
  • 49. Select students from your school/district roster and/or add new students.
  • 50. Review your class.
    Create duplicate classrooms if necessary (e.g. different subjects for elementary classrooms, separate classrooms for Reading and Writing in Language Arts blocks, specialized populations for integrated classes, etc.)
  • 51. Assign any media asset to entire classes or to specific students by selecting Classroom/Students, selecting a class and/or students, and setting assigned and due dates.
  • 52. Select My Builder Tools to create and assign assignments, writing prompts, quizzes, and assessments to entire classes or to specific students.
  • 53. Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts can be assigned to individual students or classes.
  • 54. Students log into Discovery Education to view assigned content, track progress on completed assignments and assessments, and access bookmarked content through My Content.
  • 55. Process for First Time Students
    Student is asked if they are over or under 13 years old
    Student is directed to the appropriate spot depending on the answer
    Students log into Discovery Education to view assigned content, track progress on completed assignments and assessments, and access bookmarked content through My Content.
  • 56. Using the Assignment Code
    Teachers can provide students the Assignment Code if they do not have a DE user account.
  • 57. Using the Assignment Code
    Students log into Discovery Education to view assigned content, track progress on completed assignments and assessments, and access bookmarked content through My Content.
    Students who do not have a DE account can access Assignments, Writing Prompts, and Quizzes with the activity code.
  • 58. Account Level Discovery Education Administrators can go to their My Admin page to import students and manage student account access and configuration.
  • 59. Admins can download step-by-step instructions for formatting the data and uploading the spreadsheets.
  • 60. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can create Quizzes, Writing Prompts, and Assignments in DE streaming.
  • 61. DE streaming Builders
    Click on My Builder Tools to access the Assignment Builder, Quiz Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder.
  • 62. Assignment Builder
    Use Assignment Builder to create self-paced digital activities that incorporate DE streaming media, Quizzes, Writing Prompts, web links, and other online resources.
  • 63. Assignment Builder
  • 64. Quiz Builder
  • 65. Quiz Builder
    You can differentiate your questions by adding hints, correct notes, incorrect notes, and videos for preview or review.
  • 66. Writing Prompt Builder
  • 67. Writing Prompt Builder
    Enhance your Writing Prompts with widgets from Web 2.0 applications, such as: Voicethread, xTimeline, Go Animate, Google Maps, and more!
  • 68. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can use DE streaming and Google Earth to create your own virtual field trip.
  • 69. Discovery Education + Google Earth
    You can build your own Google field trips and lit trips infused with powerful multimedia from DE streaming and DE MediaShare.
  • 70. Literature Trips
    Google Lit Trips allow students to make the connection between geography and literature and help them to better visualize the plot of a story.
  • 71. Literature Trips
    Google Lit Trip - Jerome Burg, Granada High School, Livermore, CA
  • 72. Data Visualizations in Google Earth
    There are a lot of cool premade layers to enhance your Google Earth travels.
  • 73. Data Visualizations in Google Earth
  • 74. Data Visualizations in Google Earth
    Overlay view with Rumsey Historical Maps
  • 75. Adding Placemarks
    Select the location for your placemark by typing and address in the Fly To box and selecting the pushpin or Add > Placemark from the menu.
    You can add content to your placemarks that include text, hyperlinks, and media.
  • 76. Formatting Placemarks
    Visit for more HTML formatting codes.
  • 77. Integrating DE Media
    Click Share and copy the link.
  • 78. Integrating DE Media
    You can use some minor HTML formatting to add clean hyperlinks to your placemarks.
    Watch the video, "Voices of the Dust" from DE streaming <br>
    <a href=“">Click here</a>
    Voices of the Dust. Aims Multimedia. 2004.
    Discovery Education. 21 September 2009
    Replace the BLUE documentation with your information.
  • 79. Integrating DE Media
    Clicking on the hyperlink will bring viewers to the media asset page in DE streaming.
    Note: Only DE streaming users will be able to log in and view the media.
  • 80. Embedding DE Video
    STAR Discovery Educators and districts that subscribe to DE MediaShare can upload video, audio, and documents to publish, link to, and embed.
    You can access DE MediaShare by going to the DEN and clicking Educator Resources.
  • 81. Embedding DE Video
  • 82. Embedding DE Video
  • 83. Embedding DE Video
  • 84. Embedding DE Video
  • 85. Embedding DE Video
    Paste the embed code and citation into the placemark description.
  • 86. Embedding DE Video
    The embedded video will now play within the placemark.
  • 87. Embedding Web Widgets
    Copy the embed code from the Web 2.0 publication you want to embed.
  • 88. Embedding Web Widgets
    Paste the embed code into your placemark description.
  • 89. Adding Images
  • 90. Adding Images
  • 91. Adding Images
    Click Add > Photo
    Paste the Image URL
  • 92. Adding Images
  • 93. Differentiating Product
  • 94. DID YOU KNOW?
    You and your students can use DE streamingimages to create original digital stories and documentaries.
  • 95. Digital Stories with Photostory
    Microsoft Photostory
    Download images from streaming to import into Photostory
    Download audio from streaming to import into Photostory
    Add voiceover narration, text, transitions, and special effects
    Export as a WMV movie file
  • 96. Digital Stories with Photostory
    After importing and arranging your images you can add titles, special effects, and transitions.
  • 97. Digital Stories with Photostory
    Import an audio file for background music or sound effects.
  • 98. Digital Stories with Photostory
    Record narration for each image.
  • 99. Digital Documentaries with Movie Maker
    DE streaming audio, songs, images, and video can be used as the raw material for student-created digital documentaries.
  • 100. Finding Editable Video
    When searching for video content, select Editable under Narrow My Results to filter your results for Editable content to use in your digital stories.
  • 101. Downloading Video from DE streaming
    Set your Download Type to Media Player.
    Click or right-click the Download icon.
  • 102. Downloading Video from DE streaming
    Don’t forget to copy the citation information. You can right-click on the downloaded video and select Properties (PC) / Get Info (Mac) to paste the citation information.
  • 103. Importing DE streaming Video
    Open Windows Movie Maker
    From the task bar on the left, choose “Import Video”
  • 104. Creating Your Documentary
    Storyboard view is great for organizing your media assets.
  • 105. Creating Your Documentary
    Timeline view is great for layering audio, text, transitions, and special effects.
  • 106. Adding Original Narration
    On the Audio track line, choose a section of audio that you want to mute and right-click on that section
    Choose “Mute”
    Click on the microphone icon to record your narration
    Record your narration and save the file in your content folder on your computer
  • 107. Finish Your Documentary
    Choose “save to my computer”
  • 108. Documentaries on a Mac
    iMovie (Mac)
  • 109. DID YOU KNOW?
    DE streaming media can be incorporated into interactive Web 2.0 applications to allow students to express their learning through different modalities.
  • 110. DE streaming + Glogster
    You can include DE streaming images, audio, songs, Encyclopedia articles, videos *, writing prompts, quizzes, and assignments into the Glogs you create through
    * Can only be uploaded to private Glogs
  • 111. DE streaming + Glogster
    Teachers can use Glogster to create interactive instructional resources for students.
    Students can use Glogster as a learning artifact that can be used to teach others.
  • 112. Go Animate!
    Upload DE streaming images and audio to Go Animate to create fun instructional comics.
  • 113. Go Animate!
  • 114. DE streaming + Voicethread
  • 115. DE streaming + Voicethread
    You can upload images, audio, video, documents, and presentations to Voicethread.
  • 116. DE streaming + xTimeline
  • 117. DE streaming + xTimeline
    Timeline events can include text, images, video, and hyperlinks.
    They also have a space for citations.
  • 118. DE streaming + xTimeline
  • 119. DE streaming + xTimeline
    Events can include embeddable code, uploaded media, descriptions, and source citation.
  • 120. DE streaming + xTimeline
    Timeline events can be uploaded as a CSV file or can be automatically updated through an RSS feed.
  • 121. Podcasting
    Audacity (free download)
    GarageBand (part of the iLife suite)
  • 122. Podcasting
  • 123. Podcasting
  • 124. Visit to connect to inspiring educators from around the world!
    Jennifer Dorman