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.
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.
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.
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.
DID YOU KNOW? The DE streaming library boasts dozens of books in the “Great Books” series.
DE streaming “Great Books” Series The Odyssey The Jungle All Quiet on the Western Front Heart of Darkness The Red Badge of Courage The Lord of the Flies Catch 22 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Scarlet Letter Walden The Prince The Great Gatsby
DE streaming “Great Books” Series Check out the Author Profile segment of the Great Books titles to provide students with critical background into the author’s life and how it may have impact his/her writing.
DE streaming “Great Books” Series No need to start from scratch – check out the quizzes already created for the Great Books series. Narrow your “Great Books” search results to display only the Quizzes.
DID YOU KNOW? The DE streaming PLUS users now have access to interactive Skill Builders that reinforce social studies and language arts skills.
DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders Select Skill Builders from the Media menu.
DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders Narrow your search results to Social Studies.
DE streaming Images Narrow your search results by the core subjects within Social Studies.
DE streaming Images Review the image description and access the citation information on the media asset page. Small = Word documents Medium = PowerPoint, video Large = Print, in-browser viewing
DE streaming Images Clicking on the Large Preview will open the image in its own browser window/tab.
DE streaming Images Viewing the image in a browser allows you to zoom in and view image details.
DE streaming Images The Share tab will allow you to post the URL for the image asset page to public web site and/or send in an email. The URL will ask viewers to log into DE streaming before viewing.
DE streaming Images The Image library also contains hundreds of political cartoons.
DID YOU KNOW? DE streaming media can be incorporated into interactive Web 2.0 applications, including: VoiceThread, Glogster, Go Animate, and xTimeline.
DE streaming + Voicethread http://voicethread.com/about/k12 / http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/voicethread
DE streaming + Voicethread http://voicethread.com/share/621586/ You can upload images, audio, video, documents, and presentations to Voicethread.
Creating a VoiceThread http://ed.voicethread.com/pricing/k12/
Create a VoiceThread account or upgrade to educator status.
Click the Create tab. Add a title and description for your VoiceThread.
Add media by uploading from your computer or capturing from online resources - Flickr, Facebook, New York Public Library, from your other VoiceThreads, or from an image UR.
Sequence media and add captions.
Add voice, text, or video comments and annotation.
Optional – Share your VoiceThread privately with other users or user groups. (Use this option when including DE video.)
Set your Playback Options
Set your Publishing Options
Publish your VoiceThread via hyperlink or embedding.
Step 3 – Upload Media Since VoiceThread can import documents as well media, it is easy to upload a citation page.
Step 4 – Add Captions Tip – Add the Share URL from the DE asset page to the Links To:
Getting URLs for Citation Click on the Share tab and copy the link. Copy the image citation.
Step 5 – Annotating Media Annotate media with text, audio, or video comments. Audio can be recorded with a computer mic, uploaded as an MP3, or phoned in. The doodler lets users draw on the media. Tip – Since audio can be uploaded, you can use audio files and songs from DE streaming or record your own with GarageBand or Audacity.
Downloading Audio Click the Download File to save the audio file to your computer. Be sure to copy the citation information.
Step 6 – Secure Sharing Tip – You can invite individual users or groups to securely view or comment on your VoiceThread. You can share publically by clicking on Get a Link.
Step 9 – Publishing Each VoiceThread has its own unique URL and embed code. The VoiceThreads can be embedded into blogs, wikis, and DE Builders. Moodle users must download a Moodle plugin http://ed.voicethread.com/blog/#20090220
DE streaming + Glogster jdorman.wikispaces.com/glogster http://edu.glogster.com/
DE streaming + Glogster http://lindsaykhopkins.edu.glogster.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe/ You can include DE streaming images, audio, songs, Encyclopedia articles, videos *, writing prompts, quizzes, and assignments into the Glogs you create through edu.glogster.com . * Can only be uploaded to private Glogs
DE streaming + Glogster http://pblgroupone.wikispaces.com/Culminating+Multi-Media+Product 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.
DE streaming + Glogster Add media content from online sources or upload from your computer.
Go! Animate Upload DE streaming images and audio to Go! Animate to create fun instructional comics. http://goanimate.com/
Go! Animate http://goanimate.com/howdoesitwork Go! Animate’s tutorials are organized by Basic to Advanced.
Go! Animate Import your own images and audio as well as selected media from DE streaming .
Go! Animate Layer characters, animate them, and tell them what to say with speech bubbles or upload your own audio narration.
DE streaming + xTimeline Events can include embeddable code, uploaded media, descriptions, and source citation.
DE streaming + xTimeline Timeline events can be uploaded as a CSV file or can be automatically updated through an RSS feed.
Other Great Timeline Resources http://www.timetoast.com/ http://www.dipity.com/ http://timeglider.com/
DID YOU KNOW? You can use DE streaming and Google Earth to create your own virtual field trip.
Discovery Education + Google Earth You can build your own Google field trips infused with powerful multimedia from DE streaming and DE MediaShare.
Adding Placemarks You can add content to your placemarks that include text, hyperlinks, and media. 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.
Linking to DE Media Click Share and copy the link.
Linking to 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=“ http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=19C350AF-D8F1-40E0-BA71-F4B96D98788F ">Click here</a> <br><br><br> Citation<br> Voices of the Dust. Aims Multimedia. 2004. Discovery Education. 21 September 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/> <br><br> Replace the BLUE documentation with your information.
Linking to 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.
Linking to DE Media You can even link to the Discovery Atlas Interactive Map.
Embedding DE Media 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.
www.googlelittrips.org Google Lit Trips are Google Earth tours that provide geographic context to works of literature. The Google Lit Trips website contains hundreds of Lit Trips that can be downloaded as KMZ files that are viewable and customizable in Google Earth.
Data Sets http://www.kmlfactbook.org/ Download data sets from the CIA World Factbook and the World Resources Institues EarthTrends .
DID YOU KNOW? You can create Quizzes, Writing Prompts, and Assignments in DE streaming .
DE streaming Builders Click on My Builder Tools to access the Assignment Builder, Quiz Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder.
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.
Recording Audio in Audacity Hit Record to start your narration. Hit Pause to take a break and resume from the same stop or Stop to begin recording on a new audio layer. Audacity allows for multiple audio layers. Students can record original audio and use DE streaming media for background sound, sound effects, musical bumpers, etc.
Publishing Your Podcast dencommunity.com > Educator Resources = MediaShare
DID YOU KNOW? You and your students can use DE streaming images to create original digital stories and documentaries.
primaryAccess – Documentary Maker http://www.primaryaccess.org/ primaryAccess is a suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.
Digital Stories with Photostory After importing and arranging your images you can add titles, special effects, and transitions.
Digital Stories with Photostory Import an audio file for background music or sound effects.
Digital Stories with Photostory Record narration for each image.
Digital Documentaries with Movie Maker DE streaming audio, songs, images, and video can be used as the raw material for student-created digital documentaries.
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.
Downloading Video from DE streaming Set your Download Type to Media Player. Click or right-click the Download icon.
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.