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  • Q&A:-Discovery Education is working with Palm Beach to configure access for every student in the not too distant future.Hope Centennial Elem & South Olive Elem look like they’ve already set up student access (explored and did on their own perhaps)
  • 3 minute quick brainstorm:1 minute – write what you know1 minute – talk over ideas w/ person next to you1 minute – finish writing your ideasGoal: we all probably know a lot about this topic already, but we always get a different perspective when discussing with others…..that’s why we have the DEN (our professional learning community) to be able to collaborate and learn with othersKyle intro/background-3rd Grade coteach (high flyers and struggling kiddos)-SMART Trainer & EC in NC (love technology and it’s uses)-love working for DE b/c I get to learn alongside educators like you all…please share your ideas to improve the tools or ideas at the end of this session or through email
  • If we are going to make the attempt to reach
  • Carol Ann Tomlinson teaches us that these are the ways in which we can reach our learners…..my goal is to give you reliable strategies and tools that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.
  • First fun tool to use is transl8it.com
  • 3 minute quick brainstorm:1 minute – write what you know1 minute – talk over ideas w/ person next to you1 minute – finish writing your ideasGoal: we all probably know a lot about this topic already, but we always get a different perspective when discussing with others…..that’s why we have the DEN (our professional learning community) to be able to collaborate and learn with othersKyle intro/background-3rd Grade coteach (high flyers and struggling kiddos)-SMART Trainer & EC in NC (love technology and it’s uses)-love working for DE b/c I get to learn alongside educators like you all…please share your ideas to improve the tools or ideas at the end of this session or through email

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  • 1. Differentiated Instruction Made Simple with Discovery Education
    Kyle Schutt
    Kyle_Schutt@discovery.com
    http://bit.ly/ktschutt
    Presentation Resources!
  • 2. Preassessment
    Information
    Definition
    Differentiated instruction is…
    I know…
    Non-examples
    Examples
    One example is…
    One non-example is…
  • 3. Learning Goals
    By the end of this session participants will…
  • 4. ReachingAll Learners
    Interests
    Learning Styles
    Readiness
    Based on the ideas of Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • 5. “To reach every student, every mind...today’s teachers have to learn to communicate in the language and style of their students” (Prensky, 2001).
    uz a multidisciplinary approach 2 learning dat integrates multi-media assets & web 2.0 tools dat foster our students’ creating minds w authentic, standards-based assessments dat ultim8lE promote creativity, INOv8N & mastRyof content.
    Translation from http://transl8it.com/
  • 6. DID YOU KNOW?
    DE STREAMING contains LOTS more than just videos?
  • 7. Media Assets types…
    Differentiating Content
    http://wordle.net
  • 8. Note: Media asset numbers are current as of Oct. 9, 2009.
  • 9. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can search for DE STREAMING content by grade level and subject area.
  • 10. Subject/Grade Search
    Search by Subject and/or Grade by using the filter links on the left side of the DE streaming home page.
  • 11. Subject/Grade Search
    You can narrow your search results by drilling down to specific topics/concepts within the subject and/or by media type.
  • 12. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can search for DE STREAMING media content by state curriculum standards.
  • 13. Curriculum Standards Search
    Select Curriculum Standards Search.
    Select your State/Province, Standards Document, Subject, and Grade.
  • 14. Curriculum Standards Search
    Click on the desired standard/benchmark to view the media resources aligned to the benchmark/standard.
  • 15. Curriculum Standards Search
    View the media resources aligned to your selected standard/benchmark.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. View Curriculum Standards
    You can also click on the Curriculum Standards button on the media asset page.
  • 18. View Curriculum Standards
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Type a keyword or phrase
    Select DE streaming from the Services menu
    Select Audio from the Media menu
  • 21. 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.)
  • 22. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Read a short overview of the speech’s content and historical context
    You can download the file as an MP3
  • 23. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Download the Speech Guide and Speech Transcript
  • 24. DE streaming Audio Speeches
    Use the suggested media resources to build background knowledge and provide students with context.
  • 25. DE streaming Audio Speeches
  • 26. 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.
    http://www.wordle.net/
  • 27. DE streaming Encyclopedia Articles
    Filter your search for Encyclopedia Articles.
  • 28. DE streaming Encyclopedia Articles
    The articles can be copy and pasted into web applications or word processors.
  • 29. Getting the Point
    Tagxedo is similar to Wordle. The Tagxedos are embeddable into blogs, wikis, DE streaming Builders and other websites.
    http://www.tagxedo.com or try TagCrowdhttp://www.tagcrowd.com/
  • 30. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can provide Closed Captioning support for your students with DE STREAMING videos.
  • 31. Searching For CC Videos
    Use Advanced Search to find Closed Captioned video files.
  • 32. Downloading a CC Video
    You need to download both the video file AND the CC file
  • 33. 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”
  • 34. 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
  • 35. Editing a CC File
    30 pt
    10 pt
  • 36. Editing a CC File
    In addition to changing the font and text size, you can change the actual words that appear.
  • 37. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can build quizzes, writing prompts, and assignments with all of this content by using the DE Builder Tools?
  • 38. Differentiating Process
    Assigning content to students is easy with the Builders.
    Try preassessing students for flexible grouping.
  • 39. DID YOU KNOW?
    Your students can access targeted DE streaming media content, assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts through the new DE Student Center?
  • 40. DE streaming Builders
    Click on My Builder Tools to access the Assignment Builder, Quiz Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder.
  • 41. Writing Prompt Builder
  • 42. Enhance your writing prompts with widgets from web 2.0 applications such as VoiceThread, xTimeline, Go Animate, Glogster, Blabberize, Google Maps, and more!
  • 43. http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=28E3-4BD8
  • 44. Quiz Builder
  • 45. Use the Quiz Builder to differentiate your questions by adding hints, correct notes, incorrect notes, and videos for preview or review.
  • 46. http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=Q5FD9-4A16
  • 47. Assignment Builder
  • 48. Use the Assignment Builder to create self-paced digital activities that incorporate DE STREAMING media, quizzes, writing prompts, web links, and other online resources.
  • 49. http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T34D1-4251
  • 50. Using the Assignment Code
    1 option is for teachers to provide students the Assignment Code
  • 51. 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.
  • 52. Another option is for Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts to be assigned to individual students or classes.
  • 53. After logging into Discovery Education, select My Classrooms from the top banner.
    Click on Create a Classroom to get started.
  • 54. Creating Classrooms
  • 55. 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.
  • 56. DE STREAMING from the lens of a Student
    student.discoveryeducation.com or www.discoveryeducation.com
  • 57. Process for First Time Students
    Student is asked if they are over or under 13 years old
    http://students.discoveryeducation.com
    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.
    Let’s go to the live site…
  • 58. With Student-guided Access...
    • Students will have the ability to:
    • 59. Access all of their assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts in one convenient location.
    • 60. Search for and save content into a personalized My Content folder.
    • 61. Download materials for student-created learning artifacts.
  • With Student-guided Access...
    • Teachers will be able to: 
    • 62. Assign content to an individual student, multiple students or an entire class.
    • 63. Track progress and student results.
    • 64. Create a folder of materials in My Content, and assign targeted materials for student projects or remediation without using the Builder Tools.
  • How Admin Provide Student Access
    • Account and Site Administrators can utilize the “Import Students” tool to do a bulk upload of student accounts.
    • 65. Spreadsheet is populated with required student data.
    • 66. User names have to be unique to our 1 million+ users.
    • 67. Completed spreadsheet is uploaded to Discovery Education STREAMING, and student accounts are generated.
  • How Admin Provide Student Access
    • Benefits of a bulk student upload:
    • 68. Each student has one user name and password.
    • 69. All educators at that site can search for and add students to his/her classroom using the “My Classrooms” tool.
    • 70. Students can log in once and gain access to all of their assignments and resources for all of their academic subjects.
  • Account Level Discovery Education Administrators can go to their My Admin page to import students and manage student account access and configuration.
  • 71. Admins can download step-by-step instructions for formatting the data and uploading the spreadsheets.
  • 72. DID YOU KNOW?
    You can challenge your students to use DE STREAMING resources with web 2.0 and digital storytelling tools to demonstrate mastery of curriculum objectives in non-traditional ways.
    Look for more tools here: Web 20.11
  • 73. Differentiating Product
    And more!
  • 74. Digital Storytelling
    Green Screen with★PhotoStory ★iMovie ★ Photobooth★ JayCutto create movies.
    Integration Idea:Students can download images and/or editable video segments from DE STREAMING and use them for the basis of a children’s story, public service announcement, movie trailer, news broadcast, etc...
    JayCut is a free web-based platform.
  • 75. Here’s an Example
    For more information on Digital Storytelling look here: HubforTeachers
  • 76. 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.
  • 77. Downloading Video from DE streaming
    Set your Download Type to Media Player.
    Click or right-click the Download icon.
  • 78. 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.
  • 79. Other Ideas
    • Have students...
    ★ All images are from DE STREAMING and are copyright friendly.
  • 80. 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 edu.glogster.com.
    * Can only be uploaded to private Glogs
    http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/Glogster
  • 81. 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.
    http://pblgroupone.wikispaces.com/Culminating+Multi-Media+Product
  • 82. Go Animate!
    Upload DE streaming images and audio to Go Animate to create fun instructional comics.
    http://goanimate.com/
  • 83. Go Animate!
  • 84. DE streaming + Voicethread
    http://voicethread.com/about/k12/
  • 85. DE streaming + Voicethread
    You can upload images, audio, video, documents, and presentations to Voicethread.
    http://voicethread.com/share/621586/
  • 86. Podcasting
    Windows
    Audacity (free download)
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    Apple
    GarageBand (part of the iLife suite)
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#garageband
  • 87. Podcasting
    http://www.gcast.com/
  • 88. Podcasting
    http://www.podbean.com
    http://gabcast.com
    http://www.yodio.com
  • 89. 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.
    Or try http://www.tripline.net/
  • 90. 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.
    http://www.googlelittrips.org/
  • 91. Literature Trips
    Google Lit Trip - Jerome Burg, Granada High School, Livermore, CA
  • 92. Data Visualizations in Google Earth
    There are a lot of cool premade layers to enhance your Google Earth travels.
  • 93. Data Visualizations in Google Earth
  • 94. Data Visualizations in Google Earth
    Overlay view with Rumsey Historical Maps
  • 95. 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.
  • 96. Formatting Placemarks
    Visit http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/index.php for more HTML formatting codes.
  • 97. Integrating DE Media
    Click Share and copy the link.
  • 98. 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=“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.
  • 99. 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.
  • 100. 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.
  • 101. Embedding DE Video
  • 102. Embedding DE Video
  • 103. Embedding DE Video
  • 104. Embedding DE Video
  • 105. Embedding DE Video
    Paste the embed code and citation into the placemark description.
  • 106. Embedding DE Video
    The embedded video will now play within the placemark.
  • 107. Embedding Web Widgets
    Copy the embed code from the Web 2.0 publication you want to embed.
    VoiceThread
    Glogster
    SlideShare
  • 108. Embedding Web Widgets
    Paste the embed code into your placemark description.
  • 109. Adding Images
  • 110. Adding Images
  • 111. Adding Images
    Click Add > Photo
    Paste the Image URL
  • 112. Adding Images
  • 113. Post Assessment
    Information
    Definition
    Differentiated instruction is…
    I know…
    Non-examples
    Examples
    One example is…
    One non-example is…
  • 114. Closing Thoughts...
    “Differentiation is not WHAT we teach, rather HOW we teach.”
    ~Cindy Strickland, ASCD
    Differentiation of Instruction: Understanding It & Using It. Presentation by Cindy Strickland, 01/07/11.
  • 115. Contact Information
    Kyle Schutt
    Manager, Discovery Educator Network
    Kyle_Schutt@discovery.com
    Twitter: ktschutt
    http://bit.ly/ktschutt
    Resources from today’s presentation
  • 116. References
    Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2010. Print.
    Differentiation of Instruction Understanding It & Using It. Strickland, Cindy A. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2010. Presented 01.07.2011.