060408 Assignment Builder

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How to use Discovery Education streaming Assignment Builder - presented at Discovery Educator's Network on Second Life 060408 by Cal Kjeller

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060408 Assignment Builder

  1. 1. Assignment Builder! How To Connect Your Students To Discovery Education streaming Resources!
  2. 4. <ul><li>Start by contemplating the nature your assignment… </li></ul><ul><li>Simple with brief instructions and a resource or two </li></ul><ul><li>Complex with detailed instructions and numerous resources </li></ul><ul><li>A quick make-up activity! </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Gather materials for your assignment… </li></ul><ul><li>Search Discovery Education streaming for full videos, video segments, articles, clip art, images, audio, and more! </li></ul><ul><li>Search for web sites and mark them as Favorites in your browser </li></ul>
  4. 6. Search by… * Keyword * Subject * Grade Level
  5. 12. Start here…………. Help!
  6. 13. … General Information ………… Add Materials ……………… .…Material Instructions ………………… ..…………Preview …………………… ..………………Summary
  7. 15. * Pre-viewing questions * Detailed Lesson Plans * Discussion quesitons * Assessment Rubrics * Vocabulary * Assessment Standards No need to reinvent the wheel!
  8. 16. Assignment Instructions:
  9. 17. You need to save your assignment into “My Content” in order to continue…
  10. 18. Add as many resources as you want…
  11. 19. Check the box, and choose “Done” to add the media to your assignment. Not here! Click here
  12. 20. Adds media to a new assignment instead of your current assignment!
  13. 21. <ul><li>Check the appropriate search result, and choose “Add Selected.” </li></ul><ul><li>The media will be added to your lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Continue” when you are done adding media… </li></ul>To add media from My Content
  14. 23. Printing Options General Info Web Links Media and Activities Click “Continue”
  15. 24. Ways for students to find your Assignment
  16. 25. Give students the code: T1AED-2D6D Give students the link: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/studentCenter/index.cfm?cdCode=T1AED-2D6D Or do it the easy way… Paste the link into your blog, web page, Moodle site, etc.
  17. 26. http:// streaming.discoveryeducation.com/studentCenter/
  18. 29. <ul><li>Some closing thoughts… </li></ul><ul><li>Remember some students have issues - bandwidth that is! </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, focused assignments containing limited media often lead to better student participation and achievement than do complex assignments with tons of media included. </li></ul><ul><li>A great quick-start tutorial for the Assignment builder is located at: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ help/index.cfm </li></ul>
  19. 30. Assignment Builder! Thanks!

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