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  1. 1. Oh, The Humanities! Jennifer Dorman, Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com
  2. 2. DID YOU KNOW? You can search for DE streaming media content by state curriculum standards.
  3. 3. Curriculum Standards Search Select Curriculum Standards Search . Select your State/Province, Standards Document, Subject, and Grade.
  4. 4. Curriculum Standards Search Click on the desired standard/benchmark to view the media resources aligned to the benchmark/standard.
  5. 5. Curriculum Standards Search View the media resources aligned to your selected standard/benchmark.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. View Curriculum Standards You can also click on the Curriculum Standards button on the media asset page.
  8. 8. View Curriculum Standards
  9. 9. DID YOU KNOW? You can search for DE streaming content by grade level and subject area.
  10. 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. 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. 12. DID YOU KNOW? The DE streaming library contains hundreds of speeches with speech guides and transcripts.
  13. 13. DE streaming Audio Speeches <ul><li>Type a keyword or phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Select DE streaming from the Services menu </li></ul><ul><li>Select Audio from the Media menu </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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.)
  15. 15. DE streaming Audio Speeches You can download the file as an MP3 Read a short overview of the speech’s content and historical context
  16. 16. DE streaming Audio Speeches Download the Speech Guide and Speech Transcript
  17. 17. DE streaming Audio Speeches Use the suggested media resources to build background knowledge and provide students with context.
  18. 18. DE streaming Audio Speeches
  19. 19. 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/
  20. 20. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy WordSift takes word clouds to a whole new level. http://wordsift.com/ Civil Rights Address Pres. John F. Kennedy June 15, 1963
  21. 21. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy Make key vocabulary stand our by creating custom word lists or use some of the pre-made WordSift lists.
  22. 22. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy Open a workspace and drag words from the cloud or images tagged to the key words from the cloud.
  23. 23. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy Use the embedded Visual Thesaurus to illustrate the shades of meaning for key vocabulary.
  24. 24. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy Clicking on the key words will produce an image search. The images can be dragged into the work space.
  25. 25. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy Review the key words used in sentences from the source text. Click on the sentences to see them in the context of the full text.
  26. 26. Reinforcing Social Studies Literacy Help students use context clues to uncover the meaning of vocabulary.
  27. 27. NY Times – Visualizing Presidential Words http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/17/washington/20090117_ADDRESSES.html
  28. 28. DID YOU KNOW? DE streaming includes the entire Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia series.
  29. 29. Encyclopedia Articles <ul><li>Type a keyword or phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Select Encyclopedia Article from the Media menu </li></ul>
  30. 30. Encyclopedia Articles
  31. 31. Getting the Point http://www.tagcrowd.com/ TagCrowd is similar to Wordle. The TagCrowds are embeddable into blogs, wikis, DE streaming Builders and other websites.
  32. 32. Getting the Point
  33. 33. Find Main Ideas with Great Summary Paste the text of the DE streaming Encyclopedia Article Select the number of sentences to return Click Summarize! http://greatsummary.com/
  34. 34. Find Main Ideas with Great Summary
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. 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.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. DID YOU KNOW? The DE streaming library boasts dozens of books in the “Great Books” series.
  40. 40. DE streaming “Great Books” Series
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. 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.
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. DID YOU KNOW? The DE streaming PLUS users now have access to interactive Skill Builders that reinforce social studies and language arts skills.
  45. 45. DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders Select Skill Builders from the Media menu.
  46. 46. DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders Narrow your search results to Social Studies.
  47. 47. DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders
  48. 48. DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders
  49. 49. DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders US Government Symbols of American Democracy Skill Builder
  50. 50. DE streaming PLUS Skill Builders
  51. 51. DID YOU KNOW? That DE streaming PLUS users have access to dozens of Games that reinforce literacy, grammar skills, and geography skills.
  52. 52. DE streaming PLUS Games
  53. 53. DE streaming PLUS Games The games can be assigned to classrooms and students for extra practice.
  54. 54. DE streaming PLUS Games
  55. 55. DE streaming PLUS Games
  56. 56. DID YOU KNOW? The DE streaming Atlas can be used to reinforce social studies knowledge and skills.
  57. 57. DE streaming Atlas
  58. 58. DE streaming Atlas The Atlas will open in a media asset window.
  59. 59. DE streaming Atlas Use the options in the Share tab to post Atlas online or share it with colleagues and students.
  60. 60. DE streaming Atlas Access the supporting instructional materials through the Related Materials and More In This Series tabs.
  61. 61. DE streaming Atlas Explore a country by selecting it from the pull-down menu or clicking it on the map.
  62. 62. DE streaming Atlas The video segments are organizing thematically for each country. Culture Government History Natural World
  63. 63. DE streaming Atlas Teachers can assign the Atlas to entire classes or individual students and can incorporate Atlas as a resources for Assignments, Writing Prompts, and Quizzes.
  64. 64. DID YOU KNOW? DE streaming has hundreds of great primary sources.
  65. 65. Searching For Primary Sources Users can use Advanced Search to filter for primary sources.
  66. 66. Searching For Primary Sources
  67. 67. Filtering for Primary Sources Filter a keyword search to include only Primary Sources.
  68. 68. DID YOU KNOW? DE streaming has thousands of images that can be used to create digital stories, documentaries, and other multimedia instructional tools and learning artifacts.
  69. 69. DE streaming Images You can narrow your keyword searches to images by selecting Image from the Media menu. Use the keyword search to find great primary source images.
  70. 70. DE streaming Images
  71. 71. DE streaming Images Narrow your search results by the core subjects within Social Studies.
  72. 72. 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
  73. 73. DE streaming Images Clicking on the Large Preview will open the image in its own browser window/tab.
  74. 74. DE streaming Images Viewing the image in a browser allows you to zoom in and view image details.
  75. 75. 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.
  76. 76. DE streaming Images The Image library also contains hundreds of political cartoons.
  77. 77. DID YOU KNOW? DE streaming media can be incorporated into interactive Web 2.0 applications, including: VoiceThread, Glogster, Go Animate, and xTimeline.
  78. 78. DE streaming + Voicethread http://voicethread.com/about/k12 / http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/voicethread
  79. 79. DE streaming + Voicethread http://voicethread.com/share/621586/ You can upload images, audio, video, documents, and presentations to Voicethread.
  80. 80. Creating a VoiceThread http://ed.voicethread.com/pricing/k12/ <ul><li>Create a VoiceThread account or upgrade to educator status. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Create tab. Add a title and description for your VoiceThread. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence media and add captions. </li></ul><ul><li>Add voice, text, or video comments and annotation. </li></ul><ul><li>Optional – Share your VoiceThread privately with other users or user groups. (Use this option when including DE video.) </li></ul><ul><li>Set your Playback Options </li></ul><ul><li>Set your Publishing Options </li></ul><ul><li>Publish your VoiceThread via hyperlink or embedding. </li></ul>
  81. 81. Step 1 – Account Creation
  82. 82. VoiceThread Pricing Models – K12 http://ed.voicethread.com/pricing/k12/
  83. 83. Step 2 – Create New VoiceThread Once you have created your account and signed in, click the Create tab.
  84. 84. Step 2 – Create New VoiceThread
  85. 85. Step 3 – Upload Media
  86. 86. Step 3 – Upload Media Tip – If you copy the URL of DE streaming images you can paste them here to save on downloading time,
  87. 87. Accessing Image URLs
  88. 88. Accessing Image URLs
  89. 89. Step 3 – Upload Media Since VoiceThread can import documents as well media, it is easy to upload a citation page.
  90. 90. Step 4 – Add Captions Tip – Add the Share URL from the DE asset page to the Links To:
  91. 91. Getting URLs for Citation Click on the Share tab and copy the link. Copy the image citation.
  92. 92. 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.
  93. 93. Downloading Audio Click the Download File to save the audio file to your computer. Be sure to copy the citation information.
  94. 94. 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.
  95. 95. Step 7 – Playback Options Select Playback Options
  96. 96. Step 8 – Publishing Options Select Publishing Options
  97. 97. 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
  98. 98. DE streaming + Glogster jdorman.wikispaces.com/glogster http://edu.glogster.com/
  99. 99. http://edu.glogster.com/
  100. 100. DE streaming + Glogster
  101. 101. DE streaming + Glogster
  102. 102. 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
  103. 103. 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.
  104. 104. DE streaming + Glogster Add media content from online sources or upload from your computer.
  105. 105. Go! Animate Upload DE streaming images and audio to Go! Animate to create fun instructional comics. http://goanimate.com/
  106. 106. Go! Animate http://goanimate.com/howdoesitwork Go! Animate’s tutorials are organized by Basic to Advanced.
  107. 107. Go! Animate Import your own images and audio as well as selected media from DE streaming .
  108. 108. Go! Animate Layer characters, animate them, and tell them what to say with speech bubbles or upload your own audio narration.
  109. 109. Go! Animate
  110. 110. DE streaming + xTimeline http://xtimeline.com/
  111. 111. DE streaming + xTimeline Timeline events can include text, images, video, and hyperlinks. They also have a space for citations.
  112. 112. DE streaming + xTimeline
  113. 113. DE streaming + xTimeline Events can include embeddable code, uploaded media, descriptions, and source citation.
  114. 114. DE streaming + xTimeline Timeline events can be uploaded as a CSV file or can be automatically updated through an RSS feed.
  115. 115. Other Great Timeline Resources http://www.timetoast.com/ http://www.dipity.com/ http://timeglider.com/
  116. 116. DID YOU KNOW? You can use DE streaming and Google Earth to create your own virtual field trip.
  117. 117. Discovery Education + Google Earth You can build your own Google field trips infused with powerful multimedia from DE streaming and DE MediaShare.
  118. 118. 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.
  119. 119. Linking to DE Media Click Share and copy the link.
  120. 120. Linking to DE Media You can use some minor HTML formatting to add clean hyperlinks to your placemarks. Watch the video, &quot; Voices of the Dust &quot; from DE streaming <br> <a href=“ http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=19C350AF-D8F1-40E0-BA71-F4B96D98788F &quot;>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.
  121. 121. 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.
  122. 122. Linking to DE Media You can even link to the Discovery Atlas Interactive Map.
  123. 123. 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.
  124. 124. Embedding DE Media
  125. 125. Embedding DE Media
  126. 126. Embedding DE Media
  127. 127. Embedding DE Media
  128. 128. Embedding DE Media Paste the embed code and citation into the placemark description.
  129. 129. Embedding DE Media The embedded video will now play within the placemark.
  130. 130. Adding Images
  131. 131. Adding Images
  132. 132. Adding Images Click Add > Photo Paste the Image URL
  133. 133. Adding Images
  134. 135. Rumsey Historical Maps Activate the Rumsey Historical Maps layer in the Gallery folder. Click on one of the Map placemarks to open a layer or to download the entire set of maps.
  135. 136. Rumsey Historical Maps When you download the entire set of Rumsey Historical Maps the folder will open in your Place menu. Click on the map sets you wish to activate.
  136. 137. Rumsey Historical Maps Overlay view with Rumsey Historical Maps
  137. 138. Rumsey Historical Maps
  138. 139. 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.
  139. 140. Data Sets http://www.kmlfactbook.org/ Download data sets from the CIA World Factbook and the World Resources Institues EarthTrends . 
  140. 141. DID YOU KNOW? You can create Quizzes, Writing Prompts, and Assignments in DE streaming .
  141. 142. DE streaming Builders Click on My Builder Tools to access the Assignment Builder, Quiz Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder.
  142. 143. 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.
  143. 144. Assignment Builder
  144. 145. Quiz Builder
  145. 146. Quiz Builder You can differentiate your questions by adding hints, correct notes, incorrect notes, and videos for preview or review.
  146. 147. Writing Prompt Builder
  147. 148. Writing Prompt Builder Enhance your Writing Prompts with widgets from Web 2.0 applications, such as: Voicethread, xTimeline, Go Animate, Google Maps, and more!
  148. 149. DID YOU KNOW? You can use DE streaming audio files, songs, and sound effects to create inspiring and authentic podcasts.
  149. 150. Podcasting with  GarageBand http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#garageband Apple’s iLife ‘09 website offers excellent tutorials for using GarageBand to create original podcasts.
  150. 151. Podcasting The Battle of Britain The Holocaust Begins Jenna Interviews Her Grandfather, D-Day Veteran
  151. 152. Podcasting with Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  152. 153. Download the LAME MP3 Encoder
  153. 154. Finding Audio in DE streaming Filter your search for Audio, Song, or Sound Effect
  154. 155. Downloading Audio Filter your search for Audio, Songs, or Sound Effect Click on the Download File link to save the audio file as an MP3.
  155. 156. Importing Audio into Audacity
  156. 157. 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.
  157. 158. Exporting Your Podcast File > Export as MP3
  158. 159. Publishing Your Podcast dencommunity.com > Educator Resources = MediaShare
  159. 160. DID YOU KNOW? You and your students can use DE streaming images to create original digital stories and documentaries.
  160. 161. 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.
  161. 162. Digital Stories with Photostory <ul><li>Microsoft Photostory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download images from streaming to import into Photostory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download audio from streaming to import into Photostory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add voiceover narration, text, transitions, and special effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export as a WMV movie file </li></ul></ul>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx
  162. 163. Digital Stories with Photostory After importing and arranging your images you can add titles, special effects, and transitions.
  163. 164. Digital Stories with Photostory Import an audio file for background music or sound effects.
  164. 165. Digital Stories with Photostory Record narration for each image.
  165. 166. Digital Documentaries with Movie Maker DE streaming audio, songs, images, and video can be used as the raw material for student-created digital documentaries.
  166. 167. 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.
  167. 168. Downloading Video from DE streaming Set your Download Type to Media Player. Click or right-click the Download icon.
  168. 169. 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.
  169. 170. Importing DE streaming Video <ul><li>Open Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>From the task bar on the left, choose “Import Video” </li></ul>
  170. 171. Creating Your Documentary Storyboard view is great for organizing your media assets.
  171. 172. Creating Your Documentary Timeline view is great for layering audio, text, transitions, and special effects.
  172. 173. Adding Original Narration <ul><li>On the Audio track line, choose a section of audio that you want to mute and right-click on that section </li></ul><ul><li>Choose “Mute” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the microphone icon to record your narration </li></ul><ul><li>Record your narration and save the file in your content folder on your computer </li></ul>
  173. 174. Finish Your Documentary Choose “save to my computer”
  174. 175. Documentaries on a Mac iMovie (Mac) http://www.apple.com/findouthow/movies/ http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/
  175. 176. Visit dencommunity.com to connect to inspiring educators from around the world!