Friday, January 7, 2011
In order to better understand what Web 2.0 really means, I have come across a number of other blogs, wikis, and internet literature about the subject. Some of these resources highlight Discovery Streaming, an organization (hosted by Discovery- as in the channel) that provides streaming and downloadable video, but a lot more as well. Some other features include...
Lesson Plan Library
Even more resources exist to help teachers with planning and instruction, including a specific focus on STEM topics. I think the most valuable part of the site though is the huge collection of educational videos. I have used this resource when teaching concepts that benefit from short video segments. It was especially helpful to show a video of erosion, since our schoolyard example of erosion don't compare to other examples (i.e. Grand Canyon).
Howard County teachers, if you have not tried Discovery Streaming, you could click on the picture at the top. If you don't know your username, it is your email address. I cannot reveal password over the blog, but if you need to know, please ask teachers on your team or the tech/media staff at your school.