Posts Tagged ‘Encyclomedia’

Please join us for an overview of KET’s Online Resources in Maysville on March 29, 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

I am so pleased to announce that the Maysville Younger Woman’s Club and Maysville Woman’s Club are generously hosting a very special KET event for Mason County and nearby areas.  The event includes dinner and a presentation on KET’s high quality, FREE, online education resources for parents and teachers.  Participants will be given a certificate for 2 hours of Professional Development.  Here are the details:

Hope to see you there!!

Discovery Education has free webinars!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Discovery Education has wonderful FREE webinars!  In some cases, they are intended for students and teachers, like the engaging and informative one I participated in today hosted by Phillipe Cousteau and two other experts on food sources and sustainable living. Other Discovery Education webinars are for professional development and are about topics like using mobile devices in the classroom and other current issues. One topic is Discovery Education itself.  For example, there is one from 7pm to 8pm on February 1 entitled “An Overview of Discovery Streaming.” This would be a great way for teachers to brush up on the service if they haven’t used it in a while.  Here is the whole description:

“Get back to the basics of Discovery Education STREAMING! This webinar will explore the myriad of curriculum resources and time-saving features found in Discovery Education STREAMING. Already used by over 50% of US schools, the Discovery Education STREAMING library offers more than 100,000 learning objects aligned to both state and Common Core standards including: 55,000+ video segments; 25,000+ images; and thousands of encyclopedia articles, songs and hard-to-find speeches. Our webinar begins with the basics and moves through searches, the teacher center, and other resources.”

It is very easy to sign up!  Here is the link to register for the webinar described above and here is a link to the whole DE webinar calendar.

KET EncycloMedia Explained

Monday, November 28th, 2011

        KET has so many amazing classroom resources that it can be overwhelming to the ever-busy classroom teacher. Because of this, I always start my presentations with a nice overview of KET EncycloMedia before I go into greater detail about the three online digital repositories that are included: Discovery Education, Teacher’s Domain, and Ed on Demand. Recently, after just such a presentation, a media specialist asked me if I had a one page graphic organizer that she could put near her computer so she could keep it all straight. What a great idea!!!! If you would like a copy of the handout above, you can download it here. As always, please contact me if you have any questions!

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