Articles & Resources

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Andrew Schlessinger
CEO & Co-founder, SAFARI Montage

Teaching Nirvana

So much of what I am about to write has been said before, but it is my job to put all of these concepts together into a meaningful solution that makes teaching and learning more effective for teachers and students. So, consider the following truths and trends.

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Ben Sender
Chief Executive Officer, TechKNOW Associates

Integrating Technology Through Project Based Learning in Newark Public Schools

During the 2009-2010 school year, the Special Education Department in Newark Public Schools in New Jersey initiated an “Integrating Technology through Project-Based Learning Pilot Program” in the Samuel L. Berliner School (Berliner School). The pilot utilized SAFARI Montage, customized project based learning activities, and job-embedded professional development.

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Tim Beekman
Co-founder & President, SAFARI Montage

Making Wireless Video Streaming Work at Keller ISD

Video is a powerful tool for today’s educators that can significantly enhance the student learning experience. But to truly benefit, schools need to have the right infrastructure in place to support the high bandwidth and quality of service required to deliver rich multimedia content, not just to the teacher’s classroom computer, but to all wireless devices – from Netbooks to mobile phones. Case in point—Keller ISD in Texas.

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Andrew Schlessinger
CEO & Co-founder, SAFARI Montage

Pennsylvania: The First State to Launch SAFARI Montage EdCast Network

Pennsylvania is our home state and I have wanted to do something special here with SAFARI Montage for a few years now, which is why I am thrilled to announce that SAFARI Montage will be available this Fall to every public school in PA connected to the state-wide high-speed network known as PAIUnet.

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SAFARI Montage
Site Contributor, SAFARI Montage

Playlist Contest

The SAFARI Montage Playlist Contest has now ended. SAFARI Montage thanks everyone for their playlist entries.

Winners will be announced on May 14th. Check back soon!

Click here for more information about the contest rules and for Playlist Exchange.

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Jim Hysaw
Executive Administrator of Technology, Garland ISD

TVs in the Classroom Are Dead – Long Live the Projector!

In this new age of the digital student, multimedia and interactive curriculum, there are two ways to engage students -- either give each of them a computer or outfit each classroom with a projection device that displays the information so that it is large enough for everyone to see. The latter is the direction we chose at Garland ISD when looking towards the future.

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Andrew Schlessinger
CEO & Co-founder, SAFARI Montage

A Holiday Gift of Hundreds of Videos FOR YOU!

I started distributing educational video 25 years ago, and I have always enjoyed being selective about the videos that I offered to schools and public libraries. Back then, it was VHS tapes, and I was reminded of a particular series dating from 1985 while watching the movie Julie and Julia. The series was Julia Child’s “The Way to Cook.” It was exceptional, although more for public libraries than for schools, which ultimately became our exclusive focus.

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Joseph Irby
President, BestQuest Teaching Systems

The “Dream Team” for the 21st Century Math Teacher

Combining the “Best Instructional Materials”1 with the highest rated2 Video-on-Demand System from SAFARI Montage is giving middle and high school math teachers an opportunity to reach their 21st century students in a manner that speaks the students’ language.

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Judie Koss
Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs, SAFARI Montage

The DVD Dilemma. To upload, or not to upload: that is the question

Is it legal to copy a DVD onto my school district's server? Read the article published in the October issue of School Library Journal. Also available on this topic is a more in-depth white paper.  

 

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Tim Beekman
Co-founder & President, SAFARI Montage

Version 4.0 is Very Cool and What You’ve Been Asking For

 

I’m ecstatic about our new version 4.0, which is no doubt the biggest upgrade we’ve ever released and includes great new features that are designed to support your instructional goals.

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