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Gwen Smith
Educational Technology & Learning Specialist, SAFARI Montage

Schoology & SAFARI Montage Integration!

  Do you use Schoology and SAFARI Montage? If you do, I have great news. In SAFARI Montage v6.5 you'll be able to easily add digital content, playlists, and lessons from SAFARI Montage directly to your course(s) in Schoology!

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Integrating Live TV into K-12 Digital Learning Environments

Please join us at FETC 2017 to hear from leaders from Orange County Public Schools, Monroe County Schools and Sarasota County Schools about the benefits of integrating live media into K-12 digital learning environments, including easy access to live TV, events and school news and the ability to create on-demand digital instructional resources.

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District Snapshots- Curating Resources for Personalized Learning

Please join us at FETC to hear how Florida districts are curating resources for personalized learning.

When?   Date and Time: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:00-1:40 pm
Where?  Room S230A, Orange County Convention Center.

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SAFARI Montage
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Stocking Google Classroom with Curated and Created Learning Objects

Going to FETC?  If so please join  Rob Stratton, Dwayne Alton and Karen Babor from Lee County Schools along with Dr. Tim Clark to discover how the integration of Google Classroom with the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository can provide educators and students with federated search access to curated digital resources from educational publisher courseware, Open Educational Resources, including safe YouTube videos, user created Google Drive files, a video streaming library, Single Sign-On with many publishers and other interoperable resources. 

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Tim Clark
Vice President of Learning Innovation, SAFARI Montage

The SAFARI Montage LOR as the Foundation of a Learning Community

Digital Age CollaborationDuring the practice of the art and science of teaching, teachers are constantly engaged in designing resources to improve the learning experiences and achievement of their students. Depending on the culture of the school, teachers often share these lesson plans, ideas, and activities with the teachers next door or across the hall of the school building. This collaboration helps everyone focus on individual strengths, and students and teachers benefit from this shared expertise.

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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

What are OERs?

 “Openly licensed educational resources can increase equity by providing all students, regardless of zip code, access to high-quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content.” - John King, U.S. Secretary of Education

Open Educational Resources (OER) allow for fundamental changes in teaching and learning by efficiently providing open access to high quality, cost-efficient educational resources available on the internet. Generally, these resources are specifically licensed to be used and reused in an educational setting. OER Commons says that “Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.”

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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with SAFARI Montage resources designed to aid students in their understanding of what happened on December 7, 1941.

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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Identifying Fake News

Can you identify fake news on the internet? Can your students? Researchers at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education have spent over a year compiling data about how well students evaluate online sources of information. Unfortunately, the results are quite bleak. For example, more than 80% of middle schoolers believed that “sponsored content” represented real news stories and 80% of high schoolers did not understand the importance of verifying the validity of photographs with no attribution.

Looking for resources to help your students critically evaluate online resources? Check out the following assets available on SAFARI Montage.

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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Prohibition Ends – December 5, 1933

What comes to mind when you think about Prohibition? Temperance? Speakeasies? Organized Crime? Turns out there’s a lot more to it! Learn about the roots of Prohibition, its impact on the lives of Americans and why it was eventually repealed by creating a Playlist or Lesson which utilizes the notable content available on SAFARI Montage.

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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication – November 13, 1982

On November 13, 1982 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. The Memorial Wall, designed by Maya Lin, is a V-shaped black stone wall on which the names of the mnre than 58,000 American service members who died in the conflict are engraved in chronological order. Learn more about the primary and secondary resources available on SAFARI Montage which can be utilized as part of a study on the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

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