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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

New Summer 2016 Content Highlights

We are very excited about the NEW content available on SAFARI Montage this summer! Over 1,000+ new titles have been added from your favorite publishers including A&E, BBC, National Geographic and PBS as well as new providers such as Grammaropolis, Steve Procko Productions, Master Communications, Aperture Films and more! Check out some of our favorites!

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Diana Ryan
Director of Digital Learning, SAFARI Montage

Tools for a Growth Mindset During Pre-Planning

Carol Dweck has identified a Growth Mindset to be the following:

“When students and educators have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter.”

When you return to school and start planning for the new school year, pull out your new toolbox full of these traits necessary for developing a growth mindset.

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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Summer Olympic Games

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from August 5th-August 21st in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Be sure to check out our winning Olympic –themed learning objects covering the origins and history of the Games, events, famous past competitors, and more! Go Team USA!

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Gwen Smith
Educational Technology & Learning Specialist, SAFARI Montage

Share to Google Classroom from SAFARI Montage!

We’ve been eagerly awaiting this integration and are pleased to announce the Share to Classroom feature for content, playlists and lessons in SAFARI Montage will be releasing with SAFARI Montage v6.4!

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Corey Appelbaum
Account Executive: Florida, SAFARI Montage

One Stop Shopping: The SAFARI Montage LOR

I heard a great analogy from Nikki Depalma, IMS Resource Teachers from the Division of Teaching and Learning for Orange County Public Schools, FL. I was in one of her trainings and she referred to SAFARI Montage’s Learning Object Repository (LOR) as Florida’s favorite grocery store, Publix. For those of you not residing in the Southeastern part of the US, Publix is a mainstay and a beacon of civilization. One can find almost anything in their immaculate aisles, in addition to the expected in their renowned bakery, deli, and produce sections. Ms. Depalma alluded to a teacher’s playlists and lessons as grocery lists and recipes from which teachers would pick out the digital materials they needed from our LOR (aka Publix).

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SAFARI Montage
Site Contributor, SAFARI Montage

GAMEIS 2016

 

Are you going to GAMEIS 2016 in Savannah, GA on July 6-8?  
If so, please stop by Booth 1 and say hi or join us at the following events--



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SAFARI Montage
Site Contributor, SAFARI Montage

Selfies with Lavar Burton at ISTE 2016

 

Lavar Burton of Reading Rainbow fame, stopped by to say hi and see what was new at SAFARI Montage, the platform through which thousands of teachers share Reading Rainbow shows with their students each year.

 

    

 

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Gwen Smith
Educational Technology & Learning Specialist, SAFARI Montage

Customize Your SAFARI Montage Login Page

Are you making the most of your SAFARI Montage login page? In addition to being able to add your unique school and district logos, the bottom third of the log-in page can be further customized.

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Gwen Smith
Educational Technology & Learning Specialist, SAFARI Montage

Differentiated Instruction for Standards Mastery – Best Practices in PD @ Lee County Schools, FL

 I never cease to be amazed by the dedication of hard working teachers, like those at Lee County Schools in Florida. This past week my colleagues and I spent two days with 400 teachers from across the district and vendors of digital content, such as Compass and HMH, which is being housed in the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) through IMS Global Common Cartridge.

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SAFARI Montage
Site Contributor, SAFARI Montage

Curating Resources for Personalized Learning

Join us at ISTE 2016 to learn how school districts around the country are embracing personalized learning to address the unique needs and interests of teachers and students.  One challenge in personalized learning is providing high quality instructional resources that can ensure an equitable and sustainable learning environment. In this session, join Dr. Tim Clark and leaders from school districts across the U.S. to explore strategies for curating digital resources within a Learning Object Repository (LOR) as a foundation for personalized learning.

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