Engaging Student Learning with SAFARI Montage

By Tim Clark on Thu, 9/11/2014 at 11:01 am
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Tim Clark
Vice President of Learning Innovation, SAFARI Montage

 Post to this forum at least three suggestions for engaging student learning with SAFARI Montage.

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chenita jarrett
program specialist, Fulton Schools

Students can be engaged with SAFARI Montage through the use of being able to create video that could allow them to share or present their understanding of content, complete tasks assigned by the teacher and quickly link to outside media content.

 C. Jarrett

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Stephanie Haga
STEM Program Specialist, Fulton County Schools

1. Students can use this resource to use for extending learning or developing a deeper understanding.
2. Teachers can post playlists to support the flipped classroom model.
3. Teachers can find resources to use within lessons or stations with students.

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Sonya Carter
LEAD ELA Specialist, Fulton County Schools

Students can use Safari Montage to engage in research or performance-based projects. Teachers can use Safari Montage to engage students during instructional delivery. Teachers can use Safari Montage during planning PLC's to locate digital materials based on CCGPS standards.

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Amanda Swerdlow
Program Specialist, Fulton County

1. Create their own playlist to accompany a blended project.
2. Use to research within targeted unit bend.
3. Determine digital feature favorites.

 Amanda Swerdlow, Humanities Program Specialist, FCS

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Sandra Bennett
Teacher, Fulton County Schools

I believe SAFARI Montage is a powerful tool that will engage students, and I'm looking forward to incorporating it into my instruction! Here are three possible strategies that may be used:

1. Identify a resource to support one or more students to personalize their learning
2. Provide differentiated instruction by supplement a unit and have students access in in a station rotation
3. Used by students and teachers to identify and use resources to support blended learning/ professional development.

 Sandra Bennett

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Jessica Karp
media specialist, Fulton

1. Teachers can create personalized playlist for students.
2. Students can adjust the options on the media player to meet their learning needs.
3. Using a playlist to reteach or review a skill would support students.

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Kathy Politis
Consultant, Fulton County Schools

1. Use video to assess prior knowledge.
2. Allow students to take control of their own learning by creating video to 'show what they know.'
3. As a teaching team, divide up the team to find videos to address the needs of diverse learners in the grade or subject. When students need additional opportunities to learn the work of finding the resources to address their needs is done.

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Cari Begin
Instructional Coach, Fulton County Schools

Teachers have access to a wider array of video and digital content to create engaging and meaningful lessons for students.

Teachers can easily share digital content with colleagues for use across a grade level.

Teachers can easily differentiate lessons by assigning varied digital content to different groups of students.

C. Begin

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Aysha Farooqi
Teacher, Fulton County

Teacher can easily find resources based on the standard and create content related playlist to support instruction.
Students will be able to access the content (Flipped model) for review and extension.
Great way to differentiate and personalize instruction.

Aysha Farooqi


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Laura Hunter
Media and Educational Technology Instructor, Fulton County Schools

1. Teachers could assign videos to students for flipped lessons.
2. Instructional videos can be used that relate directly to the standards.
3. World language or ESL teachers could use the translation features with their students.
4. A great tool for differentiating learning for students.

Laura Hunter
Media and Educational Technology Instructor

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Bonnie Koliba
Instructional Technology Specialist, Allen ISD

Students are using the Safari Montage app to upload their work from iPads. It makes for an easy transition and the video uploads nicely. They are then able to share their video with their class and teachers can share it on our SupeTube or just send the link to parents.

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Chris Shearer
Principal, Fulton County Schools

1. Flipping the classroom
2. Personalizing learning by providing enrichment or remediation for particular standards
3. Station rotations activities differentiated for particular groups

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Ashley Campbell
Teacher, Fulton County

1. Homework resource
2. Centers
3. Genius Hour Research / Differentiated Learning

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Marisa Wesker
Teacher, Autrey Mill Middle School

1. Students can use Safari Montage to work at their own pace, watching and re-watching videos as they need.
2. Teachers can give students choices as to how or what they want to use within Safari Montage.
3. Within the classroom, Safari Montage provides a good opportunity for stations.

 Marisa Wesker

Autrey Mill Middle School

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Megan Endicott
Music Specialist, Fulton County Schools

I am excited about Safari Montage. It can serve as a pathway into personalized learning through a flipped style learning environment by using videos as a means to present content, a great tool for storing all of your information through the upload feature, and a way to ensure content matches standards through the advanced search options. Safari Montage will also allow for differentiated instruction.

 Megan Endicott 

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Daphney Mills
Curriculum Support Teacher, Fulton County Schools

Teachers can develop their lessons within a playlist. including websites, documents, images, etc... This ensures the integration of various technology types in lessons and classrooms.

Students will be exposed to more than just one way to turn in assignments. This should increase engagement.

As teachers develop playlists and share them within the school, the amount of resources available by standard will offer peers within the school a different perspective on delivering content.

D. Mills

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Amy Vining
8th grade ELA, Fulton

Students can watch video lessons at home, then come to school prepared to work on activities and projects based on the information from the night before.

Students in an ELL environment will be able to access content knowledge in thier native language.

Teachers have access to academic rich content that is relevent and accessable.

Amy Vining
Elkins Pointe Middle School

Amy Vining

8th grade ELA

Elkins Pointe Middle School

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Chris Sinon
Physical Education and Health Educator, Fulton County Schools

Student could develop content and share their original products with their classmates.Teachers could use video playlists to flip their classrooms lessons. Teachers could you state standards feature to supplement their differentiated instruction.

Chris Sinon 

Ridgeview Charter School

Fulton Vanguard Team Member

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Kelsey Avery
Math Teacher, Fulton County Schools

I would use Safari Montage:

1.) to introduce a lesson on a new topic

2.) to show students real-world applications of the materials we are learning.

3.) remediation for students that were not present for the original lecture or need to hear the lecture/material again.

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Pamela Darrow
IRR, Fulton County Public Schools

Studentvs will be able to listen and utilize authentic speaking and events. Students will be able to watch videos that are relevant to current issues in Spanish which will increase their ability to understand and use the language in daiky use.

Teacher will have additional access to learning activities that will increase for students the level of rigor and mastery of the language.

Teachers will be able to create unique lessons by using multiple activities.

Dr. Pamela Darrow, PhD.
Centenenial High School

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Kristen Kanitsch
Teacher, Creek View Elementary

Students can use Safari to watch videos at home and at their own pace—great way to integrate technology into the classroom.
Teachers can easily find resources related to the standards and content.
Teachers can share content/videos with students and with team members.

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Allison Bastecki
Teacher, Fulton County Schools

I would use Safari Montage in a technology station and have a playlist of videos ready for the students to watch and complete activities on. I would also use it for research in the classroom because it is a good way to find multiple sources in one location. I would use this program to create individual playlists for my students who need reteaching on a certain skill or standard.

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Steve Sweigart
Engineering Instructor, Fulton County

1. Extend student learning with the use of videos and pictures.
2. Help personalize student learning based on student intersts and pace.
3. Homework resource

Dr. Steve Sweigart

Johns Creek High School

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Stephanie Sosebee
Administrative Assistant, Fulton County Schools

1. Teachers can use the speed and caption features to assist students with disabilities.

2. Videos and pictures can be used as activating strategies to increase student interest and engagement.

3. Teachers can search for resources by standard to assist in lesson planning.

Stephanie Sosebee

Hopewell Middle School

Administrative Assistant

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Kelly Corin
Teacher, FCBOE

Teachers can find resources that were helpful to other teachers and beneficial to students.
Students are able to create material to share with others.
Students can see real-world connections using the videos and resources on Safari Montage.

Kelly Corin

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Janice Etscovitz
METI , Fulton Cty Schools

Teachers can assign playlists for students to view/work on at their own pace.
With the capability for students to post/upload their digital work is a great feature!
The capbility for cc on many of the videos will be a big help for many.
Another great resource for the "Flipped Classroom Model".

Janice P. Etscovitz, METI

Hopewell Middle School

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Megan Waters
Teacher, Fulton County Schools

1. The many customizable options, such as closed captions, the English/Spanish toggle, and the ability to adjust the speed of the video, make this a great resource for blended learning.
2. The quizzes and teacher’s guides can be useful for facilitating meaningful discussions.
3. In addition to teachers curating a playlist of digital resources, students can produce and upload their own content to demonstrate their understanding of a concept.

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Ava Sheffield
CST, Fulton County

Teachers can create playlists for students. Students will have access to these resources and engage in differentiated lessons. The videos and resources are interesting and relevant.

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Mandy Bell
METI, Fulton Schools

1. Create playlists to either scaffold or enrich learning.
2. Students can share projects (PBL)
3. Research - access to TRUSTED multiple sources, much safer than conducting a websearch. CC feature in videos is great for taking notes (younger students)

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Teri Weber
Teacher, Fulton County Schools

Personalize student learning allowing students to complete a playlist in areas they choose
Create a capsule unit for students to use in teacher absence
Offer enhanced learning when students finish classwork

Teri Weber

Business and Architecture

Johns Creek High School