It’s happened to all of us. You’re watching a video on SAFARI Montage while working on a playlist when you realize there is a segment in the video that works perfectly for another playlist you’ve created. And there’s no easy way to add that segment to another playlist. Until now! We’ve enhanced playlists so that now it’s easy to add content to any of your playlists.
With the advent of radio, the term playlist began to work its way into our vernacular. While the first playlists were created for us by radio stations, as technology has continued to evolve playlists are no longer so limited. Individuals can now create their own custom playlists of music, video or other media through a variety of applications. In SAFARI Montage, playlists can be created by both teachers as a way to intentionally gather and develop collections of digital learning objects for a specific purpose in an educational setting.
As you turn your attention to a unit or lesson you’ve taught before do you ever find yourself searching in SAFARI Montage to find that great playlist you used last year? If so then this review of how to search for and find playlists is meant for you.
On Sunday, June 26 from 1:00-2:50 in the SAFARI Montage Effective Digital Classroom, Meeting Room 105A at ISTE, we will be offering a free hand-on workshop for advanced users of SAFARI Montage. If you are a SAFARI Montage experienced user, then this session is for you!
Girls in today’s world can aspire to a multitude of opportunities that were not available to their mothers or grandmothers. We need to thank the women before us who paved the way for our generation and those young women coming up behind us. March is National Women’s History Month and content in SAFARI Montage can support your classroom instruction and celebrate iconic women in history.
Knowing that many of you are working on curriculum development projects this summer that include the creation of playlists, we thought it would be helpful to share a rubric for the creation of an effective playlist.
When we think about summer, the beach, sun, and sand quickly come to mind. But, for some, June marks the end of one school year and the start of another- the extended school year.
Most people think “summer school” and you can see the immediate shift. Fear and dread among students is not uncommon. This is not the case here in Garland ISD. Our teachers are equipped for a summer SAFARI!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our playlist contest!
Our Grand Prize winner was Jason Sharrock of Sarasota County Schools in Florida. Jason, a science teacher, submitted a great playlist about the cycles of matter in the environment, called Round and Round We Go.
While you may sometimes create a playlist simply to serve as a repository for a few favorite clips or videos, your most effective playlists will function as multimedia lesson plans and share certain qualities and instructional elements. To create truly successful playlists that will serve you and your colleagues well class after class, you’ll want to make maximum use of the SAFARI Montage playlist features.