|L2R: Porter Palmer & Kyle Schutt, DEN Managers|
Did you know that Discovery Education has hundreds of speeches with speech guides and transcripts or that we have the ENTIRE Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia series? That’s not all! If you’re looking for engaging resources on history, literature, music, art, theater, culture, or even primary sources DE is the place to look. In this session, not only will we discover how to find humanities resources in DE, but we’ll also explore how to incorporate them into free web 2.0 tools. Join us as we take the humanities into the digital age.
|Porter's resources on Scoop.it|
Porter showed us how to navigate Scoop.it where she curated her resources, including her SlideShare.net presentation which plays inside of Scoop.it. What Scoop.it enables is widgetizing your content as well as providing digital works cited.
The classrom application is easy beesy. If you want your students to curate worthy information, they create a library of information, much like you would diigo it, except that Scoop.it is interactive and displays content in the format you scoop--video, images, websites, images. Whatever is worthy.
Wordle to create a visual speech. Did you know DE Streaming includes the entire Funk & Wagnells encyclopedia. Anything you can copy/paste from DE Streaming speeches, texts...you can put into put into Wordle or WordSift.
WordSift, and that takes words into a new level in the cloud and visualizes it as a word cloud. Very cool alternative and for learners who need differentiation, this tool appeals to a visual learner for whom Wordle is too cluttered. You can open a work space and drag words from the WordSift cloud tagged to key words to the cloud. You can shift, drag, and use these words in your workspace and gives you an advanced way to visualize learning in the humanities. You can use the embedded thesaurus in WordSift to develop vocabulary concepts. If the word appeals to the student, it can be added, and learning continues to grow.
A special thanks to Porter for an amazing presentation for those of us in the humanities. You rock.