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Published on February 16, 2009

Author: mike_bryant

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Building a Bigger Builder: Combining the DE Builder tools with Web 2.0 Widgets and Applications Matt Monjan

Building a Bigger Builder:

Combining the DE Builder tools with Web 2.0 Widgets and Applications

Cool! What’s a Widget? The web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML -based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation . They are derived from the idea of reusable code that has existed for years. Nowadays other terms used to describe web widgets including: gadget, badge, module, capsule, snippet, mini and flake. Web widgets oftWiken but not always use DHTML , JavaScript , or Adobe Flash . Wikipedia contributors, “Widget,” Wikpedia, The Free Encyclopedia , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_widget (accessed 12/28/2007).

Cool!

Building it Bigger – and better! Incorporating Web 2.0 widgets into your builder There are hundreds of widgets that you can find. Take advantage of these free tools to add another dimension to your builder We’re going to look at four.

There are hundreds of widgets that you can find.

Take advantage of these free tools to add another dimension to your builder

We’re going to look at four.

First Things First – Creating a Builder Tool But we’ll come back to that…

Creating a Writing Prompt Log into www.discoveryeducation.com Click on the “Teacher Center” link matt.monjan *********

Log into www.discoveryeducation.com

Click on the “Teacher Center” link

Click on the Writing Prompt Icon

Click on the Writing Prompt Icon

Creating and Searching Click on the Search button to search for existing Writing Prompts Click on the Copy link to add the Writing Prompt to your content or click on the Writing Prompt link to view the prompt

Creating and Searching Click on the Create New button to create a new Writing Prompts

Create a Title , select a Subject Area , and Grade Level “ Out Damned Spot” Click on the Save/Continue Button – BE SURE TO TURN OFF POP-UP BLOCKERS FIRST!

Saving to My Content Area Choose to Save to Existing Folder (like My Content) or Save to New Folder Then select the “ Save” Button Select “ Done ” Button

Enter a keyword and choose “ image ” or “ clip art ” Then choose the “ Continue ” button

Enter a keyword and choose “ image ” or “ clip art ”

Then choose the “ Continue ” button

Click on the link to add the image to your prompt

Click on the link to add the image to your prompt

Choose Your Page Orientation and Border Size

Choose Your Page Orientation and Border Size

Enter the Writing part of your Writing Prompt 2,000 character maximum

Enter the Writing part of your Writing Prompt

2,000 character maximum

You can then Preview your prompt or go straight to the Summary button Give your students the Link next to point # 2 so that they can access your work!

You can then Preview your prompt or go straight to the Summary button

Ok let’s kick it up a notch … and add a voicethread

… and add a voicethread

What is a VoiceThread? A voice thread is a site that allows you to marry your images with your voice or audio http://voicethread.com/#u32560 VoiceThread also allows you to add video doodles and Phone Commenting/Remote Control Very Cool – how do I do it? Simple go to www.voicethread.com and follow the online prompts: http://voicethread.com/#u32560.b8381.i61448

A voice thread is a site that allows you to marry your images with your voice or audio

http://voicethread.com/#u32560

VoiceThread also allows you to add video doodles and Phone Commenting/Remote Control

Very Cool – how do I do it? Simple go to www.voicethread.com and follow the online prompts: http://voicethread.com/#u32560.b8381.i61448

Add a voicethread to your Writing Prompt Go to www.voicethread.com and create a voicethread Click on the right-arrow to copy the Embed Code Log into DE streaming and the click on Teacher Center Create a new writing prompt Enter instruction into the instruction boxes Paste the Embed Code from voicethread into the caption box Give the writing prompt code to your students

Go to www.voicethread.com and create a voicethread

Click on the right-arrow to copy the Embed Code

Log into DE streaming and the click on Teacher Center

Create a new writing prompt

Enter instruction into the instruction boxes

Paste the Embed Code from voicethread into the caption box

Give the writing prompt code to your students

Creating an Interactive Quiz Log into www.discoveryeducation.com Click on the “Teacher Center” link matt.monjan *********

Log into www.discoveryeducation.com

Click on the “Teacher Center” link

Click on the Quiz Builder Icon

Click on the Quiz Builder Icon

Searching for a Quiz Place a checkmark next to My Quizzes or Discovery Education streaming Quizzes My Quizzes searches the quizzes that you have already created. Discovery Education streaming quizzes searches Discovery Education quiz databank

Place a checkmark next to My Quizzes or Discovery Education streaming Quizzes

Creating a Quiz Click on the Create New Button

Click on the Create New Button

Add in your information – Fields marked with a * are mandatory What’s Shakin’ Shakespeare?

Add in your information – Fields marked with a * are mandatory

Fill in all of the boxes and check the Display to Students Box Choose your Quiz Options Click on the Save/Continue Button – BE SURE TO TURN OFF POP-UP BLOCKERS FIRST! Watch the video and then take the quiz To understand Shakespeare “the Man” and how he developed his writing style Don’t let Matt sit next to Hall!

Fill in all of the boxes and check the Display to Students Box

Choose your Quiz Options

Save Quiz to My Content Area Choose to Save to Existing Folder (like My Content) or Save to New Folder Then select the “ Save” Button Select “ Done ” Button

Adding Material To Your Quiz Choose the type of Material You would like to add to your quiz Shakespeare Search My Content or Discovery Education’s

Choose the type of Material You would like to add to your quiz

Check the boxes to add material to your quiz You can check as many boxes as you would like – you only need to click on done after choosing ALL of your material first NOTE: You can toggle between full videos to segments, to images, songs, etc by using search box on left

You can check as many boxes as you would like – you only need to click on done after choosing ALL of your material first

Content is added below in the Current Media Box

Content is added below in the Current Media Box

Adding Questions Create your own question or use one from the quiz data bank

Create your own question or use one from the quiz data bank

Creating your own questions Choose your Question Type: Multiple Choice (single answer) Multiple Choice (multiple answer) Short Answer/Essay True/False

Enter your question Provide a hint (e.g. watch the movie) Provide a note when correct answer is chosen Provide a note when wrong answer is chosen Enter your quiz answers and select the correct answer Click on the Add Question Button Click on the Continue Button Shakespeare expanded the roles of two characters in his version of Romeo and Juliet. Those two characters were _____. Watch the movie Great Job! Oops try again Mercutio and Nurse Lady Capulet and Nurse Paris and Mercutio Friar Lawrence and Tybalt

Enter your question

Provide a hint (e.g. watch the movie)

Provide a note when correct answer is chosen

Provide a note when wrong answer is chosen

Enter your quiz answers and select the correct answer

Click on the Add Question Button

Click on the Continue Button

Choosing questions from the Quiz Databank Create your own question or use one from the quiz data bank

Create your own question or use one from the quiz data bank

Choosing questions from the Quiz Databank Enter a Keyword and click on the Go button Shakespeare

Enter a Keyword and click on the Go button

Place a check mark next to the questions that you want to add Click on the question link to see how it is formed Click on the source video link to see the video that supports the question Click on the Add Selected Questions to Quiz button

Place a check mark next to the questions that you want to add

Click on the question link to see how it is formed

Click on the source video link to see the video that supports the question

Click on the Add Selected Questions to Quiz button

Preview your quiz Print out your quiz in Word w/or without the correct answers

Print out your quiz in Word w/or without the correct answers

Summary Page Provide the code and/or link to your students. Students should click on link and then enter their first, space, and last name

Provide the code and/or link to your students.

Students should click on link and then enter their first, space, and last name

Snazz it up with slideshare slideshare is a free application that lets you upload PowerPoint presentations, share them, and embed them in the builders.

slideshare is a free application that lets you upload PowerPoint presentations, share them, and embed them in the builders.

Inserting presentations www. SlideShare.net

Inserting presentations Embed PowerPoint presentations Link directly to specific pages within presentation Great way to assess value of student created presentation (open book quiz) SlideShare.net

Embed PowerPoint presentations

Link directly to specific pages within presentation

Great way to assess value of student created presentation (open book quiz)

Creating an Assignment Log into www.discoveryeducation.com Click on the “Teacher Center” link matt.monjan *********

Log into www.discoveryeducation.com

Click on the “Teacher Center” link

Click on the Assignment Builder

Click on the Assignment Builder

Searching for created assignments Place a checkmark next to My Assignments, School Assignments District Assignments, or Discovery Education streaming Assignments Then click on the Search button

Place a checkmark next to My Assignments, School Assignments

District Assignments, or Discovery Education streaming Assignments

Then click on the Search button

Creating your own Assignment Click on the Create New button to create a new Writing Prompts

Enter in the Mandatory Information: Title, Subject Area and Grade Levels Shakespeare Assignment

Enter in the Mandatory Information:

Title, Subject Area and Grade Levels

Enter in your instructions, objectives and teacher notes (for your eyes only) and then click on the save/continue button Don’t let Billy sit next to Suzy during this session To understand how Shakespeare developed his writing style All the world’s a stage! Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer of the English language, but who was Shakespeare? What kind of a world did he live in? Why is he so great? Watch the videos attached in this assignment, and in combination with your research, provide an inside look at Shakespeare’s life and times, his use of language, and the nitty-gritty of Elizabethan drama.

Enter in your instructions, objectives and teacher notes (for your eyes only) and then click on the save/continue button

Save Assignment to My Content Area Choose to Save to Existing Folder (like My Content) or Save to New Folder Then select the “ Save” Button Select “ Done ” Button

Add Material To Your Assignment Add Videos, Segments, Images, etc Or Add Quizzes and/or Writing Prompts

Add Videos, Segments, Images, etc

Or

Add Quizzes and/or Writing Prompts

Add Material To Your Assignment Type in a keyword – search streaming library or My Content then click on the Search button Shakespeare

Type in a keyword – search streaming library or My Content then click on the Search button

Check the boxes to add material to your Assignment You can check as many boxes as you would like – you only need to click on done after choosing ALL of your material first NOTE: You can toggle between full videos to segments, to images, songs, etc by using search box on left

You can check as many boxes as you would like – you only need to click on done after choosing ALL of your material first

Media is added to the Current Media and Activities Box

Media is added to the Current Media and Activities Box

Add Material To Your Assignment Add Quizzes and/or Writing Prompts - Type in a keyword Shakespeare

Add Quizzes and/or Writing Prompts -

Type in a keyword

Add Material To Your Assignment Add a links to other websites

Add a links to other websites

Add in your links and give them some description Click on the Close button Discovery Interactive Atlas streaming.discoveryeducation.com/hotbox/atlas/index.cfm Launch the Atlas and explore four countries that Shakespeare Mentions in his plays

Add in your links and give them some description

Click on the Close button

Add Material Instructions (optional) For each asset that you choose (videos, websites, etc) you can add individual instruction. Click on the Continue button Watch the video and come to class with a report Listen to the Gcast quote from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Name three more of his tragedies and get a bonus if you can add a quote. Get even more extra credit by staging a 2 minute play!

For each asset that you choose (videos, websites, etc) you can add individual instruction.

Click on the Continue button

Summary Page Provide the code and/or link to your students. Students should click on link and then enter their first, space, and last name

Provide the code and/or link to your students.

Students should click on link and then enter their first, space, and last name

Assignment Builder

Other widgets to explore and add… www.blabberize.com – Make your Pictures Talk and tell a digital story www.animoto.com – Turn your images into a music video! www.flickr.com – go on a photo safari www.swivel.com – insert graphs into a quiz or assignment

www.blabberize.com – Make your Pictures Talk and tell a digital story

Contact Me! Matt Monjan [email_address] 240-338-9388

Matt Monjan

[email_address]

240-338-9388

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