Take Teaching to the Next Level Where Microscope and Mouse Meet Connecting to a Global Community of Educators Matt’s Media Tips 2-27 A few brand new updates before we get into this week’s featured tips and tricks. First and foremost we’ve upgraded our ISSUU.com account (that snazzy site that allows you to view this document online) so that you no longer see ads on the side AND you can open now open Matt’s Tips and Tricks on an iPad! Second - don’t forget to register for, and upload your student videos to, the the first student media contest of the year! http:// links.discoveryeducation.com/videochallenge. This challenge asks your students to listen to and select one of five songs about Math, Social Studies, Science, Geography, watch its corresponding kinesthetic lecture, and then create their own interpretation of that song in a video. 10 finalists will win 30 backpacks, a Flipcam, and a DEN Polo shirt. The Grand Prize winner will win the backpacks, Flipcam, shirt, and a school assembly! Thirdly - I need your help. In order for me to keep the Matt’s Media Tips relevant, concise and timely, I need your thoughts and feedback. I’ve created a very short little survey to help make sure that these tips and tricks stay on target and provide value to you. Please take a few moments (less than 10 minutes) to fill out this short 15 question survey. Thanks! Ok let’s get into the nitty gritty. Diving into the Teacher Center It’s always been there. And it’s always being enhanced. In fact if you haven’t seen this treasure trove, or even if you haven’t been there in a while, let me tell you what you’ll find. Within the Teacher Center you’ll find; a calendar that displays important things that have happened “on this day in history,” an interactive world atlas, a chance to meet the “faces of Discovery Education,” different STEM career professionals and corresponding STEM lesson plans, and a whole lot more. See - I told you lots of good stuff in the Teacher Center. Intrigued? Want to join me on a little treasure hunting? Great! Join me on the next page to find out more.