Take Teaching to the Next Level Where Microscope and Mouse Meet Connecting to a Global Community of Educators Matt’s Media Tips 3-12 We’ve extended our Student Media Contest so there is still a chance for you and your students to enter! 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! Finally I still need your feedback! 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! It’s all about the sharing. You already know that Discovery Education is filled with thousands of videos, images, songs and more. However you may not know that you can also grow and customize your Discovery Education through Discovery Education MediaShare. Pretty cool right? Well it gets better. Everything uploaded through MediaShare has its own embed code which means, once uploaded, your content can be posted on a website, blog, web 2.0 tools, and more. When someone chooses to upload and share their resources through MediaShare that resource is automatically tied to the Discovery Education Taxonomy. That’s GeekSpeak, I know...sorry. It simply means that anything uploaded through MediaShare will show up when someone does a keyword or drill-down search. Finally, if you choose to share your stuff with a global audience your resource will be show up within the DEN Assets (scroll down on and check out the lower-left hand corner of your screen under Narrow My Search). So how does it work? Scroll down to find out more.