Monroe One BOCES offers educators in districts that participate in our Multimedia service the SAFARI Montage instructional video platform, and Learn360 videos.
To get there, go to: https://media.monroe.edu and log in with your Active Directory account (what you would normally use to log in to your school computer)
To help you think through how to use video in your classroom, read this Eduptopia article from March of last year about using video in the classroom: https://www.edutopia.org/article/using-video-content-amplify-learning. It lays out very clear tips for using video in your classroom (summarized below).
It’s important to have a clear purpose for using a film, documentary or news clip. Make sure you’re not just assigning a video to use up time.
Be purposeful when using video, such as:
- Building background knowledge on a topic. Video is great for ELL students because they can pick up information using visual cues.
- Enriching a text or text excerpt. Video can help students visualize a place, event or person.
- Deepening or solidifying student learning. Giving students information in multiple modalities can help students learn more thoroughly.
Tips for using video:
- Be selective. Pick the most dynamic and pertinent clips to illustrate your point. Use the chapters feature in SAFARI Montage
- Provide a mission. “As you watch, pay attention to…” Setting a goal will keep students attentive.
- Pause to ponder (and write)
- Turn on closed captioning. Again, listening, while reading and using video images for visual clues are great multimodal ways for students to take in information.
SAFARI Montage is your guide to BOCES educational video resources!
Monroe One BOCES Multimedia service has a LOT of video resources FREE for Multimedia Service Members to use. During this hour-long workshop, we’ll learn how to access these videos, use them with classes, and take a look at our newest content.
This is for teachers and librarians in districts that participate in the Monroe One Multimedia Service.
Join us Tuesday, March 24th (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Learn360 recently added almost 700 titles to its collection. These titles are newly embedded into our SAFARI Montage platform.
We’ve created some playlists to help you better navigate these titles:
United News (Collection of newsreel footage from the 1940’s) – Grades 6-adult
Universal Newsreels (Collection of newsreel footage from the 1930’s) – Grades 9-12
Prelinger Archives (Collection of newsreel footage from 1920’s-1940s, covering topics such as Charles Lindbergh’s Flight, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, etc.) – Grades 9-12
The WPA Film Library (Footage from the 1920’s – 1940’s) – Grades 9-12
Looks International (Footage from the 1920’s – 1940’s) – Grades 9-12
Ferguson’s Career Tips – Grades 9-12
Highlights for Children (Animated Stories from highlights) – Grades PreK – K
Register for the workshop at the Monroe One My Learning Plan.
Attendees will get to take home their own green screen pizza box!
Dr. Carla Hayden was interviewed in the NYPL podcast, “The Librarian Is In”, this past week. It was very interesting and informative. It’s about 40 minutes long. If you have the time, give it a listen:
This year, on July 20th, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. WXXI is celebrating with a series of programs all about space.
Wednesday, June 5th and Friday, June 7th: “Chasing the Moon” (Watch the preview)
Tuesday, July 9th: American Experience “Space Men”
Tuesday, July 16th: NOVA “Apollo’s Daring Mission”
Wednesday, July 17th: NOVA “First Man on the Moon”
Tuesday, July 23rd: “A Year in Space”
Tuesday, July 30th: “Beyond a Year in Space”
Wednesday, July 31st: “The Farthest–Voyager in Space”
Our Multimedia department has been busy making short, easily accessible tutorials for educators using our Multimedia service. So far, Monroe One Tutor Clips include overviews of Safari MONTAGE and Soundzabound, as well as how to use Soundzabound on an iPad. More are already in the works.
Happy National Library Week!
Did you know that Soundzabound has sound effects too? Check out our video showcasing some of them!
Happy National Library Week!