Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Discovery Education's Spotlight on Strategies

Many educators use Discovery Education for their vast database of videos and teaching materials.  However, there are many other resources found in the DE system.  For example, the Spotlight on Strategies (also known as "SOS") initiative has laid out a wealth of instructional strategies that teachers from all curricular areas and levels can utilize.

To find these effective teacher-created resources, log into your Discovery Education account and search for SOS:
 You may want to click the VIEW STRATEGIES BY SKILL button:
The strategy categories will appear, such as ASSESSMENTCOMPARE AND CONTRASTSUMMARIZING, etc.

 Click VIEW ALL from within a category area to see more strategies:
Select the preferred strategy to view a description, a short video, and a PDF explaining the strategy:



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fixing the Pop-Up Blocker Setting for KCloud

If you've not switched over from KCLOUD 1.0 to KCLOUD 2.0, now is the time!  The URL for the NEW and IMPROVED KCLOUD 2.0 is https://kisdsso.kellerisd.net, so bookmark or favorite it soon!
If you notice the links display a button like this:  , complete the following steps:

For the Chrome Browser

  1. Click the CHROME MENU  button in the top, right corner of Chrome
  2. Select SETTINGS:

  3. Click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS:
  4. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button:

  5. Click MANAGE EXCEPTIONS under POP-UPS:
  6. Enter kisdsso.kellerisd.net and specify ALLOW in the following window:
  7. Click DONE twice.

For Internet Explorer

  1. Click the GEAR icon found in the top, right corner:

  2. Select INTERNET OPTIONS
  3. Select the PRIVACY tab
  4. Select SETTINGS under the POP-UP BLOCKER section
  5. Enter kisdsso.kellerisd.net into the ADDRESS OF WEBSITE TO ALLOW field and click ADD
  6. Click CLOSE and OK