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School Library System: Safari Montage


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About Safari

Access to instructional videos, primary source documents, and other digital resources through the SAFARI Montage platform is provided by Monroe One BOCES to districts participating in the Multimedia service.

SAFARI Montage servers come preloaded with educational video titles tied to the curriculum from the industry's leading video publishers, which include Schlessinger Media, PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, Scholastic, Disney Education, BBC and more. Monroe One BOCES also purchases additional titles through Learn360 and independent content producers, which is embedded directly into the SAFARI search interface.

Important Notes about Learn360 Content

Districts who participate in the Monroe One BOCES Multimedia service have access to Learn360 content, which is embedded within the SAFARI Montage search platform. This allows teachers to do one search when looking for content.

One thing to note: SAFARI will automatically default to it's own video tab when displaying results. To find Learn360 content, just click the Web Streaming tab under Video (see figure below and click to enlarge).

Weston Woods Titles

Disney Films in SAFARI

Social Studies Inquiries Playlists

The Newest Title Additions

Here are the latest titles from SAFARI Montage:

Middle/High School Level:

  • National Constitution Center Video Links - 21 web links to civics videos from the National Constitution Center which engage students in learning about American history and the U.S. Constitution. Grades 5–Adult.
  • Anne Frank House Video Links - Web links to 9 videos about Anne Frank, her diary and life in the Secret Annex. Grades 6–Adult.
  • Computer History Museum Video Links - Web links to 7 videos from the Computer History Museum that help students learn about the technological innovations that have shaped our modern world in fun and engaging ways. Grades 7–Adult.
  • Science Friday Podcasts - 50 web links to Science Friday podcasts which provide news and information about compelling science, nature, medicine and technology topics. Grades 7–Adult.

Here are the latest titles from Learn360:

Elementary/Middle School

  • Real World Chemistry: With her love of science and engineering, Fran Scott is on an industrial mission to find out how huge-scale chemical processes go into producing the world's most used materials. Grades 3-7
  • Ivy's Plant Shop: A fun series of films exploring the incredible science behind plants. Grades 3-7
  • Science - Life Lessons: An introduction to key concepts in biology, focusing on the seven important lessons from the natural world with beautiful wildlife footage. Grades 3-7

Middle/High School

  • History of Early Civilizations - Maya & Islam: Through parodies of reality TV shows, this entertaining series introduces different aspects of the ancient Maya civilisation and different aspects of life in the Islamic Golden Age, circa AD900. Grades 6-9
  • The Code: Professor Marcus du Sautoy presents six clips that each begin with a mystery that will be explained by a mathematical concept. Grades 6-9
  • Wave World: Jon Chase meets a range of individuals who are using wave science to do things in the real world: destroying glasses, creating images, powering cars and recording music. Grades 6-9
  • Building the Impossible: From the tombs of ancient Egypt to the first submarine, history is littered with brilliant and bizarre design concepts. Building the Impossible challenges a team of experts to recreate mythological ideas and ancient inventions - and make them work. Grades 6-Adult

High School

  • Untold: Museum Artifacts that Made America: This series takes place in a fully, virtual reality, fantasy museum of real historical American objects! Each film explains the historical relevance and detail of the object, whilst providing an informative context. Grades 11-12

Past Title Additions (Use the arrows in the box below to scroll)

March 2021 SAFARI Montage Titles

This past weekend, SAFARI added some new title packages to Montage totaling 275 titles. Below is a list of the packages with links to the titles:

Elementary School Level:

  • ClassDojo Video Links: 16 web links to animated growth mindset and social and emotional learning video vignettes for elementary students. Topics include: optimism, respect, empathy and more. Grades K–5.
  • RocketKids Video Links - Web links to 19 character education, growth mindset and social and emotional learning videos designed to help students reach their full potential. Grades K–5.

Middle/High School Level:

  • Texas Historical Commission Video Links - Web links to 42 videos from the Texas Historical Commission covering the Chisholm Trail, Sam Houston, Hispanic culture and influence, Barbara Jordan and more. Grades 4–Adult.
  • Music Education Video Links - Links to 73 music education videos from Dave Conservatoire, 12tone, Odd Quartet and the United States Marine Band. Topics include: instrument lessons, flats, sharps, chords, reading and counting music and more. Grades 5–Adult.
  • HISTORY Video Links - Links to 60 videos from HISTORY including: America 101, Deconstructing History, Sound Smart, Drawn History and more. Grades 5–Adult.
  • National Constitution Center Video Links - 21 web links to civics videos from the National Constitution Center which engage students in learning about American history and the U.S. Constitution. Grades 5–Adult.

High School Level:

  • Civics 101 Podcasts - 38 web links to Civics 101, the podcast refresher course on the basics of how the U.S. government works, hosted by Hannah McCarthy and Nick Capodice. Each episode explores civics topics through interviews with experts and teachers. Grades 8–Adult.
  • World101 Digital Resources - 17 Web Links created by the Council on Foreign Relations. These web links to World101 lessons make complex international relations and foreign policy issues accessible to learners and helps them build an understanding of today's most pressing issues and how those issues are relevant to them. Grades 9–Adult.
  • NowThis News Video Links - Provides web links to the 10-episode video series "A Student's Guide to Your First Year of College" featuring advice from Michelle Obama, expert tips, and guidance from upperclassman. Topics range from applying for financial aid to finding mentors and living on your own for the first time. Grades 11–Adult.

March 2021 Learn360 Titles

In the month of February, we received 432 new Learn 360 titles which are now embedded into SAFARI Montage. In the last few days, we developed some playlists to highlight the series that were included in this most recent upload. These playlists are linked below for your convenience:

February 2021 SAFARI Montage Titles

SAFARI added some new title packages to Montage over the last couple of weeks. Below is a list of the packages with links to playlists of the titles.:

MUSIC: Grades PreK–Adult.

  • U.S. Air Force Band Music - 35 songs from the U.S. Air Force Band including: The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Clair de Lune, Waltz of the Flowers and more.

ELA: Grades K-8.

  • Writing Prompts Content Package - 93 writing prompt resources for elementary and middle school students. Includes web streaming videos from Video Writing Prompts and web links to writing prompt documents from Student Handouts.

Digital Citizenship: Grades K-12.

  • Common Sense Education Video Links - 59 web links to Common Sense Education digital citizenship videos which explore the challenges and digital dilemmas that students face today, giving them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens tomorrow.

Journalism, Reporting, Media: Grades 3-12

  • Pulitzer Center Lesson Plan Links - 25 web links to lesson plans from the Pulitzer Center. Topics include: photojournalism, using oral history in reporting, media bias and more. Grades 3-12.

Esports & Careers: Grades 8-Adult.

  • Esports Video Links - Links to 16 Esport videos from the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, Newsy and PlayVS. Topics include: career options, coaching stories, training and more.

Georgia History and Geography: Grades 2-10.

  • Georgia Public Broadcasting Video Links - Web links to 34 videos from the Georgia Public Broadcasting covering Georgia's physical features and regions, the Creek Nation, the Cherokee Nation and more.

Letters, Numbers, SEL, etc.: Grades PreK-3.

  • Sesame Street Web Links - 207 web links to web streaming videos and documents from Sesame Street. Topics include: letters, numbers, autism awareness, social and emotional learning, health and wellness, meditation and more.

Electronics and Computational Thinking: Grades 6-Adult.

  • SparkFun Electronics Video Links - 40 web links to videos that bring hands-on maker education and computational thinking to the classroom to help students begin to see technology as a means for solving real-world problems.

STEM: Grades 5-12.

  • MIT+K12 Video Links - 22 web links to educational STEM literacy videos made by MIT students. Topics include: engineering engines, how braces work, the physics of skydiving, how to make a video game and more.

Sports: Grades 5-12.

  • ESPN Sport Science Video Links - 36 links to videos where professional athletes are tested by a team of scientists in a high-tech sports lab using Emmy award winning CGI animation, never before seen high-speed footage, in depth motion capture and cutting edge scientific equipment.

Golf: Grades 6-Adult.

February 2021 Learn360 Titles

Learn 360 has added 859 titles to our collection over the course of the last month. 

Included in these are:

  • Almost 200 news items from Reuters News & Media Inc.
  • "YOUniverse" series from Canadian Broadcasting Corp. 
  • "That's Cool" series from Canadian Broadcasting Corp. - answers questions like, "How do fish breathe underwater?"
  • "Li'l Doc" series from Canadian Broadcasting Corp. - Human biology
  • The "American School Culture Functional Vocabulary Builder" - specifically to help students from other countries and cultures acclimate to American life and language
  • The "Language Function and Construction" series, also for English Language Learners
  • The "Collaborative Listening and Speaking" series, for beginner English Language Learners
  • 383 titles from Knowledgemotion, including 28 titles from the "Two Cents" series, 4 titles from the "PBS Space Time" series, 44 titles from the "PBS Infinite" series, 39 titles from the "PBS EONS" series, 52 titles from the "Origin of Everything" series, and 207 titles from the popular "It's Okay to Be Smart" series.
  • 28 titles from the "Painting Pictures" series, where children deliver clever insights into famous paintings.
  • 13 titles from the "Artifacts" series, where kids explore old artifacts found in museum collections around the world.

Full list of titles imported from Learn360 in February 2021

April 2020 SAFARI Montage Titles

SAFARI Montage has added a new module almost every day since the school closures (including the weekends). Listed below:

  • The Citizen Genius Project Web Links - 14 new web links to videos covering United States government, elections, politics and history. Topics include: gerrymandering, Congressional redistricting, the Electoral college, dark money, PACs and Super PACs, economic inequality and more.
  • Crash Course Web Links Content Package: 190 new web streaming titles featuring irreverent, fast-paced and humorous videos presented by John Green, Hank Green and others. Topics include: navigating digital information, statistics, engineering, astronomy, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, ecology, psychology, U.S. government and politics, U.S. history, world history, theater and literature.
  • TED-Ed Web Links Content Package: Includes web links to fascinating TED Talks and TED-Ed videos spanning all subjects. Recently updated to include 119 new web links.
  • Khan Academy Web Links Content Package: 137 new additions including web links to career exploration videos, Pixar in a Box computer animation videos and lessons, and computer programming and computer science videos and lessons. Other topics include: physics, biology, elementary math, geometry, trigonometry, American civics, finance, art, architecture and sample SAT reading, writing and math questions.
  • WellCast Web Links - 54 links to animated videos and documents that explore the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness. Grades 5-Adult.
  • Amoeba Sisters Web Links - 87 links to short animated biology and environmental science videos and documents. Grades 5-12.
  • KQED Video Links - 89 links to a variety of programs from KQED. Topics include: elements of art, career spotlights, engineering, inflation, robotics and more. Grades 4-Adult.
  • Rumpus! Video Links - 8 links to short computer science and math videos for elementary students. Grades K-4.
  • PhysEd Games Video Links - 75 links to physical education videos which explain the rules and equipment needed to play popular games. Grades K-8.
  • GoNoodle Video Links - 34 links to videos that help get kids moving and promote a healthy mindset. Grades PreK-5.
  • McGraw-Hill PreK-12 Video Links - 42 web links to short videos that explore a variety of literary terms and devices and provide support for reading skills instruction. Grades 2-6.
  • Science and Star Wars Video Links - 9 Video Links. Science and Star Wars explores the relationship between real-world science and Star Wars technology. Grades 5-12.
  • Google Expeditions 360 Tours - 267 web links to Google Expeditions which provide 360° tours of famous cities, historical locations, college campuses, the natural world and more. Fully immersive 360° VR experience requires a Google Cardboard-compatible headset and a Google Cardboard-compatible Google Android or Apple iOS mobile device. Grades K-Adult.
  • National Geographic Video Links - 22 web links to interactive 360° videos from National Geographic which provide a close-up view of wildlife and natural wonders. Fully immersive 360° VR experience requires a Google Cardboard-compatible headset and a Google Cardboard-compatible Google Android or Apple iOS mobile device. Grades 3-Adult.National Geographic Video Links - 22 web links to interactive 360° videos from National Geographic which provide a close-up view of wildlife and natural wonders. Fully immersive 360° VR experience requires a Google Cardboard-compatible headset and a Google Cardboard-compatible Google Android or Apple iOS mobile device. Grades 3-Adult.

April 2020 Learn360 Titles

81 new titles from Learn360 were imported into our SAFARI Montage platform on Monday, April 6th.

Highlights include:

What is the Coronavirus? (Grades K-5) The latest in the series of the groundbreaking K-5 science education series Bailey's Big Backyard. In this episode, Bailey has questions about the coronavirus. Maggie answers his questions and Bailey learns about where the disease began, what it looks like, how it travels and most importantly how he can keep himself safe. The information is simple, and factual and delivered with no hint of alarm or fear. The overall message is that adults are working diligently to stop the spread of the disease, and that by washing your hands with soap and water, staying away from people who are sick, and using a hand sanitizer are things everyone can do to protect themselves and others from contracting the disease.

COVID-19 (Grades 3-8) In this short video, children's health expert Slim Goodbody discusses the COVID-19 pandemic to children in a non-threatening manner. He explains how the disease got started, how it spreads, who gets ill and how to help protect one's self.

The Getting to Know Art series (Grades K-4) Get to know the elements of art, such as color, line, shape and form, as well as different types of media. 

Getting to Know: World's Greatests Artists series (Grades 3-8) Learn about some of the world's greatest artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, da Vinci, Ringgold and more.

Astronauts - Toughest Job in the Universe series (Grades 9-12) Learn what candidates have to go through in order to be accepted into the astronaut program in this 6-program series from the BBC.

Full list of titles imported from Learn360 on April 6, 2020