This week we are taking a closer look at Discovery Education. Did you know that Johnston County Schools has a subscription to premium streaming? Discovery Education offers a large collection of high quality multimedia resources, interactive elements, and lesson plans.
Here are some tips for making the most of this incredible resource!
Discovery Education is Integrated with Google
You no longer have a separate username/password for Discovery Education,it is synced with your JCS Google account. This is also true for all students in our district. You can create classes in Discovery Education by searching for your students email addresses to be able to assign them content and activities to complete.
Discovery Education (DE) also has a share to Google Classroom button that allows you to easily share resources with Google Classroom. When a student clicks on a DE resource you have shared to Google Classroom, they will automatically see the content since they are signed into Google.
Explore Content Collections
Discovery Education content experts have curated hundreds of content collections-multimedia resources and lesson plans grouped by grade bands. Here is a video explaining the content collections.
To quickly view all available content collections, click on "Advanced Search" at the top of the DE homepage, then select "Content Collections" in the By Media Type drop down menu, and click submit.
Check Out the Spotlight on Strategies!
Discovery Education has created a series of mini lessons to go along with their multimedia content. Have you ever found a great video on your content topic but wondered how will my students understand the key ideas? Use one of the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) for Key Ideas and Details with that video to make sure your students identify those important ideas and facts!
Every SOS has a introduction video for the teacher to explain how to use that strategy with your students. Most of the SOS do not require additional technology and are hands-on activities to engage your students.
To quickly find all strategies, type SOS in the search bar at the top of the Discovery Education homepage and click on "View Strategies by Skill":
I hope these tips help you rediscover the wonderful resources available to you in Discovery Education!
Have a great week!