Getting Started with Discovery Education

Discovery Education is a multimedia database for educators to use in the teaching and learning of all aspects of their curriculum.  Jerry Williamson and Dacia Jones sit down to explore and discuss the different component of Discovery Education and how a teacher can begin using the program in his or her classroom.  
  • Host- Jerry Williamson, DPS Educational Technology Specialist
  • Co-Host- Dacia Jones, DPS Area Facilitator
Discussion Points
  • Accessing DE
  • Streaming Plus 
    • Videos from Discovery Channel
  • Social Studies Techbook
    • Grades 6-8, curriculum tied to NC standards
    • Lesson plans written in the 5E format
    • Media embedded into full lesson plans
  • Video and multiple media exploration
    • General searching
    • Filtering a search by grade(s), subject(s), and media type(s)
    • Searching by standard(s)
    • Streaming vs. Downloading Video
    • Downloading video as Windows vs. QuickTime
    • Bookmarking and organizing content into My Content
  • Details
    • Enabling Closed Captioning
    • Finding Citations for media
    • Finding videos that are Editable
  • Download
    • Downloading videos with teacher’s guides Blackline Masters
  • Using DE with Students
    • Building a class
    • Sharing resources with students
    • Building a Board under Builder Tools
Teacher CEU Form
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