November 6

Discovery Education: My DE

Discovery Education has an updated user homepage for subscribers called My DE.  My DE highlights a great deal of timely content, so it is constantly changing.  Let’s take a look at some key areas of the My DE page.

To get to the My DE page, just select the link in the top, right corner of your screen.

The main section of the screen highlights Discovery Education upcoming events and timely content.

The right side of the screen hosts a Global News section.  Teachers may switch between the K-5 and 6-12 view for age appropriate reports on current events.

 

Below Global News is a section called On This Day.  This section  highlights important events in history in a variety of different subject areas.  Use the dots across the bottom to navigate between different posts.  Click the post title to view the story and see the link to related content.

In addition to all of the content mentioned above, there are also events listed by dates, the Discovery Education Twitter feed, and links to teacher tools.

Have fun exploring!

October 23

Discovery Education: Sharing Content

There are many ways to share Discovery Education content.  Let’s take a look at a few.

Direct to Google Classroom
Discovery Education makes it easy to share directly to Google Classroom as an assignment, question, or announcement.  After clicking the link in the Classroom stream, students will sign into their Discovery Education account. 

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October 9

Discovery Education: Getting Started

WCS teachers and students have access to Discovery Education.  Have you taken a look lately to see what this service offers? It’s not just videos anymore!  Discovery Education is adding content every day, but at last check, one can find 181,877 multimedia assets.  

Here is a breakdown:

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