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Episode #3 - Discovery Education Streaming

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Episode #3 - Discovery Education Streaming
by Jonathon Lee - Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:14 PM

Episode #3 Show Notes


Discovery Education Streaming




We are all probably familiar with the Discovery Channel.  Shark Week is a very popular week for the Discovery Channel.  I used to love watching Dirty Jobs & Mythbusters every week!  Discover Education is the education side of Discovery.  It is a subscription based resource that has amazing content and tools!  

In this episode I talk with Shelby Bailey about how she uses this great tool within her classroom.  We discuss some of the tools that are available within Discovery Education.  We discuss how to use tools like Board Builder and Spotlight on Strategies to engage your students in the curriculum.  Shelby explains how to go beyond the classroom walls with some of the cool partners with Discovery Education.  We hope that you enjoy learning about DE and encourage you to become a DEN STAR!  


Episode’s Guest - Shelby Bailey - @tech_shelby -

Warrenton School District - Rebecca Boone Elementary - 5th Grade Teacher

Segment 1 - Builder Tools

  • Assignment Builder & Writing Prompt Builder

    • Build assignments complete with assessments, media content all provided by DE

    • Easily assign to your students

    • Students complete and turn into teacher

  • Board Builder - Electronic poster board

    • Display learning, 50 ways to use BB (pdf)

    • Import resources directly from DE

    • Share Board with varying levels


Segment 2 - Strategies & Resources

Spotlight on Strategies

  • Way to keep students engaged in media

  • Over 100, written by educators across North America

    • Organized by topic

    • Strategy highlighted each day

    • PDF & video available for each one

    • Created by educators!

Educational Partnerships

  • Siemens Science Challenge

  • EA Sports

  • Toyota TeenDrive 365

  • Red Nose Day


Segment 3 - Events & Experiences

Virtual Field Trips

  • Take students beyond four walls of classroom

  • Egg farm

  • NASA

  • President Obama

  • Polar Bears in the Arctic

  • All archived on DE


Segment 4 - Becoming a DEN STAR

  • Discovery Educator Network - Share, Teach, Assist, Report

  • Short application process

  • Access to additional material

  • Able to apply for the DENsi (Summer Institute)

  • FREE & Easy - Just sharing the benefits of DE with others!


METC PD Opportunities mentioned

METC Summer Institute - July 11 & 12 - Liberty High School, Wentzville School District

  • Featured Presenters - Steve Dembo & Krissy Venosdale

  • Making, Coding, Designing and more

  • STEAM & Maker


METC Discovery Education Professional Development Opportunities

Contact - Stephanie Madlinger - 

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