Watching a video for academic reasons is very different than watching a video for entertainment. Just pressing the play button does not ensure that students will understand or learn. Students need to apply comprehension strategies to make sense of material they watch, in much the same way as they do when they read written text. Pause & Play works just like it sounds: you use both pause and play when sharing a video segment with your students. This simple yet powerful process directs students to focus on understanding the content presented by the video. It provides them with multiple opportunities to fix up and monitor their comprehension before they engage in discussion and synthesis of the material.
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with DE! Dr. King is arguably America’s most well-known civil rights leader and activist, praised for his nonviolent approach to protest and change. Students continue to be drawn to his words, actions, and legacy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great time to help them study
Happy New Year! We hope you’ve had a relaxing Winter Break and are ready to embrace the second half of the school year. A new year brings opportunity to reflect, set goals and reimagine what learning looks like in our classrooms. Over the past months we’ve highlighted ways to use the Spotlight on Strategies series to activate learning and engage students. This month we’re shining the spotlight on using SOS to help students become strong and effective mathematical thinkers.
Discover brand new content additions to Discovery Education during the month of January. Find the full list of newly added resources each month on the New This Month Content Collection. STEM Careers by Discovery Education Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 Services: Streaming & Techbook U.S., Streaming & Techbook Canada How to Build Everything by Science Channel
It’s the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes! The nominations have been announced, the host (Seth Meyers) has been selected, and Oprah Winfrey will be receiving the Cecil B. deMille award. This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to
MULTIMODAL CREATION Multimodality occurs when students use several modes to create a product and/or communicate a message. These modes can involve speaking, writing, listening, and visual resources. When we have a student create a multimedia project that involves music, narration, and images, the goal should be for these resources to be used to create meaning
Check out fresh content added to DE services during the month of December. Access the full list of new content added to the Discovery Education library each month by visiting the New This Month content collection. Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trips: Paws Up for Polar Bears Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 Services: Streaming U.S., Streaming Canada
Happy Holidays! The Discovery Education Learning Communities team wants to encourage you to find some time to treat yourself over the winter break. We hope you’ll spend some time each day exploring different ways to relax, reflect, and renew! You deserve it. Enjoy. Over the course of five days, we invite you to try simple
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