Drill Down Dynamically with Discovery

Have you noticed the new search feature on the NEW unitedstreaming site?  Are you aware of all it can do?  You might consider it an advanced filtering system. For the purposes of this post, we are going to refer to it as the ability to "Drill Down" because it allows you to delve into the depths of your search and subject matter.  So, let’s take a look…

When you type in your first keyword and click ‘go,’ you will notice that numbers appear next to the media types, subjects and grades.  This lets you know how many total resources we have that fit into each category.  Of course some cross multiple categories.  To narrow this search you are now able to "Drill Down" according to your needs (this process is highlighted in the PowerPoint below.)  For example, if you are a 7th Grade Science Teacher, you can first click on the 6 – 8 grade link under ‘By Grade.’  This will narrow your results to just material that fits your grade range.  Also, notice the "breadcrumbs" that are on the upper left side indicating the path you are following as you continue to Drill Down.  Now you can narrow by your subject, which was Science.  You can Drill Down further within Science by choosing a topic such as Earth and Space Science. Finally, you can Drill Down by sub-topic, such as Oceans.  This wonderful new tool will allow you to Drill Down and find exactly what you are looking for.  Give it a try during your next visit to unitedstreaming.

Download drill_down_powerpoint.ppt

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