Now that I’m trolling the DEN blogs with more frequency, I found a gem that’s been out there for a while that I just discovered because of Mogulus. (Guess it’s true that film catches our eye faster than text). Anyone who knows me understands that I am truly math-and-science challenged, so my propensity is to avoid both disciplines. No longer! If I had Discovery Education’s Science Class back then (and that’s way back), I might have been a scientist (still a stretch, I suspect), or at least understood what I memorized (the entire textbook). Now, thanks to Brad Fountain, your classes can participate in real time virtually in Discovery’s science classes. Your teacher: Mr. Fountain, and the first class aired April 7.
In addition to class, Fountain provides an Integration Station with sample lessons, tips for the classroom manager and student assignments, PowerPoint, Assignment Builder, and Web 2.0 Tips and Tricks, and best of all, shared experiences from classroom teachers currently using Discovery Education Science. A Learning Lab provides training materials for those looking to help their peers learn how to use Discovery Education Science, sample projects that have been created, and step-by-step guides and handouts to share with your peers. Still not convinced that Discovery’s Science Class is the best science product out there (purely rhetorical). As with all Discovery products, you get ongoing support with Science Webinars. Check out this list:
Webinar Schedule Discovery Education Science
March 25th at 4:00 and 7:00 PM
March 26th at 4:00 and 7:00 PM
April 1st at 4:00 and 7:00 PM
April 15th at 4:00 and 7:00 PM
May 6th at 4:00 and 7:00 PM
May 13th at 4:00 and 7:00 PM
To sign up for a webinar please click here and browse to the date you wish to attend.
Why do I love Discovery? Hmm, let me count the ways…endless!