Teachers seem to be pressured into finessing their lessons around ever-changing educational trends. When I first began teaching 12 years ago, the (seemingly) only thing my supervisors were looking for was a posted mastery objective. A few years later, it was all about appealing to visual learners with our fancy new projectors and white boards.
No longer limited to only consuming content, today’s teachers and students are creating content that is transforming teaching and learning around the globe. You can find several examples of this within Discovery Education by narrowing your searching results to the media type “Board.” You asked our team to share our favorite boards, so we’ve collected
Discovery Education has recently made a big change to one of our most popular features: it’s now possible for users to collaborate on Board Builders! These new sharing features allow teachers to view and make edits to their own copy of other users’ Board Builders, meaning that they can build on other teachers’ work
Over the month of June, iMake iLearn will be publishing a series of blog posts about 3D printing. Some of the posts are older posts that continue to be relevant to anyone new to 3D printing.
We’ve added some new features to Board Builder to make collaborative board building easier than ever! If you’ve built and shared a board since April 25, you may have noticed a new option on the sharing screen. As you can see, on the right, you have new options when you share your board. You can
Last week we shared a special board for your students to use as they explored concepts related to Earth Day. In that board, we challenged students to create boards to showcase what they’ve learned about taking care of our planet. Here are a few of our favorites. Discovery Educator Patti Grammen’s student responded to
How can Discovery Education resources and Minecraft be used to build deeper understandings of curricular concepts? Here is just one way to use both of these powerful resources to engage students actively in learning and creation. To build background knowledge about different types of communities, I started by using Board Builder from Discovery Education. Board
The first phase of Epic Story opens today: “Pick One”! Have your students click on the image above to go to the Epic Story page, then watch the three video clips and VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITES! This 3-phase event focuses on the elements of great storytelling, introduces students to a legendary producer, and then invites them to tell their own stories
Discovery Education Launches Back-to-School Student Campaign: EPIC STORY On September 8, get your students involved with Discovery Education with this fun, interactive, 3-phase campaign. Students will vote for their favorite clips from cool Science Channel shows, meet a legendary producer during the Virtual Field Trip, and use Board Builder to tell their own epic stories! Pick One
I have had the fortune of working with several second grade classrooms to use Minecraft EDU as part of a learning unit about communities. Discovery Education resources played a vital part in creating the background knowledge to make this project successful. In previous posts, I have shared what we have been doing and learning but