Tag archives for DE Summer School

  1. DE Summer School: SOS- Tweet! Tweet!

    The “Tweet, Tweet” strategy incorporates a Twitter format with students developing hashtags based on what they inferred about the Sherpa culture from the text they had read and their own personal connections. Students wrote 140 character posts and replies, which reinforced the lesson’s goals of writing concisely and deliberately, and then selected favorites to “retweet.” So the lesson would have more of an impact on the kinesthetic learners, I included a gallery walk for students to reply to the student posts. “Tweet, Tweet” greatly enhanced the discussion about Sherpa culture and provided an environment in which students benefited from each other’s feedback.

  2. DE Summer School: #TBT- VirtCon

    This #TBT is dedicated to the event that brings educators from around the globe together twice a year to learn virtually and in-person. Every fall and spring, the DEN hosts two virtual conferences featuring dozens of presentations from community members.  Participants have the option to learn from the comfort of their own homes or join one […]

  3. DE Summer School: SOS- Four-to-One

    This is a fun, creative, and easy to implement instructional strategy. I used this strategy with my English Learner (EL) and intervention students. Although I’m not a classroom teacher, I support classroom teachers as their principal/instructional leader by helping to re-mediate small groups at various grade levels. I use the PhotoGrid app to merge images found on Discovery. If technology fails, then feel free to use any four images you’d like from flashcards or magazines. This strategy allows students to make connections using the four pictures. The end product is a complete sentence that incorporates the four images.

  4. DE Summer School: DENSday – DEN Connects

    Help your students become empathic and responsible global citizens by connecting them to students in other classrooms around the country with DEN Connects. We’ll provide monthly topics to help you jump into fun and productive conversations and a list of educators with whom you can connect. On the first of each month, DEN Connects will provide a few resources, […]

  5. DE Summer School: SOS- Shake It Up Baby

    I decided to try the strategy out with at 4th grade class. I introduced the project to students, using a lot of student sample videos and explaining to them exactly what was expected of them. I asked them to partner up, find any song on Discovery Education that had lyrics, study the lyrics and make any kind of video to express the lyrics. I let students use my ipad to play the song from discovery and video cameras to film their songs.

  6. DE Summer School: SOS- Blurt Out!

    “Games are architectures for engagement…” – Steinkuehler. They allow us to meet a variety of learning styles in a manner that is most engaging to students. Blurt is a board game made my Mattel in 1999. This strategy enables students to share their knowledge individually or as a team by blurting out their answer. Blurt-Out! works well as a review game at the end of a unit.

  7. DE Summer School: SOS- Journals

    We use S.O.S. journals throughout the year to explore prior knowledge, misconceptions, scientific understanding as well as progress in both formative and summative formats. The journals are written into the second half of a composition notebook with diagrams and or word maps on left hand pages and written information on the right hand pages.

  8. DE Summer School: Digital Challenge- Builder Tools

    Welcome to DE Summer School’s  Digital Challenge!  Every Friday, during August, we’ll be featuring a new DE Digital Challenge Board that will allow you to explore more of Discovery Education resources and programs. Are you ready to accept the challenge?!?  Don’t do it alone! Share these resources with your colleagues. You are proficient in using […]

  9. DE Summer School: SOS- Vocabulary Stepping Stone

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Vocabulary Stepping Stone original post Vocabulary Stepping Stone PDF link to all PDFs […]

  10. DE Summer School: #TBT- Future@Now

    Let’s go back to the future for this #TBT. The educational landscape has evolved quickly in the past decade, teaching everyone brave enough to cross its’ terrain, there are no boundaries to learning. We are no longer limited to learning only from within our districts borders, in fact we should be breaking down those walls […]

  11. DE Summer School: SOS- AEIOU

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. AEIOU original post AEIOU PDF link to all PDFs in the SOS series […]

  12. DE Summer School: DENsday- #DENchat

    Happy DENsday! Every Wednesday during the month of August, we’ll be sharing a DEN Program to explore more! Looking for people  to engage in a conversation about educational topics? Look no further… #DENChat is back! Every Thursday at 8:00 PM EST, you can join this Twitter chat  to connect and learn.  Hosted by various DEN […]

  13. DE Summer School: SOS- Guess the 2-1-4

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Guess the 2-1-4 original post Guess the 2-1-4 PDF link to all PDFs […]

  14. DE Summer School: SOS- Sum It Up

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Sum It Up original post Sum It Up PDF link to all PDFs […]

  15. DE Summer School: #TBT- What’s the 4-1-1

    Ever wonder the quickest way to get the latest 4-1-1 on trending topics and how educators are using digital media? This #TBT is dedicated to the “What’s the 4-1-1” monthly webinar series that features 4 integration strategies, 1 trending topic, and 1 educational program.   Here are a few of our favorites that we thought might […]

  16. DE Summer School: Digital Challenge- Student Experience

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    Welcome to DE Summer School’s  Digital Challenge!  Every Friday, during August, we’ll be featuring a new DE Digital Challenge Board that will allow you to explore more of Discovery Education resources and programs. Are you ready to accept the challenge?!?  Don’t do it alone! Share these resources with your colleagues. You’re swimming in Discovery Education’s […]

  17. DE Summer School: SOS- Visual Walkabout

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Visual Walkabout original post Visual Walkabout PDF link to all PDFs in the […]

  18. DE Summer School: SOS- 3 Truths, 1 Lie

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. 3 Truths, 1 Lie original post 3 Truths, 1 Lie PDF link to […]

  19. DE Summer School: SOS- Myth Bustin

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Myth Bustin original post Myth Bustin PDF link to all PDFs in the […]

  20. DE Summer School: DENsday- DENvice

    Happy DENsday! Every Wednesday during the month of August, we’ll be sharing a DEN Program to explore more! Looking for direction on how to integrate Discovery Education into your classroom? Have an idea that you’d like to run by a few Discovery Educators? Interested in joining a conversation on trending topics with others that share […]

  21. DE Summer School: SOS- Poetry Slam

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Poetry Slam original post Poetry Slam PDF link to all PDFs in the […]

  22. DE Summer School: Tips and Tricks-Viewing Discovery Education videos on iPad

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    If you’re using an iPad to access Discovery Education Streaming, you may find that your current video format preference (or the default setting, if you’ve never changed it on your Discovery Education account) isn’t compatible with iPad. If you’re having difficulties viewing videos from your mobile device, this is the likely cause. This is a […]

  23. DE Summer School: SOS- Pecha Kucha

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Pecha Kucha original post Pecha Kucha PDF link to all PDFs in the […]