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50 Ways to Use Board Builder

50 Ways to Use Board Builder

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


SOS: Sketchnotes

Visual or graphic note taking, also called Sketchnoting, is gaining greater popularity as a strategy for increasing engagement in lectures, seminars and video presentations. When sketchnoting, learners use visual means to analyze information, make comparisons and develop analogies to better understand and communicate what they’ve learned. This requires higher level thinking. It is also directly related to Robert Marzano’s research on the significant positive affects that nonlinguistic representations have on student achievement.


SOS: Throw Back Thursday… Whittle it Down

School has finally started back, and we have the opportunity to use everything that Discovery Education has to offer!  Of course this means implementing our favorite SOS! That being Spotlight on Strategies of course. Together we are going to be going back in time to the originals, the classics, the first strategies spotlighted by the


SOS: Summer Twist on Paper Chat

Paper Chat is a great way to get students thinking without speaking and it gives all students equal opportunities to voice their thoughts. Some students may be reluctant to write on the butcher paper when others can see what they are writing. One way to mix it up would be to have students complete this in small groups. The group of students can move around to see what is written in other groups. You could also pose different questions for each group.


SOS: Summer Twist on Whittle It Down

The Whittle It Down strategy is designed to build summation skills by having students work independently, then work collaboratively as part of a small group, and finally collaborate as a whole class to ‘whittle down’ a list of vocabulary words that are most important to understanding the topic being studied. This final list is then used to compose a summary of the topic.