Ten strategies for encouraging creativity and innovation in your classroom.
Learn great ideas for using Spotlight on Strategies to build student communication skills.
Though SOS Strategies are flexible enough to be used in any classroom, regardless or experience or access to technology, some strategies are a natural fit for incorporating the use of technology. Educators share how SOS and technology—in the form of tablet and Chrome-based apps, websites, and Google Classroom templates—are the perfect match.
Abby Schiferl shares how she uses SOS XO Let’s Go to inspire students to work together, coach one another, and improve their academic vocabulary by playing a game.
Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series offers meaningful, effective, and practical instructional ideas to incorporate digital resources to support and celebrate students of all learning differences.
The more practice students have while in school, the better they’ll get at working together to accomplish a goal. This month we’re highlighting how Spotlight on Strategies instructional ideas can help students learn to cooperate, collaborate, and be an active team member in your classroom.
The Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy can be used to present a three-way relationship between questions, text content, and reader knowledge. QAR activities encourage students to investigate text multiple times, in multiple ways.
Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!
Lauri Vitale shares how she used SOS: They Said What? and SOS Multiple Perspectives to help her students look at historical events through several different viewpoints.
When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections. QFT (Question Formulation Technique ) is a teaching strategy that helps students produce their own questions, improve them, and strategize on how to use them. The technique can be used with students of all ages.