DE Prof Development

As educators, we have an exciting opportunity to capitalize on dynamic ways to reach and inspire young people. By motivating students to engage in mediums they understand, we can help them reach their highest academic and personal potential. Investing in professional development is critical to achieving this success.

Whether you currently use one or more Discovery Education digital services or are just getting started, the Discovery Education Professional Development team is committed to helping professional learning communities around the world maximize their technology investment by connecting rich digital content with research-based instructional strategies. Whether you invest in a comprehensive professional development program customized for your district’s needs or choose one or two courses to support your local district’s goals, Discovery Education will deliver a comprehensive and engaging program with a focus of improving teaching and learning.

Achieving your established outcomes is an essential part of high quality professional development. Please see our Case Studies which demonstrate the success our partners have had with Discovery Education Professional Development.

Web 2.0 Tools

Unleash the power that new web tools bring to help students manipulate existing content and create new content with their own spin, a process that promotes critical thinking and deepens learning.  This course introduces educators to tools such as Animoto, Glogster, and VoiceThread and provides suggestions for purposeful integration

Introduction to Web 2.0 Video

Web 2.0 Tools:

Creating an Animoto Account

Animoto How To Guide (Slides)

Animoto How To Guide (Handout)

Animoto Practice Kit (Food Chain)

Creating a Glogster Account

Glogster How To Guide

Creating a Voice Thread Account

Voice Thread How To Guide

Creating a My Webspiration Account

Working with Webspiration

Working with Wordle

Mind Mapping with Bubbl.us

GoAnimate Practice Kit (Planet Placement Dance)

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