DE Summer School: SOS- Figure It Out

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.

Figure It Out
original post 11/03/13
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Special thanks to DEN STAR and Kindergarten teacher Melissa Spriggs (@melissa_spriggs)  from Baldwin County  for sharing how she brought this SOS to her students.


Figure it Out Together. This is something a lot of teachers probably do already but with a tech twist! My kindergarten class  used this during one of our very first Discovery Education projects. In Figure it Out Together, students work together to come up an  answer to a question/problem. When my class was learning about sharks, they worked together to find 3 facts about sharks using DE Board Builder. Working in pairs they used book and DE videos to come up with 3 different facts they wanted to share about sharks. The students used their agreed upon facts to make a board builders and complete an informational writing assignment.

We also used Figure it Out Together to create boards about the different insects we discussed previously. Students worked in groups of three to use DE Board Builder to share video clips and pictures of the insect their group chose to research.  This week we will share our boards and use them to write informational text about insects.


To learn more about how you can use Board Builder with your students visit


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