Monday evening was the first of our 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar series. Each month, we’ll be highlighting DEN Community members as they share 5 unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom. In case you missed it, here are the educators that were spotlighted along with the resources we shared.
Lance Rougeux kicked things off by introducing Terra-Lee Gratton and the Spotlight on Strategies resources. You can find them inside of Discovery Education by typing in the keywords “Spotlight on Strategies”, or by going to our ongoing blog series here: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/tag/sos/
Terra-Lee gave us an overview of how she uses the Snowball Fight strategy:
Lance shared the Special Announcement about the SOS video prep series. Here is an example from the Snowball Fight strategy:
Next, I introduced Nancy Sharoff and we walked through the Think Before You Link online safety program. Intel® Security and Discovery Education have teamed up to create this free resource designed to empower the next generation of digital citizens with the tools they need to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online. Highlights from the website are the:
Cybersafety Curriculum Module & Cybersecurity Curriculum Modules: http://www.thinkbeforeyoulinkinschool.com/educators
Nancy shared her thoughts with us:
After that, Lance shared the Global News Wrap. This ongoing video series and can be found on the My DE homepage as well as by searching “Global News Wrap” in the search bar. Here is an example from 2-18-15: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/F3B86E41-44B6-46D0-AD29-5F5A201272CB
I added to this content by sharing Kahoot!, an online game-based response system for classrooms. We played a quick game and modeled how to use Kahoot! with the Global News Wrap video (or any video). If you search my username (ktschutt) you’ll be able to browse this example. Specifically, we modeled how to vary the question time-limits to allow students to collaborate to find the answers.
Last, Tracy Carpenter shared a video about how she brings Discovery Education resources to life through a hands-on project for students.
If you’d like to see the archive of this webinar, please go here.
We encourage you to sign-up for the next webinar on Monday, March 30th at 7pm ET by clicking on the event at the Discovery Education Events calendar: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Events/