Welcome to post number 1!
In talking to many teachers in the UK and beyond about Discovery Education Espresso there were two common questions: ‘what is on the service?’ and ‘how do I get to it?’. So I am using the blog to give ‘tips and tricks’ of what and how to use it, increasing access via hyperlinks and pathways also known as the breadcrumb (NB if you are online and signed in, the hyperlinks will take you straight to the resource if your school uses a box; the pathways are written below for you to easily navigate through the service).
If your curiosity is tickled through any one resource, you can explore the related resources to see what goodies are there. Each post will have new links to build understanding of the Discovery Education Espresso service.
OK, introduction over!
MODULES: Resources on Discovery Education Espresso are arranged in modules – this means a collection of videos, activities, images, factfiles and other types of resources depending on the subject.
When you click on a subject from the home page, you get taken to the subject home page.
Every subject has several modules, and in each one, there are lots of resources.
MODULE GUIDES: In the blog posts, we’ll be using resources within modules, such as a specific image. Each module has a module guide, and I would really recommend you having a quick look at one. Module guides have been written to save you time; to give you an overview of all the resources and how they align to the curriculum.
As well as useful information about all the resources in there to give you a great overview of the content to help you know what you can include in your teaching. At the very bottom of the module guide, under Application and Extension there are further ideas for teaching each area. Module guides also lists all the components of the module.
To get started, here’s out first Digital literacy tips & tricks post “USING IMAGES TO TEACH HOMOPHONES”