Spring Training Challenge: Surround Sound

For this week’s challenge, try this ready to implement instructional strategy, SOS: Surround Sound (Canadian link) with sound files from Discovery Education. This strategy provides a framework for students to focus on only the sound playing in the room. Students then use their auditory sense to interpret information and visualize the event that is occurring.

listenDid you know there are thousands of sound effects and audio files in Discovery Education available for use with strategies like Surround Sound? To find sound file, log in to Discovery Education and type a term in the search field. Then, using the toolbar on the left side of the page, narrow by Media Type to Listen and then select the sound file type.

North Carolina STAR Discovery Educator, Dacia Jones has created a series of templates you can use with the SOS. Here’s the one for Surround Sound. Print this for your class and use it along with sound effects or audio clips from Discovery Education and the Surround Sound strategy, and you’ve got a ready-made activity.


Access all of the strategies in the SOS series by logging in to Discovery Education and clicking Professional Development in the toolbar.professional development

Be a team player; share Spring Training with your colleagues. The state/province with the most participants wins bragging rights. Here’s this week’s leaderboard.

North Carolina

Tune in next week to see the updated leaderboard. Encourage others to join in on the fun!

If you’ve not registered for Discovery Education’s Spring Training, do so here. Let us know you’re participating, then keep your eyes on the Discovery Education blog. Participate in each challenge, and you’ll hit a home run with your students. You’ll also have a chance at a brand new Discovery Education baseball cap. (Woot!)

The bases are loaded and you’re at bat. Hit it out of the park with Discovery Education’s Spring Training.


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