Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape.
The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Discovery Education supports ISTE Standards for Students by providing a variety of tools, resources, and learning experiences that prepare digital age learners to become future-ready, lifelong learners.
1. Empowered Learner
ISTE Student Standard: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
2. Digital Citizen
ISTE Student Standard: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal, and ethical.
The Common Sense Media content found in Discovery Education allows students of all grade levels to learn about eight essential digital citizenship concepts: Internet Safety, Privacy and Security, Relationships and Communication, Cyberbullying and Digital Drama, Digital Footprints and Reputation, Self-Image and Identity, Information Literacy, and Creative Credit and Copyright.
3. Knowledge Constructor
ISTE Student Standard: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts, and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
Teachers provide opportunities for students to construct knowledge around digital resources by implementing Spotlight on Strategies, Discovery Education’s creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. These simple instructional strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.
Discovery Education Board Builder enables students to synthesize and incorporate multimedia information from multiple sources, including Discovery Education content as well as their own content and artifacts, like videos, images, illustrations, and original text, on digital boards.
4. Innovative Designer
ISTE Student Standard: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful, or imaginative solutions.
Discovery Education’s Challenge-Based Learning Educational Partner Programs provide students opportunities to connect with future employers to generate ideas, test theories, and find solutions to real-world problems.
5. Computational Thinker
ISTE Student Standard: Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
Students are encouraged to analyze data and patterns which influence decision making through participating in Discovery Education’s Global Collaborative Projects and exploring resources and activities in the Ignite My Future Content Collection.
6. Creative Communicator
ISTE Student Standard: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals.
7. Global Collaborator
ISTE Student Standard: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
Discovery Education learning experiences like virtual viewing parties and virtual field trips take students beyond classroom walls and into some of the world’s most iconic locations while connecting them to experts. Before-, during-, and after-event guided activities provide students opportunities to deepen understanding and examine issues from different points of view.