Tag Archives: May Tips

Tip #11: Cross-Curricular Connections

(from Lance Rougeux, PA/DE Field manager for the DEN)Here’s a really cool tip to show a teacher or two or three or fifty.  When you do a keyword search and find a bunch of great videos, you see the video’s title, a short description and some other important information such as grade level, runtime, teacher’s

Tip #10: Closed Captioning with unitedstreaming

From Brad Fountain (Field Manager, NC/SC) Okay, I have to admit that while prior to joining Discovery my wife and I had used unitedstreaming quite a bit, but I was not aware of the Closed Captioning Feature available.  Now that I train educators on how to fully utilize unitedstreaming content I realize that enabling the

Tip #9: Create Your Own Writing Prompts

(from Lance Rouguex, PA/DE Field Manager) When I taught sixth grade, my students started each and every day with a journal entry in response to some sort of writing prompt I developed.  In September and October, the prompts were fresh and exciting and the students loved to respond.  However, come May, the well would often

Tip # 7 – Bring Your Digital Photos to Life!

(from Michelle Adams, DEN manager for Virginia and West Virginia) Did you know that you can use PhotoStory to create your very own digital story?  PhotoStory is available as a FREE download from Microsoft and is super easy to use.  It can be used with digital photos or downloaded images, (like the ones you can

Tip #6:Discovery Educator Online: Register vs. Apply

What does the DEN website have to offer?(from Dawn Strunk, DEN manager, New England) • These helpful, handy, informative blog posts that you have been enjoying so much!  • Discussion Boards for educators to share thoughts and knowledge with other unitedstreaming users around the country (and now the world – with our members in Australia

Tip #5: Wait…. There’s Another Tool in the Learning Tool Shed!

(from Rachel Amstutz, Field Manager for Washington DC, Maryland and the International DEN!) You’ve clicked on Learning Tools before.  You’ve used the Assignment Builder and Quiz Center.  You know this is where to find the Image Library and Encyclopedia articles.  But you may not know about the Teacher Feature.  That’s because its nametag is missing