Abby Schiferl shares how she uses SOS XO Let’s Go to inspire students to work together, coach one another, and improve their academic vocabulary by playing a game.
The Spotlight On Strategies series contains a collection of creative, research-based instructional strategies that incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.
This collection continues to be one of the most used, and most valued, resources for the Discovery Educator Network community. It contains more than 135 research based instructional strategies with video vignettes and downloadable PDF instructions for using them in your classroom.
Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series offers meaningful, effective, and practical instructional ideas to incorporate digital resources to support and celebrate students of all learning differences.
The more practice students have while in school, the better they’ll get at working together to accomplish a goal. This month we’re highlighting how Spotlight on Strategies instructional ideas can help students learn to cooperate, collaborate, and be an active team member in your classroom.
The Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy can be used to present a three-way relationship between questions, text content, and reader knowledge. QAR activities encourage students to investigate text multiple times, in multiple ways.
Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!
Lauri Vitale shares how she used SOS: They Said What? and SOS Multiple Perspectives to help her students look at historical events through several different viewpoints.
When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections. QFT (Question Formulation Technique ) is a teaching strategy that helps students produce their own questions, improve them, and strategize on how to use them. The technique can be used with students of all ages.
From guest author Shana White. DEN Community Member, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, and Coach at Wesleyan School, Peachtree Corners, GA February marks the beginning of Black History Month in the United States, when students commonly learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and other influential African Americans. Much of the
Watching a video for academic reasons is very different than watching a video for entertainment. Just pressing the play button does not ensure that students will understand or learn. Students need to apply comprehension strategies to make sense of material they watch, in much the same way as they do when they read written text. Pause & Play works just like it sounds: you use both pause and play when sharing a video segment with your students. This simple yet powerful process directs students to focus on understanding the content presented by the video. It provides them with multiple opportunities to fix up and monitor their comprehension before they engage in discussion and synthesis of the material.