See what Jackie Smyers and her 3rd graders think about using AEIOU to summarize what they’ve learned and how additional student instructions made it even more effective.
Read about how Wanda Hanley uses SOS: XO Let’s Go to help 2nd grade students synthesize what they’ve learned in a Discovery Education video segment.
Reader’s Theater is a fun and accessible way to bring dramatic presentation into your classroom. This technique helps your students understand what they read, demonstrate reading fluency, and work collaboratively. In DIY Reader’s Theater, students are write their own scripts from different types of fiction or non-fiction reading passages.
This strategy allows students the opportunity to ask three questions, leading them into their own learning through deeper investigation. Introduced by Trace Dominguez at DENSI 2015, this strategy reinforces the concept that when students generate their own questions about a story, text, problem, or topic, it piques student interest and gives purpose for reading or research thus driving learning through inquiry.
Explore these curated strategies that promote kindness, compassion, and empathy from Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies series, and learn more about “Discover Kindness in the Classroom” – a national partnership focusing on students’ social and emotional learning skills.
Discovery Education Community members share ideas for combining favorite SOS strategies – it’s a Tech or Treat Monster Mash!
Learn the strategies that have students at Marvin Rainey’s school fired up about reading and having powerful and focused discussions.
We’re excited to share a new project, professional learning toolkits, and the latest SOS additions.
The Spotlight on Strategies Series (SOS) on the Discovery Education site includes a wealth of pedagogical and practical strategies for the use of the digital resources from Discovery Education in the classroom. Each weekly strategy is different– some are for introducing a topic, others target collaboration, and still others provide a path to an assessment project or
In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, this week’s Lively Lesson offers five ways to use Discovery Education to grow, revitalize, or deepen the use of digital media in your instruction.