Bring curiosity to your classroom this year with the latest from Discovery Education! We can't wait to head back to school with you, and bring along our new content, enhancements that streamline lesson planning, and a new engaging professional learning series. This back-to-school season, let Discovery Education's array of award-winning services help you ignite the natural curiosity of every K-12 student!
New school year, new name, and new content! Discovery Education’s PreK-12 learning platform is now called Experience and brings exciting new educational content with a more personalized, intuitive digital experience.
From videos to instructional activities to reading passages to animated storybooks, there’s something for everyone to ignite curiosity! The Experience platform has new resources and activities, including:
- Need to Know, a brand-new DE Original series, to help K-5 students engage with important U.S. historical events.
- A new Electric Company: K-2 ELA collection, featuring research-based educator resources and lessons that support young students in becoming proficient readers
- More content from trusted partners, including Shark Week, The Fixies, Coyote Peterson, Vooks, Cram Jams, Fable Cottage, and more!
With the latest updates to Discovery Education Experience, delivering engaging learning experiences is easier than ever! These upgrades include:
- New onboarding steps to personalize the DE homepage with your interests, grades, and subject areas, plus helpful guides and tips right when you need them.
- Streamlined search and navigation to make it easier to find high-quality lessons and the right resources for your students.
- Upgraded assignment flow to simplify content delivery to students.
- Find exactly what you need within the Quiz library with additional filter and search options, including search by standard.
Expect more engaged learning with 100+ reimagined virtual labs and interactives in Science Techbook to support K-8 instruction. These standards-aligned interactives increase student interest and understanding in science.
We’re also adding new content to the Experience platform to complement Techbook—content like the new DE Original Series Real World Phenomena Jr.! This series showcases compelling science phenomena and is available in English and Spanish. The Spanish content features native Spanish speakers, and every episode is paired with ready-to-use instructional activities.
Pivot Interactives offers unrestricted exploration of real-world phenomena with activities that develop students’ skills in the science practices. Every activity is research-backed, standards-aligned, and built to develop students’ confidence and skills in science practices and critical thinking.
This unrestricted exploration now comes with draggable tasks and a deep randomization of content and variables! Draggable tasks are structured to develop students’ skills in the science practices, and the deep randomization of content and variables adds a layer of novelty to the students’ learning experiences.
The latest Pivot Interactives updates are also saving teachers time! With new immediate, guided feedback and embedded scaffolding, lessons provide students with the guidance they need (when they need it). Automatic grading can also save teachers hours of time that they can use to deepen relationships in the classroom!
Mystery Science provides open-and-go lessons that kids love – without requiring extra teacher PD or prep time! Each lesson comes packed with real-world phenomena, engaging videos, and scientific exploration using items commonly found in the classroom. With new and updated open-and-go lessons for grades 2-4, Mystery Science is here to help elementary students to stay curious!
Plus, an updated NGSS Standards Alignment Guide is available to help teachers plan their entire year of standards-based instruction. With a concise overview of the units and assets for each grade level, this new guide provides improved accuracy and representation of standards coverage.
Creating Curious Classrooms is a a new on-demand webinar miniseries designed to help educators spark natural curiosity in students, enabling them to become lifelong learners, explorers, solution seekers, and game changers. Tune in on-demand to hear first-hand stories of how schools like yours are using standards-aligned content, complete with grab-and-go lessons and hands-on experiences, to turn their science programs into learning expeditions that help students better understand our world and prepare them for success.
Sharpen your pencils and pack your backpacks—school is almost back in session! Stay tuned this year for more updated content and tips from Discovery Education!