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Managing Information:  Getting to Know Discovery Education

Managing Information: Getting to Know Discovery Education



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Introduction to Discovery Education.com
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  • Sponge Bob means “hands-on” or your time to engage with your computerBut, do not start clicking on links—instead—scan, think, what information could you access? What does Disc. Ed have to offer?
  • My Content

Managing Information:  Getting to Know Discovery Education Managing Information: Getting to Know Discovery Education Presentation Transcript

  • Hale Kula ElementarySummer, 2010
    By Michelle Colte
    Managing Information:
    Getting to Know Discovery Education
  • Agenda
    8:00-8:10 TRIBES activity
    8:30-10:00 Discovery Ed
    Quick Overview
    Step by step instructions
    10:00-10:20 Break
    10:20-11:30 Hands-on Exploration of Discovery Ed
    11:30-12:00 Integrating specific DE resources into units
    12:00-12:45 Lunch
    12:45-2:45 Integrating Hale Kula’s other resources
    2:45-2:50 Evaluation
  • Discovery Ed
    Log in. Scan all the “topics” on the opening page.
    What information could you access? (don’t leave this page yet)
  • DiscoveryEducation.com
    Word Cloud created at: http://wordle.net
  • What Does DiscoveryEd.com offer teachers? (slide 1)
    Means to deliver purposeful instruction
    Learn, Explore, Demonstrate, Extend
    Multi-media instructional delivery
    Resources for Curriculum
    Via Science Elementary Tab & Curriculum Standards Search
    Saved to My Content
    Assessment Tools
    My Builder Tools—assignment, quiz, writing prompts, science assessment manager
    Classroom Manager
    My Classrooms
  • What does DiscoveryEd.com offer teachers? (slide 2)
    Professional development
    Teacher Center
  • Teacher Center
  • Lesson Plan Library
    ISTE=International Society for Technology in Education
    *Technology standards
  • Your Turn!
    Open “My School”
    Open the Library folder
    Open the red assignment called “Adaptations”
  • My Content
    Creating folders
    Adding videos, eBooks, activities…
    Sharing schoolwide
  • What is housed in My Content?
    Folders, lessons & assessments you create.
    Videos, articles, eBooks etc. you select for your lessons.
    Click on the drop down menu called “View” under the “My Content” tab.
    Use this list as a reminder of resources to locate on Discovery Ed.
  • Creating Folders (slide 1)
    On the home page, click on “My Content”
  • Creating folders (slide 2)
    Click on the “Add Folder” tab.
  • Creating folders (slide 3)
    1. Select the subject, grade and name for your folder.
    2. Click “Create”
  • Your Turn!
    Create a folder for one of your science lessons or IDUs
  • Adding Content
    Locating resources to support learning and teaching
  • How do I add content?
    1. Keyword Search,
    2. Curriculum/Standards Search,
    3. Advanced Search
    4. Science Elementary
  • Keyword Search
  • My search results…
    924 results!
    First, I can choose to view my results in small boxes as shown, or …
  • Viewing Results
    I can view my results in a list format.
  • Narrowing search results
    I can narrow the search results by:
  • Adding Content (slide 1)
    Once you have chosen the best result from your search, click on “Add to My Content”
  • Adding Content (slide 2)
    Highlight the folder and click “Add”
  • Adding Content (slide 3)
    Click back on “My Content” and check that the item was placed in the right folder.
  • Your Turn!
    Add content to one of your folders.
    Keyword Search
    Narrow your results
  • References
    All screen shots are from discoveryeducation.com
    Sponge Bob avatar from avatarist.com
    Wordle from wordle.net
    This presentation is for educational purposes only