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Spelunking for Resources - Free Tools from Discovery Education


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When was the last time you paused before logging into Discovery Education? If you have, you've probably noticed that the homepage is a portal granting access to a slew of FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us as we browse through some of the most sought ajfter gems organized before you login to your DE account. From webinars and virtual field trips to web 2.0 tools there's sure to be something here for you (and your colleagues).

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Spelunking for Resources - Free Tools from Discovery Education

  1. 1. Welcome! Spelunking for Resources: free tools from Discovery Education Kyle Schutt | @ktschutt |
  2. 2. Director, Education Outreach & Curriculum Integration ! Husband, father, friend Outdoors lover - DIYer - STEM enthusiast - Learner - Educator @ktschutt
  3. 3. Goal To share free resources that will help you engage your learners
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  9. 9. Three weeks of standardsaligned STEM curricula ! Water Urban Infrastructure Energy ! Grades 5-8 ! Current format is for summer program implementation. 
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  10. 10. Discovery Education resources (e.g., videos, animations, explorations and virtual labs) ! Hands-on activities ! Engineering Challenge ! Career Connections ! Mind Snacks ! Thematic Recess activity ! STEM Notebook Reflection ! Digital project extension activity
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  13. 13. K-12 project-based learning challenge around sustainability ! Lesson Plans Virtual Labs Videos E-books Project samples
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  16. 16. Hands-on activities Supporting videos Teacher support center Monthly themes !
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  20. 20. Lesson plans Virtual labs Innovation Exploration Hands-on activities Interactives Videos !
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  27. 27.   Discovery Education EdPlus Olympics If you thought the Winter Olympics was the only place to watch competitive feats of strength, mental toughness, and endurance, then we have a surprise for you! The Discovery Education EdPlus Olympics is an engaging, interactive, and fun contest for educators and is a great way to learn more about Discovery Education and to win prizes! How the Olympics work Earn points by completing the tasks and activities outlined here, and report your points at Gold: The educator with the most points reported will receive a Discovery Education prize pack that includes a Discovery bag, notebook/pen, shirt, DVD set, and more! Silver: The educator with the second most points reported will receive a Planet Earth and LIFE DVD set and Discovery Education bag. Bronze: The educator with the third most points reported will receive a Discovery bag! Additionally, the EdPlus district with educators reporting the highest point totals will receive National recognition via the DEN Blog. Six Ways to Earn Points
  28. 28. Thank You! Spelunking for Resources: free tools from Discovery Education Kyle Schutt | @ktschutt |