What is Discovery Education?

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications which offers "streaming educational video material into schools via the internet." Discovery Education operates unitedstreaming, a "leading educational broadband streaming service in the United States." They have two free services. One is their website, Discovery School and the other is a teacher community, the Discovery Educator Network, commonly referred to as the DEN.

Why use it in your classroom?

  • to present information in a visual format
  • to differentiate instruction to impove student achievement
  • to engage your students with rich videos and online resources
  • access video segments on-demand or download for later use

How can I use it in my classroom?

    • embed video segments and audio clips into multimedia presentation
    • support a classroom lesson with a full-length video
    • journal with pre-made writing prompts
    • use Closed Captioning feature to assist struggling readers and hearing impaired students
    • use articles and videos for current events
    • use the calendar feature to highligh specific events
    • take your student on a virtual field trip
    • reinforce math lessons with videos and activities
    • For more ideas click on the file link and view 50 Ways to Integrate DE Streaming