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Discovery Streaming offers engaging curriculum and standards-related videos, images, sounds, music, articles, speeches, and lessons that can be used alone or as resources for larger multimedia projects. Classroom resources like lessons, writing prompts, and an interactive World Atlas make Discovery Streaming like a teacher's gigantic digital filing cabinet filled to the top with engaging materials.

Curriculum Connections
When it comes to integrating Discovery Education Streaming into your curriculum, the possibilities are unlimited. Start with these ideas and ways to integrate digital media resources. As you use Discovery Education Streaming, devise your own creative ideas.
1. MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
Embed video segments in PowerPoint presentations to make your lessons come alive.
2. JOURNALING
Use pre-made Writing Prompts or create your own to give students practice crafting persuasive, narrative or descriptive writing passages.
3. TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY
Use the Calendar feature to highlight historic events that happened on students’ birthdays.
4. GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Integrate images and video segments with Inspiration graphic organizer software to help students make visual connections to concepts.
5. SCAVENGER HUNT
Challenge students to answer essential questions in a game. (Hint: they find the answers by viewing video segments.)
6. CLASSROOM TRAVEL AGENTS
Have students use images and clip art to add visual impact to travel brochures they write and design.
7. HANDS-ON MATH
Show math video segments to reinforce hands-on activities with manipulatives.
8. ANIMAL PLANET
Have students write and record their own original narration that describes an animal video segment.
9. PARENT NIGHT
Preview upcoming school year lessons and activities by showing brief video segments to parents at back-to-school nights.
10. LEARNING STATIONS
Use the Assignment Builder to create online activities so students can complete specific lessons on their own or in small groups.
11. TIMELINES
Create a timeline of historic events by embedding video segments into Inspiration or PowerPoint.
12. FILM FESTIVAL
Have students produce their own videos by using editable video segments and adding voiceovers in MovieMaker. Let students view their classmates’ creations and have the filmmakers answer questions from the audience.
13. GEOGRAPHY GAME
Show video segments about various geographical locations and challenge students to guess the specific details based on their knowledge of geography using the built in Interactive Atlas.
14. FREEZE FRAME
Pause video segments for deeper investigation or discussion of details and concepts.
15. MORNING WORK
Minimize downtime: play a video segment for students to watch and respond to in their journals while you take attendance.
* Curriculum Connections ideas came from the document 50 Ways to Integrate from Discovery Education (uploaded below).

 

Equipment Needed

  • Computer
  • Discovery Streaming Account (first-time users see your Media Specialist for your school's passcode)
  • Internet connection
  • *Optional: flash drive to save downloaded media

 

Closed Captioning with Streaming Videos

It's easy to stream your videos from Discovery Education and use Closed Captioning if you set your video to play in a stand alone Windows Media Player window.  Click here and watch our screencast to see how it's done.

 
Discovery Streaming At School
  • From the Application Menu, go to "Media Center" and "Discovery Streaming."
 
Discovery Streaming From Home
 
Search Options
  • Keyword Search – Search for video segments, images, clip art, etc. that contains the keyword.
  • Subject Search – Click on one of the eight core subject areas to find resources for the content you teach.
  • Grade Search – Select a grade range to view age appropriate content.
  • Curriculum Standards – Videos have been cross-referenced according to state standards and learning goals. Be sure to select the subject and grade level as well.  It aligns Common Core with Math or ELA by grade level.

Discovery Education Curriculum Standards Search

  • Advanced Search – This search tools gives you more options to limit your search.

 

Tutorials and Resources
More instructional resources can be found when logged in to Discovery Streaming. Click on the Professional Development tab and navigate to the Trainers Toolkit.  Also see the attachments at the bottom of this page for more information.

How To Create Classes

* View a screen cast of creating classes

Building a Writing Prompt

Building a  Quiz

Building an Assignment

Training Resources: