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Discovery Education Tool Kit Overview

Welcome to the Discovery Education Tool Kit. This Tool Kit is divided into six main categories below. As you explore the site you will find training decks, training vignettes, and a host of other training tools. Clicking on each category will reveal additional subcategories. In order to download the resources please click on the hyper-linked resources.


If this is your first time visiting this Tool Kit, please review the Getting Started Guide:

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Streaming 101 Overview


In this section you will find the following training materials

 - Discovery Education Streaming 101 PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Streaming 101 Quick Start PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Streaming 101 Training Vignettes

 - Discovery Education Streaming User Guides

 - Discovery Education 50 Ways to Integrate Delivery PowerPoint and Vignettes


Getting Started with the "101" of Discovery Education Streaming

The Streaming 101 tab is where you will find the materials required to train educators on the basics or the "101" of Discovery Education Streaming. The materials listed above will enable you to teach the following topics:

 - Navigating Discovery Education Streaming

 - Downloading Discovery Education Streaming Media Resources

 - Adding content to the all new "Quicklist" and "My Content"

 - K - 12 Integration Strategies utilizing Discovery Education Media Resources

When you click on the "Materials" section you will find the links to the resources as well as a brief description of each. If you have any questions please click on the "Help" section for contact information .

Discovery Education Streaming 101 PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education 101 Streaming Deck, Please click on the above link to download the presentation.  Each slide has its own topic and each topic has its own instructional sequence. This deck mimics the online experience and you may use it for training sessions.


Discovery Education Streaming 101 Vignettes (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming 101 Training Vignette folder. This folder contains demonstration vignettes for each topic in the 101 Streaming Deck. These vignettes demonstrate the flow and sequence for training delivery.


Discovery Education 101 Quick Start Streaming PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming 101 Quick Start Streaming Deck. The deck is a simplified version of the 101 Streaming Deck above. This deck includes arrows on each slide that will point out the sequence for the training delivery.


Discovery Education 101 User Guides (Download)

Description: Click on the link above to download the User Guide Folder. It contains documents you may hand out during training sessions.


Discovery Education 50 Ways to Integrate PowerPoint (Download)

Discovery Education 50 Ways Vignette (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education 50 Ways Deck and Vignettes. This is a great presentation to use to introduce educators on the countless ways they can use digital media in the classroom. Covering everything Discovery Education has to offer from images to videos this session provides educators with the resources they need to use Discovery Education in their classroom immediately.
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Student Tools and Access Overview


In this section you will find the following training materials

 - Discovery Education Student Access PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Student Access Quick Start PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Student Access Vignettes

 - Discovery Education Student Access User Guides


Getting Started with Student Access for Discovery Education Streaming

The Student Access tab is where you will find the materials required to train educators on the student access to Discovery Education. The materials listed above will enable you to teach the following topics:

 - Creating Students Accounts and Managing Classrooms

 - Assigning content to students

 - The Student Center

When you click on the "Materials" section you will find the links to the resources as well as a brief description of each. If you have any questions please click on the "Help" section for contact information .
Discovery Education Streaming Student Access PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Student Access Deck, Please click on the above link to download the presentation.  Each slide has its own topic and each topic has its own instructional sequence. This deck mimics the online experience and you may use it for training sessions.


Discovery Education Streaming Student Access Vignettes (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Student Access Vignette folder. This folder contains demonstration vignettes for each topic in the Student Access deck. These vignettes demonstrate the flow and sequence for training delivery.


Discovery Education Quick Start Student Access PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Quick Start Student Access Deck. The deck is a simplified version of the Student Access Deck above. This deck includes arrows on each slide that will point out the sequence for the training delivery.


Discovery Education Student Access Handouts (Download)

Description: You may hand these materials out during training sessions.

Contact Us

Discovery Education
Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 7PM EST
Friday: 8AM - 6:30PM CST
1-800-323-9084

Discovery Education Assessment
Monday - Friday: 7AM - 5PM CST
1-866-814-6685

Twitter: @DESupportStars

Email: education_info@discoveryeducation.com


 

Materials:

STEM Camp Notebook

Activity 1:  Discovery Education Hands-On Lab: Cohesion and Surface Tension

Per group:                    
  • coin (e.g., penny, dime, or nickel)                            
  • two 25 mL graduated cylinders                                
  • 200 mL beaker                            
  • 4 eyedroppers                                    
  • liquid soap or dish detergent in a small container       
  • distilled water                            
  • cooking oil                            
  • food coloring                                
  • glass stirring rod                                    
  • stopwatch or timer

Recess Activity
  • 2 large sponges (car wash sponges)
  • 2 jars
  • 2 buckets
Engineering Challenge:  Boat Building

For building the boat (per pair or group)

  • box of pencils (unsharpened)
  • large latex balloon
  • drinking straw
  • rubber band
  • disposable aluminum baking pan or pie pan
  • roll of aluminum foil
  • roll of duct tape or bottle of glue
  • 2 or 3 clothespins

Additional materials:
  • meter stick or measuring tape
  • scissors
  • 5 or 6 waterproof weights, such as sealed plastic bags containing 10 to ?20 dried beans
  • sink or bucket, filled with water
  • calculator
  • balance or scale
  • stopwatch
  • pool or tank (per class)
Are you running a Discovery Education STEM Camp? If so, we've made it easy for you to obtain the materials for the hands-on activities. Contact our friends at Hand2Mind to purchase a kit for your program. Call 800-445-5985 or email info@hand2mind.com and reference Discovery Education STEM Camp.
Discovery Education Builder Tools


In this section you will find the following training materials

 - Discovery Education Builder Tools PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Buidler Tools Vignettes

 - Discovery Education Builder Tools Access Guides


Getting Started with Discovery Education Streaming Builder Tools

The Builder Tools tab is where you will find the materials required to train educators on using and creating assignments in Discovery Education Streaming The materials listed above will enable you to teach the following topics:

 - Navigating to the Builder Tools homepage

 - Creating a Writng Prompt

 - Creating a Quiz

 - Assigning the Builder Tools to classes

When you click on the "Materials" section you will find the links to the resources as well as a brief description of each. If you have any questions please click on the "Help" section for contact information .
Discovery Education Streaming Builder Tools PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Builder Tools Deck, Please click on the above link to download the presentation.  Each slide has its own topic and each topic has its own instructional sequence. This deck mimics the online experience and you may use it for training sessions.


Discovery Education Streaming Builder Tools Vignettes (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Builder Tools Vignettes Folder. This folder contains demonstration vignettes for each topic in the Builder Tools deck. These vignettes demonstrate the flow and sequence for training delivery.


Discovery Education 101 Quick Start Builder Tools PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Quick Start Builder Tools Deck. The deck is a simplified version of the Student Access Deck above. This deck includes arrows on each slide that will point out the sequence for the training delivery.


Discovery Education Builder Tools User Guides (Download)

Description: Click on the link above to download the User Guide Folder. It contains documents you may hand out during training sessions.

Contact Us

Discovery Education
Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 7PM EST
Friday: 8AM - 6:30PM CST
1-800-323-9084

Discovery Education Assessment
Monday - Friday: 7AM - 5PM CST
1-866-814-6685

Twitter: @DESupportStars

Email: education_info@discoveryeducation.com





Materials:

STEM Camp Notebook

Activity 1:  Building an Aquarium - Setting up the Aquarium

Per each group of students:
  • two 2-liter bottles
  • scissors
  • a sample of local water (3-4 cups)
  • drill
  • cotton string (10-12 inches)
  • small stones (2 cups)
  • a sample of local soil (3-4 cups)
  • marker
  • at least two different types of seeds (e.g., grass, lettuce, radishes, beans)
  • a floating water plant

Activity 2:  It’s All Downstream                      

Per each group of students:   
  • at least eight feet of aluminum foil
  • medium-sized hardcover book
  • cooking oil
  • food coloring
  • 2 cups of water
  • large cookie sheet (or other similar-sized flat and rigid material)
  • map of Virginia with watersheds clearly delineated
  • modeling clay                 

Recess Activity
  • 1 bucket of water (per team)
  • 1 cup (per team)
Are you running a Discovery Education STEM Camp? If so, we've made it easy for you to obtain the materials for the hands-on activities. Contact our friends at Hand2Mind to purchase a kit for your program. Call 800-445-5985 or email info@hand2mind.com and reference Discovery Education STEM Camp.
Common Core Overview


In this section you will find the following training materials

 - Discovery Education Streaming Common Core PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Streaming Common Core Vignettes

 - Whats the 4-1-1 on the Common Core (guides and webinar)

 - ELA and Math Instructional Shifts document

 - Common Core Digital Tools Resource Guides



Getting Started with the Discovery Education Streaming Common Core resources

The Common Core tab is where you will find the materials required to train educators on the host of robust digitla media offerings Discovery Education has on the Common Core. The materials listed above will enable you to teach the following topics:

 - Navigating Discovery Education Common Core standards search

 - Accessing the Discovery Education Common Core model lessons in Streaming Plus

 - K - 12 Integration Strategies utilizing Discovery Education Media Resources

When you click on the "Materials" section you will find the links to the resources as well as a brief description of each. If you have any questions please click on the "Help" section for contact information .
Discovery Education Streaming Common Core PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Common Core Resources Deck. Please click on the above link to download the presentation.  Each slide has its own topic and each topic has its own instructional sequence. This deck mimics the online experience and you may use it for training sessions.


Discovery Education Streaming Common Core Vignettes (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Common Core Vignette folder. This folder contains demonstration vignettes for Common Core deck abive. These vignettes demonstrate the flow and sequence for training delivery.


Discovery Education Streaming: Whats the 4-1-1 on the Common Core? (Download)

Description: Ready or not, the Common Core transition has arrived. What does this mean and how will it impact teaching and learning for you and your students? We will examine practical strategies for using digital content and technologies to engage students in today's 21st century classrooms. Session concepts and ideas include integration of Common Core focused content pedagogy best practices, and effecgtive use of instructional technology to improve learning for all students.


Discovery Education Streaming: Common Core Instructional Shift documents (Download)

Description: Providing an over view of changing instructional practices under the Common Core these documents outline the three main instructional shifts in Math and ELA. You may use these as handouts in your sessions.


Common Core Classroom Instructional Resources

Snack Tools:

ELA: http://www.flipsnack.com/9ECEA758B7A/fd1nfhzr
Math: http://www.flipsnack.com/9ECEA758B7A/fh9s4ijc

Symbaloo Resources Compilation:

Leadership Resources: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/leadershipforccss
ELA Instructional Shifts: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/beerersccsselashifts
Math Instructional Shifts: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/ccssmathtools

Description: These links provide resources for implimentation of Common Core in the classroom. Hundreds of free Common Core guides, lesson, activites, and games can be found in the above links.
Contact Us

Discovery Education
Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 7PM EST
Friday: 8AM - 6:30PM CST
1-800-323-9084

Discovery Education Assessment
Monday - Friday: 7AM - 5PM CST
1-866-814-6685

Twitter: @DESupportStars

Email: education_info@discoveryeducation.com


Materials

STEM Camp Notebook

Activity 1: Well In A Cup
  • one 10 ounce clear, flexible plastic cup (i.e., Solo TP10)
  • lid for cup (i.e., Solo 600)
  • wooden pencil
  • 2x3 inch piece of window screen (metal)
  • pea-sized gravel (i.e., aquarium gravel)
  • water
  • food coloring (optional)
  • colored powder drink mix (optional)

Activity 2:  Water Power

For each group:  
  • 4 plastic containers
  • laboratory aprons
  • sand (enough to half-fill the bowls)
  • beaker
  • graduated cylinder
  • tap water
  • meter stick or metric ruler
  • metric tape measure
  • funnel
  • digital or video camera

Recess Activity
  • 1 bucket and 4 cups per team
  • whistle
  • any obstacle you can find

Engineering Challenge: Hydropower Challenge
  • 3 hot glue guns
  • 100 pack hot glue sticks
  • 5 rolls of tape
  • 1 pair of  scissors per group
  • 1 DC motor per group
  • 2 wires with alligator clips per group
  • 1 light bulb per group
  • 1 light bulb socket per group
  • multimeter
  • variety of general materials for building blades or wheel (such as plastic cups, styrofoam, popsicle sticks, manila folders, etc.)
Are you running a Discovery Education STEM Camp? If so, we've made it easy for you to obtain the materials for the hands-on activities. Contact our friends at Hand2Mind to purchase a kit for your program. Call 800-445-5985 or email info@hand2mind.com and reference Discovery Education STEM Camp.
Administrative Tools Overview


In this section you will find the following training materials

 - Discovery Education Administrative Tools PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Adminstrative Tools Quick Start PowerPoint

 - Discovery Education Administrative Tools Vignettes


Getting Started with Administrative Tools for Discovery Education Streaming

The Admin Tools tab is where you will find the materials required to train educators and administrators on utilizng the Adminstrative Tools. The materials listed above will enable you to teach the following topics:

 - Accessing Administrative Tools

 - Add and Archiving Users

 - Bulk Student and Teacher Account Uploads

 - Running Reports (User and Site Reports)

When you click on the "Materials" section you will find the links to the resources as well as a brief description of each. If you have any questions please click on the "Help" section for contact information .
Discovery Education Streaming Administrative Tools PowerPoint (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Administrative Tools Deck, Please click on the above link to download the presentation.  Each slide has its own topic and each topic has its own instructional sequence. This deck mimics the online experience and you may use it for training sessions.


Discovery Education Streaming Administrative Tools Vignettes (Download)

Description: This is the Discovery Education Streaming Administrative Tools Vignettes Folder. This folder contains demonstration vignettes for each topic in the Administartive Tools deck. These vignettes demonstrate the flow and sequence for training delivery.


Discovery Education Administrative Tools User Guides (Download)

Description: Click on the link above to download the User Guide Folder. It contains documents you may hand out during training sessions.
Contact Us

Discovery Education
Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 7PM EST
Friday: 8AM - 6:30PM CST
1-800-323-9084

Discovery Education Assessment
Monday - Friday: 7AM - 5PM CST
1-866-814-6685

Twitter: @DESupportStars

Email: education_info@discoveryeducation.com


Materials

STEM Camp Notebook

Activity 1: Well In A Cup
  • one 10 ounce clear, flexible plastic cup (i.e., Solo TP10)
  • lid for cup (i.e., Solo 600)
  • wooden pencil
  • 2x3 inch piece of window screen (metal)
  • pea-sized gravel (i.e., aquarium gravel)
  • water
  • food coloring (optional)
  • colored powder drink mix (optional)

Activity 2:  Water Power

For each group:

4 plastic containers
  • laboratory aprons
  • sand (enough to half-fill the bowls)
  • beaker
  • graduated cylinder
  • tap water
  • meter stick or metric ruler
  • metric tape measure
  • funnel
  • digital or video camera

Recess Activity
  • 1 bucket and 4 cups per team
  • whistle
  • any obstacle you can find

Engineering Challenge: Hydropower Challenge
  • 3 hot glue guns
  • 100 pack hot glue sticks
  • 5 rolls of tape
  • 1 pair of  scissors per group
  • 1 DC motor per group
  • 2 wires with alligator clips per group
  • 1 light bulb per group
  • 1 light bulb socket per group
  • multimeter
  • variety of general materials for building blades or wheel (such as plastic cups, styrofoam, popsicle sticks, manila folders, etc.)
Are you running a Discovery Education STEM Camp? If so, we've made it easy for you to obtain the materials for the hands-on activities. Contact our friends at Hand2Mind to purchase a kit for your program. Call 800-445-5985 or email info@hand2mind.com and reference Discovery Education STEM Camp.