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Technology Integration

These courses will enable your teachers to take their students beyond the walls of the classroom on an adventure to learn about and explore their world! Join us for these sessions to begin mastering the use of Web 2.0 applications, Google™ Tools, multimedia presentations, digital storytelling, and interactive presentation tools. Discovery Education’s team of master teachers will empower any educator with the use of these free software applications to make the classroom come alive through full student engagement with technology.

Web 2.0 Platforms for Content Creation

Unleash the power that new web tools bring to help students manipulate existing content and create new content with their own spin, a process that promotes critical thinking and deepens learning. This course introduces educators to tools related to content creation including Glogster, Animoto, Blabberize, and GoAnimate. Learn more…

Web 2.0 Platforms for Student Communication and Collaboration

Encourage student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking with Web 2.0 applications that promote networking. The web can be a safe and academically rigorous place for collaboration, where students can express opinions, share insights, and document their learning, and this course will show you how to guide students with tools like VoiceThread and Diigo. Learn more…

Web 2.0 Platforms for Content Management

Once your students have created original, thoughtful, and dynamic content using Web 2.0 tools, they’ll need a place to put it. This course provides educators a variety of options for sharing and storing content on the web. Blogs and wikis are just the beginning. There are many options for managing content. Come find the best option for your students. Learn more…

Integrating Google™ Earth Into the Classroom

Put the power of Google™ to work for you in your classroom. This course will show educators how to use Google™ Earth to create instructional tools and creative content for student content. From virtual field trips to maps and exploration, Google™ Earth will take your students around the world without leaving the classroom. Learn more…

Google™ Applications

Encourage your students to collaborate online, demonstrate understanding through presentations, and analyze real time data. Using Discovery Education and your own curriculum as a guide, this course presents ways that Google™ Applications can be used for collaboration between students and teachers, in a safe and protected environment. Learn more…

MultiMedia Presentations

Match the power of today’s presentation software to the complexity of your content with this course that will encourage educators to integrate digital content into classroom presentations. Teachers and students alike will benefit from engaging, interactive presentations using the latest capabilities of the digital world to bring your curriculum to life. Learn more…

Digital Storytelling

Challenge your students to create digital stories with editable video segments, stunning photos, and a variety of sounds, all from Discovery Education. This course examines the ways digital storytelling can deepen understanding of curricular content and shows educators how to combine text, images, audio, and video to create movies using free software. Learn more…

Interactive Presentation Tools and Digital Content

Interactive tools help provide a gateway to exciting digital content. This course is designed for educators who are new to both their technological tools and the content available for use with those tools. Learn how to use the hardware by incorporating exciting and engaging content into your own lessons. Learn more…

Integrating Digital Content without Interactive Tools

Ensure student engagement and growth through the use of digital content presented with the technology you have in your classroom right now. This course will help educators understand how to develop and deliver interactive presentations using their specific classroom set-ups. Learn more…

I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.

Ann Clark

Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools