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Integrating Digital Content without Interactive Tools

Engaging students with exciting digital content is possible with virtually any classroom set up. This course will show educators how to incorporate video, images, even sounds and songs into lessons that are designed to be delivered in a classroom that has very limited technology and, potentially, no interactive tools. Using the same pedagogical research and reasoning that serve as a basis for developing lessons for the classroom with interactive technology, participants in this course will learn how to integrate digital content into solid lessons and adjust the delivery to match the capabilities in their classrooms. Discovery Education Professional Development master teachers will address alternative solutions in one-computer classrooms, no computer classrooms, LCD projector classrooms, even classroom with just an overhead projector! Develop multimedia presentations and materials then find ways to present them that maintain their interactivity. Don’t let your classroom technology hamper your creativity – bring your lessons to life in a low-tech environment.


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with standard classroom technology tools (i.e. overhead projector, teacher computer, and/or LCD projector, etc.)
  • One computer for each participant
  • Internet access
  • Presentation station with computer for presenter


  • None

Recommended Companion Courses

  • n/a

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Manipulate the technology tools available in their classrooms for a variety of purposes.
  • Incorporate digital content into lesson plans in a way that preserves interactivity on available equipment.
  • Create truly interactive formative assessments that include purposefully integrated digital content.

Sample Agenda

  1. Getting to know the available technology
  2. Basics of integrating digital content to support pedagogy
  3. Organizing a presentation for limited technology
  4. Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
  5. Integrating digital content into interactive presentations
  6. Creating an interactive presentation that works
  7. Creating an interactive assessment that works
  8. Debrief and evaluation

Specifically in this learning community, we saw our student gains over 25% in one year which was just remarkable growth.

Scott Muri

Area Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools