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Interactive Presentation Tools and Digital Content

This course uses digital content to bring interactive presentation tools to life. Whatever technology your school or district uses, Discovery Education Professional Development master teachers will help your staff get the most out of each piece of equipment. The course uses Discovery Education digital content to show teachers and coaches how to create dynamic presentations that take advantage of all the technological tools embedded in interactive whiteboards and projectors. From highlighting to spotlighting to interactive assessments on the board, this course demonstrates the basics and the enhanced strategies to get the most from your equipment. Once participants have an understanding of the tools within the technology, they will learn how to download, edit, and include digital content within the parameters of the hardware and software available.


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with standard classroom technology tools (i.e. SMART, Promethean, Mimeo, 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:

  • Use the software tools embedded in their technological equipment.
  • Manipulate content right in the interactive board/projector.
  • Incorporate digital content with the interactive board/projector for dynamic lessons and presentations.
  • Create truly interactive formative assessments that include purposefully integrated digital content.

Sample Agenda

  1. Introduction to the interactive presentation tool
  2. Basic navigation within the tool
  3. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts
  4. Organizing a presentation
  5. Integrating digital content into interactive presentations
  6. Creating an interactive presentation
  7. Creating an interactive assessment
  8. Debrief and evaluation

We were in with the whole package on professional development because of the quality of what Discovery Education had to provide.

Dr. Eugene White

Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools