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5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learning

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If your school is looking for virtual learning options due to school or district closures, follow this link to learn how to access Discovery Education Experience and read Discovery Education’s formal response regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and options for educators.

1 Assign Content

Flipped learning is easier when you have access to hundreds of thousands of digital resources, and with Experience you can assign individual pieces or even a whole folder of content to your students no matter where they are.

Discovery Education has content to support many core concepts and subjects, including language arts, math, social studies, science, health, and visual or performing arts.

2 Take a Virtual Field Trip

Students may be cooped up at home, but you can still take them on a trip around the world. No permission slips required. These virtual events take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences without ever leaving the classroom (or home!).

From the factories of major manufacturers to the courts of the NBA, engage your students with a variety of careers as they learn about topics that will edu-tain their brain.

  • Plan a Trip
    Access and assign virtual adventures organized by subject area and grade level
  • Get Inspired
    Hear how Discovery Educator Rita Mortenson uses Virtual Field Trips with her students

3 Assign a Pre-Made Lesson Activity

Why reinvent the wheel? Experience subscribers have access to over 1,000 grab-and-go lesson activities that combine Discovery Education content with the strategies you love, and then deliver them in a flexible format for modification or turnkey assignment.

4 Design Your Own Multimedia Lesson

Use the collaborative Studio tool to create your own lesson activity. Safely search for resources and add them to your board, insert written, audio, or video student instructions, and voila, you’re ready to go!

5 Unleash Student Creativity

Challenge your students to select a topic they are passionate about, search for resources in Discovery Education Student Center, and create a Studio board to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Use the Twenty-Five Things You Didn’t Know SOS Student Learning Activity to get your students started.

  • Resources for Student Exploration
    Assignable boards for sharing Discovery Education with students, including ideas for exploring interests, research, organizing evidence, and communicating ideas.

Parents: Check out the Daily DE

Looking for meaningful and engaging learning activities for your children? The Daily DE features a grade-band appropriate learning activity for every day of the week. From digital interactives to virtual field trips to fun science experiments and more, these daily activities are great for keeping the learning going at home! Download the Daily DE for your child’s grade band below.


And don’t forget to access the new Virus and Outbreaks channel! See timely updates regarding the coronavirus, discover what a virus is and how it spreads, receive an overview of the history of viruses and outbreaks around the world, and review essential guidelines for staying healthy.

We invite you to watch the 5 Ways Digital Content Supports Virtual Learning webinar, a special professional learning event that will dive deeper into these tips to better help educators find actionable ways to continue teaching and engaging students.
Wednesday, March 18 at 7PM ET

If your school is looking for virtual learning options due to school or district closures, follow this link to learn how to access Discovery Education Experience and read Discovery Education’s formal response regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and options for educators.