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How We Can Celebrate Curiosity

Curiosity is at the heart of everything we do at Discovery Education.

We believe that the most powerful learning experiences are those that spark curiosity and drive deeper engagement with the world around us. In fact, curiosity is simply and beautifully a strong desire to learn, so we’d like to highlight the many ways that Discovery Education supports this very natural drive.

Curiosity is a strong force. It doesn’t always follow along chapter or unit lines and it’s not always predictable. A platform with enough resources to satisfy unwavering curiosity requires a seemingly limitless amount of content and frequent additions. The treasury of more than 200,000 videos, Virtual Field Trips, text-based passages, interactives, audio, podcasts, and images in our platform right now aims to include a resource for every source of wonder. And, it’s always expanding.

Can you remember a time when a teacher described a topic or posed a question that created an itch to conduct your own investigations? This is what we’re all striving for: students who are interested and excited by the world of knowledge, who can use the tools and resources at their fingertips to satisfy their own curiosity, and who are deeply engaged with learning.

So, what’s the best way to celebrate curiosity? We think it’s to encourage it. Direct students to specific areas of DE if they have something they’re already curious about or support general curiosity by letting your students roam freely in the safety of our content universe. The content is high-quality, timely, and vetted.

The opportunities abound, but here are just a few samples of the kinds of things students might find based on their particular interests.

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I’m curious about the world from authentic perspectives . . .

The Global Oneness Project’s collection of documentary films portrays individuals and communities contending with major issues facing all of humanity. The films provide compelling windows into the changing world. From the last speakers of disappearing languages to a Syrian refugee living in Vancouver, the stories are personal and fascinating.

I’m curious about Native American poetry and power . . .

Use Channels to find videos and other resources related to specific topics. The Celebrating Native American Heritage Channel features an interview from the Library of Congress with the first Native American Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. She speaks of the power and legacy of poetry. And, the More Videos Like This feature leads curious students to related stories. From the interview with Joy Harjo, students can link to a story about Amanda Gorman, the first ever National Youth Poet Laureate and youngest poet to speak at an inauguration.

I’m curious about robotics, manufacturing, machines, AI, and video games . . .

STEM is a huge umbrella for so many topics that pique student curiosity. Learn all about STEM careers—the people, the work, the innovation—with content created by DE’s STEM Careers Coalition. For topics from the very timely COVID-19 solutions being developed to the wildly innovative trips to Mars to the making of the Madden NFL video game, STEM Careers provides videos, student challenges, classroom activities, Virtual Field Trips, and more.

Think of Discovery Education as a rabbit hole . . . with a map. You and your students will find countless topics, activities, and tools to explore almost any curiosity. For the uncharted experience, there are tools like search, link, and top picks. For the more guided experience, use tools like lesson activities, channels, and educator guides.

Whatever your students wonder and whatever they find, be sure to celebrate the curiosity that inspired them! This month, and every month, celebrate that strong desire for learning by creating a culture of curiosity and growth.

About the Author
Jeanette Edelstein is an educator dedicated to making learning more engaging for students of all ages. She has been a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and program developer. She was a founding teacher and the gifted and talented coordinator at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts. Her curriculum projects include Hive Alive!, a collection of teaching resources about honey bees, Animal Planet Rescue, a disaster relief and educational vehicle that rescued over 1,000 animals, and CapsinSchool, an elementary curriculum based on the math and science of hockey.

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This Month at DE: October

What sparks your students’ curiosity in the fall season? Ever wonder why leaves change color? How about what it means to be a digital citizen? Motivate students to celebrate their curiosity with brand-new content from DE that invites them to learn about different cultures, inspire scientific curiosities, and more.

Vooks Channel

Grades K-2

Vooks brings storybooks to life! Discover a whole new way to ignite your students’ interest in topics ranging from space adventures to inspiring stories about changemakers to planting a forest. These animated stories help develop language skills, social-emotional learning, and so much more.

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Global Oneness Project

Grades 6-12

These immersive documentary films broaden perspectives and spark critical thinking by demonstrating views from individuals and communities on a variety of critical issues facing humanity. These films portray what resilience, passion, and advocacy looks like.

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As it Is: A Grand Canyon Virtual Reality Documentary

This immersive video showcases the history and landscape of the Grand Canyon. In this 360-view documentary, hear about the Grand Canyon’s formation and the experience of rafting on the Colorado River. Learn about the controversy surrounding the Escalade Project within the Navajo Nation boundaries and listen to a discussion of modern-day threats to the canyon’s natural landscape and the importance of preserving nature.

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Interview with Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate

Grades 6-12

Hear an interview from the first appointed Native American Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, by the Library of Congress. She is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma. In this interview, she describes the power and legacy of poetry and the significance of this award.

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Fishtronaut: The Case of the Kiwi Bird

Grades K-2

Join Marina, Fishtronaut, and Zeek on a mysterious adventure involving a new animal species and a fruit they don’t know very well. While solving the clues, they will learn more about animals and nature. Explore the Fishtronaut Channel where science adventures encourage problem-solving skill development in STEM fields.

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Earth to Luna!: Say Cheese

Grades K-5

Follow Luna, Jupiter, and Clyde as they journey through a scientific investigation of some of Dad’s photos for work. The trio begin to wonder, how exactly do cameras work? Explore this video and more in the Earth to Luna! Channel, where you’ll find five new videos in English and Spanish.

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October Virtual Field Trips

No permission slips required! These virtual events create opportunities for educators to take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences.  Pre-built companion guides offer standards-aligned learning activities. Students can tune in live or on-demand!  Register Your Class Today!

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Enjoy these new resources and be sure to join us here next month as we kick off our November theme: Wonder and Innovation!

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October 2021 Partner Spotlight

Each month we take time to showcase a few of the amazing partners that we work with to develop high-quality content to inspire students. Take a moment to help us celebrate these partnerships, check out some of their new resources, and learn more about the incredible things they do!

And don’t forget to see out more content in our This Month at DE: October article.

Vooks

Our new partnership with Vooks features a meaningful collection of dozens of storybooks that are brought to life through animation and voice narration. From space adventures to courageous changemakers, holiday tales to counting songs, discover a whole new way of reading and ignite students’ curiosity.

See more in the new Vooks Channel.

Global Oneness Project

Discover immersive documentary films that show individuals and communities who demonstrate resilience, passion, and advocacy as they contend with major issues facing humanity. This collection presents a series of stories that broaden our perspectives on social, cultural, and environmental issues. Be sure to utilize pre-build lesson plans, too!

Check out the Global Oneness Project channel now.

Red Ribbon Week

Explore the Red Ribbon Week Channel offering a variety of instructional activities, Virtual Field Trips, and more developed in partnership with programs like Operation Prevention, Be Vape Free, Dose of Knowledge and Ask, Listen, Learn, a program of Responsibility.org. These resources will help you to honor Red Ribbon Week at your school and raise awareness of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco so students stay informed and learn how to make smart, healthy decisions.

Keep students going strong this October with timely content, tools and events. View more of our featured content in out This Month at DE Studio Board.

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3M Young Scientist Lab

Designed to foster a new generation of scientists, Discovery Education and 3M developed this interactive portal filled with engaging activities and standards-aligned teaching tools, anchored by the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

The annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to submit a unique solution to an everyday problem for the chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship.

Begin by exploring 3M Young Scientist Lab.

Science News for Students

Timely news related to STEM developments, innovations, and research from experts in the field is at your fingertips via the Science News for Students Channel. Discover a diverse collection of articles designed for middle and high school audiences that cover significant STEM advances. Save time in your lesson planning by utilizing pre-built instructional strategies.

Explore your options at Science News for Students today.

National Park Service

Bryce Canyon: American Indian Perspective is one our new video segments that feature perspectives from tribal elders of the Southern Paiute, Hopi, Zuni, Ute, and Navajo peoples of Bryce Canyon. In this video, each tribe member describes their people’s ancestral and modern relationships with the land.

To view this video additional segments, visit Bryce Canyon: An American Indian Perspective.

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SOS Top 10: Global Citizenship

The world is changing at lightning speed and it’s important for young people to be informed and empowered as they prepare to make their marks. Help your students become thoughtful global citizens through investigation, understanding, and communication.

We’ve selected these Top Ten SOS Instructional Strategies for Global Citizenship to inspire you and your students to tackle big ideas and issues. Use these strategies to get your students involved in the global opportunities and challenges facing us today.

Investigating the World

Visual Walkabout

Gives students a sneak peek of an upcoming unit using a gallery of images you can share on the classroom wall or digitally. This will help students to make connections and ask questions on critical topics.

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Where in the World

The Discovery Atlas Interactive Map comes alive in this strategy, which is used to help students explore and research cultures, governments, history, and nature around the world.

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Read All About It

Let students practice making the connections between a main idea and supporting details with Read All About It. Write a catchy headline about a current event and have students write a summary statement using evidence from a media clip and its transcript.

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Surround Sound

This versatile strategy makes use of sound effects to create a specific environment or mood. By focusing on the sound only, students use their auditory sense to interpret information and imagine an event.

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Now Screening

Pair a series of images and essential questions for a unit of study and give students a chance to make predictions and connections at the beginning of the unit. Revisit the images and essential questions as students build new knowledge.

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Check out educator-facing videos and downloadable PDFs for each strategy in our SOS Top Ten: Professional Learning Studio Board!

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Recognizing Perspectives

Instagramming

An Insta is worth a thousand words. Have students create Instagram-style posts in response to a DE video, then let them “post” and respond to each other’s Instagramming.

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Multiple Perspectives

Considering Multiple Perspectives is a critical component of global citizenship. This powerful exercise asks students to assume a point of view from an image or video and write a narrative from that perspective.

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They Said What?

This strategy will appeal to students who gravitate towards dialogue or graphic novels. Students consider two characters in an image and create the dialogue They Said What? that can be logically inferred from the image or prior knowledge about the content.

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Communicating Ideas

PechaKucha

20 slides / 20 seconds each. That’s it. PechaKucha prescribes the format, you define the topic, and students find the images for a timed presentation. This strategy hones the ability to identify key ideas and details and to summarize.

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XO Let’s Go

Based on everyone’s favorite game of X and O, this tic-tac-toe adaptation is still all about taking turns and communicating effectively. Players earn Xs and Os by listening as their partner discusses what they learned—no repeats!

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Enjoy these creative ways to develop key global citizenship skills, such as information gathering, perspective-taking, listening, and presenting. Find more instructional strategies in our SOS Instructional Strategies Channel, and check back soon for more tips and tricks from Discovery Education!

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Does Summer Break Have to End?

No matter how you go back to school, that summer feeling doesn’t have to end! Bring it to the classroom.

Educators have gone above and beyond to keep students comfortable and engaged over the last 18 months. It has been a heroic challenge to adapt to new parameters—from virtual classrooms to schedule changes—but it also created a serious need for a reboot. Thank goodness for summer break. Remembering the best parts of your summer can help keep your learning environment fresh and inspiring, no matter what it looks like.

A Little Less Pressure

Pressure has been building since early 2020, but it’s likely that some of that pressure has given way over the last couple of months. Summer feels like a break even when nothing seems normal. Look for chances to carry a bit of that relaxed feeling into the school year by using new tools that will help you assess student learning without an exam and offer those three magic ingredients: variety, choice, and agency.

3 tools for low-pressure learning and assessment:

1. Studio Activity Templates

Studio Activity Templates give you a head start on creating engaging activities that combine the best of our instructional strategies with the content you want. Or, start with one of our 1500+ ready-to-use activities to save even more time.

2. Studio Choice Boards

Studio Choice Boards allow students to follow their interests directly into engaging activities. From SEL and STEM to grade-band and topic-specific Boards (e.g., Earth Day and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage), students are sure to find something that sparks their curiosity.

3. The new Quiz

The new Quiz guides you through the creation and launch of custom quizzes. Embed quiz questions into a video timeline to gauge understanding, ask questions verbally in class and have students respond from their own devices, or build a standard quiz to get a pulse on where students are in their learning.

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Compassion and Space

While social-emotional learning (SEL) has always been a critical part of an effective and caring education, it is more critical than ever to acknowledge and address the social and emotional needs of children. Unfortunately, all students are coming to the 2021-2022 school year having experienced significant changes from their pre-pandemic lives. Some students have lost loved ones, housing, or a sense of safety and stability. While others may have struggled to understand the nature of a pandemic and its effects.

Hopefully, students have loved ones who helped them handle pandemic-related experiences over the summer. But educators can also support the social-emotional needs of students right now. While all students need individual attention at some point, whole-class activities can benefit everyone. Even spending a few minutes each day on breathing exercises or reflection journals can help students feel more centered and ready to learn.

The SEL collection in DE has tools for mindfulness at all grade levels, along with resources for stress management, Virtual Field Trips for self-discovery, and special series from the Child Mind Institute and other partners.

Laughter for Learning

Think of the sounds of laughter floating up from the street on a warm summer night or bouncing across the water at the pool. Most teachers know learning can be fun. Make sure your students feel the same way. Consider adding a game, a dance break, or even a content-related joke challenge to your schedule. You can keep it light and relevant. Consider connecting with the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community for inspiration, support, and guaranteed laughter!

Enjoy—no, treasure—the time you have with your students this year, whether it’s in-person (which most of us have been missing deeply) or virtual or some combination of the two. Whether you come back to school bursting with good news and hilarious stories or overwhelmed with changes and challenges, we greatly appreciate you and know that your students and colleagues have missed you.

Take a deep breath and get ready for this year’s ride. It’s sure to be an absolute challenge and a beautiful opportunity.

About the Author
Jeanette Edelstein is an educator dedicated to making learning more engaging for students of all ages. She has been a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and program developer. She was a founding teacher and the gifted and talented coordinator at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts. Her curriculum projects include Hive Alive!, a collection of teaching resources about honey bees, Animal Planet Rescue, a disaster relief and educational vehicle that rescued over 1,000 animals, and CapsinSchool, an elementary curriculum based on the math and science of hockey.

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This Month at DE: September

Inspire students to make a difference with new September content from Discovery Education! Whether surfing student-made documentaries or joining this month’s Virtual Field Trips, you’ll find the compelling resources you need to help all learners find their voice, learn from their peers, and create change in their communities.

1600 Sessions Podcast

Grades 6-12

Join the White House Historical Association to dig into the rich history behind the White House and the people who have contributed to its story. From its early construction to the Founding Fathers and the first protesters to picket its gates, learn more about one of our country’s most significant symbols and the movements and traditions that continue to shape our nation.

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BYkids

All Grade Levels

Hear the stories of young changemakers who shine light on significant aspects of their identities in the BYkids Channel. Learners will meet students from around the world as they provide insight on their racial and ethnic identities, country of origin, religious beliefs, abilities, and cultural affiliations. Best of all, each young activist films and directs their own documentary from a first-hand perspective.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

All Grade Levels

Get ready for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) and find resources to help you celebrate the identities, experiences, culture, and history of Latin Americans all year with the revamped Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Channel! Introduce students to Latin American leaders and changemakers, learn about Hispanic traditions and culture, and explore a collection of available Spanish resources.

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Curiosity and Your World

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Use this activity from our Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to help students build their capacity to connect to the world around them, ask questions to further their knowledge, and extend their understanding through utilizing their own communities. While the embedded activity challenges students to look closely at aspects or issues within their own community, the structure included can be used with a variety of texts, photographs, objects, or artwork.

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Make the most of September with timely content, tools, and events! View the latest updates and featured content in our This Month at DE Studio Board.

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John Lewis on Rights and Justice and America

Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Watch this video on the National Archives Foundation’s conversation on rights and justices with former United States Congressman John Lewis. Teach students to stand up for what they believe in as Lewis reminds Americans to continue fighting for justice and democracy.

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September Virtual Field Trips

Grades 5, 6-8, 9-12

Join us live for one (or all) of five September Virtual Field Trips or watch them on-demand after their premieres! Explore our Virtual Field Trip page to learn more about each experience and the amazing partners who help create them. No matter which one you choose you’ll find more ways to elevate engagement with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities.

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The Truth is Powerful

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Watch this video from Self-Evident Media as it examines the creation and weaponization of race and tells the story of Sojourner Truth, a self-emancipated enslaved woman who later became a traveling preacher. The program closely analyzes the different versions of her famous speech given at an 1851 feminist anti-slavery meeting and stresses the need for Black stories to be told through a firsthand lens.

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What is a Worry Habit?

Grades 3-5, 6-8

Watch a teen journalist interview psychologist and author Dr. Susan Heilter while reporting on the effects of the “worry habit,” a harmful habit which causes people from living in the moment. See how this loop of worry prevents people from making plans and leads to anxiety and stress before finding ways to break the cycle.

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Enjoy these new resources and be sure to join us here next month as we kick off our October theme: Culture & Celebrations!

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September 2021 Partner Spotlight

Each month we take time to showcase a few of the amazing partners that we work with to develop the high-quality content your students want and need. Take a moment to help us celebrate these partnerships, check out some of their new resources, and learn more about the incredible things they do!

And don’t forget to see out more content in our This Month at DE: September article.

BYkids

This compelling series gives today’s youth a stage to share their perspectives and lets students hear the stories of young changemakers who shine a light on significant aspects of their identities. Each activist films and directs their own documentary from a firsthand perspective, providing students with exclusive insight on racial and ethnic identities, country of origin, religious beliefs, abilities, and cultural affiliations.

See more in the new BYkids Channel.

Discover Financial Services

Commemorate National College Savings Month with Pathways to Financial Success in Schools. In partnership with Discover Financial Services, this comprehensive, unit-based financial literacy program is made up of videos, self-paced modules, and cross-curricular activities for middle and high school students. Family extensions are also available to keep the conversation going at home!

Browse the full collection today.

Eyewitness News: Teen Kids News

Check out this dynamic news program produced for young people, by young people. Teen reporters present news stories in a way that appeals to students and provides a unique perspective that’s currently unseen in the adult-dominated news and media.

Get started by teaching your class about “worry habits” or learning how “Bumblebees are Dying Because of Extreme Heat.”

Keep students going strong this September with timely content, tools, and events! View more featured content in our This Month at DE Studio Board.

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Newsy

Stay informed on today’s most important topics and issues with straightforward, opinion-free news and documentaries. This trusted source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis helps students stay up to date on current events while documenting unique perspectives through detailed investigation and sincere conversation.

Catch up on current events now in the Newsy Channel.

Self-Evident Media

Made up of a community of American history educators, Self-Evident Media strives to support educators and students to think critically about the role of race and institutional racism throughout US history. Through highly engaging educational tools and resources, their goal is to help students honestly and rigorously study the history of race in America, better understand who we are as a country, and learn how to work together to build a more just society.

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Social-Emotional Learning Coalition

This partnership between DE, The Allstate Foundation, the National AfterSchool Association, Ask, Listen, Learn: A Program of Responsibility.org and leaders across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors is aimed at driving access and innovation in embedding SEL into students’ lives. Its first initiative: providing K-12 educators, students, families, and afterschool directors with an extensive library of digital resources to support the integration of SEL into core instruction and beyond.

Learn more and find resources for all grade levels in the Social-Emotional Learning Center.

We hope you and your students enjoy these new learning resources and be sure to join us here next month for more partner highlights.

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Create & Collaborate with Engaging Activities in Studio

Whether you’re new to DE or have been an avid user for years, there’s never been a better time to make Studio part of your daily lesson strategy.

You know those classic three-panel poster boards? Well, we’ve taken that concept and supercharged it with Studio, our flexible collaboration and presentation tool. Think of it as your new creative outlet for those activities you’ve always wanted to try.


Get started right away with one of our many Activity Templates based on our SOS Instructional Strategies—designed for educators, by educators—then build a Studio Board or Slideshow from there. These Activity Templates provide the perfect jumping-off point to quickly build and even help illuminate new ways to blend seemingly unrelated topics, like STEM and art or SEL and science.

If you’ve got a creative itch, design your own Studio Board or Slideshow built with your content of choice. Add headlines, text, buttons, DE resources, or upload your own digital content to create engaging daily lessons. Once you’re ready, assign your Board or Slideshow as a self-paced, individual assignment or share it and collaborate with students in real time. And don’t forget our embedded literacy support! Our integration with Microsoft’s Immersive Reader allows students to have text read aloud, translated, and to access a line focus tool for additional reading help.

Students also get a chance to shine by designing their own Boards or Slideshows. Let them play around in Studio and give them the opportunity to share and present their knowledge in creative ways using appropriate, DE-vetted resources or their own original, uploaded content.

Best of all, everyone can safely collaborate in real time right in Studio to encourage lively discussion and unleash creativity—no matter where the classroom is.

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Quiz is More Than a 4-Letter Word

Turn your classroom into a live game show with Quiz!

We’re not talking about the usual list of questions on a piece of paper. Our new Quiz features empower teachers to create engaging, get-those-wheels-turning quizzes that liven up the classroom and then take action where needed. Students can easily participate in any learning environment and teachers can track student progress in real time.

Standard Quiz

Use Standard Quiz to check for understanding and student readiness with a range of question formats—from polling to open-ended, multiple choice to image annotation or audio responses. There’s no shortage of ways to accurately measure progress! Assign these to students to create a self-paced assessment or launch them live. When live, students access through a code and teachers can guide students through the assessment while viewing results as they come in.

Video Quiz

With Video Quiz, you can choose a video from our treasury of high-quality content and embed questions directly on the viewing timeline. Just pause the video where you want to put a question then add a short-answer prompt or use the dropdown to change it to multiple choice or poll. This keeps students engaged in the video while continually keeping a pulse on their learning.

Ask Live Quiz

In the middle of a lesson and need to check for understanding? Ask Live Quiz lets you ask interactive questions live and share responses in-person or remotely to spark lively discussions and class participation. Students can respond on their own devices, giving you real-time data to inform your next steps.

Pro Tip! Launch an Exit Ticket from an Ask Live Quiz and have students respond with how they’re feeling about what they’ve learned so you can better prepare for the next lesson or provide extra practice for specific learners.

Real-Time Results

See how your students did by checking the Results Dashboard. Quiz results display in real time, by question and by student, so you can take timely action. Save time grading quizzes and instead focus on gauging participation, offering feedback, and identifying remediation needs to ensure student progress. You’ll find all the information you need, displayed the way you need it, to help guide your instruction the very next day.

Learn more about Quiz in the Help Center and try one out with your students this week! Not a current partner? Watch a virtual demo today to get started.

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DE How To: New Ways to Assign & Build Activities for Students

Our content never gets stale, and neither will your lessons!

Every month we add hundreds of new resources specially curated for educators to answer the need for timely, relevant teaching opportunities. When our content is combined with our popular SOS Instructional Strategies—designed for educators, by educators—you get that magic formula for constructive, engaging activities. And luckily, we’ve built thousands of these activities to help you tap into that magic and save time in the process.

There are tons of great ways to take advantage of these ready-to-use activities and keep students curious throughout the day. Whether it’s lesson starters, background builders, writing prompts, or student choice boards, you’ll find exactly what you and your students need. You can use these activities as-is for turnkey assignments or customize them in Studio. Additionally, you can assign them to individual students, groups of students, or the whole class. And because of embedded literacy and language supports, like Microsoft’s Immersive Reader, all learners have an opportunity to do well.

Ready to get started?

  • Find ready-to-use activities already peppered throughout our content channels.
  • Explore dedicated collections like the Student Learning Activities Channel.
  • Get up and running right away with the handful of fun activities listed below!

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Reinforce ELA Skills with Fishtronaut

Fishtronaut: Case of the Lost Critter ELA Activity (Grades K-2)

Embark on an adventure with Fishtronaut while practicing making inferences, comparing and contrasting, summarizing, and identifying key story elements. 

Cultivate Creative Talents with STEM Careers

STEM Careers: Game Artists & Animators (Grades 3-5)

Dive into an interesting career path and learn about game animators and how video game design uses STEM skills. Then have students watch an engaging Virtual Field Trip before working together on a STEM Career Challenge and channeling their creativity to design their own new team jersey.

Foster SEL through Bumblebee Behaviors

Bumblebee High Five (Grades 6-8)

Draw students in with an interesting video about giving a bumblebee a high five before seamlessly transitioning to a conversation around conflict resolution with this social-emotional learning activity.

Use Baseball to Build on Math Concepts

Baseball and Decimal and Fraction Conversion (Grade 8)

Have students watch a video with Devin Pickett, a real baseball information coordinator for the Chicago White Sox, about how math and data is used in baseball to improve player performance. Then let them work through practice problems, find helpful hints, and follow their curiosity with more content. 

Travel the World with Student Learning Adventures

Student Learning Adventures: Ancient Civilizations (Grades 9-12)

Explore popular ancient civilizations in Egypt, Rome, and Greecewith this student-led activity. Students can dive deep into each culture with key vocabulary words, fascinating videos, and a closing activity at the end of each page.

Dive into the Student Learning Activities and Learning at Home Channels for more ready-to-use activities for all grades and learners. Not a current partner? Watch a virtual demo today to get started!

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