Have you left a all day workshop before that left you “pumped” and energized? Was it something that you knew you could USE? Yesterday, while the rest of you were talking to parents of your students, librarians and TRTs were in an all day workshop for Discovery Education Streaming, AKA United Streaming, and left excited and ready to share with our staff the benefits and areas that will get you excited!
At the beginning of the year you were given the school’s passcode for Discovery Education (from now on to be referred as DE) that enabled you to set up your own account. For JT, Mr. Fisher and I would like to set up training sessions, and for OB, we’ll meet on Nov. 4. Areas that we’ll discuss:
==>DE overview (new folks)
a) Assignment Builder: Build and store assignments for your students that use DE curriculum content
b) Quiz Builder: Online quiz building that students take that you build
c) Writing Prompt Builder: Give students writing practice with images that include composition prompts
d) Calendar: What happened today in history, along with clips to show
e) Thematic Focus: Browse weekly teaching topics with activities
f) Discovery Education Atlas: based on their Atlas series, explore the world
g) Teacher Community
h) Professional development: Teaching tips/best practices/interactive training (what did he say again?)/tech talk/project demonstrations
PROMETHEAN AND MCPS USER GROUPS: Let’s also use this in our next meeting(s)!