Discovery Boot Camp 6
15 days to a becoming a more connected Discovery Educator
DE Boot Camp: Engaging Students Day 1 .......................... Think Like a Student
See what a student sees
It's also important to point out that an Admin account user can control settings in DE's My Admin to set limits as to the content available to students on any particular campus. For example, your school's DE admin might choose for students on an elementary campus to be limited to content specified for grades K-6. (If you see MY ADMIN at the upper-right with you're logged into Discovery, you have admin access.)
More Cool Stuff - Blog, Games, & Get Involved
In the GAME section, students will find a collection of educational games for a variety of content areas and grade levels. Remember - there are more of these in your Discovery media library that you can assign to your students as you choose. The GAME section also contains the Discovery Atlas so that students can explore media that takes them all around the world.
The GET INVOLVED section contains a collection of global student projects that you and your students can join to get involved in something beyond the walls of your classroom. These projects change over time, so check back often for new, exciting challenges.
Watch the video below to learn how to create your very own Discovery Boards.
(if the video is blocked, you can also click this link to access it in DE)
Today's Assignment - Explore a Bevy of Boards
1) CLICK HERE to see a wonderful collection of both student-created and teacher-created Boards
2) take some time to browse a bevy (at least 5) of these boards (the more the better)
3) think of ways that you could use Boards as an instructional tool in your class
4) think of ways that your students could create Boards in your class to demonstrate their learning in a fun and creative way.
Bonus tip of the day! ........................... Screencast-o-Matic
SOM also has a free version that works really well, but consider upgrading to the PRO version for just $15 a year - the time that the editing capabilities in PRO will save you alone make that money very well spent (and that's just one of many added features in PRO). Want to learn how to get started? Watch the YouTube video below.
Digital Learning and Media Specialist
Education Service Center Region 11
STAR Discovery Educator
Certified Safari Montage Trainer