PD in Your Pocket
What is It?
Students and teachers also have access to a creation tool called Board Builder which allows them to create interactive digital bulletin boards that embed Discovery content and their own text.
Who Should Use It?
Lab Computers? Yes
Class sets of iPads and Chromebooks? Yes
At Home Use? Yes
All students have an individual account.
Teachers have an individual account and can manage student accounts as classes.
How To Get Started?
Access is only through Launchpad.
Login through NEISD Launchpad.
Classes are automatically uploaded for elementary classes. Secondary classes are preloaded for science and social studies, and others can be created upon request. It's also simple for you to add students to your own class.
Tutorials available here.
Login through NEISD Launchpad. Discovery Education is located in the Library Resource Folder.
What's the Best Way to Use Discovery Education Streaming?
Teachers Create a class (see How to Get Started)
Assign resources for your students to view.
Stream content for your lessons
Filter content by grade level
Filter search results by type
View student progress within your class
Discovery Education is a great source for research, allowing students to access multimedia at their grade level. It becomes an all-purpose tool when they integrate their multimedia resources into an interactive Board through Board Builder.
Digital Resource Spotlight
Take advantage of digital resources and provide students with interesting, diverse, and current learning materials. Use age and curriculum appropriate digital tools to ENGAGE your students and MOTIVATE them to want to learn.
Library Services DIIP Goal 22-2
Increase the use of district purchased digital content (eBooks) and electronic resources (databases) by students, staff, and parents through:
- promotion at librarian and principal meetings
- promotion at campus meetings (PTA, family nights, etc.)
- promtion at district level meetings
- social media
Usage statistics will increase by 10%.
Digital Resources are purchased by NEISD Library Services and
located in NEISD Launchpad