PD in Your Pocket
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 12-2
Increase the use of district provided digital resources, including online databases and eBooks through:
Library services staff modeling the process used to create professional development sessions, including the selection and organization of content and use of effective strategies
Librarians providing campus-based professional development
Usage statistics will increase by 5%.
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?
All students have an individual account.
Teachers have an individual account and can manage student accounts as classes.
How To Get Started?
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.
Lab Computers? Yes
Class Sets of iPads or Chromebooks? Yes
At Home Use? Yes