Tuesday's Tech Tip

Video Resources for Teachers and Students

Youtube is blocked for students...what do I do?

  • Show Youtube videos to the class by projecting them in a whole class setting. Be sure to use a tool like SafeShare.tv or Viewpure to prevent inappropriate ads/comments/suggested videos from popping up.
  • Check out these 47 alternatives to Youtube compiled by Richard Byrne.
  • Downloading Youtube videos is not recommended, as it goes against Youtube's TOS. We need to model for our students how to be good digital citizens.


And - my favorite alternative - Discovery Streaming! This year every teacher and student has a Discovery Streaming account! To log on, go to google.discoveryeducation.com. You(and your students) can log in to Discovery Education's website and access thousands of videos, audio clips, graphics, and much more.

What can you do with Discovery Streaming Plus?

Engage students with current and relevant multimedia content


Access a wide variety of learning resources, including student engagement with instructional videos, skill builders, writing prompts, multimedia activities, and articles. Explore unique Discovery-only opportunities such as the Global Wrap news service, virtual field trips and exclusive content collections.


Maximize their time to plan, prepare and deliver high-quality instruction.


Our Model Lessons provide teachers with practical examples of how to pull the content together to meet specific standards, or, quickly find resources searching by standard, grade level, or subject.


Personalize instruction for 21st century learners


Create informal, individual assessments with our Builder Tools to get actionable feedback on student understanding.


Be part of a global learning community


The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a community of educational professionals that fosters valuable networking, idea-sharing and inspiration.

Discovery Streaming Plus Training Session

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 8am-3:30pm

Pelion Middle Learning Commons

Come and join Carmen and Laura during your PLC time to learn more about the features of Discovery Streaming(old and new), strategies for using it in your classroom, the Discovery Educators' network and more! You'll have the opportunity to learn about new digital resources for your students and a chance to win some free Discovery Ed teacher swag! :)


Please talk with your PLC and let us know if you plan on joining us that day!