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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Discovery Education Is Worth Another Look



District students and staff can now log into Discovery Education with their Robbinsdale username and password.  The website is: google.discoveryeducation.com.  There is also a launcher icon on desktops.



You may remember that Discovery Education used to be called United Streaming.  This has always been a good source for videos to use to support and advance learning and now there have been some new features added.  

Global News Section. 

This is a quick video with an engaging wrap up of the top stories currently impacting the world.   Topics are updated weekly. 









On This Day Section

This section has ideas/videos and lessons that are connected to current dates and focus weeks/months. (March is woman's history month for example.) 






Board Builder Option

The Board Builder allows students and staff to create online poster boards or info-graphics.  Here is a list of ways to use Board Builder with students. 



Discovery Education is worth another look! It is much easier to upload and share a video.  It a simple copy the 'share' link to post a video to Schoology.  You can easily search out popular videos or videos that are on a specific topic.  Discovery Ed allows you to search by learning level as well. Your library media specialist can provide more information about using these new tools.



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