Thought about flipping a lesson, but don’t know where to start? Need an engaging way to kick off a unit?
JTHS has a license for Discovery Education. In this post, we'll focus on Discovery Education's video repository for teachers. DE also has tools for classrooms/groups, assignments/quizzes and more. At the end is information about a webinar you can attend to learn about DE's other products.
What can you do with videos?
- Flip a lesson: Swap direct instruction to occur outside the classroom with a video and move activities traditionally considered homework into the classroom
- Provide a video for an absent student—they can view it as many times as they like
- Use a screencast tutorial to show step-by-step instructions for a topic
- Keep your students moving forward with course content when you are absent
- Conduct low-cost field trips
- Support visual learners
- Start your unit in an engaging way
- Provide supplementary materials when the classroom activities aren’t quite enough
- Add some novelty if you haven’t used videos in a while or don’t use them at all
- Show a simulation of something that’s hard to replicate in the classroom
Advantages of Discovery Education
- Discover Education has thousands of standards-aligned resources in many subjects
- Students can view Discover Education videos anywhere, any time
5 Ways to Use Discovery Education—November 30, 7:00 PM (ET) Webinar
This webinar will showcase ways you can use Discovery Education beyond videos. Discovery Education Upcoming Webinar
Accounts and logins
Dive in and check out all of the videos Discovery Education has to offer! Teachers go JT Web Instructional Technology resources. Students go to JT Learn Student Resources. Contact Lea Sloan for questions or support.
Share out—Share ways you have used videos in the classroom here in a comment.
References: Discovery Education