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Exploring the free resources

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Exploring the free resources

Hello educators. This week on teacher tips, we're going to thoroughly explore the Discovery Education website, as it contains abundant education resources, for not only teachers, but also students and even parents. Now, throughout the years, the Discovery network has researched and created a plethora of academic content. Many of us have probably shown Discovery shows in our classroom to reinforce our own teaching. Well, Discovery has taken this content, partnered with expert educators, and created an educational website, discoveryeducation.com. This website is providing powerful lesson planning tools and resources to educators.

Now, there's two levels to the Discovery Education website. The first, is free for every teacher. And in this video, we will review some of the lesson tools available. The second level, is only available to educators in states and districts that partner with Discovery Education. And, in the second movie this week, we will explore finding and using those resources, from inside the teacher portal. To get started, I've already navigated to discoveryeducation.com, here in my web browser. You'll notice right away, that in the navigation bar, there's four main areas. There's content for administrators, teachers, parents, as well as students.

Now, often parents have told me, I'm having a hard time helping my son or daughter with homework. I often direct parents to the Discover Education website. because under the parent tab, there's actually a section where parents can find homework help. There's a category for each of the major content areas. Including Web Math, which has interactive Math modules that the parents and students can walk through together. Now the student tab, is slightly more limited. There is some homework help for students, and students can learn to go on to this website, when they are struggling with Math, Science, English, Social Studies, or even World Languages. And they can also access the Web Math features, so they can help teach themselves, anything might have missed in that day's lesson.

This is also great content for a flipped classroom. You can have students walk through the Web Math modules, prior coming to the class session, and then use the class session to reinforce the learning. As we come to the teacher's tab, there's a whole lot of resources availabe to teachers. Now, there's two main ways to find resources. The first way, which is how I usually approach using Discover Education, is I come down to lesson plans, and then I find the appropriate content area that I'm teaching. In addition to finding lesson plans by content area, you can also find resources broken down by grade elvel. For example, if you're a middle school teacher, you can click on six through eight, and then choose a content area.

And this will show me all of the resources for Math, that's appropriate for this particular grade level. There's also a puzzle maker under the teacher tab. Now, while using academic vocab to create a puzzle, might be a great thing to pass out to students say, after a test. I also like to have students come to the teacher tab, and create their own puzzles to show me they have mastery of the vocabulary that we're using in a particular unit. The last tab is for administrators, and teachers, I highly recommend that you check this tab out as well, because here there is a variety of information that'S not only appropriate for administrators, but can be helpful for you as well as other teachers in your building, as finding resources for your students.

All of these features available on the main Discover Education hompage, are free. In the next video, I'll go ahead and log into my Discovery Education Partner Network, and take a look at the resources available to teachers, in districts and states that partner with Discovery Education.

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    1. Increasing student collaboration with Flipgrid
      5m 4s
  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Is this course right for me?
      51s
  3. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  5. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  6. 10m 2s
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      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 44s
  7. 20m 47s
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    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
    3. Communication
      3m 54s
  8. 6m 27s
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      7m 47s
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      4m 12s
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      11m 44s
    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
      6m 2s
  13. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
      11m 0s
    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  14. 8m 51s
    1. Podcasting in the classroom
      8m 51s
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      2m 18s
    2. Kodu
      2m 1s
    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
  16. 18m 8s
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    2. Upload assignments
      9m 48s
  17. 6m 39s
    1. Creating screen capture video
      6m 39s
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      2m 53s
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      4m 19s
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      1m 7s
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      9m 48s
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      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
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    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
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    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
  25. 15m 7s
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      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
  26. 10m 57s
    1. Lesson planning with Common Curriculum
      4m 47s
    2. Managing your instructional schedule
      6m 10s
  27. 10m 11s
    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
  28. 9m 24s
    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
      3m 56s
    2. Three free learning management systems
      5m 28s
  29. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
  30. 6m 48s
    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
  31. 7m 22s
    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
  32. 6m 44s
    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  33. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  34. 7m 1s
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      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  35. 8m 31s
    1. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
    2. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
  36. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  37. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  38. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
  39. 4m 41s
    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
  40. 6m 13s
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      2m 58s
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      3m 15s
  41. 7m 39s
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      7m 39s
  42. 2m 37s
    1. Lesson planner at learner.org
      2m 37s
  43. 2m 55s
    1. Real-world learning in the classroom
      2m 55s
  44. 6m 49s
    1. Formative assessments with Pear Deck
      6m 49s

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