A ten step guide to getting started with Discovery Education.
Step 1: Sign In and Personalize Your Experience
Navigate to discoveryeducation.com, discoveryeducation.ca, or your custom URL. Enter your username and password and Sign in. Not sure how to log in? Click Search My School and we will guide you the rest of the way.
Discovery Education is a personalized content and teaching experience with hundreds of thousands of digital curriculum and professional learning resources curated just for you. When you tell us about your instructional interests, we make sure you see the right content for you.
Step 2: Homepage
Your Discovery Education Homepage is where you find your preferred content, and instructional tools. It is personalized to the grade levels, subjects, and instructional interest you select. | Learn more about your My DE Homepage.
Step 3: Explore Channels
Featuring resources selected and curated by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, Channels offer video clips, images, songs, articles, and more on many of Discovery Education’s most-searched topics. Channels are featured in your search results when a topic that has a Channel is entered in a keyword search. Subscribe to a Channel and add it to your My DE homepage for easy access and to see the best content about topics that are important to you. | Learn more about Channels.
Step 4: Browse for Resources
Discover the best resources by subject area or curriculum standard all curated and personalized for your classroom. To find resources by subject as well as resources selected just for you, access the Explore tile from the Global Navigation menu in the top left.
Step 5: Search for Resources
Search to locate video segments, images, songs, sound effects, encyclopedia articles, audio files, events, lesson plans, animations, clip art, and more. Search using a keyword term, a topic, or a curriculum standard. When results are displayed, you can narrow your results by filtering for grade level, resource type, or other characteristics like available instructional materials, closed captions, copyright date, publisher, and more. | Learn more about searching for resources.
Step 6: Bookmark and Organize Content
In addition to subscribing to Channels, as you discover resources to use right now or review later, Discovery Education offers two ways to bookmark resources for easy access in the future.
QuickList allows you to add resources to a list which is accessible from any page in the top menu. To add a video, song, image, exploration, or any other resource to your QuickList, select the “+” on the resource. | Learn more about QuickList.
My Content allows you to collect, organize, share, and retrieve your favorite Discovery Education resources in an organized filing structure. Access your My Content resources from the Global Navigation menu in the top left. | Learn more about My Content.
Step 7: Explore Video and Other Resources
Stream or download video content. Easy-to-use tabs provide quick access to smaller video segments, the video transcript, citation information, related materials, and other titles in the same series. Full Discovery Education partners can also create video quizzes and slideshows directly from the video player page. | Learn more about playing and downloading videos.
In addition to video, Discovery Education audio includes songs, sound effects, and other audio, such as podcasts, audiobooks, short stories, poetry, historic speeches, and more. Discovery Education images include photographs, models, maps, illustrations, and clip art - use a variety of interactive resources to engage students and enhance instruction. | Learn more about images, audio, text, and interactives.
Step 8: Utilize an Instructional Strategy
SOS Instructional Strategies are research-based strategies for integrating Discovery Education digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Find the complete SOS series organized by student skill or instructional intent in Instructional Strategies from the SOS Instructional Strategies Channel. | Explore the SOS Instructional Strategies.
Step 9: Create with Studio
Discovery Education Studio is a safe and secure space for teachers and students to flexibly create and collaborate on multimedia boards and slideshows from any device, anywhere. Access Studio from the top of your My DE homepage or from the grid navigation.
With Studio, you can build and deliver lessons, and students can create projects and presentations independently or in real-time. Studio's modern authoring tools make it easy to curate and share Discovery Education resources and original content on digital boards. | Learn more about Studio.
Step 10: Learn, Share, and Connect
Find the support you’re looking for. Explore the Educator Supports center from the Global Navigation menu to access a wealth of professional learning opportunities that fit your schedule; interactive courses, step-by-step guides, and ready-to-use toolkits. Connect with educators from around the world through the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community. Here, find inspiration, timely recommendations, and best practices. | Learn more about DEN.