Discovery Education provides compelling high-quality content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and unique tools to bring excitement and relevance to student learning.
As a substitute teacher, we know how hard it can be to get a grasp on all the tools within a classroom. Discovery Education works to support all teachers as they engage students in their learning – including substitute teachers.
In order to best support substitute teachers, we have curated some helpful tips and tricks so that you can provide a seamless learning experience for students.
Discovery Education offers a variety of ways for teachers and students to log in. Please work with your district to understand how you and your students should log in to access Discovery Education.
In addition, co-teachers can be added to classrooms within Discovery Education. This allows there to be multiple teachers within a class to assign resources, view submitted work, as well as grades. | LEARN MORE ABOUT COTEACHERS IN DISCOVERY EDUCATION.
Once logged in, your My DE homepage is the one-stop place to find all of your Discovery Education services, preferred content, and instructional tools – all personalized to your grade level, subjects, and instructional interests. | LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR MY DE HOMEPAGE.
Discovery Education prides itself on curating high-quality, standards-aligned, and engaging resources for students. Through a quick keyword search, you are able to filter results to meet the specific needs of the lessons. Or, you can browse by subject or drill down by standard to find resources to fit your precise needs. | LEARN MORE ABOUT SEARCHING FOR RESOURCES.
As you are exploring Discovery Education resources, you will see a wide range in the type of resources we provide. From videos, to images, to audio files, to text, and interactives, you are sure to find the type of resource to meet the instructional goals of the lesson as well as to keep students hooked in their learning. | LEARN MORE ABOUT VIDEOS, IMAGES, AUDIO, TEXT, AND INTERACTIVES.
In addition to individual resources, Discovery Education’s curriculum experts have curated content into Channels. Our channels are collections of all of our resources centered around our most searched topics as well as timely and relevant events. Subscribe to your favorite channels to add them to your My DE homepage. | LEARN MORE ABOUT CHANNELS.
To support you in finding “just-right” content for your students, our content experts have curated a list of their favorite channels specific to each subject area. Browse their recommendations to find engaging content for students while staying aligned to instructional goals. | EXPLORE OUR SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONTENT.
Our resources also offer a variety of accessibility support for students. Many of our videos provide options for closed captioning and transcripts, while our text resources include a read aloud option, page mask, and page ruler to support growing readers. | LEARN MORE ABOUT VIDEO AND TEXT FEATURES.
Why reinvent the wheel? You also have access to over 1,000 grab-and-go lesson activities that combine Discovery Education content with the strategies you love. These lessons are available in a flexible format for modification or used as-is for a turnkey assignment. Additionally, educators can access curated content Channels that offer lesson starters, instructional strategies, and a wide variety of digital resources. | LEARN MORE ABOUT GRAB-AND-GO RESOURCES.
Discovery Education offers direct integration with Learning Management Systems such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and Microsoft Teams. Check with your district to know if you have any of these integrations. | LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INTEGRATIONS.
Even without a Learning Management System, it is easy to share and assign Discovery Education resources with students.
If you assign resources to students, the teacher will need to have created a classroom within Discovery Education and add students to that class. Once a resource is assigned, it will appear on the student’s Discovery Education homepage when they log in for quick and easy access. | LEARN MORE ABOUT ASSIGNING CONTENT TO STUDENTS.
Alternatively, sharing a resource means you get a URL to the resource to place somewhere for students to access. Students must be logged into Discovery Education to view the resource. We often suggest that students log into Discovery Education before clicking on any resource links. These links can also be used to share content between teachers and staff. | LEARN MORE ABOUT SHARING CONTENT.
Studio, our content creation tool, allows teachers to design engaging lesson activities for students with DE resources or your own uploaded content. Additionally, students can share their learning by becoming creators and make their own board or slideshow. | LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDIO.
Exclusive to our Full Discovery Education Partners, create a video, standard, or ask live quiz and launch it live to students to check for understanding at any time in a lesson. Students can join with a simple join code or URL and jump right in when you are ready! Add questions at various stop points in a video or create a general quiz with seven different question types (including audio, draw, and annotate!) to keep students engaged while also checking their understanding. | LEARN MORE ABOUT QUIZ.
The Student Experience
While teachers can share and assign resources with students in Discovery Education, students also have the ability to search on their own for topics of interest to them. Our quality and vetted content provides a great foundation for research projects and student exploration. From exploring interests, to researching information, to organizing evidence, communicating ideas, and study and review, Discovery Education offers the support for students no matter their instructional goals. | LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE.