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 media coordinator, we know you play an integral role in supporting the use of technology in your school and Discovery Education works to support all teachers as they engage students in their learning.
In order to best support media coordinators, we have curated some helpful tips and tricks so that you can provide a seamless learning experience for students.
If you do not have classrooms set up through your district's user sync, you can leverage our co-teacher feature. Co-teachers can be added to existing 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.
Channels for Media Coordinators
Discovery Education has over 600 channels of content, curated by curriculum experts. In addition to the content-specific channels, many others may support your work as a media coordinator. Explore a few of our favorites. These links will require a Discovery Education login.
Common Sense Education: Common Sense Education programs connect students to critical digital citizenship skills. Each lesson takes on timely topics for school communities, supports teachers with improved classroom tools, and prepares students to take ownership of their digital lives.
Research: Explore instructional strategies designed to support students in using digital resources to research topics in the classroom.
Audiobooks: Divided into grade bands (K-5, 6-8, 9-12), spark imagination and explore the full collection of Audiobooks available in Discovery Education - from classic children's stories and fairy tales, to science fiction and famous poetry, to modern young adult favorites.
News & Current Events: Follow emerging stories from around the globe and consider in-depth features on politics, conflicts, sports, the environment, health, technology, and more. Discovery Education offers daily news and current events from Newsy and Science News for Students. Weekly episodes of CheddarK-12 Tech and Business News are released each Thursday for middle and high school students.
Newsy: Stay informed on today's most important topics and issues with straightforward, opinion-free news and documentaries. Newsy, a trusted source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis, documents unique perspectives through detailed investigation, sincere conversation, and honest reporting.
Subject-Specific Content: 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.
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.
Exclusive to our Full Discovery Education partners, Discovery Education has a collection of ready-to-use lessons designed in our digital creation tool, Studio. These lessons can be used as-is or edited to meet the needs of your students. Find lesson activities for a variety of topics in our premium channels:
- Instructional Activities (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Student Learning Activities (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Learning at Home (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
Spotlight on Strategies are research-based strategies for integrating Discovery Education digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Explore the SOS Instructional Strategies channel or get started with one of these Top 10 SOS Lists.
- Social-Emotional Learning (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Digital Citizenship (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Global Citizenship (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Building Communication Skills (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Developing Literacy (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)
- Scaffolding Student Research (US Subscribers | Canadian Subscribers)