Whole Video /
Share an overview video or segment in a whole-class manner when introducing a new topic.
(Build background knowledge;
Provide a framework for student understanding)
Closed captioning can be helpful for students with hearing deficits (identified and unidentified), slow processing, varied languages of origin and emerging readers.
Additionally, closed captioning can be helpful as students learn new terminology/vocabulary.
|Video Preview |
For students who need additional support, you may choose to assign a pre-viewing of media resources prior to class. To assign a video clip for preview-homework, you can create a 'homework assignment' within Discovery Streaming. This will allow the student to view the video segment, answer guiding questions, and be better prepared for assimilating information in school during the following day.
(Provide additional scaffolding)
|Homework / Quizes for Guiding or Assessing Understanding|
Discovery Education 'homework assignments' offer the options of: tracking which students have accessed assigned materials, offering guiding ideas to help shape student understanding, and providing questions to allow for demonstration of student understanding.
(Support students in working at their own pace)
Discovery Streaming homework assignments allow you to provide information prior to class, so you can engage and support students during class - using what they've learned to go further in their understanding.
(Allow for more support / extension during
face-to-face classroom time)
|Simulations / Virtual Field Trips|
View microscopic worlds, explore space, visit ancient China, venture under the sea, voyage on 'trips' inside the human body, view animated processes such as the flow of electrons, the workings of the magnetic poles of the earth ...
Students can experience many environments that would be impossible in the real world.
Even environments that could be explored via worldly surroundings, can often be more fully experienced as the student is 'immersed' through animations or simulations. This 'experience' helps create a framework for more enduring understandings.
(demonstrate and illustrate; immerse students in target environment)
Transition students using a video segment that captures their attention and
transitions their thinking between activities.
Re-activate their schema for improved engagement.
(Support students in recalling / invoking prior knowledge; switching gears)
|Digital Media to enhance Student Exploration / Learning |
Provide video segment resources (in class or from home) to help students study a topic for better understanding.
Create study guides where students can take notes, rate their understanding, or chart their progress on a study checklist.
(Support different learning modalities)
Video or Segment
Formative / Summative Assessment
Use a video or segment in a whole-class fashion to help students review information as they distill and reinforce their knowledge base.
Create 'stopping points' where students can turn and discuss their thoughts with peers, take notes, or rate their understanding on a study checklist
(model study techniques; review material;
expand / distill understanding)