Discovery Education has announced back-to-school upgrades and enhancements to their digital learning services for teachers and students. Designed to improve classroom engagement, Discovery Education has upgraded its Discovery Education streaming service with a variety of new resources, more efficient navigation and a free, three-week series of webinars to help educators explore how to incorporate the digital resources into their instruction.
Discovery Education has added new, exclusive content to Discovery Education streaming Plus, including standards-aligned clips from Discovery Channel's series HUMAN PLANET, CURIOSITY and RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO. New digital resources from top educational producers have also been added to Discovery Education's extensive library of content, including the following:
--American History content from Ambrose Video explores the achievements of various ethnic groups and their defining role in the growth of our country
--French and Spanish language learning songs from Sara Jordan Publishing are now available to Discovery Education streaming Plus subscribers
--A timely collection of health-related programs that focus on character development, nutrition and life skills from LearningZone Xpress are now available in Discovery Education Health
In addition to an expanded array of specialty content, new product enhancements to student, teacher and administrator tools have been made to improve the usefulness and efficiency of Discovery Education's services. An improved Student Center allows students to go beyond the walls of the classroom and find assignments and assessments through an updated login page and new getting started tools. Allowing teachers to spend more time focusing on individual students, the improved Classroom Manager allows easy creation of classrooms within the service and efficient assignment management.
Discovery Education will provide a three-week webinar series covering the full breadth of this year's enhancements. The webinars will help educators set up their accounts and explore new ways to deliver resources that motivate students, engage higher order thinking and ultimately achieve learning objectives. Schedules and further webinar details can be found at DiscoveryEducation.com.
For additional information on these updates, please visit www.discoveryeducation.com/BTS2011/enhancements.cfm.
Source: Discovery Education, www.discoveryeducation.com