Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service that supplements instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. It motivates students to learn and helps teachers in every content area to transform their instruction. Resources are aligned to Ontario expectations and outcomes and searchable. Teacher resources include lesson plans, instructional strategies, and content collections organized around central themes. Students can access images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, and videos, to name a few.
Designed and driven by provincial outcomes, Streaming uses engaging multimedia resources to add power to your lessons while supporting all Ontario curriculum requirements. It provides you with the tools to teach your students to think critically about the content they use, see, and experience in their daily lives and to ask questions about the world around them. In support of outcomes-based instruction, Streaming Plus Canada is centered around the student experience.
Our most popular student-centric feature, Board Builder, promotes independent learning by challenging students to be content producers. With Board Builder, students create virtual project boards using multimedia and text to synthesize their thinking and provide evidence of their understanding of a concept or problem. Boards can be shared with the teacher, classmates, parents, and even with classrooms across the country.
"Our kids are very technology savvy and they understand how it works and that has allowed us to bring, at their fingertips, some of the things they like doing best, which is just using technology. It's fun to them and they're learning at the same time. So, I think it's certainly motivating them. It's increased their interest, increased their engagement, and I think in most cases it has increased their achievement in the classroom."
Dr. Al Hambrick
Sherman Independent School District, TX
Discovery Education Resources on the Atomic Bombs of World War II
Students can examine the facts of these events in a narrative, basic-recall fashion. Or students can grapple with primary and secondary sources, in multiple multimedia formats, to construct claims with supporting evidence. Read more.
Lively Lessons: Community
Community building is an important part of any back to school lesson plan. Communities can be large or small, consisting of any group of people who have something in common. Read more.
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