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Overview of Site

  • Search and Advanced Search - Use a variety of search tools to quickly locate video segments, images, encyclopedia articles, audio files, quizzes, events, lesson plans, animations, clip art, and more.
  • Streaming vs. Downloading - You can view a video segment “live” or stream it “real-time” by clicking on the Play button. The quality of the video streaming experience will depend on many factors including the speed of your Internet connection and the number of people at your school who are online at the time you choose to stream video content. When you download a video segment, you save a copy of the file on your computer or network for future access.
  • My Content - This feature allows you to collect, organize, share and retrieve DE streaming media resources, assignments, quizzes and writing prompts from any service in one convenient place.
  • Editable Titles - Best Practice

Lesson Samples


Integration Strategies

Embedding Videos

When you embed a downloaded file, you insert it right into your document much as you would a picture or clip art file. Embedding makes use of the multimedia capabilities in software such as PowerPoint, AppleWorks, and Keynote and allows teachers to create presentations that do not rely on separate media players. Embedding is an effective way to add video content to existing presentations, create interactive learning projects with menus and text prompts, or develop slide shows in which video files play automatically.


  • Writing Prompt - Give students writing practice with these images that include composition prompts. Stimulate the writing process in your classroom with thousands of pieces of content that are ready-made for persuasive, narrative, and expository writing exercises. Use a pre-made writing prompt or create your own!
  • Assignments - Build and store assignments for your students that use Discovery Education™ curriculum content.
  • Quiz - Incorporate video clips into interactive quizzes with Discovery Education™ Quiz Builder!

50 Ways to Integrate

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