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1 Welcome to Discovery Education Science for Elementary

2 Digital Media that Works Engage student minds with science while reinforcing important literacy and mathematics skills. Empower students to think and explore like scientists. Enhance science instruction with a formative assessment tool that enables you to monitor student progress and recommend resources based on individual student needs.

3 Log In Screen New users must click the tab New User Login to get started.

4 New Users – the school Passcode New users in each school building will need to know the unique 8-character Passcode that has been assigned to their school. When new users enter the Passcode and click the Submit button, they will be taken to an account set-up screen. 1a2b 3c4b

5 Setting Up Accounts This is the form you will see when you have entered your school Passcode. Before you click the Continue button, be sure that you are familiar with the Terms of Use and click the box that signifies that you agree to Discovery Educations subscription terms. The key field in this form is the Username field, since your log-in name must be unique to the entire Discovery Education Science for Elementary subscriber base.

6 Logging into DE Science for Elementary Teachers use the Educator Login tab to log in with their username and password.

7 Logging into DE Science for Elementary Locate Discovery Education Science Elementary School and click the link Go now!

8 Enhance Your Instruction with Multimedia Content Curriculum Standards Search Keyword Search Advanced Search Browse three areas of science

9 Browse Units, Topics & Concepts Unit Topics Concepts

10 Glossary Terms Glossary terms are available on each Concept page.

11 Glossary Terms Students click the tabs to access information in a variety of formats. A full list of over 500 commonly used science terms is always available on the left side of the Glossary window.

12 Pathways to Science Investigation Concept pages provide pathways through the content. LEARN Students gain information about a concept in the Learn section. EXPLORE Interactive media enables students to practice and experience science. DEMONSTRATE Check for understanding with materials found in the Demonstrate section. EXTEND Students extend their learning with materials found in the Extend Section.

13 Pathways to Science Investigation LEARN Video Segments are divided into chapters that illustrate specific concepts within each topic. Reading Passages are leveled to support a variety of readers. eBooks enable struggling readers and students whose first language is not English to read and listen to science content.

14 Pathways to Science Investigation EXPLORE Explorations enable students to manipulate variables and test their predictions about outcomes. Virtual Labs are designed to give students the opportunity to practice designing and conducting virtual investigations.

15 Pathways to Science Investigation EXPLORE: VIRTUAL LABS Introduction Tab This part sets the stage for the investigation by presenting a real-world problem around which the investigation is based. Investigate Tab Students choose single or multiple variables to test and observe and then conduct their investigations. Results Tab Students view a record of trial results in chart form.

16 Pathways to Science Investigation DEMONSTRATE Online Assessments pair formative assessment tools with dynamic content. Brief Constructed Responses monitor your students deeper understanding of science concepts.

17 Pathways to Science Investigation EXTEND Extend provides content that goes into greater detail about the concept or extends the concept beyond elementary level expectations.

18 Teacher Center Access powerful tools that allow you to build and manage assessments; create multimedia projects; build and manage classrooms; and access resources that foster science process skills.

19 Teacher Center - Classroom Manager Create a new Classroom Manage Classrooms and Content

20 Teacher Center - Assessment Manager Create Standards-based assessments Custom assessments Edit existing assessments Assign Assessments youve already created Assessments created by Discovery Education Report & Recommend View results by student View results by class Enhance science instruction with a formative assessment tool that allows you to monitor student progress and recommend resources based on students individual needs.

21 Teacher Center - Assignment Builder Build your own online assignments incorporating digital media, assessments and links to other websites Search existing assignments

22 Teacher Center - Process Skills Library Virtual Labs Students design and conduct their own scientific investigations Science Sleuths Students examine science mysteries and use articles, interviews and video to solve the problem MythBusters Episodes have been selected and edited for school audiences and illustrate the adventure and careful use of scientific process to prove a science myth, or bust it! Media in the Process Skills Library addresses the critical thinking skills students must acquire in order to successfully engage in the scientific process.

23 My Content Use My Content to collect, organize, retrieve, and assign your favorite media resources in one convenient place. Add media resources and assessments to folders you create Use the Action pull down menu to copy, move, assign or delete media at any time

24 Add a Resource to My Content 1.Locate a resource and click View Details 2.Click Add to My Content 3.Select an existing folder in My Content or create a new folder to add the resource 4.Click Add

25 Professional Development Access a variety of resources designed to help you make the most effective use of Discovery Education Science for Elementary digital media.

26 Presentation Strategies and Software Integration

27 Presentation Models Common ways teachers, Media Specialists, and technology coordinators display Discovery Education Science for Elementary content: –Computer connected to an LCD projector –Interactive whiteboards –Televisions with scan converters –Computer labs –Libraries and Media Centers –Mobile carts with laptop computers –Student stations and centers

28 Teaching Strategies to Consider Determine prior knowledge with a pre-activity assessment. Use assessment results to assign appropriate media to individual students. Create investigative teams. Have students work in small groups on Virtual Labs or Explorations to develop testable questions, test their hypotheses and record results. Connect your computer to a projector and use Explorations or a video clip as presentation tools to kick off a lesson. Pose questions or prepare thought- provoking lesson starters before viewing media to actively engage students. Assign Reading Passages that reinforce concepts and provide background information. Save time by saving your favorite resources to folders within My Content.

29 Questions?

30 Technology Information to Know Video files, reading passages and brief constructed responses may be downloaded. All other content is available online only via streaming. DE Science is designed for use with a broadband internet connection. Home users with 56k modems can search and use support materials; viewing interactive media and performing downloads may be possible but will be very slow. Recommended 3 rd party software: Windows Media Player - PC Apple QuickTime Player - Mac Flash 8.0 or Greater Adobe Shockwave Player Screen Resolution: Minimum : 800 x 600 Best results: 1024 x 768 You may need to install updated codecs if the media player is not properly playing the audio or video components.

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