Discovery Ed Adds Collaboration to Streaming Service
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Discovery Education is updating its streaming service. The new Discovery Education Experience (formerly Streaming Plus), which will be available at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, offers a simplified user interface for quicker, more relevant searching; more personalization for teachers; embedded content creation; and collaboration features that allow educators to assign projects to various individuals or groups of students . The company said it is making previews available to current users.
Besides video and virtual field trips, the service also offers images, primary source documents, oral interviews and podcasts, audio books, articles and content creation tools.
The Education Experience provides curated digital curriculum resources, aligned with learning standards, and delivered to K-12 teachers based on their designated preferences. Content can be assigned to students, bookmarked for future use and remixed to address specific goals. The service also includes guidance for integrating the digital media into instruction and gives access to a community of educators, who interact through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events.
"Discovery Education Experience is now my go-to resource for the unique and engaging digital assets I need to create real-world learning environments for my students," said Laura Mitchley, an elementary instructional coach at Pennsylvania's Ephrata Area School District, in a statement.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.