Training Materials for Online Resources
Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region One ESC are solely aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education. Any reference to other standards found on the Region One website could be associated with a third party website to which we may be linked.
BrainPOP Educators - Getting Started Setting UP
BrainPOP Educators Guide pdf
BrainPOP Educators Website
BrainPOP Free Stuff Website
BrainPOP Tour Website
BrainPOP Workshop Outlines & Step Guides WebsiteDiscovery EducationDiscovery Education Professional Development Website
Discovery Education 50 Ways To Use Board Builder pdf
Discovery Education S.O.S. Strategies To Share Excel
Discovery Education Quick Start Guide pdfDiscovery Full Training Presentation PowerPoint
Discovery Education Getting Started With Unitedstreaming PowerPoint
1. Get Started - Integration Ideas for All of Your Users:
Whether your teachers are new to the service or seasoned users, our recently launched Interactive Training Modules are a great refresher on the service providing tips, tricks, and practical integration strategies for using our digital resources.
• My DE Great place for users to get started! Get familiar with all the tools available as part of your subscription, how
to search, and more
• Digital Integration (for use of video, audio and images)
• The Student Experience
• DE Builder Tools
• The Discovery Education Community
Educators who complete the modules also receive certificates of completion that may be able to be applied toward Continuing Education Credit.
Most Popular! Did you know that your teachers and students can be producers of content? Students love Board Builder, a tool that allows them to create virtual project boards using multimedia and text to synthesize their thinking and provide evidence of their understanding of a concept or problem. View these teacher-created guides into using Board Builder in your classroom – perfect for independent learning and small group projects. I’ve also attached the “50 Ways to Use Board Builder” flyer that includes links to some great ideas for educators!
Digital Challenge Boards
The Digital Challenge Boards are an excellent reference for all users and can be found by keyword searching “digital challenge”.
2. Support Our Discovery Education Principals! – Sign Up For Discovery Education Principal Updates
If you are also the principal of your school, or work with principals (like we all do!) please check out our DE Principal Update which is our bi-weekly communication curating a variety of resources helpful to site principals. The update is designed to provide thought leader support and presents live and virtual events on trending topics in education through our Leadership@Now series. All are free to use! Complete this form to receive these bi-weekly updates.
3. DEN S.O.S Strategies Attached for Sharing
Our Discovery Educator Network Community continues to build out their series of S.O.S. (Spotlight on Strategy) content that offers all users easy-to-integrate ways to use all of the resources that are part of Discovery Education Streaming. I’ve attached the grid that I’ve put together that separates each Strategy by the digital resources on Discovery Education Streaming that are most relevant. The link to the corresponding .pdf and short teacher-created video of the Strategy in practice is also included where available.
4. Archived and upcoming webinars and special events: You have access to all archived webinars, including special events and walkthroughs of the Discovery Education Streaming service presented as “Discovery Education Streaming 101,” by logging in and selecting “My DE” from the drop-down menu and then, about halfway down the page, click on “Events.” You can then choose the archived webinar topics of interest. This link also takes you directly there: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Events/#/archivedBritannicaEBSCO
EBSCO K-12 Schools Support Site Website
EBSCO Free Training Request WebsiteEBSCO History Reference Center WebsiteGale Testing and Eductation Reference CenterGale, Cengage Learning (TexQuest Resource)
Gale Research Guide Website
Gale Activities for Kids & Teens WebsiteGale Toolbox Site WebsiteMackinVIA
MackinVIA Resources - help guides (for administrator/librarian, teacher and student), shelf talkers & book cover labels, bookmarks, poster & table tents, logos & widgets, lesson plans, and video tutorials. Website
MackinVIA Groups Website
MackinVIA Backpack Setup Guide PDF
MackinVIA Backpack Student Guide Website
MackinVIA Teacher Guide Website
MackinVIA apps WebsiteMackinVIA eBooks - Weed Titles By Interest Level YouTube Video
TeachingBooksTeachingBooks Search Tools WebsiteTeachingBooks Author Programs WebsiteTeachingBooks Book Guides WebsiteTeachingBooks Book Readings WebsiteTeachingBooks Handouts WebsiteTeachingBooks Webinars Website TEXQUEST support for Adam Matthew, Britannica, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage, ProQuest & Teachinbbooks