Videos can be searched for in a number of different ways: by topic, standard, grade level, etc. The site also has a host of other resources including encyclopedia articles, songs, images, etc.
One way we have been using Discovery Education in our library lessons is introducing students to the Board Builder feature. This feature allows students to create electronic digital posters inserting video clips into their posters. Students are asked to watch the video clips and then paraphrase what they learned. They can type their summary into text boxes next to each video clip. Students are reminded not to write word for word what they hear on the videos but to put the information into their own words.
There is also a feature where the children can decorate their Electronic Posters which they absolutely love! Many children wanted to work on their boards at home and in their free time! Discovery Education can be accessed through "My Backpack".
When their Boards are complete they can send them to their teachers' accounts electronically!