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Discovery Education

What is it?

Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. In Discovery Education you will find:
  • Videos
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Interactives
  • Writing Prompts
  • Lesson Plans
  • Board Builder: a dynamic tool that enables teachers and students to create digital bulletin boards with a variety of embedded media, including sourced resources and resources created by the user. 

Why should I use it?


All students and teachers should use their G Suite (Formerly Google Apps for Education) account to login.


Content in Discovery Education can be added to your Google Classroom.  While viewing content, look for a share button or link.  This will open the sharing menu.  Google Classroom should be an option.

Google Group

We have create a Google Group for teachers using Discovery Education. The goal of the group is for teachers to share resources and support each other with the implementation of Discovery Education in classrooms. In order to create conversations, email replies are sent to the entire group.

To join this group, please visit:!forum/discovery-education and click the blue Join Group button.

The email address of this group is

Digging Deeper

For teachers wishing to further their knowledge in Discovery Education, we recommend becoming a Discovery Education Community Member.  Additionally, teachers can apply to be recognized as a STAR Discovery Educator.