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  1. Welcome toDiscovery Education Science Connection Brad FountainDiscovery Education

  2. What is DESC? • Groundbreaking new middle school supplemental science resource, tied to state standards, that blends interactive, inquiry-based content together with formative assessment

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

  4. Unit Topics Concepts Browse Units, Topics & Concepts Three areas of science

  5. Inquiry Problems

  6. Explore Concepts: Interact, Watch, Read

  7. Explore Concepts: Interact Explorations Students manipulate variables and make predictions about outcomes Virtual Labs Students design and conduct their own scientific investigations Integrated Science Simulations Students explore concepts by making choices and controlling variables Interactive Video Users click on “hot spots” to pause the video to learn more information

  8. Explorations Students manipulate variables and make predictions about outcomes

  9. Virtual Labs Students design and conduct their own scientific investigations

  10. Integrated Science Simulations Students explore concepts by making choices and controlling variables

  11. Interactive Video Users click on “hot spots” to pause the video to learn more information

  12. Explore Concepts: Watch Videos Video content is exclusive to Discovery Education Science Connection. Videos are divided into segments, so you can show only the parts of the video that best relate to your teaching.

  13. Videos Video content is exclusive to Discovery Education Science Connection. Videos are divided into segments, so you can show only the parts of the video that best relate to your teaching.

  14. Explore Concepts: Read Articles Support key concepts while enhancing reading proficiency with engaging, informative selections from WRC Media’s award-winning libraries Reading Passages Enhance your lessons with these highly visual and dynamic reading passages from Discovery Education’s award-winning book series. Selections include science timelines and interviews with leading scientists.

  15. Articles and Reading Passages Reading Passages Enhance your lessons with these highly visual and dynamic reading passages from Discovery Education’s award-winning book series. Selections include science timelines and interviews with leading scientists. Articles Support key concepts while enhancing reading proficiency with engaging, informative selections from WRC Media’s award-winning libraries.

  16. Teacher Center • Assessment Manager • Build formative assessments and view results by class or student. • Assignment Builder • Build and store online assignments for your students that use Science Connection content. • Process Skills Library • Find resources that can help your students develop their science process skills: • MythBusters episodes • Virtual Labs • Science Sleuths • Discovery Educator Network • Explore resources and community tools for educators

  17. Assessment Manager Use Science Connection’s formative assessment tools to monitor students’ understanding and adjust your lessons accordingly. • Create • Standards-based assessments • Custom assessments • Edit existing assessments • Assign • Assessments you’ve already created • Assessments created by Science Connection • Report & Recommend • View results by student • View results by class

  18. P-103 • Typical 6th grade classroom in PA • Ecology unit in the spring • First week - students learn about different relationships between living and nonliving organisms (e.g., consumer, producer, decomposer, carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, etc.)

  19. P-103 • 10 question assessment using state standards • Assigned to the whole class • Students log in and take the assessment

  20. P-103 • Results by student and by class • Lots of variance, some patterns for the whole class • Recommend different content to the class or to individual students

  21. 40% GieziLoves science. Bilingual with a speech impediment. Grasps concepts but test scores often reflect communication barrier. Visual learner. Assigned several videos and segments that address the questions he missed. Video content supports him as a visual learner. Mr. Freire also tells Giezi to watch the videos with closed captioning enabled because of the communication barrier.

  22. EbonyTop student. Excels in all subjects. Loves independent work where she can explore. 100% Since she aced the assessment, she is assigned an exploration which allows her to further explore the concepts in greater depth and provide her with new challenges.

  23. 70% MichelleLikes to read. Prefers Social Studies over Science and Reading over Math. Good focus when not chasing boys. Since she loves to read, she is assigned an article about ecosystems that includes a great description of the differences between producers, consumers and decomposers – the very concepts she struggled with on the assessment. The video segment is also assigned to reinforce those concepts.

  24. Build your own online assignments incorporating Science Connection resources, assessments and links to other websites Search existing assignments Assignment Builder

  25. Process Skills Library A variety of media in the Process Skills Library addresses the critical thinking skills students must acquire in order to successfully engage in the scientific process. 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 Middle School audiences and illustrate the adventure and careful use of the scientific process to prove a science myth, or bust it!

  26. Use the pull down menu to view specific media types you’ve added to My Content Add media resources and assessments to folders you create My Content Use My Content to collect, organize, retrieve, and assign your favorite Science Connection media resources in one convenient place

  27. Click to add a new class Click a class to view a list of students Add a Student to a class My Classes This feature enables you to create classrooms and student accounts and assign Science Connection content to students.

  28. Questions?