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Discovery Education Streaming Plus

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 Using Discovery Education Streaming Plus

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Roster data comes from BCPS One SIS. There is a data security agreement with the vendor.








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Visit the Database:
We recommend that you open the database in a new tab, and refer to it as you review this Snapshot.  
Users will be directed to log into BCPSOne for access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus.



For additional information visit the Using Discovery Education Streaming Wiki Toolbox Index Page




Discovery Education Streaming Plus is the largest digital content resource library in education. It contains over 40,000 video clips, 4,000 full videos, and images as well as interactive learning resources. 


Target Audience: Grades K-12

Content Connections:   Discovery Education Streaming Plus supports learning in ALL content areas. 


Standards Alignment


  • Users can search by Common Core State Standards by using the Curriculum Standards Search link under the main search box. Use the drop down menus to select the Common Core State Standard content area and grade level. 
  • After finding a video using the search bar, you can find the correlated CCSS standards for the video using the "Standards" button under the video window and video summary, or by selecting "Details" on the horizontal menu bar, and then Selecting "Standards". 


Content & Features


  • 40,000 video clips
  • 4,000 full videos
  • Audio book content from publishers such as Scholastic, and titles including Anne of Green Gables, Wuthering HeightsThe Cask of AmontilladoEleven (Lauren Myracle), Geronimo Stilton Series, 39 Clues, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, Miss Spider's Tea Party, and When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really Angry.
  • Thousands of images
  • Interactive learning resources
  • Builder (Learning) Tools
    • Assignment Builder
    • Quiz Builder
    • Writing Prompt Builder
    • Board Builder 
  • Upload Content (User, School, District) 
  • Teacher Center
  • Professional Development Center 




  • From the main page:
    • Search: Use this feature to find content by keyword.
    • Advanced Search:  Allows users to narrow down their search and find content using various filters.

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    • My Content: an area for lists of content that you can create, as well as an area for uploading your own content.
    • Builder Tools: Links to the Assignment builder, Quiz Builder, Writing Prompt Builder and Board Builder tools. 
    • Classroom Manager: Class management area.
    • Teacher Center: Curriculum resources for teachers such as a Lesson Plan Library, STEM Connect, Calendar, Thematic Focus, and Discovery Atlas Interactive Map.
      Professional Development: Links to embedded professional development content from Discovery Education.
    • Getting Started: This area provides links on how to get started using Discovery Education Streaming Plus.
    • Discovery Educator Network (DEN): provides information about connecting to other educators globally, as well as information on how to become a STAR Discovery Educator.  
    • Teacher Tools: Provides information on  how to use materials and resources within Discovery Education with your classes.  
    • Events: Information about upcoming webinars from Discovery Education.
    • Blogs: Links to blog posts from the Discovery Educator Network.
    • Most Popular: Links to the most popular content viewed in a particular week.
    • Help & Guides: Help and support videos and guides to assist with using Discovery Education Streaming Plus. 


  • On a video window:
    • Details provides a description of the video, information about the correlated Common Core State Standards, closed captioning options, editing options, audience, grade level, copyright information, publisher, citations and video statistics. 
    • Download allows you to download the video content for offline viewing. Closed caption files can be downloaded as well. 
      Open the video, Select the Download Button Download, Select High Quality Download Screenshot
    • Materials shows any related materials that relate to the video such as Teacher's Guides.
    • Transcript gives a breakdown of the content by time segment within the video.
    • More to Explore provides links to related video content. 
    • Print provides a printer friendly version of the information about the video.
    • Pop-out Video will allow you to view the video in a separate pop out window.
    • Full Screen maximizes the video window to full screen instead of a separate pop up window.
    • Standards provides information about Common Core State Standards.
    • Add to QuickList (Plus sign) adds the content you choose to a quick list of content.
    • Options (Down arrow) provides options for what you would like to do with the content as well as a sharing link (for direct linking to specific content)


Learning Supports & Tools


Lexiles/Reading Levels: 



Tutorials & Guides


  • Quickstart Guide (please ignore the directions for logging in as an existing users and new users; use the regular method of accessing Discovery Education)
  • Webinar



Educator Resources



  • When logged into Discovery Ed , pull down the Professional Development menu to access support resources for educators. 
  • Direct Linking: Directions for creating a direct link to a specific article or resource for curriculum materials or digital learning environments. 
    • To create direct links to Discovery Education Content, use the drop-down arrow next to the video title or chapter title and click on the  "Share" feature to copy the direct URL. 
    • IMPORTANT!  Be careful when creating links from keyword search results. DO NOT copy the Share URL from the Search Results page which begins with http://app.discoveryeducation.com. Click on the asset first, and then copy the URL beginning with http://bcps.discoveryeducation.com





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