Discovery Education Espresso offers a variety of interactive and other resources to engage pupils and supplement or enhance teaching and learning. These include videos, images, audio, text files, interactives and augmented reality.
Use search filters to find lesson materials, videos, images, quizzes, sound effects and music, augmented reality (AR) trigger images, reading materials, and more. When searching, note the categories of resources available for your search term.
Channels are a collection of resources linked to a topic or theme. They contain all the elements you need to teach that topic. Channels are focussed around delivering all the relevant National Curriculum objectives. Channels also include teacher guidance.
Videos are the core resource type in Espresso. They are focused around delivering the key information and concepts to meet the National Curriculum objectives. Videos are usually in short form and the length varies depending on the age group. Each channel will usually have a number of videos covering the main areas of a topic. Videos have a full text transcript. Videos can be downloaded by clicking on the ‘More’ option.
Images are a powerful teaching resource, particularly when paired with the teacher voice. Channels will usually feature one of more collection of images to help illustrate key concepts. Each image will load in it’s own player page with further descriptions and citations. Images can be downloaded in 3 sizes depending on use.
Text files include printable PDF worksheets, practical activities and AR trigger images. Each document will open in docReader for further accessibility options such as the listen function to hear the text read back to you. You have assign and share options on the page as well as print options.
Boards are created in Studio. They are designed to present key learning information and can include image, video and audio, alongside text. Boards can be copied, edited and assigned to pupils. Boards are also used to present teacher guidance and support. You can also create your own using the Studio tool.
Audio files are featured in many of the topical channels to support a variety of learners. They can be sound effects, poems, or music. Clicking on a sound file will load it in the player page. Audio files can be downloaded for reuse.
Interactives are games and quizzes designed for pupils to practise key concepts and to consolidate learning. Interactives will load in full-screen for easier viewing.
Interactives do not provide scores and results are not indicated in the assignment dashboard.