Pupils can search Espresso for interesting information, save their favourites and where relevant, organise everything into folders and lists.
Where would you like to go today?
Exploration can be defined as "the action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it." Pupils can explore anything that strikes their fancy -- bugs, airplanes, plate tectonics, dinosaurs -- by searching Discovery Education.
Let’s take a look at the different ways to search Discovery Education for interesting information, how pupils can save their favourites, and organise everything into folders and lists.
Select a Topic of Interest
What better way to search than by using the Search Bar?
I'm going to type dinosaurs in the Search Bar and look for a video.
Scanning Search Results
As pupils scan their search results, if they see something they want to come back to and check out later, they can add it to their QuickList. To save a resource to the QuickList from the search results page click the three vertical dots and then select Add to QuickList.
Types of Resources
Note that Espresso has different types of resources - everything from images to interactives, videos to worksheets. Use the search filters to explore.
- Channels - filter down to collections of resources around topics or themes
- Video – sort or select resources by video type, such as animation or video segment
- Images – choose between animation, images, or primary source content
- Text – text resources may include articles, glossary terms, reading passages, books and more
- Boards - multimedia boards with ready-to-use lesson suggestions
- Audio – select songs, sound effects, or other audio
- Interactives – filter for game like activities and other interactive resources
To view any resource simply select the tile to view. Pupils can also download most content to use in projects - just remind them to cite their source