As web companion to the very popular television show Discovery Channel, this website lives up to its slogan “The Thrill of Discovery in Your Classroom!” Resources for grades K-12 are easily available through a search engine which covers major subjects in the curriculum. The following three main categories: Teaching Tools, Lesson Plans and On Tv offer links to resources to make classroom teaching easier and fun.
The link to the Puzzle maker category is by far my favorite destination. This wonderful tool has saved me and many teachers hours of work. It’s fun, easy to use and the puzzles are a hit with students. There are word searches, word searches with hidden messages, computer generated mazes, crisscross puzzles, number blocks, math squares, cryptograms, letter tiles and more!
The On TV category features TV calendars for The Learning Channel Elementary School programs for grades K-6 and the Discovery Program Assignment Discovery programs for grades 7-12. There is additional information on the TV shows and links to lesson plans. Another link gives information to teachers on upcoming prime time shows on Discovery Networks.
The Lesson Plans category contains lesson plans for grades K-12 under three categories: Grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Another great resource found here is Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators. This well organized site is useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated daily to include the best sites for teaching and learning. There are more than 2,000 web links here!