Discovery Education Streaming Plus Wins EdTech Digest’s ‘Cool Tool’ Award

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:33 am

Silver Spring, MD (April 3, 2019)Discovery Education Streaming Plus, the comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, was recently announced the winner of a coveted EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award in the Content Provider Solution category.  In addition, Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, placed finalists for the Trendsetter, Cool Tool, and Edtech Leadership Awards.

Now in its 9th year, the US-based EdTech Awards is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be. This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K–12 curricular areas.  Discovery Education Streaming empowers educators to create dynamic learning environments that mirror students’ use of technology outside the classroom. Teacher resources include lesson plans, instructional strategies, and content collections organized around themes.  Students can access images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, and videos, as well as a collection of new STEM resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in teaching and learning.

Students in elementary, middle and high school that have regular access to Streaming resources have higher attendance rates and are outpacing their peers on state assessments in reading, mathematics, and social studies. Additional findings tell a consistent story of how access to Discovery Education Streaming can be linked to higher student achievement, especially for racial/ethnic minorities and students impacted by poverty, disabilities, and limited English proficiency. Click here to learn more.

“Nearly a decade in, The EdTech Awards persists in its salute,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program. “And nearly a decade in, the people driving edtech forward persist in their passion to improve learning. The EdTech Awards 2019 celebrates edtech’s best and brightest all year long; innovators, leaders, and trendsetters who are shaping the future of learning.”

In addition to winning EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award in the Content Provider Solution category for Discovery Education Streaming Plus, Discovery Education was named Trendsetter Award Finalist in the EdTech Company Setting a Trend category. In addition, Discovery Education services and leaders were named finalists for the following EdTech Digest Awards:

Cool Tool Award Finalists:

EdTech Leadership Award:

  • Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives in the Author/Speaker Category

“Discovery Education is honored by EdTech Digest’s recognition,” said Scott Kinney, President of K-12 Education at Discovery Education. ” We are proud of the role our people and services play in empowering educators around the globe to build the dynamic digital learning environments today’s students demand and deserve, and this recognition of our work is tremendous validation of our approach to transforming teaching and learning.”

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