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Playing and Downloading Video
Searching For Content

User's Guide


Playing and Downloading Full Videos and Video Segments

Discovery Education™ streaming videos are divided into "chapters" or "segments" so educators can show the part that best relates to their teaching objective or lesson. Click on the Video Segments tab to view a complete list of video segments.


Play Video

You can view a video segment "live" or stream in "real-time" by clicking on the Play button. The quality of the video streaming experience will depend on many factors including the speed of your Internet connection and the number of people at your school who are online while you are streaming video content.

Download a Video
When you download a video segment, you save a copy of the file on your computer or local network for future access. To download a video or video segment, right-click on the download icon (or Ctrl + click if using a Mac) and choose "Save Target As..."

Closed Captioning
Many Discovery Education™ streaming videos are available with closed captioning (Windows Media Player only). To activate closed captioning, check the box next to "Enable Closed Captioning" in the Media Settings.



To download videos with closed captioning, first download the video following the above instructions. Next click on the next to the play and download icons to download the closed captioning file. This file must reside in the same directory as the video and the filename (before the .smi extension) must be identical to the video filename.



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Searching for Content
To Perform a Search by Keyword
Step 1: Enter your keywords in the white search box, choose what content types you would like included in your results, then click on the "GO" button.



Step 2:The search results page is now displayed. Narrow your search results by media type, subject, or grade using the "Narrow My Results" menu on the left side of the screen. From here you can modify the number of resources displayed on the page by clicking on the dropdown menu to display 10, 25, 50 or 100 items per page. Each video title appears in blue, with the total run time displayed at the end of the title. Also included are a video description, links to Blackline Masters and Teachers Guides (when available), and correlations to state standards, grade range and publisher. Icons will indicate Spanish, Closed-Captioned and Editable titles.

Step 3:Click on either the blue video title or the thumbnail image to access the full video description page.


To Perform a Search by Subject or Grade:

Step 1: Click on a subject or grade on the "Subject/Grade Search" menu located on the left side of the screen.

Step 2: The search results page is now displayed. Narrow your search results by media type, subject, or grade using the "Narrow My Results" menu on the left side of the screen. From here you can modify the number of resources displayed on the page by clicking on the dropdown menu to display 10, 25, 50 or 100 items per page. Each video title appears in blue, with the total run time displayed at the end of the title. Also included are a video description, links to Blackline Masters and Teachers Guides (when available), and correlations to state standards, grade range and publisher. Icons will indicate Spanish, Closed-Captioned and Editable titles.

Step 3: Click on either the blue video title or the thumbnail image to access the full video description page.


To Perform a Search by Curriculum Standard:

Step 1: Locate the Curriculum Standards Search menu in the lower-left of Discovery Education streaming, select your State, Subject and Grade and click on the blue "GO" button.

Step 2: Browse the list of relevant curriculum standards; and when you locate the standard that you are interested in click "videos meeting this standard" to display a list of videos that meet that standard.




Step 3: The search results page is now displayed. From here you can now modify the number of resources displayed on the page by clicking on the dropdown menu to display 10, 25, 50 or 100 items per page. Each video title appears in blue, with the total run time displayed at the end of the title. Also included are a video description, links to Blackline Masters and Teachers Guides (when available), and correlations to state standards, grade range and publisher. Icons will indicate Spanish, Closed-Captioned and Editable titles.

Step 4: Click on either the blue video title or the thumbnail image to access the full video description page.

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User's Guide

Learn more about Discovery Education™ streaming features and navigation with this comprehensive User's Guide.
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