Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Make Using Discovery Education on the iPad EVEN Easier for your Students

For over a year, I have shared with teachers how to download Discovery Education videos and then import then into iTunes for syncing to the iPod touch/ iPad. This is a great practice, especially at elementary school where having students log onto another site can be time-consuming and/or when time is short and you really want the students to focus on one or two videos. However, there are times when you want students to find their own resources for learning and having access to Discovery Education would be ideal on the iPad!

Discovery Education has created an iPad optimized environment! While not an app that is downloaded, it can look like one by creating a web clip of the website! Students can find content using Discovery Education's targeted keyword search or explore content via the visual subject browse.

Users open the Web Clip, enter the district username and password, and explore thousands of video clips covering all core, K-12 curriculum areas.

So now, you may be asking, “How do I create a web clip?”

First, tap the Safari app and enter the url: Then, tap the “Send to” icon and select Add to Home Screen! Repeat the process on each device, or better yet... Have your students do it! It is that easy!

Thanks, Angela for sharing this website!


  1. Karen, great directions. Thanks for sharing. I will keep the link as a resource for our teachers.