Discovery Education: Creating Student Accounts for Your School or District

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Need Help Creating Accounts?

Here is the information about creating student accounts in Discovery Education. Contact your KET Education Consultant if you have any trouble or need more clarification.

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In the left column, select “Bulk Import/Update Users” under “User Management Tools” as illustrated below.
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Now, you will need to add the student data to this spreadsheet you downloaded from your Discovery Education admin. Many use Infinite Campus data copied from an excel document to populate the necessary fields. Also, you will need to copy the site passcode that is on the spreadsheet template and paste it to populate the number of fields needed (student population) in the first column. You do not need to worry about Account and Site Names.

About passwords

We recommend assigning the same password to all students in a school, then having the students login and change their passwords before exploring the service. It’s much easier in the distribution of account information.

These are required fields for your spreadsheet:
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From there, let Discovery Education do the work. Accounts should be visible within 24 hours.

Need More Information?

Here’s a link to the user’s guide, but there are also video tutorials within your admin on the student import page.

Contact Your KET Education Consultant

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KET Wants Student Stories and Videos

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

KET invites all kindergarten through 5th grade children in the KET viewing area to submit their original illustrated stories to the 2014 KET Young Writers Contest.

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For the first time, those in grades 3-5 can also choose to enter our NEW short story contest. Short stories must be between 400-600 words and do not require illustration.

In the Illustrated Story category, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected from each grade level. The Short Story category will have 1 winner chosen from all the short story entries. All winners will receive prizes and 1st place stories will be published on KET’s website.

The 2014 contest starts February 15 and continues through April 15. Read the rules, fill out the entry form, and get started writing/illustrating those stories!

Also, our KET School Video Project Challenge is currently seeking K-12 submissions about Digital Citizenship. Please upload and share student-produced news stories, public service announcements, and classroom projects between Feb. 17th and May 2, 2014 to win one of two greenscreen kits.

Don’t miss this opportunity to integrate multimedia technology and media studies with Kentucky Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Technology in a fun activity for project-based learning. And, it’s a chance to win a greenscreen and light kit for making more great student projects!

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Project focus is on school and community efforts to help Kentucky students be good and safe digital citizens, respectful of others’ rights and feelings while protecting themselves as they navigate the Internet, make and share multimedia projects, participate in social networking, and develop critical media awareness. Student videos can be brief projects like PSAs (public service announcements) on safe and respectful digital behavior (not texting while driving); news-story expolorations on how to develop media awareness and critical viewing skills; recorded discussions and solutions to common problems such as cyber-bullying and more.

Get Rid of the Snow Day Boredom

Monday, January 27th, 2014

We’ve settled into a winter that echoes those of my childhood. It’s been a while since we have seen measurable snow, lasting subzero temperatures, and snow days that become weeks. Everything seemed to slow a bit and perhaps this is what we need. After all, winter is a time for hibernation. It’s really difficult for teachers and students, though. The lag in classroom instruction can be frustrating, but there are plenty of learning opportunities during these cold, gray days and there is a place one can go to find answers to the many random questions that can pop up when one is suffering from cabin fever.


PBS LearningMedia isn’t just for the classroom. This free service is full of P-20 resources to help feed the curiosities that naturally arise during winter snow day activities, whether they be sledding, reading, playing video games, or just trying to find something to do. Current, interesting, thought-provoking, inspiring, and truly educational videos and interactives are just a click away for students and parents, too! PBS LearningMedia is great for studying, researching, learning how to make or do something, working out, or simply satiating a desire to learn. It’s trustworthy and diverse. If you ever want to know about something, this is one of the first online places you should look.


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