2021/2022 Service Definition

Discovery Education Resources

About the Service

We are pleased to offer schools access to a range of online interactive educational classroom resources, including specially discounted rates for subscriptions to Discovery Education Espresso and Discovery Education Coding. Discovery Education’s services captivate pupils, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customised solutions that increase academic achievement.

Discovery Education Espresso

Open doorways to a whole new experience for teaching and learning with exciting real world content, personalisation tools, a unique creation and collaboration space and instructional strategies built for your needs as an educator. With a fresh new look and the tools you’ve been asking us for, Espresso provides everything you need to create an enriching experience for all pupils, wherever the learning is taking place.

With Discovery Education Coding, pupils will gain a secure understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables - as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem-solving. 

Explanatory videos help make complex concepts simple and provide visual illustrations and examples of what pupils need to achieve in each lesson. Over 100 lesson plans also provide everything you need for your coding lesson including a quick overview, learning objectives, success criteria, vocabulary and key questions to ask pupils.

What are the benefits?

Discovery Education Espresso is suitable for Foundation to Year 6 pupils and makes lessons memorable, saves teachers' time and strengthens pupils' learning and understanding.

  • Search: Save time finding lesson materials and resources
  • Discover: Access ready-curated curriculum resources
  • Personalise: Collect, save and retrieve your favourite resources
  • Present: Create, collaborate and display lesson materials
  • Assign: Assign resources to pupils and monitor progress
  • Track: Check pupils’ understanding by creating quizzes
  • Develop: Learn new ways to use digital resources effectively
  • Support: Manage your pupils’ blended learning experiences

What's Included?

Service Features

Feature Description

Discovery Education Espresso


Whether you are looking for core curriculum content or resources to support your topics, you’re sure to find essential materials on Espresso. Thousands of videos, interactive activities, worksheets, images, sounds and augmented reality resources are grouped into curriculum-themes to support your lessons across the whole school. 

Teachers are able to:

  • Customise how their Espresso content is organised to be specific to their individual needs
  • Create, collaborate and present with Studio, a flexible presentation tool for teachers and pupils  
  • Share and assign lessons or resources to classes, groups or individual pupils
  • Create quizzes and creative learning tasks 
  • Seamlessly deliver lessons whether pupils are in person or online 

Professional learning tools are also easy to access within Discovery Education Experience: 

  • A ‘What works well’ area will bring together a selection of resources created by educational practitioners to help you get the very best out of our digital resources, whether you’re teaching in-person or remotely. 
  • All subscribers will have access to our ‘SOS Instructional Strategies’, enabling teachers to create engaging active learning experiences with digital media.

Discovery Education Coding

Discovery Education Coding provides complete support for teaching coding in primary schools. Pupils will gain secure understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables, as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem solving. 

Video tutorials present the code that pupils will learn and highlight correct terminology. And best of all, pupils and teachers alike will be able to demonstrate their creativity by creating their own apps and sharing them with their classmates and colleagues 

Teachers can:

  • Share and assign coding resources to classes or individual pupils
  • Seamlessly deliver lessons whether pupils are in person or online
  • Save planning time with comprehensive lesson plans and teacher support resources
  • Experience a fresh new interface and more intuitive workflow through lessons
  • Showcase pupils’ creativity by sharing the apps and games they’ve created.
Active Kids do Better Available to all Espresso user schools, Active Kids do Better contains ready-to-go videos to model quick activities that are great for settling children at the start of class or energising them throughout the day, helping to meet the Government’s target of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/