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December 2019: My 20/20 Vision

This past year, 2019, has been an exciting year! The use of new technologies in the classroom have exploded. The number of new tools, apps, and sites to support the embedding of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom have become a hot topic of discussion. And the new devices and tools for coding have

Teaching My Kids How to Use ‘Invisible Money’ in Today’s World

This week’s guest blogger is Rachelle Clare, a team member at Jackson Charitable Foundation, Discovery Education’s partner in the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids financial literacy program. When my 6-year-old son said, “Mom, you should use your ATM card and get out one million dollars, then we would be rich,” I knew he didn’t understand the

Tundra Connections: Experience Polar Bears – Grades 4+

Scientists already know a lot about polar bears and there is so much more to learn. Join Discovery Education and Polar Bears International for Tundra Connections, a virtual field trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and witness the scientific process in action. Challenge your students to learn as much as they can and continue to generate

Tundra Connections: Experience Polar Bears – Grades K-3

The story of the polar bear is full of drama: a frozen habitat, shifting sea ice, fierce competition for limited resources, and adorable cubs learning to hunt. Help your students understand this incredible bear and its environment by joining Discovery Education for Tundra Connections, a virtual field trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada with Polar Bears

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November 2019: Teaching perspective to build empathy

Empathy is defined, as per the Teaching Tolerance site, as “the understanding of, or the ability to identify with, another person’s feelings or experiences”.  This ability to put oneself in another’s shoes does help students build empathy and tolerance toward others. There are some great ideas online and in the Discovery Education Streaming  resources to

Using Super Health, Super You Program Resources to Encourage Healthy Habits in Your School & Community

Super Health, Super You is an educational program designed to initiate healthy lifestyle conversations in upper elementary classes and school communities across the country. The program content helps educators inspire students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Below our guest blogger, Lisette Venegas, a Bilingual Resource Teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary & Core Knowledge Charter School

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