Mousey Monday – National Tree Planting Day

Happy Mousey Monday!! Did you know in Kenya today is the celebration of National Tree Planting Day? The people of Kenya plant palm trees and coconut trees along the Indian Ocean. The tradition of planting and caring for trees and celebrating the day as a holiday, originated in Nebraska in the United States. On April […]

Fun Fact Friday: Seurat

Did you know that Seurat’s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (famously featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) isn’t painted with brushstrokes, but rather, millions of tiny dots? It’s true! Georges Seurat’s style of painting came to be known as known as Pointillism, and was considering revolutionary at […]

4/22 at 1pm Virtual Event for Students: STEM is Now, STEM is How

Siemens STEM Connect: STEM is Now, STEM is How We often hear of amazing things happening in STEM classrooms across the country. And, we’re often asked to share these exemplars to provide guidance in achieving a shared STEM education vision. Join our live webcast to see one vision of a STEM program.   Tuesday, April […]

On this day… Zooming Camera Lenses!

On this day in 1947, Dr. Frank Gerard Back demonstrated the first camera with a zoom feature. This feature was made possible by the invention of the “varifocal lens.”  Prior to this invention, photographers were required to move their cameras closer to their object to simulate “zoom.” Dr. Back first showed off his invention at […]

Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 7

Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]