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Lively Lessons: Presidents, President’s, or Presidents’ Day?

Presidents, President’s, or Presidents’ Day?  Which do we celebrate? Technically, we don’t celebrate a holiday by any of those names.  Though the phrase is commonly used, according to 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is Washington’s Birthday. Without an official celebration of that

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What Are You Curious About? The Edmonton Edition

A packed house in Edmonton featured 8 wonderful Ignite presentations, great networking and an impromptu karaoke-style presentation on assessment. The theme asking “What Are You Curious About?”, meant presenters would pose a question and proceed to explore it during their talks. The theme of engagement and passion were prevalent from throughout the evening. At least

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DEN Weekly Update: February 5, 2015

Get caught up on the most recent blog posts, upcoming events & happenings with the Discovery Education community in this week’s DEN Weekly Update. -Your Discovery Education Team

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Fun Fact Friday: High Tech Guitar Lessons

Did you know that there is a video game that can actually teach you how to play the guitar? It’s true! The game is called Rocksmith 2014, and the way it works is rather ingenious. Much like the other two powerhouses in the music gaming world, Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Rocksmith features popular songs,

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WI Community Event- You’re Invited!

From WI Guru, Rita Mortenson and WI DEN STAR Cathy Houchin: Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 a.m. to learn how the iPad can be used in the classroom and for professional development purposes. Specifically, you will learn how to record, edit and

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Slavery, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

Join Discovery Education for a Virtual Viewing Party on Tuesday, February 23, at 1 PM ET, as students across the country simultaneously share in the story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana. Afterward, take part in a virtual discussion and share reflections, comments, and questions and

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A Broken Calculator Led This Future Actuary to a Career in Education

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Mark Schommer, D.C. Everest Area School District, Wisconsin Mark Schommer was planning to be an actuary, until a broken calculator changed his life. Schommer was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. It was the day of his Calculus 2 final, and he was hurrying across

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