Archives for December, 2012

  1. S.O.S: Six Word Stories

    Welcome to week 11 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Six Word Stories PDF Version             Background According to Reading Rockets, “Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a […]

  2. It’s Not Too Late!

    DEN Idea Exchange Join the NC DEN for an Educator Idea Exchange! Bring your favorite idea, activity or component of Discovery Education services to share (gift wrap is optional). Plan to get lots of great ideas in return, enjoy some dinner, explore an awesome branch of the Greensboro Public Library and meet other DEN-thusiastic educators […]

  3. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 10

    Screen Shot 2012-12-15 at 7.51.04 AM

    Data Driven Instruction Prior to starting a concept, create a pre-assessment (formative) using the Assessment Manager. After administering the pre-assessment, check the results of your class or student also using Assessment Manager. You will see where you’ll need to focus your instruction as well as immediately get remediation resources that can be assigned to individual or groups of students struggling […]

  4. Grid Overlay

    slope2

    Here is an idea for students to practice measuring angles or finding slope all around them.  Have students take pictures with various angled lines. Save the grid overlay here. On a Mac: Video how to    Result: On a PC:  Video How to (bad sound you may want to mute) and result:    

  5. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 8

    Screen Shot 2012-12-13 at 9.28.26 AM

    Meet the Needs of Your ELL Students The typical traditional textbook does not come in a Spanish version, but Discovery Education’s Science Techbook is available in Spanish for students in grade K-8. Simply point on the word English in the upper right side and choose Spanish to convert the text. The read-aloud and highlighting features […]

  6. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 7

    Screen Shot 2012-12-12 at 9.40.01 AM

    Reading Passages that Read Any document in the Discovery Education Techbook can be read aloud as soon as it is opened in the DOC Reader tool, which opens automatically for all reading passages and student guides. This allows all of your students to gain information from the materials available in the Discover y Education Techbook.

  7. Mousey Monday

    de-mousey-box

    Happy Mousey Monday Cache and Cookie readers! Mousey wanted to bring to our administrator’s attention the wonderful Sharing Option for users within a school and/or district. Administrators have access to the Sharing Option in their My Content folder. Once administrators select the Sharing Option, they can decide if they want: No Sharing: Teachers cannot share […]

  8. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 5

    Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 8.44.04 AM

    STEM Focused Resources Check out the newest lab resource called Engineering Lab: Tote and Sit. The purpose of this Engineering Design Virtual Lab, which should be used over a period of days, is to provide a realistic experience in the practice of engineering design. The advantage of a virtual lab is that it allows students to focus on the process of engineering design — […]

  9. S.O.S: A-E-I-O-U

    Welcome to week 10 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. A-E-I-O-U PDF Version               Background As students, particularly language learners, are developing their ability to interpret information, it is important that we […]

  10. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 3

    Screen Shot 2012-12-09 at 9.36.54 AM

    French On Demand Spanish is not the only language in development, French content is already being added in the Techbook. First to be added are the Core-Interactive-Texts and the definition portion of the Interactive Glossary. You can now toggle between English, Spanish and French in certain concepts. More are added every week.

  11. Welcome Idaho DEN members

    Discovery Education is excited to have provided multiple opportunities for Idaho educators to participate in professional development this past Fall.  I’m sure many of you have begun to use some of the information and practices in your classrooms already. Because every educator in Idaho is now a subscriber of Discovery Education, you are all members […]

  12. Back to the future National Archives Dec. 8,2012

    Join the Kansas City area Discovery Education educators as we learn about primary source documents and resources available at the National Archives, how to research the site, and how Common Core State Standards can be met with the documents. We’ll finish the morning with brunch at Panera as we look at Discovery Education, the primary […]

  13. Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 2

    Screen Shot 2012-12-07 at 11.35.31 AM

    Spanish On Demand We continue to add new content in Spanish. Most recently we have started to add Spanish versions of the interactive Explorations. Within the next few months all Explorations will be available in Spanish. As they are completed they will be added next to the Explorations in English. Here’s a sample Exploration in Spanish

  14. Would You Win a Paper Airplane Contest?

    If I told you we were having a paper airplane contest tomorrow, how do you think you’d do?  Are you picturing your design in your head right now?  Would you race to the library or “the Google” to search for resources?  Would you watch videos showing different designs and try to emulate good ones?  Would […]

  15. Yet Even More Stories of #DENthanks

    denthanks

    This post shares the last of the #DENthanks stories that were submitted.  If you still want to share your story, information on how to do that can be found at the bottom of this post.  If you’ve missed any of the previous stories, you can find them here. From Conni Mulligan: In 2005, the school district […]