First of all I am taking advantage of my blog by saying “Thank You” to my wonderful wife for all that she does. Today is our wedding anniversery. I love you “Mo Bhean Chéile Álainn” In honor of the Hour of Code coming up (December 9th – 15th) I thought I would devote the
If you’ve heard about the Siemens STEM Institute or have wondered what it’s like, I encourage you to watch the following video recap from our 2013 STEM Institute. Having been a part of this phenomenal event for several years, I truly believe it’s as worthy as these educators express. So take a look, and after
The Techbook Times Newsletter, a publication for all of those who are using, or interested in using any Discovery Education Techbook is available weekly. Click HERE to view the issue for the week of November, 19, 2013.
Educators embrace actionable and meaningful information about the students in our classrooms, schools, and districts. Discovery Education supports educators by providing tools that generate impactful student data with the click of the button. This webinar series will offer participants a portal into putting student data to work using reports, probes, and resources inside Discovery Education
I realize how simplistic this sounds and also that many will read this and nod their head and feel like either they already do this or it’s perhaps a nice, but not necessary component, but I can tell you that in general schools and districts generally suck at this: Gratitude. I’ve been working for Discovery
Inspire Your Students to Take the Next Step Towards Career Readiness with the Open Doors: Unlock Your Future Challenge and you could win $10,000! Take the Challenge! Just launched for the 2013- 2014 school year, the Open Doors: Unlock Your Future Challenge, a partnership between the Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and The Association of
I am not happy to report that if the law Michigan is considering passing which would keep third graders in third grade until they learn to read would mean I might still be there. That is true because I was a non reader in third grade. And more
This past Saturday, we wrapped up the 2013 DENapalooza Tour. If you’re not aware, the tour included 10 full day professional development events across North America. I was fortunate to host and attend the tour stops in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Bradenton, while my fellow DEN team members led events in McKinney, Winnipeg, Boise, Denver, St.
Submitted by Rita Mortenson Every teacher knows that the support of the administration (in terms of time, money, attention and recognition) can make or break any innovative idea or initiative that anyone tries to initiate in a school setting. Today, I was fortunate to witness two amazing administrators at Bedford South School, part of the Halifax
Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge! Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Sound Check PDF Version Background When students are learning new information, it is important to engage their senses. Video leverages both visual and auditory senses, but if students are not asked to do something