Monthly Archives: April 2014

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May 2014: Personalizing content for an audience

May 2014: Personalizing content for an audience

Technology allows educators to easily personalize content for a specific audience, whether it be colleagues, students, parents, or the community. By simply changing the context of a piece of work, it can be meaningful to a different audience. Consider a how-to tutorial for students. Most likely, you are teaching them face-to-face, and the how-to is

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Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K

  Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K in Classroom Technology! There are two days left to enter the 2014 Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, an annual opportunity from Discovery Education and CDW•G that provides students and teachers with more than $100,000 in innovative classroom technology that can transform the way students learn. Prizes include

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Take the DEN (and Peter H. Reynolds) to Work Day: May 9

For DEN Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re giving you the gift of time. Gather your students and join the Discovery Education team at the top of each hour starting at 9am ET for Take the DEN to Work Day. We have 30-minute lessons already prepared  for your students. As a super special bonus, we a have creativity

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Good News from Discovery Education

Discovery Education’s mission is to celebrate and support the millions of dedicated professionals around the world who have made teaching their life’s work. As such, we share your concerns with the ID program “Bad Teachers.” Discovery Communications operates over 200 channels worldwide and 14 in the US, including the entertainment channel ID. The program “Bad

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Chad’s Choices From the Community

I cannot believe April is almost over. In fact, one third of 2014 is almost in the books. Regardless, we keep chugging along here on the DEN Blogs and below is the fifteenth post of 2014 in the Chad’s Choices from the Community blog series. Learn more from and connect with the DEN Community by

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We Love Amazing Teachers

Update: A new response from Discovery Education has been posted here. Last week while I was traveling for work my wife sent me a text informing me that she was selected as her school district’s teacher of the year. I almost cried. And I’m not much of a crier. But it has been such a

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Mousey Monday – Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Today is the day that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History closes its dinosaur hall for a previously announced $48 million, 5 years long renovation project. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/smithsonian-dinosaur-hall-to-close-april-28-for-five-year-renovation/2014/01/17/acba089e-7f3d-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view?assetGuid=b15bd97d-0846-4942-8b86-6ac73b99ed04 The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex, located in Washington, DC. Discovery Education has an

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SOS: Telephone

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Telephone PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Readers who take the most from their reading make conscious plans to evaluate their own ability to do so

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