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Polar Bears on the Tundra: Come Chill With Us

Polar Bears on the Tundra: Come Chill With Us

Every fall, we connect with our friends at Polar Bears International to stream live webcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, MB, Canada, the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  Join us to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators as Arctic winds shake the Tundra Buggies and polar


Do You Really Know Discovery Education?

I started my career as a middle school teacher in North Philadelphia. Like many new teachers, I had a tough first year for a variety of reasons. The main reason being that I didn’t really know what I was doing. Fortunately, I found a group of veteran teachers and another newbie like myself who truly


10 Ways to Discover Earth Day

We’re only three days away from Earth Day and my wife (Martha, teaches sixth grade in Harrisburg, pretty awesome teacher) asked me for some ideas.  So, in the spirit of Earth Day I decided that recycling and re-using others’ ideas was the best strategy.  But, I also wanted to compost, I mean compose, a couple


A wonderful day in Baldwin County

What a wonderful day in Baldwin County Public Schools today.  We talked technology, pedagogy and celebrated teachers who are leading the way.  We also used it as an opportunity to learn about ways we at Discovery Education can do more to help. My favorite request: Make Board Builder a collaborative tool so more than one

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DEN Connects: Remembrance Day

With our first virtual field trip from outside North America coming up on Monday, we wanted to make sure our new DEN Community members from the UK had an easy way to connect with our U.S. and Canadian members. If you are interested in connecting your class with another DEN Community member’s classroom, please take


How do you connect and why?

Happy Connected Educator Month! What a great month to celebrate within the DEN and beyond.  One of the DEN’s close friends, Dr. Jeff Carpenter from Elon University’s School of Education, is working on an exciting and important project that I hope we can all help him with. He and his colleagues are working on a


5 Quick Take-Aways for Principals

This may or may not be the view out the window from our meeting today with principals and vice principals in West Van. 1. 99% of the time we do a keyword search and get enamored by those great video segments.  Challenge your staff to expand by media type and use an audio file, interactive,