Author Archives: Steve Dembo

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The Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is a holiday that holds a special place in my heart. The holiday itself is based on a tale of triumph over adversity, and the celebration of it is steeped in traditions that involve food, song, play and unique symbols. I grew up in an area that had a significantly higher Jewish population than

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7 Reasons Every Teacher Should Visit Discovering Farmland

Andy Losik, educator extraordinaire who works with Hamilton, Michigan’s Infotech program, posted a fantastic blog about Discovering Farmland.   We partnered with the United State Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to share videos and print resources that help teachers talk to students about the importance of agriculture, farming and ranching. Through video and print resources, the site is broken into

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LIVE Virtual Event to Celebrate the 2015 Siemens Competition Winners

Register now On December 8, please join Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation for a LIVE virtual event to include guest speakers and the announcement of the 2015 Siemens Competition Scholarship Winners!  This year, our panel of amazing speakers in industries ranging from space technology to entertainment to healthcare, will tap into what we call

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Join Us on 12/3 Live from the Farm: From Soil to Store

Get an Exclusive Look at How Our Favorite Holiday Fruits & Vegetables Go From Soil to Store Just in time for the holidays, the Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education are taking middle school students to Hinton Farms in Dover, FL as we explore periodic elements, modern farming technology and see first hand where

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Everything You Need to Know about the 2015 Doodle 4 Google Contest!

By now the Doodle 4 Google contest needs little introduction.  In its 8th year, the contest continues to garner excitement among teachers and students alike.  Perhaps the draw is the prestige of seeing your drawing on the home page of arguably the most famous website in the world, or maybe it’s that the Google Doodles have become

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Discovering FARMLAND: New Resources from Discovery Education and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

Give your high school students a first-hand glimpse into critical issues impacting the agriculture industry with new, free resources from Discovering FARMLAND. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage urban youth with a first-hand glimpse into agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, “FARMLAND, a film

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Teachers can win big this year with Doodle 4 Google!

The annual Doodle 4 Google contest has kicked off and is accepting submissions from students (K-12) through December 7, 2015. Get more information and enter a doodle here – http://www.google.com/doodle4google/ For 2015, Discovery Education is excited to announce a new component of the Doodle 4 Google program. This year, Discovery Education and Google are hosting a teacher

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Racing Extinction: Start With 1 Thing Virtual Field Trip

On Wednesday, December 2nd, Discovery Channel will present Racing Extinction to a global audience. From Academy Award-winning director, Louie Psihoyos, this groundbreaking documentary examines biodiversity loss, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a more sustainable future. Discovery Education is proud to bring meaningful educational support around this documentary to engage

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