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Exciting Learning Opportunities This December

Exciting Learning Opportunities This December

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

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Exciting Enhancements Coming To Progress Zone

Attention all educators with access to Discovery Education’s Assessment tools. We are pleased to announce an upcoming enhancement to Assessment and additional components within Progress Zone that we are equally proud of, and excited to debut. We’ve held on to all of the features that you hold dear, and listened and learned from the ideas

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New Mexico Educators: Experience the Excitement Sat. Nov. 2

As part of our commitment to transforming teaching and learning, Discovery Education invites you to a free, local learning and development opportunity, designed specifically for New Mexico classroom teachers, administrators, and support staff. This unique day of professional development will highlight creative ways to deliver world-class content and effective ways to evaluate student progress in

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New Addition To High School Interim Assessment Suite

Attention high school teachers and administrators. Have you been waiting for a companion to the third course math interim assessment offered through Discovery. We are now pleased to announce the availability of English III assessments! English III classes can now be created through the bulk import Class List template. Also, for teachers, classes can be added

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New Changes Within DE Assessment For BTS

Discovery Education recently hosted an informational web-based event that provided educators with a closer look at the newest assessment features and resources. And we wanted to make that available to all. During this webinar, educators engaged in an interactive 45-minute exploration of the enhanced assessment platform. Click here to access and play the video. You

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August 2013: iMovie Movie Trailers across the content areas

I have finally had time to work with iMovie movie trailers on the iPad, and it is so much fun! A movie trailer is a perfect summarizing activity.  It can also act as a “teaser” as an introduction to a presentation or student paper. A movie trailer can readily showcase the acquisition of knowledge of

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Presentation Rubrics, K-8: 21st Century Skills and Common Core

The Common Core Standards address the “4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  They also address Speaking Skills.  I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (BIE.org), a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field.   Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the

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Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

Curious how the progress this school year of the students you know and work with every day measures up? Discovery Education is pleased to announce that it has developed a new tool for educators to use to compare the performance of the students in their district, school, or classroom to a national sample. With just a

Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month

February 2013: DST and DST

Last month I posted about digital storytelling and provided you with links to some great resources. In addition, the Google+ Hangout about digital storytelling with Joe Brennan and Midge Frazel was a wealth of good information, too! You can find the resources discussed and a link to the Webinar on my digital storytelling page at http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html.

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Give The Comparative Growth Report a Try in 2013

Looking for a new trick to add to your educator toolbox for 2013. For those using Discovery Education Assessment, look no further than the Comparative Growth Report. This report is a fantastic way to maximize the quality of the inferences you can draw from the efforts of your students on the two tests they have

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