1. DE Summer School: Tips and Tricks-Viewing Discovery Education videos on iPad

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    If you’re using an iPad to access Discovery Education Streaming, you may find that your current video format preference (or the default setting, if you’ve never changed it on your Discovery Education account) isn’t compatible with iPad. If you’re having difficulties viewing videos from your mobile device, this is the likely cause. This is a […]

  2. Calendar of Cool: Jesse Owens Wins Olympic Gold

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    On August 9, 1936, Jesse Owens became the first American to win four medals in a single Olympics. The Olympic Games were being held in Berlin, Germany that year, and the racist rhetoric being spread by Adolf Hitler at the time made African-American Owens’ success even more noteworthy. Owens set new Olympic records in the […]

  3. Tech Brief w Justin

    Greetings! It is an exciting time of year for Discovery Education and the Discovery family as a whole.  August 10 marks the official start of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week! There are plenty of exciting events lined up this year, but there is one particularly interesting feature that could draw plenty of buzz. The Woods Hole […]

  4. DE Summer School: Tips and Tricks-Streamline your search with “Narrow My Results”!

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    Looking for a way to make your search results more specific? Here’s one way you can do it! When you do a search on Discovery Education Streaming, you can easily filter your search results to find what you’re looking for. On the left-hand side of the search page, you will see “Narrow My Results”. From […]

  5. Fun Fact Friday: SEGA

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    Most folks know of “SEGA”, the Japanese gaming titan that brought us classic video game titles like  Sonic the Hedgehog, Outrun, and Shenmue….but did you know that didn’t Sega start out as a Japanese company? It’s true! It’s a common misconception that Sega is a Japanese word. In fact, it actually stands for “Service Games”. […]

  6. Tech Brief with Justin

    Tech Brief w Justin   Hello!   I hope everyone is enjoying their  last couple of weeks of summer break. In this weeks post I wanted to to highlight two of my favorite things, music and technology. The advent of personal computers has helped to redefine what was previously possible and changed the face of […]

  7. Fun Fact Friday: Lincoln and Booth

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    Did you know that Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, saved President Lincoln’s son’s life, prior to Lincoln’s assassination? It’s true! Edwin Booth was actually a nationally known Shakespearean actor, and happened to be in New Jersey at the time, coincidentally sharing a train platform with Robert Lincoln. Interestingly, Robert Lincoln knew exactly who […]

  8. Tech Wednesday Brief w Justin

    Hello! This week on tech Wednesday, I’m featuring one of the best programming resources available online for free! Codeacademy is an educational platform geared towards teaching  the fundamentals of code. Founded in 2011 by two former Columbia students (Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski) Codeacademy has gained worldwide recognition. The site currently teaches six programming languages […]

  9. Calendar of Cool: First Open-Heart Surgery

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    This Wednesday, July 9, marks the 121st anniversary of the first open-heart surgery. A man with a knife in his chest was brought to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams at Provident Hospital in Chicago. Using no anesthesia, Dr. Williams removed the knife and repaired the heart of the patient, who lived for years after the procedure. […]

  10. Tech Wednesday Justin

    This week on tech Wednesday, we are going to cover a brief historical moment in technology. To play along with the summertime feel, I am going to talk about something both cool and familiar! Did you know that on June 29, 2007, Apple introduced the world to the i-Phone. Its hard to believe that was 7 […]

  11. Calendar of Cool: First National Braille Challenge

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    Today marks the 13th anniversary of the first-ever National Braille Challenge. The National Braille Challenge is a unique academic competition created to encourage blind children to learn Braille, the written alphabet used by the blind. The competition tests students’ skills in various language arts subjects, and is open to students from the U.S. and Canada. […]

  12. Tech Wednesday

    Hello! I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I wanted to present a brief piece highlighting  technical feats within the film industry. Technology has created many magical moments for movie goers throughout the years. But there is one movie in particular that set the bar for feature film innovation. The Star Wars […]