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Calendar of Cool: First Blood Bank Opens

Calendar of Cool: First Blood Bank Opens

On March 15, 1937, the first blood bank was formed in Chicago at the Cook County Hospital. The goal of the bank was to collect, store, process, and supply vital blood to those who need it. But why would a person need someone else’s blood? If someone has just undergone surgery or been injured, they may

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Tech Brief w Justin – Sifteo

Technology is constantly changing the way we view and interact with the world. Education is no exception to this new wave of change. Today I’m highlighting an innovative toy known as the Sifteo Cube. You might be wondering how can toys and education suddenly became interchangeable? It’s quite neat actually, let me give you a

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Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

Did you know that some military uniforms feature camouflage that looks like a pixellated computer image? It’s true! While the photo to the side might look like a mountainous landscape from an 8-bit Nintendo game, it’s actually a printed pattern that serves as a very effective woodland camouflage. According to Wikipedia, “Digital camouflage is a

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Discovery Education Essentials Video Series Premiere!

The Discovery Education Support team is thrilled to announce the debut of our brand-new YouTube series, Discovery Education Essentials! Hosted by yours truly, this show will give you an insider’s guide to new site features, a look at upcoming releases, and a chance to meet the people who make Discovery Education work. Plus, since it’s

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