On the first Friday in May, we celebrate National Space Day, a holiday established to celebrate achievements in space exploration and encourage students to pursue careers in space-related STEM careers. There are plenty of resources about the space sciences waiting to be discovered in your Discovery Education account. May the 4th Be with You! Since
DEN STAR Educator Jennifer Hall shares how Spotlight On Strategies and the DEN Ambassador Program have made an impact on the teachers and schools she works with.
In our previous post, we looked at resources to help students develop their academic resume and personal statement. This week, let’s focus in on assisting students to find what they’re passionate about and translating that into career path goals. Identifying these goals before defining a path for after high school can help students find a
Econ Essentials Several years ago, I began incorporating more economic concepts into the Entrepreneurship course I teach at Mansfield High School. I wanted my students to truly understand how the outside world would affect their small businesses. They needed to know the basic economic concepts of supply and demand, how production costs are calculated, and
National Park Week is April 21-29 and this year the National Park Service’s theme is “Park Stars.” The focus is not only on literal stars in the sky but also on stellar people, places, and things in the park system. We’ve curated some fantastic resources about our National Parks and the amazing discoveries you’ll make
Abby Schiferl shares how she uses SOS XO Let’s Go to inspire students to work together, coach one another, and improve their academic vocabulary by playing a game.
A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! Did you know that more than 400 people work on Madden NFL every year – that’s enough to field more than seven football teams! Fun statistics are just the start of what students will learn in this exclusive look at the data that helps create
In our previous post, we looked at resources to help students and families understand the true cost of college and research different types of financial aid. This week, we focus in on student self-advocacy and how they can put their best foot forward for admissions recruiters. Resumes aren’t just something used when seeking employment. Building
The lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching has lots of great ways to help you and your students celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Here’s their top countdown of greatest hits! 1.Press Play! Listen to one (or all!) of Cha-Ching’s 17 music videos which teach kids the basics of financial literacy. 2. Join us for a-rockin’ good time in
The Spotlight On Strategies series contains a collection of creative, research-based instructional strategies that incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.
This collection continues to be one of the most used, and most valued, resources for the Discovery Educator Network community. It contains more than 135 research based instructional strategies with video vignettes and downloadable PDF instructions for using them in your classroom.