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December 2017: Twitter for educators

December 2017: Twitter for educators

I am a big social media user. I have accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+. However, the social media account I use most is Twitter, the microblogging tool. In Twitter, I share my own discoveries and learn from others every day. It is a huge source of professional development for me. Twitter is

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The day that would live in infamy, December 7, 1941, saw the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. We mark the day with remembrance each year and remember the people who served and those who lost their lives in the attack. Help your students understand the historical context

Help Your Students Conquer College Costs!

Take your students on a digital quest with the new Financial Pur$uit self-paced module from TGR EDU: Explore to unlock important information about college financing and learn to navigate the financial aid process. Students and families often feel overwhelmed and confused by the college financial aid process, and paying for college can be a concern.

#CelebrateWithDE – World Soil Day

Dig deep. Unearth. Excavate. So many of our learning metaphors relate to getting into soil. Celebrate World Soil Day on Tuesday, December 5 by encouraging your students to consider this wonder beneath their feet with the resources below. Since studying soil requires you to get your hands dirty, we have some resources that encourage that

#CelebrateWithDE – Cyber Monday

Happy Cyber Monday! On November 27, 2017, people everywhere will celebrate the special deals you can find online. While so many people are going online in search of goodies, we want to encourage our students to go online in search of the good: safe, accurate, secure, and – yes – fun and fascinating things. Use

#CelebrateWithDE – Thanksgiving

Giving thanks is a timeless act, but the Thanksgiving holiday has a history that includes many true and tall tales. Take some time this year to let your students learn one of the classic stories of an early Thanksgiving feast shared by the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims. Featured Resources Content Collection: Thanksgiving Discovery Education Streaming

Introducing Jackson Cha-Ching: Earn, Save, Spend, Donate SOS Activity

Take the Pledge Now! Pledge to make financial education a priority by using the Cha-Ching program in class or with your family for a chance to win $10,000 for your school & $1,000 for a charity! https://www.cha-chingusa.org/contest Build Background Knowledge: Spotlight on Strategies – Visual Walkabout Before watching the video, “Earn, Save, Spend and Donate,” have

Learning in 360 Degrees: Connecting STEM with Literature in Ms. Jackson’s First Grade Classroom

Learning is: Connecting STEM and Literature Visit Ms. Jackson’s first grade classroom at Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying their connection between STEM and literature through the Aesop fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. The Big Idea By completing a

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