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#CelebratewithDE – Daylight Saving

#CelebratewithDE – Daylight Saving

People anticipate Daylight Saving with mixed feelings: It will stay lighter longer in the evenings! I’ll lose an hour of sleep! Whatever you and students are feeling about the time change, help your students understand the history of the policy (based solidly in politics and history, rather than science) and exactly how it works. Daylight

#CelebrateWithDE – African American Women in STEM

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate African American figures in the STEM fields to inspire the next generation of trailblazing girls and young people interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Learning in 360 Degrees: Mrs. Hawley’s 3rd Grade Students Are Out of This World

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1… Learning has lifted off for Mrs. Hawley’s 3rd grade students at Anaheim Hills Elementary in Orange Unified School District. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying the universe. The Big Idea By completing a series of interactive centers featuring Discovery Education Techbook resources, Mrs. Hawley’s students examined the

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March

March is National Women’s History Month!  This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. Across history, women continue to make an incredible impact on our culture through their innovations, ideas, skills, and perseverance. With the efforts of STEMinists, including myself, women have been increasingly getting the recognition, respect, and

Connecting the Chats #TxEdTuesdays #DESTEMchat #DEIgnite

Everyday educators are using Twitter to connect with new people for new ideas. Using hashtags, retweets, video, and links, ideas are shared and conversations sparked. Often these connections are made during Twitter chats. These chats follow a common hashtag and welcome people to jump in adding their thoughts and ideas. When the smartest person in

#EdCampGarland shares on a Saturday

Saturdays… Oh the good times! Sleeping in, watching TV, staying in pajamas all day. That was NOT the case for over 200 Dallas, TX area educators this past Saturday. #EdCampGarland, hosted by the one and only Mr. Mason (@EdTechMason), was an inaugural event for Garland ISD. Held at Naaman Forest High School, the event was

3 Reasons Not to Miss Our Powerful Practices Event in Seattle

On March 10, Discovery Education will bring its free Powerful Practices instructional leadership event to educators in Seattle, WA, and here are just a few reasons you might want to consider attending. Keynote speaker George Couros was a huge hit for the crowd gathered at the Feb. 24 San Francisco Powerful Practices event. Couros shared an

Join Your Community at DENSI 2017

For more than a decade, Discovery Education has been committed to supporting opportunities for the amazing educators who use Discovery Education resources to connect both virtually and in person. We understand the role vibrant professional learning communities play in supporting educators. We know that educators’ most valuable resources are each other, and we are here

Three Tips to Get Started with the IWitness Video Challenge

Contributor: Deanna Hendrick Help your students find their voice as they explore testimony in IWitness and find inspiration to create positive change in their own community. The IWitness Video Challenge, which will award $10,000 in prizes overall, invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short

Powerful Practices Keynoter George Couros Shares Inspirational Message in San Francisco

Education leaders hailing from across the West Coast and beyond gathered in San Francisco, CA on Friday for a whirlwind meeting of the minds. Discovery Education’s fifth Powerful Practices event provided local educators with a fertile soil for generating new instructional leadership ideas. They shared their own experiences, and heard fresh stories and strategies from

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