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Three Tips to Get Started with the IWitness Video Challenge

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

Join us on the 2017 Day of Discovery Tour

The Discovery Education Community team is excited to share dates and locations for the 2017 Day of Discovery Tour. A series of full-day, professional development opportunities, the Day of Discovery Tour (DOD) helps educators learn more about integrating Discovery Education’s digital content into their curriculum, provides opportunities for participants to share strategies that are working,

Kathy's Katch

March 2017: Traditional Literacy Ideas and Resources

I have identified thirteen literacies I feel our students need to succeed. (See Kathy’s Katch blog posts from from September 2014 to June 2015 to learn more about them.) One of the skillsets is the “traditional literacy skills” of reading and writing. Because March is  NEA’s “National Read Across America Month“, I thought I would concentrate

SOS: Sticky Back

Listening, reading, and/or watching for key ideas and details is an important comprehension skill for students of all ages to master. Understanding what a media selection explicitly says allows a student to make inferences and take appropriate actions. The Sticky Back strategy encourages students to listen and observe beyond the obvious, reporting key ideas and details they observed -and hope their classmates did not!

#CelebratewithDE – World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on March 3. The theme for World Wildlife Day 2017 is “Listen to the Young Voices”! According to the World Wildlife Day organization, “Given that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as

#CelebrateWithDE – Read Across America Day

Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating reading and instilling a love for literature at all ages. Below are some of our on-demand events, literature series and resources in the Discovery Education library along with instructional ideas for use in your classroom as you celebrate Read Across America Day. On-Demand Virtual Experiences  

Community Update

Community Update February 17, 2017

Stay up-to-date with all the new resources, events, programs, and tools available to you as part of your Discovery Education subscription with our bi-weekly Community Update.   Links from this Community Update Access all the resources and programs featured in this update below. Spotlight Resource Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017 Events

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