On April 26, 1928, Madame Tussaud’s wax cabinet was exhibited in London. In 1761, Marie Grosholz was born in Strasbourg France. She lived with her mother, who worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Phillippe Curtius. Curtius was skilled in wax modeling and used this talent to depict the anatomy. He taught Marie the art of
In addition to talking, being an effective communicator involves active listening. The Common Core State Standards and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills both highlight the importance of developing communication skills in preparation for college and career readiness. These skills are not always easy to acquire. Being a good listener is tough, particularly when some members of the group are passionate, knowledgeable, or opinionated.
It’s testing season once again – the time of year when teachers around the country begin to feel more and more like the purple minion from Despicable Me 2. Sometimes, you can’t help but feel the stress of hoping your students have retained all the information you’ve worked so hard to embed in their memories
After learning about natural resources, recycling, and alternative fuels during Earth Day, we transition this week’s Lively Lesson from Earth to the universe—just in time for Space Day. 2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May
The STAR Project Share. Teach. Assist. Report. The Discovery Educator Network is celebrating 10 years of sharing. Celebrate with us by continuing to share! Here are 10 ways to share the power of Discovery Education. 1. HOST AN EVENT Share Events2Go. We’ve done the prep work for you with everything you need to have a
Greetings Discovery Principals! There’s one more week to apply for our FREE professional development and networking event the DEN Summer Institute Principal Summit. We hope that you’ll join us for this transformative learning event. This week’s update includes Trending Articles: 3 Ways Technology Should Be Reinventing Rural Education, Kindergartners Who Share iPads May Perform Better,
The time to join in on all the fun and learning that is Spring VirtCon is near. What do you need to know to be ready for the big day? First, find a comfy spot. You’re not going to want to miss a minute of the excitement. Next, grab your favorite note taking tools. You
If you read last week’s Fun Fact Friday, you already know that the ISSpresso coffee maker was launched into space, and due to dock with the International Space Station. What you might not know is what the machine’s intended recipient, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wore to greet its arrival! Cristoforetti donned a uniform from the television
This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Celebrate Space Day with a Virtual Field Trip Spring VirtCon is April 25 Congrats on winning a Bessie Award Keep reading to learn more about these projects and
Each year, Discovery Education brings together educators from a wide variety of specialties for a week-long professional development and networking event. Attendees learn how to use technology to energize their own teaching from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team and each other. Educators leave inspired and motivated with a new network of collaboration and friendship.