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DEN Weekly Update: May 29, 2015

DEN Weekly Update: May 29, 2015

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 with us at the DENny Awards – Send your students on a worldwide adventure this summer – Hear from Mythbusters’ Kari Byron on girls and STEM

Have You DENapaloozad?

Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson On Saturday, May 16, educators from Wisconsin and Illinois spent a fun and energetic day at DENapalooza in Milwuakee, WI learning about a variety of technology related topics.   The day started with an inspirational presentation by Emily Murn from Discovery Education.  Emily shared many innovative SOS (Spotlight on Strategies)

Mythbusters’ Kari Byron Dishes on Girls and STEM

Kari Byron (Mythbusters, Head Rush) is incredibly passionate about science, and she’s joining an increasingly large number of educators, parents, and celebrities in urging young girls to brush aside “nerdy” stereotypes that have plagued them for years — and get them to explore STEM opportunities and careers. We caught up with Kari at SXSWedu this

Lively Lessons: Nepal Earthquake

The recent earthquakes in Nepal have sparked countless conversations across the world. Strong earthquakes have the power to destroy a city’s infrastructure and, even more importantly, put entire populations at risk. Introduce the concept of earthquakes by showing the video segments Earthquake and Nepal: Help Needed to the class. In order to help students understand

5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – May Edition

Monday evening continued our 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar series.  Each month, we are highlighting DEN Community members as they share 5 unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom.  In case you missed it, here are the educators that were spotlighted along with the resources we shared. Our Spotlight

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