Marita is a K-12 Instructional Technology Manager at Boise School District in Idaho. She has been using Discovery Education for 10 years. She shared “Most of my experience is using this in the classroom with my students. Having students in the content and productivity space with me was a game changer for understanding the power
You know a product has great potential when it spans any age group. This last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do the Tower Activity in the context of creativity and construction with both our educators and students in our summer school program. The Strawbees were donated by Strawbees directly to DENSI 2015
When is the last time you bought 42 watermelons? A student at Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Florida told us recently that she saw a textbook that had a math problem about buying 42 watermelons. “Who does that?” she asked. Unless they own a grocery store or a fruit stand, the answer is: no one.
I often use A-E-I-O-U during Professional Development workshops that I provide for adults in my district. It provides a common feedback format that is easy for participants to use as they reflect on what they’ve learned.
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. Lead a session about Discovery Education updates at your school Apply to join the DEN Leadership Council Join us for a stop on the DENapalooza fall 2015 tour
The Whittle It Down strategy is designed to build summation skills by having students work independently, then work collaboratively as part of a small group, and finally collaborate as a whole class to ‘whittle down’ a list of vocabulary words that are most important to understanding the topic being studied. This final list is then used to compose a summary of the topic.
Looking to build community at your school or district? Want to learn new instructional strategies for integrating digital media? Consider leading a group of educators in the DEN Ambassador Program. DEN Ambassadors are a passionate community of educators who believe in the power of digital media to transform teaching and learning. Each semester educators from
Tomorrow is 70 years since the United States dropped a devastating atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. August 9th will mark the 70th anniversary of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. August 15th is the 70th anniversary of V-J Day and the end of World War II. Students can examine the facts of these events in a
I’m so excited… and I just can’t hide it. In previous posts, I shared about using the Osmo, Discovery Education images, and the Masterpiece app to create beautiful images. LeaAnne Daughrity showed us how to integrate the 3D Doodler into this process with the Osmo, DE, and the Masterpiece app. So what could be even
Do have an upcoming staff development meeting? Are you looking for a few creative ways to share digital integration strategies? Here are some of our favorite ways to share the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series.