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More hats than de Bono! Do we need to relook at the role of Computing Coordinators?

More hats than de Bono! Do we need to relook at the role of Computing Coordinators?

Posted on behalf of James Massey – Educational Consultant, Discovery Education. I was asked recently to define my role as an Educational Consultant for Discovery Education. After a moment’s pause, I explained the facets of the role and life went on. Afterwards, I thought about all the other elements I could have mentioned and considered

One Idea With: Cheryl Scott Williams, Executive Director, Learning First Alliance

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Cheryl Scott Williams, Executive Director of the Learning First Alliance. The Learning First Alliance (LFA) is a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools. LFA share’s examples of success,

10 Ways to Discover Earth Day

We’re only three days away from Earth Day and my wife (Martha, teaches sixth grade in Harrisburg, pretty awesome teacher) asked me for some ideas.  So, in the spirit of Earth Day I decided that recycling and re-using others’ ideas was the best strategy.  But, I also wanted to compost, I mean compose, a couple

Lively Lessons: Recycling

Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of paper, glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, yard clippings, and other types of solid wastes. Increasingly we are realizing that we are running out of places to put this waste as our landfills fill up. In this week’s Lively Lesson students will examine their own life

Fun Fact Friday: Coffee In Space

Did you know that a coffee maker was recently launched into space? It’s true! Bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX supply ship carries a variety of necessities for the orbiting astronauts. One of those items is the ISSpresso, a coffee maker specially made to operate in space. According to a NASA document,

Toyota TeenDrive365 – Vote Now For Your Favorite Student Video

Starting today, April 16th through April 30, we invite you to visit to view the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge top 10 videos to place your vote for the People’s Choice award. Over 1,000 entries were submitted this year as part of the challenge. The top ten finalists’ videos, some humorous in tone with others more poignant in nature, address

Spring VirtCon: April 25

This year, at Discovery Education’s Spring VirtCon, members of your Discovery Education Community are taking the lead and running the agenda. April 25, 2015 9am – 4pm ET Here’s the lineup: Dennis Grice- 6 Ways to Show What You Know Rachel Yurk- It’s About Learning, Not the Device Todd Wirt- Embracing Failure in a Creative Classroom Zulma