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Lively Lessons: Thanksgiving

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Use these lesson starters to learn about the origins of Thanksgiving and discover how the traditions surrounding Thanksgiving have changed over time. Venison, NOT turkey, was the signature dish at the table during America’s

Archive Available: Racing Extinction #StartWith1Thing

Take your students on an inspirational journey from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to explore the science behind anthropogenic mass extinction and meet those dedicating their lives to saving species and transforming communities along the way. From whale sharks to golden lion tamarins to scarlet macaws, your classroom will get an insider’s view of cutting-edge conservation

Teachers and Students, Learning Together

A Flexible PD Model that Breaks the Rules! Let’s face it, most districtwide professional developments have one requirement…”keep the students home.” Models that are based on this ‘one or the other’ type of thinking are missing out on a chance to create an embedded model of professional development that is centered on the acquisition of skills and the application

Introducing Discovery Education Program Champions

We are thrilled to welcome 14 members of the Discovery Education Community as our Discovery Education Program Champions. These educators have been recognized for their commitment to sharing innovative digital resources, enhancing student engagement and improving academic achievement. Chosen through a competitive application process, the 2015-2016 Program Champions demonstrated their extraordinary commitment and expertise in

Everything You Need to Know about the 2015 Doodle 4 Google Contest!

By now the Doodle 4 Google contest needs little introduction.  In its 8th year, the contest continues to garner excitement among teachers and students alike.  Perhaps the draw is the prestige of seeing your drawing on the home page of arguably the most famous website in the world, or maybe it’s that the Google Doodles have become

DEN Trend Report: 11/18/15

In this DEN Trend Report
>The Ever-Growing Ed-Tech Market
>Putting The “A” In STEAM
>Comcast Launches Internet Essentials Learning Zone In Baltimore
>How To Build A Better Teacher: Groups Push A 9-Point Plan Called TeachStrong
>Report: The Way We Buy Digital Instructional Materials May Need An Overhaul
>Principals Go to School to Learn Management Savvy
>To Reform a Struggling High School, Try This Rhode Islander’s Approach
>Given Internet Access, Can Kids Really Learn Anything By Themselves?
>#8to18 Yr Olds Use Media Constantly: Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out Abt The @CommonSenseEdu @CommonSenseMedia Study
>How To Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning
>What Educators Want from Digital Tools 2.0
>The Digital Revolution Is Coming to the Classroom
>The Difference Between A Lead Learner And A Principal

Discovering FARMLAND: New Resources from Discovery Education and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

Give your high school students a first-hand glimpse into critical issues impacting the agriculture industry with new, free resources from Discovering FARMLAND. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage urban youth with a first-hand glimpse into agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, “FARMLAND, a film