Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! The summer months bring extreme weather to many parts of North America. Help your students understand the types of extreme weather, its causes and how to measure it as you study weather in
The Paper Slide SOS involves students in explaining what they know in both words and pictures. They create slides of information using paper, pencil and/or markers and crayons. As they slide from one piece of paper to another they verbally explain the concepts they’ve learned about.
Last year, my students had a chance to participate in a fun, collaborative project using buncee, the project was called Buncee Buddies. This past spring, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week, all STAR Discovery Educators had the opportunity to receive a free pro account to use with their students. I’ve used buncee with my students
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