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Content Showcase: Health and Healthy Relationships

Content Showcase: Health and Healthy Relationships

Discovery Education’s Content Team presents to you the seventh installment of Content Showcase. In honor of Red Ribbon Week, which occurs from October 23-31, Discovery Education will be recognizing the importance of health and healthy relationships during the whole month of October. Featured programs are available in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada. Links to each program

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October 2015: Buzzwords in education

The Using Technology Better blog recently posted an article about the buzzwords currently trending in education. The most powerful part of the article was the advice offered about when (and when not) to pay attention to certain trends.  It is all about school culture, goals, and overall vision. “Understand your local school culture – specifically,

What Student Engagement Is, and Is Not

Teachers seem to be pressured into finessing their lessons around ever-changing educational trends. When I first began teaching 12 years ago, the (seemingly) only thing my supervisors were looking for was a posted mastery objective. A few years later, it was all about appealing to visual learners with our fancy new projectors and white boards.

SOS: Would You Rather

Students need to be able to understand the points and counterpoints of arguments to be able to produce effective persuasive writing. In this strategy, based on the popular game Would You Rather?, students will place themselves in the shoes of historical figures and the events they experienced. Students will use critical thinking and justify their opinions with evidence from the media and resources available.

Lively Lessons: Digital Citizenship

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Lively Lesson will provide Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas. In our month-long celebration of the Constitution and citizenship, we’re extending the discussion to include digital citizenship with a webinar featuring Dr. Devorah Heitner, founder and CEO of Raising Digital Natives. Dr. Heitner’s Discovery Education online event,

The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes is Now Open!

Enter Daily for Your Chance to Win a Free Year of Discovery Education Science!   The Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes is now open, and it’s easy to enter! Enter each day to increase your chances of winning free, yearlong access to Discovery Education Science for your school. Discovery Education Science is a