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Teaching Scientific Explanation to Middle School Learners

Teaching Scientific Explanation to Middle School Learners

On almost a daily basis, there are articles in the news that seek to provide a scientific explanation for how or why a given natural phenomenon occurred. The topic may be climate change, nuclear energy, genetically modified food or something else that impacts the everyday lives of middle school students. Students need to be able

Call for DEN Online Community Facilitators

Wanted: DEN Online Community Facilitators We are looking for community members to serve as DEN Online Community Facilitators. Facilitators must be current Discovery Education customers,  active users of Discovery Education Techbook, and must believe strongly in the power of connecting educators to their most valuable resource: each other. Currently, we are seeking DEN Online Community

Learning in 360 Degrees: Ms. James’ Math Students Dig Into Learning

In Ellerbe, North Carolina, there are many station stops on Heather James’ journey to helping her sixth grade students feel empowered through success with math. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying coordinate planes with the Discovery Education Math Techbook in Unit 6.1. The Big Idea By utilizing her

Learning in 360 Degrees: Mrs. Hawley’s 3rd Grade Students Are Out of This World

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1… Learning has lifted off for Mrs. Hawley’s 3rd grade students at Anaheim Hills Elementary in Orange Unified School District. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying the universe. The Big Idea By completing a series of interactive centers featuring Discovery Education Techbook resources, Mrs. Hawley’s students examined the

How to Conduct Close Readings of Difficult Primary Source Texts

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That

Science Techbook a ‘Game Changer’ for 5th Graders at Asheboro Schools

We love hearing about student success in districts using Discovery Education Techbook. Over the years, we’ve gathered many such success stories, and it’s time to add Asheboro City Schools in North Carolina to that list. Asheboro’s newspaper, The Courier-Tribune, recently reported on local student achievement through their usage of Science Techbook, writing that the digital

Garland ISD TechFest’s VR, Techbook, and Community

Students, teachers, parents, and community members came out for Garland ISD’s TechFest on Thursday, January 26th. For two hours, they all had the chance to explore the technology available for students across the district. Discovery Education was on site with virtual reality (VR) goggles, TechBook stations and SOS integration for teachers. The VR goggles were

What Librarians Think About Discovery Education’s Techbook

The School Library Journal recently shared its coveted review spotlight with Discovery Education’s Techbook series. The Journal’s glowing review of Techbook called it a well-designed, multimodal resource capable of enhancing learning and adapting to individual student needs. “These relevant, reliable digital textbooks are a welcome addition to classrooms and school districts that value 21st-century learning

NBA Players Show Students Why Math Matters on the Court

Judging by the excitement and cheers in the John Hayden Johnson Middle School auditorium on Friday, you wouldn’t have guessed the students had gathered there to do math problems. But it’s not every day that your middle school is graced by the presence of NBA legends, players, and executives. Students at the Washington D.C. school

NBA + Discovery Education = A Math Slam Dunk

There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These

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