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IWitness Video Challenge: Your #TBT Activity

IWitness Video Challenge: Your #TBT Activity

Happy #TBT Last week we looked at constructing your story, focusing in on the video editor.  This week we are going to take a break from the weekly activities to hear from our IWitness Video Challenge Program Champion, Karen Wells. Over the next several Thursdays, we’ll highlight a #TBT Activity for your class and showcase previous winners.  Think of

Global Connections Make A Difference

Time and time again we see that globally connecting our learners is a sure way to facilitate civic and global literacy as well as review our past to make informed decisions about our present and future. Over the past few months the DEN has been busy engaging in such opportunities, including the celebration of holidays around the world,

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Don’t miss an opportunity to transport your students into exciting places featuring fascinating people and careers.  Take a look below for some of our upcoming events, or browse our archived events by following the directions below.   Dates: 9-17-15 Times: 12 PM Eastern – Student Town Hall with Justice Breyer 1:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern – A Tour

Spotlight On Strategies (SOS): Step Inside

Step Inside is one of a collection of research-based routines developed as part of the Visual Thinking project from Harvard’s Project Zero. It is promoted in Ron Ritchhart’s book Making Thinking Visible, as a strategy that will help develop students’ thinking and deepen their understanding of the topics they study. This strategy requires students to examine an event or situation from a specific point of view by answering a series of questions.

Globalizing your Classroom

We live in an increasingly interconnected world where learning opportunities around the globe are available directly to our local classroom. Modern technology enables us to transcend political borders and foreign languages in order to explore, communicate and collaborate. Join us this week on DENvice where Arkansas DEN Star and participant in the recent program Auschwitz

Community Member of the Week: Karen Wells

This week we’re hearing from Karen Wells a 7-12 library media specialist, 11th AP English Language and Composition; 9-12 Journalism at Midland High School, AR. She has been using Discovery Education for a number of years. “The DEN provides not only memorable experiences but contact with a professional and personal collaborative learning environment.” Karen also

70 Years Ago, Today

If you noticed Discovery airing programing like Schindler’s List and other holocaust related content over the past week, it’s no coincidence.  Today Discovery Communications is honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day – which this year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Last week, Joe posted a number of resources for teaching about the

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