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How St. Vrain Valley Schools Became a STEM Leader

How St. Vrain Valley Schools Became a STEM Leader

Discovery Education’s latest article is a deep dive into St. Vrain Valley Schools, a Colorado school district with a powerful story of reinvention. Read the introduction below and then download the full article for free. St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado is on a roll. In just under a decade, the district of 32,000 students

How Do Your Students Handle Failure?

The Mythbusters Explosive Exhibit just opened at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  I was lucky enough to tour it before it officially opened.  I love the hands-on nature of the exhibition and that you get to declare tests as confirmed, plausible, or busted.  I thought about how my students would do with these.

STAR-A-THON at DENapalooza Denver

  One of the most popular sessions at our DENapalooza Denver event last month was an unconference session allowing teachers to complete their STAR application.  We’re so excited to welcome the following new DEN STARS  to the Colorado Council! Tara Ail Jeff Allen Debbie  Barr Tanya Cunningham Heather Fortelka Linda Horne Christi JohnsonLaura Kannaka Beth

A Few Of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things-Mythbusters

“Don’t try this at home–we are what you’d call ‘experts’.”  When you hear these words, you know it’s MythBusters time.   Subscribers to Discovery Education Streaming are lucky to be able to have on-demand access to  many Mythbusters episodes to use with their students. (Note: It may be that Mythbusters is for Discovery Streaming Plus subscribers

A Few of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things

Image Credit: http://mla.multiview.com/userlogo/mla/58174v1v1.jpg   Welcome to a new series written by the Discovery Educator Network’s Blog and Social Media Team! In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Discovery Series and how we’re using them in classrooms. This week, we’re looking more into animated versions of classic children’s stories  published by Weston Woods. 

Chompie, A Twitter-Tale from ISTE

Gwynn Moore (@gimmym) and I (@apstechgoddess) had some fun chasing down Chompie at ISTE a few weeks ago. Instead of tweeting a single “We found him” tweet, we decided to have a bit more fun with a whole series of tweets that told a story.  Here is our Twitter-Tale. Last morning of #iste13. Starting with

Nettrekker

I am spending today in a full-day PD session on Nettrekker. If you are a teacher and haven’t heard of Nettrekker, call your district Ed Tech department now and ask them when they will be providing this resource to you and your students. Nettrekker is an Internet search tool for students.  It allows for three

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