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

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

#CelebrateWithDE – Winter Solstice

The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention

Oak Ridge Students Achieve More with Discovery Education

Students at Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee have significantly increased their state testing scores using a combination of Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and Streaming Plus. A recent analysis by Discovery Education shows that Oak Ridge’s fourth graders taught with these resources had higher science, reading, and math scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program

Techbook and Madden Are Big Winners in ‘Tech & Learning’ Awards

Two Discovery Education resources were recently named winners in the 2016 Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine in the New Product category: Discovery Education Science Techbook for NGSS and EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers. The full list of winners of the 34th-annual Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence can be viewed online.

#CelebratewithDE – World Space Week

World Space Week, celebrated October 4 – 10, 2016, is an annual international celebration of science and technology. Explore these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources and introduce your students to the wonder of space exploration. Don’t forget to sign up for the Generation Beyond Virtual Field Trip, live from Lockheed Martin Space Operations

The 9 Principles to Creating Powerful NGSS Classrooms with Science Techbook

The duty of our school districts doesn’t just rest in educating our students for today, but in preparing them for what the future may hold. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been helping districts achieve that goal since their introduction in 2013 by improving science education for all K–12 students. At the same time,

The Billy Goats Build a Raft!

This week on Community STEM we will combine a STEM activity with a classic fairy tale. That troll is up to his old tricks again.  He insists that the Billy Goats cannot cross over his bridge. After a brief conversation, the Billy Goats decide that they wouldn’t be breaking the rules if they build a raft to cross the stream. Your task

The Camping Trip Egg Drop

Every week we are sharing another great STEM activity that will inspire teachers and students. This week we will combine a fun family event with an old classic, “The Egg Drop.” This exciting challenge  will be introduced by DEN Star, Kim Miller, from Boise, Idaho. Students will be asked to design a contraption that will

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