1. Techbook Times: Common Core Corner

    We are often asked, “does Techbook have Common Core”? To understand the answer to this, one must first understand what is meant by “Common Core”.  Common Core is not a curriculum but rather a set of standards to guide the inclusion of literacy and/or math in our science and social studies lessons. So, when someone […]

  2. Two Free #STEM Webinar Events Next Week

      Join us next week for two webinars presented by Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation.  Register today to receive reminder emails as well as follow-up resources from these great events. Cache In, Trash Out for Earth Day Week: a Geocaching 101 Webinar for Educators For Educators - Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7pm ET Presented by […]

  3. Discovery Education At NSTA in San Antonio

    The NSTA national conference is over and what a conference it was!  Between our Corporate Room and our booth on the exhibitors floor we met many educators who were excited about the transition to digital classrooms.  Over the course of three days we hosted over 12 workshops and two lunch panels that were all enthusiastically […]

  4. Join us at NSTA

    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference is just around the corner and Discovery Education is gearing up to be present in a big way.  This year the conference is being held in San Antonio Texas, April 11-14.  Discovery Education will be presenting many sessions on ways to use DE Streaming and Science Techbook […]

  5. Water, Water, Everywhere Livestream

    2 hours and counting….The countdown has begun for the March Science Livestream featuring the ever engaging Patti Duncan. Join Patti at 1 pm eastern as she shares a lesson on the properties of water utilizing content and activities from the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Chat with us Live….create a Livestream account so that you and […]

  6. STEM Webinar: Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom

    Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 7pm ET Join us to learn more about one of the Internet’s most exciting and powerful tools! Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers – not by searching the web, but by performing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. […]

  7. YOU Can Change the World

    Do your students turn off the lights when they leave your classroom?  Is your cafeteria doing its best to recycle?  Do your school grounds need some help from weathering and erosion?  Do parents turn off their cars when they are awaiting students to be picked-up at the end of the day? These are the types […]

  8. Techbook Live 2013

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    We are incredibly excited to announce TECHBOOK LIVE 2013. Saturday, January 26th: 9am – 2pm ET Techbook Live Flyer Click Here to Join the Virtual Event on January 26th Techbook LIVE focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. […]

  9. MyPhysicsLab – Free Physics Simulations

        MyPhysicsLab is a free site that contains, you guessed it, physics lab simulations. They are simple and created in Java, but illustrate the physics concept quite well. They are organized into topics: springs, pendulums, combinations, collisions, roller coasters, molecules. There is also a section that explains how they work and the math/physics/programming behind creating […]

  10. Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK Lab Coats – Earn Yours Today!

    How are you using Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK with your students?  We want to know.  More importantly, your colleagues want to know!  Share your awesomeness with us by submitting a lesson presentation, and we’ll say thanks by sending you a stylish Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK lab coat. Here’s the Challenge Create a lesson plan presentation […]

  11. Tundra Connections: Join us Live from the Tundra

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    Are you interested in taking your students to the tundra to observe polar bears?  Is that slightly out of your field trip budget?  Well, no worries.  We have once again joined forces with our friends at Polar Bears International® (PBI) to bring four incredible virtual field trips live to your desktop. Through PBI’s Tundra Connections® you’re invited […]

  12. Great FREE Resources from Discovery Education

    This is the presentation I did this past Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery, in Groton CT. There are some great, free resources from Discovery Education available that can help teachers, students, and parents. The content and design of these resources is excellent are are great resources to help students learn.     […]

  13. Techbook Times

    These are the Techbook times. So to help connect you with everything Techbook, we provide a monthly newsletter called, “Techbook Times”. Take a look at the September issue below.

  14. Want to Capitalize on Your Students’ Mars Curiosity?

    Discovery Education is always looking to stay on top of the latest developments and NASA’s successful landing of the Curiosity Rover is no exception.  Discovery Education has provided some great free for educators looking for ways to capitalize on their students’ Curiosity about Mars.  Check out the Destination Mars lesson plans for some great resources […]

  15. What’s Your Advice for Going Beyond the Textbook?

    There was a great article today on eSchool News about Albuquerque Public Schools’ transition from textbooks to the Discovery Education TECHBOOK.  Definitely worth a read - Albuquerque schools embrace ‘techbooks’ instead of textbooks. The article talked about some of the many benefits of this digital transition and also provided perspective from some educators about the challenges […]

  16. Welcome Back to School. Here are some Great Resources for All Educators

    Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Our district starts with teacher professional development and classroom setup this coming Thursday, K-9 start next Tuesday, and 10-12 start Wednesday. The summer has flown by!   The beginning of the year is always a little crazy […]