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Lively Lessons: Labor Day

Lively Lessons: Labor Day

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Celebrate the achievements of workers in the United States throughout its history with this exploration of Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement.

Lively Lessons: Weather

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! The summer months bring extreme weather to many parts of North America. Help your students understand the types of extreme weather, its causes and how to measure it as you study weather in

iMake iLearn – Osmo Me Some DE Images

Since the arrival of our Osmos, I have been in love with this technology.  I love that this device provides my students with the ability to interact between the physical and the virtual world.  I started with Tangrams which were an instant hit with kindergarten through fifth grade students in our SP Design Lab. In

Lively Lessons: Interactive Resources

In addition to videos, images and audio files, there are over 400 interactive resources in Discovery Education Streaming, and even more in the Techbooks. Interactives include explorations, games, fun-damentals, interactive maps, and skillbuilders. This group of resources allows students to take a virtual field trip, practice math facts, explore scientific processes and practice mapping skills.

SOS: Collaborative Reports

Gathering facts and information isn’t enough. In order to be prepared for college and careers, students need to be able to clearly and cohesively analyze and explain what they’ve learned. One vehicle for doing this is report writing. When students begin learning about writing reports, however, it is common for them to copy and paste directly from the source rather than formulating ideas in their own words. The Collaborative Reports strategy helps students overcome this tendency by working with a partner and using a Web 2.0 tool to collect and share information with classmates.

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June 2015: Literacies for the Digital Age: Health literacy

This is the tenth, and final, in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, numeracy, data literacy, information and digital literacy, tool literacy, and civic and global literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse

Lively Lesson: How It’s Made

On Science Channel’s How It’s Made you see how products are put together. Log in and search Discovery Education for “How It’s Made” for exclusive access to these videos- from well known items like brushes, pretzels, crayons, batteries and fabric to less common items like tools, helicopters, solar panels and hearing aids.   Students are often curious about

Taking Student Grammar To The Next Level

Win Grammarly Premium! In celebration of DEN Teacher Appreciation Week, our friends at Grammarly are excited to offer their extension and a free premium account for 10 lucky Discovery Educators. What is Grammarly? Correcting student work demands a lot from teachers whose time and resources are already stretched thin. The challenges of learning English grammar

Calendar of Cool: Gutenberg Bible Printed

On March 22 the 1455 the Gutenberg Bible was printed. Johannes Gutenberg invented the first practical printing press, changing the world forever. Up until that time, books had to be handwritten, and were painstakingly copied out by monks. This made books rare and expensive, meaning they were only available to large libraries and to the wealthy. Gutenberg’s

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