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A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

Guest Blogger: Jessica Donaldson – Pre-engineering teacher, Berkeley County School District in Moncks Corner, SC     There are times when my students have trouble grasping economic concepts. But when those topics are transformed into an independent, interactive, and relevant learning experience, things definitely get easier. That experience is what Econ Essentials and the Facts About

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below

NBA Players Show Students Why Math Matters on the Court

Judging by the excitement and cheers in the John Hayden Johnson Middle School auditorium on Friday, you wouldn’t have guessed the students had gathered there to do math problems. But it’s not every day that your middle school is graced by the presence of NBA legends, players, and executives. Students at the Washington D.C. school

NBA + Discovery Education = A Math Slam Dunk

There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These

Can Math Save Us From the Zombie Apocalypse?

Math has never been more terrifying! This Halloween, Discovery Education Math Techbook equips students with the skills to dodge the zombie apocalypse. Let’s hope students never have to put this real-world problem to the test…   Zombie Luau Grade 6: 2.2 Solve Problems with GCF and LCM At the Zombie Luau, you’ll need to find

See Why Joan Loves Math Techbook

Joan and James are two teacher personalities — one experienced with Techbook, and one who has never heard of it. While Joan and James may not be real, they represent real teachers facing real classroom problems. They’re the stars of our latest video series exploring what makes Techbook great in the classroom, and why both

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.

A Math Nightmare on Elm Street

In this horror short, a defenseless high school student is tormented by an evil foe. Can she solve the seemingly impossible math equation? Or will this math nightmare be her ultimate demise? A Discovery Education Production Written and Directed by Maria Truitt Since the beginning of time, math has been a frightening subject. But Discovery Education is

8 Steps for Improving Math Achievement with Assessments

By Karen Barton, Discovery Education’s Vice President of Learning Analytics In the last decade, there has been a growing movement toward integrating assessment in instruction and learning. Research has shown that embedding assessment opportunities for teachers and students provides insights into student progress in the moments of learning, maximizes learning, and moves learning forward. Examine

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