1. The PBS NewsHour: Autism

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    Discovery Education has a total of 70 videos ‘The PBS NewsHour’. The topics include politics, arts, nation, world, economy, science, health and education topics.  PBS NewsHour is an American evening television news program that is broadcast weeknights on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is available online and as a podcast.   The United States recognizes […]

  2. Autism Training Series

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    Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month, also known as NAAM. The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

  3. Joy of Reading

    The Joy of Reading is a series of three editable video within Streaming Plus. Each are about 20 minutes long and are a great resource for both teachers and parents. There is a teacher’s guide available which has classroom activities, parents letters, checklist and ways to get parents involved with home reading. This a appropriate for […]

  4. Integrated Physics and Chemistry Course Added to Science Techbook for Texas

    Just last week, we added a new Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) course to the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ for Texas. Built from the ground-up and developed specifically for Texas school districts, the new IPC course is fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Now available for educators statewide, Science Techbook […]

  5. Celebrate Digital Learning Day the DEN Way

    The DEN has planned a variety of events to celebrate ‘Digital Learning Day‘ on February 5, 2014. Teachers throughout North America will participate in a variety of events to immerse students in a digitally rich environment with technology devices and activities. The Digital Learning Day website has lesson plans and other resources to help educators […]

  6. New FREE Tool to Send Large Files via Email

    Have you ever had to send a large file and your email client won’t allow that large of a file to get to its recipient? I came across an article from Makeuseof.com about a web tool to send large files. The tool is called ‘Filemail‘ and so far it has been a lifesaver. It saves […]

  7. Science Techbook Approved in TX State Adoption Process

    The Texas State Board of Education has approved the use of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series as a core instructional resource for elementary, middle, and high school science courses through its state adoption process.  All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge […]

  8. Attention Austin Area Educators!

    Attention educators in the Austin, TX area! Discovery Education will be hosting an exclusive event on Monday, December 16th from 6:15-7:45 pm at the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin and we would love for you and your team to join! This event will provide an exclusive opportunity for Texas educators, administrators, community members and students to […]

  9. “Cell Phone Tricks and Treats” – DEN Fall Virtual Conference

    On October 19, 2013, Discovery Education again wowed us with their full day of presentations, 23 in all. Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/den-fall-virtcon-archive.cfm I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with […]

  10. Discovery Resources Explored

    Today I had the opportunity to share Discovery Resources with all of the Secondary Media Resource Specialists in my district.  While most of them have been aware of Discovery as a great source for videos supporting our various curriculums they had no idea of the depth and breadth of the available resources. We also explored […]

  11. A few of our favorite (Discovery) things: Pt. 2

    Welcome to the second article in a 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. As an avid fan of Discovery Education content, I frequently browse for resources as a hobby. I […]

  12. Just Say “Yes!”

    This week I am beginning a new career venture. After 17 years in elementary classrooms and 13 years as an elementary library media specialist I am moving into a position as a middle school MRS  or Media Resource Specialist. This move has been completely my choice and one I weighed carefully. I am nervous, scared […]

  13. Just Say “YES!”

    This week I am beginning a new career venture. After 17 years in elementary classrooms and 13 years as an elementary library media specialist I am moving into a position as a middle school MRS  or Media Resource Specialist. This move has been completely my choice and one I weighed carefully. I am nervous, scared […]

  14. You’re Not a Newbie Anymore!

    DENSI 2013 has come and gone but I can’t let another day go by without reflecting on what an amazing week it was. This was my third DENSI and each one has left me a changed educator, colleague and learner. However what I think was so special   this time was watching all the newbies as […]

  15. Look What I Found: the continuing search

    Still exploring iPad apps…. here’s the latest finds: 3 D Classic Literature  provides access to a variety of classic literature in a pleasing visual style that nicely mimics reading an actual book.  It is not perfect yet, for example the font size can’t be changed- though it is a larger font that is generally easier on […]

  16. Discovery Comes to Region 11- Fort Worth, TX

    ESC 11 in Fort Worth is hosting its annual Digital Summer Learning Conference Friday, May 17,  and Discovery will be there! Keynote speaker will be Director of Online Community and Social Media Strategy (and Star Wars afficionado) Steve Dembo. He will be  speaking on the topic: Building Bolder Schools: It Doesn’t Hurt to Be First on the […]

  17. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  18. Discovering Even more of the DEN

    I have been a DEN Star and LC member for almost 3 years now and I am always learning something new! I had the chance to attend the first #DENapalooza in McKinney, Texas.  I had a chance to listen to some great sessions and connect with some friends F2F (I am all about an online connection, […]

  19. Books on Tablet

    “Books wait like miracles. Now come along for the ride.”   That’s from one of this post’s items:  a wonderful book called Little Library Mouse by Stephanie Lisa Tara.  I got it as an ebook, but there are print editions also.  A mouse enjoys the books in the closed for the night library, imagining himself in various […]

  20. Den Reads: Recommendations for Professional Reading

    Getting right to the point, here are some of my recommendations for professional reading: > Machines Are the Easy Part; People Are the Hard Part:observations about making technology work in schools  by Doug Johnson With humor, insight and short easy to read chapters, Johnson addresses topics from encouraging job security to the particular needs of […]

  21. Meet Howard from TX at #DENSI2013

    This is Howard Martin, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Texas. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want […]

  22. I Am a Logophile: update (and more)

    One of my favorite vocabulary games: 7 Little Words has officially released its junior version: 7 Little Words for Kids. Like the original,  you must figure seven words from the clues, using the letter blocks.    The junior version, however, takes the elementary age players through various worlds, including a scuba adventure, space travel, dinosaur […]