1. Discovery Education Techbook Experience in Garland!

    Greetings Garland ISD educators, parents, students, and the greater Garland community! You are invited to an exciting event that will showcase the power of the Discovery Education Science Techbook and other digital science resources available to all at Garland ISD!  Our Discovery Education team will facilitate informative, fun-filled, and engaging hands-on activities that will thrill and inspire parents, students, […]

  2. The Belk Service Learning Challenge Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

      The Belk Service Learning Challenge is Now Open for Entries Submit a Video Today! Join Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education as they celebrate another year of service learning with the Belk Service Learning Challenge! The Challenge invites student teams in grades 6-8—with the guidance of an educator—to identify an issue in their […]

  3. I <3 Texas – DENapalooza Austin

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    I had the pleasure to head to Austin, Texas this past weekend for DENapalooza Austin. I have so much fun traveling around the country, visiting places I’ve never been, to work with teachers looking to learn and share with each other. Our DENapalooza events have been successful because of the people presenting and attending – […]

  4. AFI / Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF)

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    For the last seven years, I have volunteered for the The Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF).  This year DIFF was from April 3-13  and during that time I had the opportunity to view 20 movies. One of  movies was the Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize Winner called,  “The Special Need”. This foreign movie, filmed in Germany/Italy and directed, written […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. AMC Sensory Friendly Films for Families Affected by Autism

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    AMC Sensory Friendly Films provide a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment  on a monthly basis to select communities in the United States. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. DEnbrarian YA selection for January: The Book Thief

    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!  Wanna join us?  We’re looking for  Media Specialists who would like to select the book for DENbrarian!  Click here if you’d like to take over for a month!   This month’s selection is The Book Thief. Death is the narrator in this Zusak masterpiece. It is […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. “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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]