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The Belk Service Learning Challenge Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

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

I <3 Texas – DENapalooza Austin

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 –

DEN LC Event at Apple Store – Dallas, TX

Join the Texas DEN community for an Apple Store Event on Knox Street (Dallas, TX). Meet with other teachers to learn how to view closed captioning and  import DE videos directly onto the iPad and then edit with the iMovie app. Apple Creative, Anne Adams will be demonstrating all kinds of tips and tricks. Come

iPad Grants for Special Needs

The autism community has been especially vocal about the benefits of the iPad and because of this there are many grants aimed specifically at getting iPads for children with autism. If you know a child that has been diagnosed with autism, language disorders or developmental delays, you may want to share this information with their

AFI / Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF)

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

The PBS NewsHour: Autism

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

Autism Training Series

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

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

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

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