1. DEN Weekly Update: October 31, 2014

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    Happy Halloween! This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to make sure you explore and do: Explore the Halloween Content Collection Did you miss last week’s Streamathon? Check out the archived sessions! Take your students LIVE to the Tower of London   Click here […]

  2. Event of the Week: October 29, 2014

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    Educators in Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina are turning a focus on using digital resources to enhance literacy instruction. At Fox Road IB Magnet Elementary a group of DEN STARs led a short, whole staff professional development session on how to use Discovery Education resources to support readers theater.   DEN STAR Andrews […]

  3. Put some ZAPtion in those lessons!

    According to eSchool News, “Screen time remains a hot-button issue, but classifying technology use guidelines to include active versus passive use, and how the technology is used, could help redefine traditional screen time guidelines…” At nearly every event our Discovery Education uses our Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) to share ways in which educators can transform […]

  4. But, soft! what webinar through yonder window breaks?

    Calling all English and drama teachers! Join us for a discussion about the pedagogy of Shakespeare, as field expert Alexander Parker leads our first ever webinar about teaching Shakespeare in high school. Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00pm ET. Register HERE. Join Alexander Parker, creator of the series WordPlay, as he discusses the possibilities when you combine the text […]

  5. One Idea With: Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Bill Treasurer, founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting. Mr. Treasurer is the author of the international best seller Leaders Open Doors. Mr. Treasurer’s One Idea focuses on the importance of building courage.  Watch the video below to […]

  6. Double, double toil and teaching Shakespeare

    Calling all English and drama teachers! Join us for a discussion about the pedagogy of Shakespeare, as field expert Alexander Parker leads our first ever webinar about teaching Shakespeare in high school. Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00pm ET. Register HERE. Join Alexander Parker, creator of the series WordPlay, as he discusses the possibilities when you combine the text […]

  7. DEN Weekly Update: October 17, 2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to make sure you explore and do: Register for Streamathon 2014 Learn about Leadership in the Age of Connectedness Encourage your students to tell their Epic Story Find out more about the Math Techbook Click here to learn […]

  8. SOS: Paperchat with a POW!

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    When educators send me emails sharing how they utilize the SOS in their classrooms or with their colleagues, my heart just soars.  You can only imagine my glee when I received an email from DEN STAR and Ambassador Cindy Taylor, ELA Specialist at Eldersburg Elementary in Carroll County Public Schools, asking if she had permission […]

  9. Making Stuff with DE: Wordle

    Our first addition to the Making Stuff with DE series in 2014-2015 is here. Making Stuff with DE is a series of 7-8 minute tutorials geared towards students, designed to show them how to use cool web tools with Discovery Education content. The year kicks off with a simple, no-cost application that you may be […]

  10. Collier County Public School Ambassadors: Camaraderie At Our Fingertips

    Collier County DEN Ambassadors were recognized during their annual STEM week Discovery Awards night. These talented teachers are our “Ambassadors” of digital learning. They share, collaborate, model and create exciting ways for students and teachers to show what they know through inquiry based STEM education. Being a part of the DEN has expanded our professional […]

  11. DEN Trend Report: 10/8/14

      Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!     Ed. Businesses Asked to Help Schools Plan for Tech. Transformation (Education Week) “Decisions are […]

  12. DEN Trend Report: 10/8/14

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!  Recruiting Tech Talent in High School (Wall Street Journal)  “Technology firm Dyn has struggled to lure top […]

  13. Epic Winner!

    Thanks to the thousands of students who voted, we have an epic winner in the Epic Story campaign…. It was a close race, but the numbers never really wavered. How the Universe Works took an early lead and stayed on top for the entire month. It was followed by Monster Bug Wars and Outrageous Acts […]

  14. Meet The Top Ten Young Scientists

    10 real-world problems.  10 innovative solutions. 10 exceptional students.  2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist  Challenge Final Event  Live from the 3M Innovation Center  Tuesday, October 14, 2014  3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)   The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. This spring, […]

  15. DEN Connects: October (Creature Feature)

      DEN Connects is a monthly feature that allows teachers and their classrooms to connect to other teachers and their classrooms for Skype or Hangout or other virtual sessions around common topics and resources. Each month, we launch a new topic and associated resources and invite you to sign up to connect. Sign up HERE […]

  16. Hello, Discovery Educators!

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    Greetings, Discovery Educators! My name is Emily Murn and I’m thrilled to be joining the DEN team as the Learning Communities Manager. I’ve been a part of the Discovery Education team for over 4 years, most recently as a Partnerships Manager working with the largest urban school districts across the country. Prior to moving to […]

  17. One Idea With: Dr. John Hill, National Rural Education Association Executive Director

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Executive Director of the National Rural Education Association (NREA) Dr. John Hill. A former math teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent, Dr. Hill’s One Idea focuses on how to improve the school hiring process.  Watch the video below to […]

  18. Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day!

      Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day! Connect Students to STEM in Action from a Working Aluminum Plant   October 3rd, 1PM EST / 10AM PST    Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with a fascinating interactive LIVE Virtual Field Trip to Alcoa Davenport, a high-tech aluminum manufacturing plant on the banks of the Mississippi River. […]

  19. Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Today

    The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education present Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Enter today for your chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience taking place in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Enter today […]

  20. Epic Story Wants Your Students’ Votes!

    Epic Story votes are pouring in, but we want your students to have their opinions count. Encourage them to link to the Epic Story page and participate in PHASE I: Pick One, where they get to identify their favorite of three Science Channel clips. The clips are from the following shows: Monster Bug Wars, Outrageous […]

  21. DEN Trend Report: 9/17/14

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let’ us know what captured your eye and why! The Death of the Classroom As We Know It (CNBC) “…with the pace of change accelerating in […]

  22. Assessing your students

    The school year is now well under way and soon it will be time for teachers to begin assessing how well students are learning. Are you looking for resources on how to create fantastic formative and super summative assessments? Join South Carolina DEN Guru Karen Ogen on DENvice this week as she shares her expertise […]

  23. Win Access to Discovery Education Science for Your Entire School

    Enter For Your Chance to Win a Free Year of Discovery Education Science! The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes from Siemens Science Day is now open! One lucky school will win free school-wide access to Discovery Education Science, a compelling and interactive resource for students, for a year. Enter daily for your chance to win. Sweepstakes ends February […]

  24. Upcoming Event: Explore the Innovation of Food Science Live at Chobani

    Join us on September 16th at 1PM ET for a Virtual Field Trip to the Chobani Greek yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, where we’ll explore some key ingredients – like innovation and technology. Middle school classrooms will go behind the scenes to uncover the innovative technology used to make Greek yogurt and hear from real-world food scientists. Turn this […]