1. Community Member of the Week: Sandi Dennis

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          This week we are checking in with Sandi Dennis, Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist & Lead Media Specialist for City Schools of Decatur, GA.  Sandi has been using Discovery Education resources for approximately 12 years.  “It was the first tool I found that made sense to educators and it is still my […]

  2. One Idea With: Jayne Ellspermann, Principal, West Port High School and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year. During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has ushered in a pervasive college-going culture built on personalization. […]

  3. SOS: Special Announcement

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    For those who have come fans of our Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series, we have a special announcement!  Based on your requests, our community is now creating video vignettes of each SOS.  These segments can be shared during staff development and contain the big idea, instructional ingredients, a specific example, summary, and extensions! In the […]

  4. Lively Lessons: FIVE Programs

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     Working on your weekly lesson plans? Our new Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas!     Does your classroom have the winter blues? Bring paradise to your students by viewing FIVE: Galapagos Islands. Each two-minute episode in Discovery Education’s new FIVE series features five facts […]

  5. DEN Weekly Update: January 23, 2015

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    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Techbook LIVE is tomorrow Share an exciting reading experience with First Lady Barbara Bush Get free premium access to GoNoodle Keep reading to learn more about these projects […]

  6. Community Member of the Week: Delsia Malone

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    This week we are checking in with Delsia Malone, Principal at W.E. Striplin Elementary School, Gadsden City Schools in Alabama. Delsia has been using Discovery Education since 2012. “As a principal, I had always heard from my teachers about this great resource. I didn’t have a clue! So I browsed and clicked away on the […]

  7. Congratulations to D.C. Everest School District and Evercon

    The 15th annual Evercon (www.evercon.org) was a smashing success with over 1,200 participants in attendance during the two days of the convention. Evercon is the countries only school district sponsored and hosted gaming convention. In addition to the plethora of hands-on RPG demonstrations, discussion panels, and video game tournaments, Evercon hosted it’s first annual live charity auction. […]

  8. Lively Lessons: Discovery Atlas Interactive Map

    Working on your weekly lesson plans? Our new Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! A large map is common in classrooms from kindergarten to high school. With the use of digital tools becoming more common, many educators are incorporating digital maps into their lessons. While digital maps […]

  9. DEN Weekly Update: January 16, 2015

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    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Techbook LIVE is January 24 Meet us at PETE&C as we kick off DENapalooza 2015 Share an exciting reading experience with First Lady Barbara Bush Get a dose […]

  10. SOS: The Question Is…

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. The Question Is… PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary “Informative assessment isn’t an end in itself, but the beginning of better instruction.” – Carol Ann Tomlinson […]

  11. America’s Top Young Scientist might be one of your students!

    The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades 5-8 for another year of groundbreaking science exploration. This exciting competition encourages students to apply critical problem solving skills in resolving a real-world problem, and creatively communicating their idea through a video submission. How can my students enter? To enter the competition, […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update: January 9, 2015

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    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Techbook LIVE is January 24 Meet the Community Member of the Week Sign up to be part of the DEN Fit challenge Keep reading to learn more about […]

  13. D.C. Everest Evercon: The Countries only District Sponsored Gaming Convention

    This weekend D.C. Everest Area School District will be hosting the 15th annual Evercon! Evercon is the countries only school district sponsored and hosted gaming convention. As a gamer myself, I’m incredibly proud to be working alongside such a forward thinking district. Evercon organizers are expecting between 1,000 and 1,200 attendees. It is fantastic to […]

  14. Save the Date! Techbook LIVE Happens Saturday January 24, 2015

    Discovery Education Techbook LIVE Save the Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015 9 AM ET – 3 PM ET Join Discovery Education and fellow educators around the world for a free, day-long virtual professional learning event. Discovery Education Techbook LIVE provides participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming classrooms through the meaningful integration […]

  15. Community Member of the Week: Zulma Whiteford

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      Happy New Year! We are kicking off a new weekly blog series- Community member of the week. This series will  highlight Discovery Education users from around the globe. You’ll learn how they integrate DE resources into their lessons, their favorite ways to use DE and get to know your fellow educators!   Our first […]

  16. SOS: Idea Share

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Idea Share PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary Students of all ages need opportunities to learn from one another, share ideas, analyze and synthesize information presented […]

  17. Teaching Native American History with Inquiry and Empathy

        Today is 124 years since the Massacre at Wounded Knee, which left about 150 Sioux Indians dead at the hands of the U.S. government. I’ll never forget an experience I had teaching Native American history in my AP U.S. class. While discussing the Trail of Tears and general treatment of Natives during the 19th century, […]

  18. Spread Holiday Cheer in Your Community to Win Up to $10,000!

    Spread Holiday Cheer in Your Community to Win Up to $10,000! Inspire your students to make a difference this holiday season with the Belk Service Learning Challenge. Entering the Challenge is easy! With the guidance of an educator, student teams in grades 6-8 are asked to identify an issue in their community, design an action plan to […]

  19. One Idea With: Dr. Lynn Moody, Superintendent, Rowan-Salisbury School System

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Superintendent of North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School System, Dr. Lynn Moody. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is a member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. Dr. Moody’s One Idea focuses on the important role principals play in implementing transformative learning initiatives. […]

  20. SOS: ABC Summary

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. ABC Summary PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary: Summarizing requires that students distill information in a concise, synthesized form and focus on the important points presented in […]

  21. Event of the week: December 10, 2014

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    This week Marie Coleman from Collier County Schools in Florida shares the “Tech Tool Tuesday” session she hosted. This session was a follow up to faculty learning about the Flipped Classroom concept and trying out the TedEd version of using YouTube videos to flip your classroom. The Tech Tool Tuesday session was offered to faculty […]

  22. SOS: Equations of Understanding

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Equations of Understanding PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary “Synthesizing is the process of combining parts of wholes to make a brand new whole (Functional Teaching). […]