1. SOS: Paper Slide

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Paper Slide PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background “Retelling does not mean memorizing—it means recounting the story in the child’s own words. Retellings require children to […]

  2. #DENchat is back!

    Over the next couple of weeks, the roads will be filled with yellow busses carrying eager students back to school. Summer has come to an end. With the return of students, comes the return of #DENchat! Every Thursday night at 8:00 PM ET, you can find us chatting on Twitter using the #DENchat hashtag. This […]

  3. Top 10 Things I Learned at DENSI 2014

    We often live our lives by habit, performing daily routines on autopilot without much thought or reflection. It is easy to live the way we have always lived, to teach the way we have always taught, and to learn the way we have always learned. I am so grateful for opportunities like DENSI because they […]

  4. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    We are smack dab in the middle of the DEN Summer Institute. Learning, sharing, and smiles can be found everywhere. This week’s Chad’s Choices has a DENSI focus.  If want to look at previous posts in this series, you can do so here. Articles from the Community Michigan STAR Lori Barr shared 6 reasons you should blog with […]

  5. DENSI 2014: Day 2 Recap

    Our Outing! Day 2 of DENSI means one thing: ADVENTURE! Today’s adventure took us on a tour of Music City, with stops at the Ryman Auditorium, the Parthenon, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. After breakfast, we all boarded the buses, and the luckiest of the DEN stars chose bus #2, led by the […]

  6. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    ISTE wrapped up last week, the 4th of July is a memory, and the DEN Summer Institute begins soon. It’s been a busy time but am looking forward to sharing more with you in this week’s Chad’s Choices. ISTE and DENSI are great times for me to meet new faces in the DEN Community and […]

  7. Student Network Summer Series: Flying Machines

    This week, students who are following the DSN Summer Series are exploring FLYING MACHINES. They’ll be checking out the flying machines of the future and the past, and then trying their hands at designing some airplanes (paper) of their own! If you’re working with students this summer, encourage their imaginations to soar during this week’s Discovery Student Network Summer Series: Flying […]

  8. SOS: Yes, No, Maybe So

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Yes, No, Maybe So PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background In order to be able to build a foundation to cite evidence for what students are […]

  9. DSN Summer Series for Camp, Rainy Days, Fun!

    Are you spending your summer with any students? Maybe you are leading a summer camp session for gifted students, or maybe you are teaching a summer school class. If you are looking for some themed, educational activities, try our Discovery Student Network Summer Series. We’re just about to enter WEEK 5 and we’ve already taken […]

  10. Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

    The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They […]

  11. Blogging Tips and Tricks from DEN pros

    Whether you’ve just started using the DEN blogs or have been running a personal blog for years, it’s always helpful to get a refresher on best blogging practices. Here are a few tips and tricks on blogging from the Discovery Education community managers, the Leadership Council social media/blogging team and other blogging experts.   “A […]

  12. Spotlight on Strategies: Instructional Media Bonus Edition

    For this week’s Spotlight on Strategies we are bringing you not one, but twelve new ideas.  I had the privilege of working with educators from all over the country for the past seven weeks through the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program. We explored a variety of ways to develop students’ minds through the […]

  13. Discovery Education Summer School Recharges Educators

    “Teachers are solar powered.  They re-charge during the summer” Discovery Education is proud to announce a month long blog and events series that includes a variety of information to help re-charge educators with digital tips and tricks before they head back to school. On Mondays, learn the creative ways Discovery Educators have been engaging their […]

  14. #DENfitFriday- What is your Status?

    I wrote about the awesome #DENfitFriday challenge here at the very end of May.  I was on a roll!  I had been religiously doing the various challenges, keeping up with my eating, and walking EVERY day!  Then disaster struck… (insert ominous Da-Da- Duuuuhhh here) known as the end of school! Now, you might say.. end of […]

  15. DSN Summer Series: Week 3 — At-Home Science

    The DSN Summer Series continues this week with the launch of the At-Home Science board. Many students are off for summer break and already into the DSN Summer Series. Help your students stay connected — make sure they’re aware of our Summer Series boards!   This week’s Summer Series is an interactive, fun show of […]

  16. Finally – Higher (Ed) Love

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    First, some history, then the breakthrough. More than 13 years ago, with the appropriately digital birthday 01/01/01, the online digital revolution moved confidently into educational resources. The digital media library which grew into Discovery Education Streaming offered content teachers had been using on VCR’s, audio cassettes, film strips or film. Bandwidth was minuscule back then […]

  17. SOS: Instagram-in

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Instagram-in PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here.               Background Instagram is a form of social media that allows users to share […]

  18. It’s Summer at the DSN

    Today marks the beginning of summer at the Discovery Student Network and we’re launching our Summer Series with a week-long study of ART. (Next week’s topic is SPEED!) Make sure your students go home for the summer with their usernames and passwords, so they can access the Summer Series from any computer or device with an […]

  19. #DENfitFriday

    Hi, I am Andrea Keller and I am a fast food aholic… but more importantly I LOVE Challenges! So, when #DENfitFriday came through my email I was SUPER excited!  Haven’t heard of #DENfitFriday? Check out the website http://denfitfriday.com/ “#DENfitFriday is a fitness initiative for educators within the DEN that encourages them to make healthier lifestyle choices.  Through workouts, […]

  20. SOS: Stem Completion

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Stem Completion PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Students gain a greater understanding of content when they make authentic connections.  To that end, this strategy uses […]

  21. SOS: Secret Story Recipe

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Secret Story Recipe PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Graphic organizers are great visual communication tools that allow teachers and students to use pictures and/or words […]

  22. 3D Drawing with SketchUp-iMake iLearn

      Looking for a fun easy way to engage your students in three dimensions for free? SketchUp Make from Trimble is your answer. SketchUp is a software program that allows you to draw and design in 3D. Your students will benefit from an opportunity to explore, create and express themselves in a visual way and […]