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What Student Engagement Is, and Is Not

What Student Engagement Is, and Is Not

Teachers seem to be pressured into finessing their lessons around ever-changing educational trends. When I first began teaching 12 years ago, the (seemingly) only thing my supervisors were looking for was a posted mastery objective. A few years later, it was all about appealing to visual learners with our fancy new projectors and white boards.


50 Ways to Use Board Builder

No longer limited to only consuming content, today’s teachers and students are creating content that is transforming teaching and learning around the globe. You can find several examples of this within Discovery Education by narrowing your searching results to the media type “Board.” You asked our team to share our favorite boards, so we’ve collected

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DE Essentials Presents: Board Builder Collaboration!

Discovery Education has recently made a big change to one of our most popular features: it’s now possible for users to collaborate on Board Builders!   These new sharing features allow teachers to view and make edits to their own copy of other users’ Board Builders, meaning that they can build on other teachers’ work


Students’ Earth Day Learning Showcase

Last week we shared a special board for your students to use as they explored concepts related to Earth Day. In that board, we challenged students to create boards to showcase what they’ve learned about taking care of our planet.  Here are a few of our favorites.   Discovery Educator Patti Grammen’s student responded to

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iMake iLearn – Minecraft and DE Resources

How can Discovery Education resources and Minecraft be used to build deeper understandings of curricular concepts?  Here is just one way to use both of these powerful resources to engage students actively in learning and creation. To build background knowledge about different types of communities, I started by using Board Builder from Discovery Education.  Board

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Epic Story Launches Today!

The first phase of Epic Story opens today: “Pick One”! Have your students click on the image above to go to the Epic Story page, then watch the three video clips and VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITES! This 3-phase event focuses on the elements of great storytelling, introduces students to a legendary producer, and then invites them to tell their own stories

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EPIC STORY Launching Soon

Discovery Education Launches Back-to-School Student Campaign: EPIC STORY On September 8, get your students involved with Discovery Education with this fun, interactive, 3-phase campaign. Students will vote for their favorite clips from cool Science Channel shows, meet a legendary producer during the Virtual Field Trip, and use Board Builder to tell their own epic stories! Pick One


iMake iLearn – Minecraft EDU and Student Reflections

I have had the fortune of working with several second grade classrooms to use Minecraft EDU as part of a learning unit about communities.  Discovery Education resources played a vital part in creating the background knowledge to make this project successful.   In previous posts, I have shared what we have been doing and learning but