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Why True STEM Learning Begins at Home

Why True STEM Learning Begins at Home

By Jonathan Gerlach — International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education Though there has been an increased focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills recently, the ideals of STEM education were a recurring priority in education years before the term was first coined by the National Science Foundation in 2001. In the

How to Reach Middle Schoolers By Mastering the Four C’s

By Margaret Ferry The middle school years can be among the toughest for teachers, administrators, and the students themselves. While there’s no easy formula to apply for dealing successfully with this complicated group of adolescents, surviving  — and thriving — in the middle school years may lie not in mastering the 3 R’s of reading,

4 Elements of Great STEM Education

The following is from our latest white paper on STEM, “Using Science Techbook to Support Great STEM Education,” written by Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Curriculum at Discovery Education. Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity.

See Why Joan Loves Techbook

Meet Joan and James. They’re both teachers who love their jobs and work hard.  Only, Joan’s students seem to get more out of their class time. What’s different between how these two teachers spend their time? This new video from Discovery Education introduces viewers to two teacher personalities — one experienced with Techbook, and one

How to Unlock Your Students’ Potential with Formative Assessments

Anyone with experience in the classroom can recognize the power behind the word “test.” Uttering the word itself can change the atmosphere of a classroom. Tests can be stressful, high-stakes, and often fail to yield the kind of information teachers need to adjust their instruction to suit their students’ needs. Testing doesn’t have to lead

Discovery Education in Action: Delonta Davis

Background: BS- Sociology Bowie State University; Graduate Certificate- Instructional Technology University of Maryland University College Name: Instructor Delonta Antonio Davis Role/School: 5th Grade math, science, STEM teacher; Technology Coordinator; Grade 5 Chair Subjects/Grades Taught: Math/Science/Health/ Computer Technology How did you find yourself in teaching? I knew from a very early age that I wanted to

Want Discovery Education to Visit Your Classroom?

We are looking for community members (i.e., YOU!) who are willing to open the doors to their classrooms (literally) to show what Discovery Education looks like in action in a classroom! If you are interested in showcasing the great work you are doing with your students, please express interest by completing our form.   Fill

The Book Was Better….

Movies that are based on best-selling books are not a new thing. It’s proven to be a popular and enduring practice since Hollywood’s golden age and the film industry counts on the popularity of the book to pull in viewers for the movie adaptation. However, many people do realize that there can be significant differences

An iPad for Every Classroom

With the advent of the iPad and other tablet computing devices, the physical textbook’s days are seemingly numbered. The iPad offers the ability to store multiple digital textbooks and resources on a single, portable device. Not only are these resources concentrated in one place and easily accessibly, the actual cost of holding these textbooks on