Tag archives for Discovery Education

  1. April 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Tool literacy

    This is the eighth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, numeracy, data literacy and information and digital literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to help students attain the […]

  2. “Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

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    In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As […]

  3. 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – March Edition

    Follow the bouncing ball. We hosted our second 5 Ways to use Discovery Education on Monday. This month we had a bit of a March Madness theme. In case you missed February’s edition, the blog post gives you the highlights. These monthly webinars showcase the community and many resources available to you within Discovery Education. I […]

  4. Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

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    Explore outer space from inside your school! A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when […]

  5. St. Patrick’s Day Instructional Idea

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    Need a quick and easy way to discuss St. Patrick’s Day? Let Discovery Education Bring the Festivities into Your Classroom! For a more meaningful way to tie St. Patrick’s Day to instruction, check out the ideas and resources below for creating illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. More information about illuminated letters and manuscripts – […]

  6. 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – February Edition

    Monday evening was the first of our 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar series.  Each month, we’ll be highlighting DEN Community members as they share 5 unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom.  In case you missed it, here are the educators that were spotlighted along with the resources […]

  7. Join Discovery Education Techbook LIVE 2015

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    We look forward to you joining Discovery Education and fellow educators around the world for Techbook LIVE 2015: a free, day-long virtual professional learning event sharing some of the most effective strategies for integrating Discovery Education Techbook digital content. To join the Techbook LIVE 2015 webcast, go to http://links.discoveryeducation.com/TechbookLIVEwebcast on Saturday, January 24, any time […]

  8. DEN STARs: Get Science Techbook courtesy of 3M

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    Dear STAR Discovery Educator, Thank you for your active participation in the Discovery Educator Network.  Discovery Education and 3M are excited to offer the Discovery Education Science Techbook to 300 DEN STARs for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year (ending June 30, 2015). You can sign-up and access this promotion by logging into Discovery Education and […]

  9. Meet the new DENtern: Katy Stankevitz

    Greetings, DEN community! My name is Katy Stankevitz and I am the newest social media intern here at DE. This summer I’ll be building buzz around upcoming events, using #DENfitfriday to inspire myself and others to work out and of course, sharing Discovery Education news and announcements with you through sites like Twitter and Facebook. […]

  10. Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K

      Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K in Classroom Technology! There are two days left to enter the 2014 Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, an annual opportunity from Discovery Education and CDW•G that provides students and teachers with more than $100,000 in innovative classroom technology that can transform the way students learn. Prizes include […]

  11. Propel Charter School Highlights Students’ Entrepreneurial Talent

    Proper Charter School students are surely making a difference as they enhance their entrepreneurial skills via developing business plans. Propel Schools – a not-for-profit, federation of public charter schools – is based in Pittsburgh, PA, and strives to transform public education so that high-performance public schools are accessible to all children. Maura DeRiggi, Marketing and […]

  12. Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

    Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing […]

  13. DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

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    Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this […]

  14. Discovery Educator Network Wins CableFax Award!

    On Thursday, March 13, CableFax held the 2014 Digital & Tech Awards Luncheon in order to recognize the best of the web and cable technology. The DEN was amongst four other finalists – The Walking Dead, Portlandia, Spartacus and Oprah’s LifeClass – for the 2014 Best Online Community/Social Networking award. And you’ll never guess whose […]

  15. New DENtern Welcome Message

    Ariana M. Taylor, social media marketing DENtern at Discovery Education.

    Hello DEN STARS, I am the new social media marketing DENtern and am thrilled to be working for Discovery Education this spring. Currently, I am pursuing my MBA with concentrations in marketing and management at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  I aspire to engage the current Discovery educators via social media, while also DENforming […]

  16. Win $45,000 in Classroom Technology for your School

    Some of you who’ve been around will remember the CDW-G Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, which is back for an 11th year of partnering with Discovery Education to award schools with classroom technology. The 2014 Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes is open for all educators to get entered – and you could win $45,000 in […]

  17. Mousey Monday – Find Your Balance Challenge

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      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are currently running the Find Your Balance Challenge!   http://www.togethercounts.com/at-school/win-for-your-school/balance-challenge Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and rewards student teams for taking steps toward achieving Energy Balance in their own school communities. […]

  18. My Favorite Things: Liberty’s Kids

    If you are a teacher in grades 4-8 and you teach about the American Revolution, you should be using Liberty’s Kids, an excellent television series from PBS. This 40-episode series tracks the events leading up to the Revolution, documents the causes, provides cultural context, introduces important historical figures, and extends through the Second Continental Congress. […]

  19. Exciting Enhancements Coming To Progress Zone

    Attention all educators with access to Discovery Education’s Assessment tools. We are pleased to announce an upcoming enhancement to Assessment and additional components within Progress Zone that we are equally proud of, and excited to debut. We’ve held on to all of the features that you hold dear, and listened and learned from the ideas […]

  20. Mousey Monday – Discovery Education Student Advisory Board

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                              Attention all high school students with active Discovery Education accounts, the deadline for joining the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board for the 2013-2014 school year is October 25, 2013, Friday! The Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is composed of students from around […]

  21. Discovery Education’s Summer Apprentice – Eden Gregory

    The following blog post is from Eden Gregory. My name is Eden Gregory and today is the last day of my apprenticeship in the Discovery Education department. This two week opportunity has been amazing, the time passed so quickly! I have nothing but good things to say about Discovery Education. I worked closely with the […]

  22. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  23. What’s The Matter? Science LiveStreams with Patti Duncan & Duane Waber

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    After blogging the Science TechBook Live last Saturday, it seemed appropriate to follow up with a specialized program that has become a Discovery Education monthly staple, and a standard for excellence. Feel free to join us live if you can, or view the archive at a later date. This month Patti Duncan and Duane Waber […]

  24. Techbook at the Tip of Your Finger with Brad Fountain

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    Intrigued by this latest touch-based technology? Wondering how these new devices are reshaping the learning landscape of our schools? Brad Fountain explores techniques for building a mobile learning toolkit powered by Discovery Education. Want the latest updates for accessing Discovery Education Techbook content on mobile devices as we shift our student’s focus from consuming content […]