International Literacy Day is coming on September 8. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted the theme for 2017 as Literacy in a Digital World! The organization’s framing of the issue will certainly ring true for educators: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn
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
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,
During School Library Month this April, Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.
Dr. Troy Hicks shares ideas for incorporating digital writing into your instructional practice.
Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating reading and instilling a love for literature at all ages. In this Lively Lesson, we share favorite literature series and resources in the Discovery Education library and instructional ideas for use in your classroom.
Discovery Education and CME Group have launched the second in their series of Economics-based learning modules for the Econ Essentials program titled Facts about Food. The self-paced module guides high school students in their exploration of economics concepts from a modern farming perspective. It’s the journey of food from the farm to the consumer’s table that makes the classroom
Recently the world celebrated International Dot Day; a day where we celebrate creativity and making your mark in the world. A Dot Day celebration isn’t complete without a little bit of Discovery Education SOS and we were certainly not disappointed. I found a strategy perfect for the day, filled with the curved edges of Dot
At Discovery Education we’re eager to learn about and stay ahead of trends in education. Financial literacy is one topic that we’ve noticed being talked about more and more in education circles. We’d like to get an understanding of how financial literacy is currently being taught (or not taught) among our community members. If you have 10 minutes,
This is the fifth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first four posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy and historical literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse numeracy, one of the traditional literacies along with reading and writing, into the