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  1. March Madness: SOS Final Four + BONUS Strategy

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    We put the SOS ELITE EIGHT to vote and were surprised by a few upsets. The scores were close, proving every vote counts. How close was it?!?  Visual Walkabout took down They Said What with 57% of the votes. Snowball Fight took out AEIOU with 59% of the votes. Based your feedback, we are thrilled […]

  2. March Madness: The SOS Elite Eight

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    We put the SOS SWEET SIXTEEN to vote and were surprised by a few upsets. The scores were close, proving every vote counts. How close was it?!?  Visual Walkabout took down Silence is Golden with 54% of the votes. Tweet! Tweet! upset Fakebook with 53% of the votes. Based your feedback, we are thrilled to […]

  3. March Madness: The SOS Sweet Sixteen

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    We have pulled and analyzed the data and are ready to release your picks for the March Madness SOS SWEET SIXTEEN  competition. Help your favorite strategy make it to the ELITE EIGHT and in doing so gain access to our SOS Community Grid which provides you quick and easy access to all SOS by listing […]

  4. SOS: Whittle It Down

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Leave a comment and let us know how you’ll use this strategy in your class. Whittle It Down… Video Overview PDF Version *Click for all the PDFs and videos in the series.   Big […]

  5. …and the SOS Award goes to….

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    A few years ago, DEN STAR Susan Bowdoin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, cornered me after a presentation and said “You really need to start posting all of these strategies somewhere.”  I’m pretty sure I smiled and agreed that it was a great idea.  I had heard this request before, but Susan didn’t give up.  After […]

  6. SOS featured in ALL NEW Interactive Training

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    Did you hear the news?  Discovery Education is now featuring 5 Interactive Training courses that allow you to learn ways to maximize your experience and the SOS are embedded within. Check out the “Digital Integration” course to learn ways to integrate video, images, audio files, and additional resources founded within DE.  Here are some of […]

  7. SOS: Social Media Frenzy

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    This week, we are thrilled to reveal four more SOS vingettes that you can use this week with your staff. Since social media was all abuzz this weekend, we thought we’d build off the momentum with some winning strategies!     Instagram-in (video contributed by Diane Lefebvre of Alberta, Canada) Engaging students with a platform […]

  8. SOS: Special Announcement

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    For those who have come fans of our Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series, we have a special announcement!  Based on your requests, our community is now creating video vignettes of each SOS.  These segments can be shared during staff development and contain the big idea, instructional ingredients, a specific example, summary, and extensions! In the […]

  9. SOS: The Question Is…

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. The Question Is… Video Overview PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary “Informative assessment isn’t an end in itself, but the beginning of better instruction.” – Carol […]

  10. SOS: Idea Share

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Idea Share PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary Students of all ages need opportunities to learn from one another, share ideas, analyze and synthesize information presented […]

  11. SOS: ABC Summary

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. ABC Summary PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary: Summarizing requires that students distill information in a concise, synthesized form and focus on the important points presented in […]

  12. SOS: Equations of Understanding

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Equations of Understanding PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary “Synthesizing is the process of combining parts of wholes to make a brand new whole (Functional Teaching). […]

  13. SOS: The Envelope Please

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. The Envelope Please  PDF Version Video Vignette *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here.               Summary Groups of students are presented with envelopes with […]

  14. SOS: What Did They Say?!?

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. What Did They Say?!? PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background If you ask a student what it takes to do well in social studies, they may […]

  15. DENapalooza Greensboro: Top Five “Spotlight on Strategies”

    There are so many great instructional strategies shared through our SOS series that it’s hard to find time to review them all.  So, a group of amazing teachers at #DENapalooza Greensboro did it for you.  Here are their top five SOS that you simply have to check out for yourself. Three Truths, One Lie What […]

  16. SOS: Put On Your Thinking Hat

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. After watching the Discovery Education’s Remembrance National School Assembly and as I watch my social media feeds fill with memories of loved ones on this Veteran’s Day, this strategy came to mind. It’s so important […]

  17. Put some ZAPtion in those lessons!

    According to eSchool News, “Screen time remains a hot-button issue, but classifying technology use guidelines to include active versus passive use, and how the technology is used, could help redefine traditional screen time guidelines…” At nearly every event our Discovery Education uses our Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) to share ways in which educators can transform […]

  18. SOS: Paperchat with a POW!

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    When educators send me emails sharing how they utilize the SOS in their classrooms or with their colleagues, my heart just soars.  You can only imagine my glee when I received an email from DEN STAR and Ambassador Cindy Taylor, ELA Specialist at Eldersburg Elementary in Carroll County Public Schools, asking if she had permission […]

  19. DE Summer School: SOS- Tweet! Tweet!

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Tweet, Tweet original post Tweet Tweet PDF link to all PDFs in the […]

  20. DE Summer School: SOS- Four-to-One

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Four-to-One original post Four-to-One PDF link to all PDFs in the SOS series […]

  21. DE Summer School: SOS- Shake It Up Baby

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Shake It Up Baby original post Shake It Up Baby PDF link to […]

  22. DE Summer School: SOS- Blurt Out!

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Blurt Out Blurt Out PDF link to all PDFs in the SOS series […]

  23. DE Summer School: SOS- Journals

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Journals original post Journals PDF link to all PDFs in the SOS series […]

  24. DE Summer School: SOS- Vocabulary Stepping Stone

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. Vocabulary Stepping Stone original post Vocabulary Stepping Stone PDF link to all PDFs […]

  25. DE Summer School: SOS- AEIOU

    Welcome the DE Summer School special edition of SOS.  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. During August, we’ll be featuring our STAR Community’s favorite strategies and how they have made them their own. AEIOU original post AEIOU PDF link to all PDFs in the SOS series […]