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DEN Trend Report: 9/27/17

DEN Trend Report: 9/27/17

Here’s what’s trending in education this week:
>Students swim with sharks, explore space, through VR
>5 Ways to Use Video in the Classroom
>STEAM teacher: These are “My Tech Essentials”
>3 Takeaways from Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Tech Overhaul
>Over 6 million students still lack high-speed internet access, report finds 
>For PD, the days of one-and-done are dead and gone!
>Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology
>The Home Depot and Discovery Education Partner to Support Student Participation in Science Fairs and Drive Deeper Engagement in Science and STEAM Education

Introducing Ignite My Future In School

Will your next Chicago style deep-dish pizza be delivered via drone? Will the next meme you create go viral? You’ve seen amazing 3D movies, with virtual reality becoming more mainstream, but what about adding smells to the experience? All of these real-world questions and much more require computational thinking that stretches across multiple subject areas.

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine. Many parents don’t know where to start, and at times feel like they

DEN Trend Report: 9/20/17

In this DEN Trend Report:
>A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education
>Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative
>Administrators must determine which STEM programs are right for their district
>The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines
>Six Strategies for Virtual Field Trips

2017 Siemens Competition Deadline Extended

Due to recent extreme weather conditions, the deadline for the 2017 Siemens Competition has been extended to Monday, September 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET. There’s still time to enter the 2017 Siemens Competition. High school students in the 9th – 12th grade may submit a team project. Also, students in their last year of

First-Ever Navy STEM Virtual Field Trip brought in partnership with America’s Navy

We are a few days away from the first-ever Navy STEM Virtual Field Trip. Tune-in Thursday, September 7 at 1 PM ET as we take flight to one of the greatest aircraft carriers ever built – the USS Nimitz – to give your students a once-in-a-lifetime look at Navy STEM in action! Use this Virtual Field Trip to introduce your students to the

How St. Vrain Valley Schools Became a STEM Leader

Discovery Education’s latest article is a deep dive into St. Vrain Valley Schools, a Colorado school district with a powerful story of reinvention. Read the introduction below and then download the full article for free. St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado is on a roll. In just under a decade, the district of 32,000 students

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. We put together a collection of STEMtastic ideas to start the year with strategies, tools, and resources that will help build STEM in the classroom. At Discovery Education, STEM is

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

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