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5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. Whether it is inventing a better way to distribute clean water, repopulate endangered species, or traveling and colonizing Mars; our students will be the ones leading the way. We don’t have

Celebrate Manufacturing Day with a Day of Virtual Learning

Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:00 AM (EST) Join us in celebrating MFG Day as we stream LIVE to classrooms across the country from Discovery’s Global Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Tune in at the top of each hour to experience careers in modern manufacturing, engage in interactive activities and see just how diverse and

DEN Trend Report: 10/1/17

Here’s what’s trending in education this week:
> A New Lesson for High School Economics Education
> The e-textbook transformation
> The Secret Sauce to Choosing Edtech? Find Tools By Fit, Not Feature
> The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now
> The Funding Crisis Myth
> Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About Opioids
> 3 critical digital course materials questions, answered
> Make Agriculture Fun In The Classroom With 360-Degree Videos And Interactive > Activities Through Discovering Farmland

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

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