Students, teachers, parents, and community members came out for Garland ISD’s TechFest on Thursday, January 26th. For two hours, they all had the chance to explore the technology available for students across the district. Discovery Education was on site with virtual reality (VR) goggles, TechBook stations and SOS integration for teachers. The VR goggles were
This Lively Lesson features visual notetaking, or sketchnoting. Sketchnoting enables students to work non-linearly, represent concepts symbolically, create a hierarchy of ideas, and combine text and non-text elements in their product.
WIll you be #NOTatDENSI this year? There’s still plenty of ways to participate! On both Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be broadcasting LIVE from DENSI2015 and would love to have you join us! No need to register, just join us at the official DENSI2015 Livestream page. The schedule is below, or you can find the
By Emily Sigman In celebration of Space Day, we’re featuring student work from Mineola Middle School in Mineola, NY. Mr. Vince Interrante’s fifth grade students worked in collaborative teams to explore the solar system with the goal of finding a location that may be able to sustain life and be colonized in the future.
With Earth Day just around the corner, we will be sharing a variety of resources you can use in your classroom. BoardBuilder is a great way for students to create custom projects, including informative flyers! Access this board here (US) (or here if you are from Canada) to save it to “My Content” and assign
From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning by Emily Sigman Because students are at the center of learning, we’re highlighting student work and how they use Discovery Education resources. When students have the freedom to explore and discover – and have tools to facilitate and capture their thinking – they begin to
Kyle Schutt wrote a post last month on ‘Are Your Students Safe Online?’ sharing about the new Intel © Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link. Not to be biased (OK, well maybe just a little!), but any time Discovery Education partners with another organization I know I need to take a closer look.
Intel® Security and Discovery Education have teamed up to create the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link. This initiative is designed to empower the next generation of digital citizens with the tools they need to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online. After reviewing the site (http://www.thinkbeforeyoulinkinschool.com), I’ve highlighted a few activities that
Epic Story votes are pouring in, but we want your students to have their opinions count. Encourage them to link to the Epic Story page and participate in PHASE I: Pick One, where they get to identify their favorite of three Science Channel clips. The clips are from the following shows: Monster Bug Wars, Outrageous
The first phase of Epic Story opens today: “Pick One”! Have your students click on the image above to go to the Epic Story page, then watch the three video clips and VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITES! This 3-phase event focuses on the elements of great storytelling, introduces students to a legendary producer, and then invites them to tell their own stories