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Learn the 5 Principles to Making a Digital Transition

Learn the 5 Principles to Making a Digital Transition

By Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education All across the country, school districts are adapting to digital curriculum to give their students the competitive edge they will need once they leave the classroom. Making this transition to digital learning can be fraught with fresh challenges, but there are

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Fun Fact Friday: The Thyssenkrupp Elevator, An Invention Straight Out Of Star Trek!

The Thyssenkrupp MULTI is a new proposed innovation on elevator technology. Like the turbolift from Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise, the elevator has the ability to travel horizontally, unlike the traditional elevator (which of course has its ups and downs)! Instead of using cables, the MULTI is designed to be propelled via magnetic forces. You can

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District Leaders: Focus on Content First, Tech Second

Much has been written about districts and schools “going 1:1,” issuing tablets, computers, or other electronic devices to every student. As the quantity of devices in the hands of students grows, many leaders like me believe these changes cannot succeed without supporting transformative change in student learning experiences. Namely, I’d like to see a focus

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Using Technology to Disrupt One of the Most Complex and Debated Fields in the Nation—Education

Interview Credit: HP Matter and FastCo.Works In almost every poll that measures the issues of greatest concern to American adults, education ranks near the top. Bill Goodwyn wants to ease these concerns by reexamining how our kids learn. As president and CEO of Discovery Education, Goodwyn and his colleagues are the leading providers of digital “Techbooks”

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One Idea With: Zach Leverenz, CEO of EveryoneOn

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Zach Leverenz, CEO of EveryoneOn. EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service, affordable computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. They aim to leverage the democratizing

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Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Today

The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education present Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Enter today for your chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience taking place in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Enter today

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Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K

  Two Days Left: Enter NOW to win $45K in Classroom Technology! There are two days left to enter the 2014 Win A Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, an annual opportunity from Discovery Education and CDW•G that provides students and teachers with more than $100,000 in innovative classroom technology that can transform the way students learn. Prizes include

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