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2017 Siemens Competition Deadline Extended

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

2017 Siemens Competition is Now Open

Established in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. Listen to last year’s Individual National Winner, Vineet Edupuganti. Learn More About the Siemens

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

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

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

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”

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

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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