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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 2.44.15 PMIn the U.S., we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving Day. I thought it would be nice to approach the holiday finding out what everyone is thankful for. I invite you to add a comment, below, about what you’re thankful for this year.

And, to our friends and fellow students in Canada and the U.K., we know you don’t celebrate our Thanksgiving, but please tell us what you were thankful for on your Canadian Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival this Fall!

(I’ve started us off by posting my thanks in the Comments section.)

If you want to find out more about Thanksgiving, here are some Discovery Education resources you can find in your student account:

  1. A Board with simple facts and symbols, created by a teacher in the U.S.: Thanksgiving Board
  2. Thanksgiving Riddles (warning — they’re “corny” — haha… get it?)
  3. And, of course, every holiday needs a SONG and dance?

Don’t forget to list your thanks in the Comments section — remember, the Comments are moderated: please only use your first name or initials and only add polite and appropriate comments that are relevant to the question. “THANKS!”

Epic Story Image

The Epic Story Challenge closes next week, but you still have time to submit your Epic Story and see if it gets featured on our blog!

1. Create a Board, using Board Builder, that tells your Epic Story; use text, video, images, audio, and more.

2. Remember to TAG your Board (you’ll have the option to TAG it when you save it… see the screencast below for help.)

3. Submit your board to your teacher for approval and ask your teacher to share it to the DE Community.

We’ll search the boards for some of our favorites and post them here.

Here’s a little screencast for saving and tagging your Board: Epic Story Tag Screencast

Tell us your Epic Story — before November 14, 2014 at midnight ET — we really want to hear it!

Great Principals

We asked and you answered! In response to our question, “Do you have a great principal?” we received over 70 nominations from students. We’ve listed the winning principals below, by district, along with the award title the nominators gave. Look for your district to see if you have a nominated principal. If you don’t see […]

Catch A Virtual Field Trip Anytime

Our October 2014 Virtual Field Trips are now archived and you can watch them, anytime. Here’s a list of what you might have missed and the recorded events, below — you can watch them right in this window, by clicking on the play button. Manufacture Your Future: a trip to Alcoa Davenport, a high-tech aluminum manufacturing […]

Polar Bear Math

Join us on Thursday, October 30, at 1:00pm ET, to consider Polar Bears by the Numbers — our math challenge.   My colleague, Kyle, is up on the tundra in the Polar Bear Capital of the World this week. He’s watching for the polar bear migration and spending time in big, roving polar buggies with scientists […]

Do You Have a Great Principal?

  October is National Principal Month and Discovery Education is celebrating by recognizing great principals! If you have a principal who is showing great leadership, you can nominate him or her for the Discovery Education Principal Achievement Award. Great principals will be featured on the Discovery Education blogs in November, be given a certificate of […]