30 MINUTES OF DISCOVERY (coming soon….)

DESN_TT_30MinutesDiscoveryNext Friday, May 16, is the first annual 30 Minutes of Discovery. This special event was designed especially for Discovery Student Network students and, if you’re reading this right now, that’s you!

Have  you ever wanted 30 minutes to yourself, to explore your own interests without an assignment to complete? We’re giving it to you! On Friday, May 9 — ANYTIME you want (provided it’s okay with your teachers and family) — log in to your Discovery Education student account and spend 30 minutes exploring. When you’re done… tell us what you did… and get a cool certificate.

That’s it. Need some suggestions for cool things to do in your Discovery Education account? Go to this page http://www.discoveryeducation.com/30Minutes.cfm, scroll down to the “Steps,” and get some great suggestions. I’ll be surprised if you don’t stumble upon something you didn’t know was there.

Oh… let’s get some Comments rolling about what you think you might do next Friday! Add to our suggestions list by commenting.

51 comments… add one

  • Micah May 9, 2014, 11:32 pm

    Okay I just left a comment

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    • Sanche May 13, 2014, 2:27 pm

      Wow

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  • Abby May 10, 2014, 6:56 pm

    This is awesome to discover thing we want to know without wording about homework.

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    • Jaquavius May 16, 2014, 2:17 pm

      It is cool

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  • A.S. May 11, 2014, 5:43 pm

    Great event for Disc. Education!

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  • Charlea May 11, 2014, 7:14 pm

    I am so pumped about this hope you all have a happy mothers day

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  • micayla May 12, 2014, 2:43 pm

    i am confused, was it the 9th? or is it the 16th?

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    • Jeanette May 12, 2014, 4:11 pm

      Hi Micayla. Sorry for the confusion. 30 Minutes of Discovery is Friday, May 16th! Anytime. :-)

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  • Alex May 12, 2014, 4:11 pm

    i might go through the labs

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  • Karly May 12, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Can I do this in the summer, too? :-P

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    • Jeanette May 12, 2014, 7:24 pm

      Hi Karly. You can do this anytime! That’s the beauty of your Discovery Education Student Account — anytime you have an internet connection, you can explore! Have fun.

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    • Jeanette May 12, 2014, 7:25 pm

      Oh, and one more thing — we’re going to be providing a summer packet with lots of fun ideas and activities for Discovery Student Network students. Keep an eye out for it… we’ll announce it here, on the blog.

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      • Gus May 12, 2014, 8:53 pm

        Hope you don’t mean schoolwork…

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        • Jeanette May 12, 2014, 9:05 pm

          No… more like fun things you can find and do in Discovery Education while you’re on summer break. You know, in case you get bored, stuck inside on a rainy day, or find yourself on a long car trip with a mobile device!

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  • Anna May 12, 2014, 5:35 pm

    Lol Micach

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  • TG May 12, 2014, 6:10 pm

    COOOOLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • Paige May 12, 2014, 8:24 pm

    I hate to say it but………..I will probably check out the reproductive system………It’s fascinating!

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  • Gus May 12, 2014, 8:52 pm

    YES! A CERTIFICATE FOR PLAYING VIDIOGAMES! FINALLY!

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    • Jeanette May 12, 2014, 9:04 pm

      Hi Gus. This is funny. Let us know what your favorite Discovery Education games are! Spread the fun.

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    • Paige May 17, 2014, 4:31 pm

      haha love it! :P

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  • Chris May 12, 2014, 9:28 pm

    Gus is right it is going to be a certificate for playing video games and will be
    CCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL

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  • Kerith May 13, 2014, 1:57 pm

    Oh ok so it is the 16th right? :) :(

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    • micayla May 13, 2014, 3:03 pm

      yes, the 16, i got confused, too :)

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      • London May 16, 2014, 2:40 pm

        I got confused it was the 16th too cccrrraaazzzyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Aidan May 13, 2014, 2:34 pm

    This is going to be really awesome. I’ve always wanted to just do this in Science

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  • micayla May 13, 2014, 3:01 pm

    i will watch magic school bus and learn about underwater sponges :)

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 2:24 pm

      Love underwater sponges. Great idea, Micayla!

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  • kala May 14, 2014, 11:57 am

    can we do it ing the summer and in 6th grade?

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  • Sydney May 15, 2014, 7:25 pm

    YAY, it’s tomorrow!!

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  • Kendall May 16, 2014, 1:26 pm

    What I did today is the build a board because I really like building things like that so yea that’s what I spent all my time on building a board.

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 2:25 pm

      Cool, Kendall. What was your board about?

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  • Elijah May 16, 2014, 1:26 pm

    We played games and watched the magic school bus for are 30min of fun it was amazing!

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 2:25 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it, Elijah!

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  • Jeff May 16, 2014, 1:27 pm

    Have a happy end of school

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  • Tatyana May 16, 2014, 2:13 pm

    Great

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    • Jaquavius May 16, 2014, 2:21 pm

      Irk

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      • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 2:26 pm

        Jaquavius — thanks for the reason to look up “ikr” in text-speak. Sometimes I need a little tutoring in that area. — IKR?!

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      • Paige May 17, 2014, 4:33 pm

        irk?!?!

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  • Jenna May 16, 2014, 2:16 pm

    It was good

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  • Jaquavius May 16, 2014, 2:19 pm

    Cooooooooooooooooooooooool

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  • Emily May 16, 2014, 2:31 pm

    The board builder is real fun it’s like your making you own little page.

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 2:39 pm

      So glad you like it, Emily. Wonder what your “own little page” was about!

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  • Sienna May 16, 2014, 2:51 pm

    This was fun, I listened to some songs, watched videos, looked at photos and they were really cool

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  • JP May 16, 2014, 3:09 pm

    boring

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 4:16 pm

      Hi JP. I’m sorry you found this boring, but it makes me think you didn’t find the right resources. I take this as a personal challenge: name three things you’re interested in, and I’ll try to find resources that you won’t find boring! Go.

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  • Jaden May 16, 2014, 3:13 pm

    That is fun and cool that we get to watch anything we want to on discovery education.

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 4:14 pm

      Hi Jaden! So glad you enjoyed it. Remember, you can use your Discovery Education account anytime you have an internet connection: at the library, at home, some towns even have free wifi in certain areas so you could access your account on a park bench. You can always “watch anything you want to on Discovery Education” (except maybe at the dinner table, in class when you are participating in something else, and other places/times it’s not appropriate). ;-)

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  • Tristan May 16, 2014, 4:10 pm

    It was a little hard for me to find good videos on blacksmiths

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  • Aleah May 16, 2014, 4:24 pm

    I learned a lot from the videos I watched. I learned that making music is hard. I also learned that making music VIDEOS ARE HARD. And I also learned that famous people go through a lot of trouble through out the videos because they have to memorize the whole song. And the last thing df many things I learned is that famous people sometimes rent streets or a block so that their videos can be more realistic.

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  • Aleah May 16, 2014, 4:25 pm

    It was kind Of hard to find the right videos but I found the perfect ones

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    • Jeanette May 16, 2014, 4:29 pm

      So glad you found the right videos, Aleah. Any advice for other searchers? How did you finally find the videos that were right for you?

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