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Lively Lessons: Just One Thing

In this Lively Lesson, students explore simple changes they can make in their daily lives to help sustain the world in which we live.


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IWitness Video Challenge: Your #TBT Activity

Happy #TBT Last week we looked at constructing your story, focusing in on the video editor.  This week we are going to take a break from the weekly activities to hear from our IWitness Video Challenge Program Champion, Karen Wells. Over the next several Thursdays, we’ll highlight a #TBT Activity for your class and showcase previous winners.  Think of


Get to Know Your Community

Get to Know Your Community: Dave Tchozewski

Get to Know Your Community, introduces you to your fellow community members. Each week, we will interview a different Discovery Education community member. You’ll get to know who they are, what their favorite Spotlight on Strategies is, and they’ll play 20 questions in 60 seconds. Each participant will see how many questions they can answer



Will you be joining EdCast Teach-A-Thon?

Our friends over at EdCast have recently launched the first ever Global Educator Teach-A-ThonTM (GET), a bold new $100,000 prize competition to inspire people to impact millions of learners worldwide. Here’s how it works: First, create a free EdCast account and download the EdCast smartphone app for iOS or Android. Then, from your smartphone, create


DfE update: Educational Excellence Everywhere

Educational Excellence Everywhere – a white paper from the Department for Education March 2016 The 128 page white paper from the DfE entitled Educational excellence everywhere, is described as setting out the Government’s vision for educational excellence. It goes on to state that ‘government will be disciplined in resisting the temptation to make additional requests’.


The Best of the Community on Twitter

There was more great sharing this week by Discovery Education Community members. Educators shared images of professional development opportunities, including excitement about the 2106 DEN Summer Institute. They also shared pictures of students participating in a Virtual Field Trip for Earth Day (archive here), working with Board Builder, and using the super popular SOS Series.


Effective Planning – some refreshing advice

This is a guest post from our Founder and Director of Content, Lewis Bronze MBE, a big thank you to Lewis for contributing to our community blog. To find out more about Lewis please see his bio at the end of the blog post. As the temperature hots up in the political debates surrounding education,