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DEN Trend Report: 5/27/15

Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!? Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why! Are you a site or district administrator interested in receiving updates designed with you in mind? Let us



Have You DENapaloozad?

Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson On Saturday, May 16, educators from Wisconsin and Illinois spent a fun and energetic day at DENapalooza in Milwuakee, WI learning about a variety of technology related topics.   The day started with an inspirational presentation by Emily Murn from Discovery Education.  Emily shared many innovative SOS (Spotlight on Strategies)



Mythbusters’ Kari Byron Dishes on Girls and STEM

Kari Byron (Mythbusters, Head Rush) is a girl. She’s also incredibly passionate about science, and she’s joining an increasingly large number of educators, parents, and celebrities in urging young girls to brush aside those “nerdy” stereotypes that have plagued them for years — and get them exploring opportunities and careers in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and


TChilders CMOTW

DEN Community Member of the Week: Tim Childers

Tim is an Assistant Principal at L&N STEM Academy at Knox County Schools in Tennessee. He has been using Discovery Education for many years. He shared “I have used Discovery Streaming since the United Streaming days. It is the single most important decision I’ve ever made in my teaching career. It connected me to the


Lively Lessons: Nepal Earthquake

The recent earthquakes in Nepal have sparked countless conversations across the world. Strong earthquakes have the power to destroy a city’s infrastructure and, even more importantly, put entire populations at risk. Introduce the concept of earthquakes by showing the video segments Earthquake and Nepal: Help Needed to the class. In order to help students understand


Principal Update: 5/22/15

Greetings Discovery Principals! This week’s update includes Trending Articles: 5 Innovations From The Past Decade That Aim To Change The American Classroom; Future Ready Summit Tackles How to Plan for Tomorrow’s Ed Tech; New School Leaders’ Standards Emphasize Instruction, Culture and Managing Talent; Teachers Without Mentors Leave the Profession Much Faster, Study Finds; and more A


DEN Weekly Update: May 22, 2015

This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading: – Celebrate with us at the DENny Awards – Send your students on a worldwide adventure this summer – Explore 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education Keep reading