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DENSI 2015 Resources: Educator’s Perspective

A few weeks ago, educators from around North America and the United Kingdom packed their bags, said good byes and traveled home after a week at the DEN Summer Institute. The week was full of sessions presented by STAR Discovery Educators, the Discovery Education team and some special guests. In addition to learning from keynote and

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5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – July Edition

It might be the mid-summer lull, but we had a jam packed learning event Monday evening and another 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar is complete.  Each month we are highlighting DEN Community members as they share five unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom. This month each of the

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DE Essentials Presents: Board Builder Collaboration!

Discovery Education has recently made a big change to one of our most popular features: it’s now possible for users to collaborate on Board Builders!   These new sharing features allow teachers to view and make edits to their own copy of other users’ Board Builders, meaning that they can build on other teachers’ work

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Calendar of Cool: Plague of Grasshoppers

July 27, 1931 isn’t likely to be forgotten by citizens of several states in the American west. It was on this day that thick swarms of grasshoppers descended upon Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, destroying thousands of acres of crops. Residents described the insect swarms as so thick that they could be scooped up by

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DENSI2015 Resources: Unconference

A few weeks ago, educators from around North America and the United Kingdom packed their bags, said good byes and traveled home after a week at the DEN Summer Institute. The week was full of sessions presented by STAR Discovery Educators, the Discovery Education team and some special guests. In addition to learning from keynote and

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Getting Your Students in Top Shape With Performance Tasks

As teachers, we’re inundated with flash-in-the-pan jargon and lingo. I never heard of “performance task” before I became a content specialist and curriculum writer a few years ago. At first, it might seem like it’s just a fancy way of saying a “lesson.” But a lesson could describe anything a teacher does in class with students–watching a

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