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September 2015: HOTS for Bloom’s, part 3

The two previous posts (1 & 2) in this three-part series provided some background in how to recognize and teach critical thinking skills and, using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy as a guide, embed the higher-order thinking skills into teaching and learning. The two posts also highlighted some tech-enhanced activities. In this post, I will be providing

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Survey Says: Implementing 1:1 or 1:Many

Back to school means back to Discovery Education. Now that your bulletin boards are hung and your classroom procedures are posted, it’s time to dig into some engaging instructional ideas. Whether you have devices for every student or your classroom tech equals the projector and your laptop or maybe you are somewhere in between, your

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Lively Lessons: Labor Day

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Celebrate the achievements of workers in the United States throughout its history with this exploration of Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement.

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DEN Weekly Update: August 28, 2015

Get caught up on all the cool stuff happening in your Discovery Education Community. In this edition of the DEN Weekly Update you’ll find information on: The Discovery Education Fall VirtCon Free back-to-school webinars to help get your year started off great An opportunity to help improve search within Discovery Education Click here to learn

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Reflecting on Technology’s Promise to the Classroom

It was a glittering, mind-blowing moment.  In many ways, it symbolized what was to follow: connections, commitment, and wild energy.  There, in a massive room, in the center of a broad stage, lit like a Greek statue, rested a large golden cylinder, jammed with thousands of handwritten pieces of paper.  Thousands of folks had delayed

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DEN Trend Report: 8/26/15

>Should Students Learn Coding? Students, Schools Disagree, Poll Finds
>States Gaining A Say On School Accountability
>It’s Time To Ask How E-Rate Will Impact Learning Outcomes
>Three Ways Software Is Empowering Teachers
>8 Little-Known Video Resources Popular With Teachers
>The Nation’s ‘STEAM’ Engine For Jobs Of The Future
>Kids Receive 3 Times The Recommended Homework Load, Study Says

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DEN Community Member of the Week: Mark Case

Mark Case is a High School Science Teacher in Guilford County, North Carolina. He has been using Discovery Education since he started teaching in  2007.  He shared “I heard about the STAR program in 2008 and loved the additional resources STAR status unlocked. I was a user (and abuser) of Discovery Education services for years.

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