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DEN Trend Report: 9/20/17

In this DEN Trend Report:
>A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education
>Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative
>Administrators must determine which STEM programs are right for their district
>The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines
>Six Strategies for Virtual Field Trips

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build

Classroom Content: Hurricanes

Chances are you and your students have learned more about hurricanes in the last couple of weeks than anyone planned. It’s hard to miss the information that comes to us through the media and our daily interactions within the community. Thankfully, extreme weather events often bring out the best in people. “Look for the helpers,”

SOS: Placemat

When students have adequate think time, the quality of their responses improves. The Placemat strategy is designed to allow each student time to think. It also provides a venue for them to share their perspectives while encouraging them to listen to and appreciate the thoughts and ideas of other team members. The outcome of student participation in this strategy is a summary response that is better than what an individual student could produce alone.

AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip – Sept. 20 at 1 PM ET

Looking for real-world examples of how scientists are working address the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population? Or how students’ personal talents and interests can be matched to exciting career pathways in food science and technology?    Together, Discovery Education, Future Farmers of America and Syngenta will take students on a virtual field trip to explore the different techniques and technologies being

Now Available On Demand: DEN Connect Live Stream featuring Jannita Demian

Discovery Education Community Team member Jannita Demian was this week’s DEN Connect live stream, sharing Back-to-School updates, strategies and resources from Discovery Education. To continue the conversation, here are a couple of recommendations. Watch the on demand archive below. Log into the DEN Online Community and view the comments in the chat room on DEN Connect Ask questions

Discover New Tool to Identify & Network with Good-Fit Colleges

Guest Post by Kate Watts from Tennessee College Access & Success Network. Built in partnership by UBS, the Tennessee College Access and Success Network and Discovery Education, The TalentED Project establishes an online community of college access and admissions professionals that introduces students to schools that increase their likelihood of graduation and future success.  

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