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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



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



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.


SOS: Summer Twist on Paper Chat

Paper Chat is a great way to get students thinking without speaking and it gives all students equal opportunities to voice their thoughts. Some students may be reluctant to write on the butcher paper when others can see what they are writing. One way to mix it up would be to have students complete this in small groups. The group of students can move around to see what is written in other groups. You could also pose different questions for each group.


Math in Context

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! A question math teachers often hear from students when a lesson gets complicated is a frustrated “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” and who can blame


DEN Weekly Update: August 21, 2015

This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to look forward to reading. – Register for one of the Back to School Webinars – Join the DEN Leadership Council – Attend an upcoming DENapalooza event near you! Keep Reading to learn about these projects and


One Idea With: Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent of Washington State’s Highline Public Schools. Dr. Enfield’s One Idea focuses on the importance of early learning.  Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit Highline Public Schools’ website for additional information about the district’s efforts to support young learners.