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Digital literacy tips & tricks: Literacy fundamentals part 2 — Reading

This is the second part of our short series of posts on literacy fundamentals. Catch up on part 1 — speaking & listening. In this post I’ll share some ideas for encouraging your students of different abilities to read. One of the aspects of the newspapers module, which is new to Discovery Education Espresso, is the fact that the printable



DEN Trend Report: 5/25/16

In this DEN Trend Report:
>’Personalized Learning:’ More Than Technology
>Career And Technical Education: Boom Or Bust?
>Obama wants to hear what children have to say about science education
>What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students



Discovery Education in Action: LaDonna Reynolds

Name: LaDonna Reynolds Role/School: 6th Grade Math Teacher/James Martin Middle School Subjects/Grades Taught: Math/6th Grade     How did you find yourself in teaching? Throughout grade school, I was an excellent student.  I graduated towards the top of my senior class and received many honors, including a full scholarship.  I went to college and had


How Professional Learning Communities Can Support School Superintendents

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dan Domenech, Executive Director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Dan’s One Idea focuses on how professional learning communities can support school superintendents as they make the digital transition. Watch the video below to learn more, then visit AASA’s website for additional


SOS: Life Road Maps

Studying the lives and choices of historical ?gures and literary characters adds depth to understanding of content and helps develop empathy. This activity helps students better understand a particular person or character, by creating a road map of key events in his or her life and analyzing how those events contributed to choices made. This strategy can be used as part of a research project, as a way to review previously studied material, or as an assessment tool.


Fun Fact Friday: Scotland’s National Animal

Did you know that Scotland’s official national animal is the unicorn? It’s true! According to Wikipedia, ” The Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland, used prior to 1603 by the Kings of Scotland was supported by two unicorns and the current royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom is supported by a unicorn for Scotland