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August 2015 Community Calendar

Take a look at just some of the great stuff going on this month at Discovery Education. We invite you to join us. Be sure to download the .pdf version. It has links for you to learn more about what’s happening each day.



Top 10 of DE: Here’s Mine, What’s Yours?

  “I have to present Discovery Education to my staff. What should I share?” I’ve seen the conversation arise on Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, and Google+, so in light of everyone heading back to school, I thought I would share my favorite ten things to showcase in Discovery Education. Some may even be new to you!


Sbailey CMOTW

DEN Community Member of the Week: Shelby Bailey

Shelby is a 3rd grade teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist at Warren County R3 School District in Missouri. She has been using Discovery Education since 2008, but only became a DEN STAR in February of 2013, thanks to the DEN Team that was at a regional technology conference. She shared “Becoming a DEN STAR has



iMake iLearn – 3D Doodler, Osmo, and DE images

I’m so excited… and I just can’t hide it.  In previous posts, I shared about using the Osmo, Discovery Education images, and the Masterpiece app to create beautiful images.  LeaAnne Daughrity showed us how to integrate the 3D Doodler into this process with the Osmo, DE, and the Masterpiece app. So what could be even


Calendar of Cool: John T. Scopes Born

On August 3, 1900, John T. Scopes was born. He became a biology teacher in Tennesee and was accused of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Scopes violated a state law barring the teaching of any theory that countered the Bible’s story of creation. The 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial,” pitting prosecutor William Jennings Bryan against defense attorney Clarence


STEM Education in Rural Schools: Challenge = Opportunity

Posted on behalf of John Hill, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association. As I travel around the country, I hear the concerns about opportunities for rural students to study the STEM areas, learn about STEM career opportunities, the availability of Internet and cell service, and the difficulties recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in rural areas.