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What Are You Curious About? First Nations Education

In September, DEN Star April Waters, from St. James-Assiniboia School District in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shared a powerful Ignite talk on moving forward with First Nations Education. If you enjoyed listening to April, please send her a shout out here or follow her on Twitter. Discovery Education Canada also has some great resources on First Nations Peoples



Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers…Get Ready!

We’re less than a week away from game day! On December 1, in partnership with EA Sports, Madden NFL and the NFL Players Association, we will introduce Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, an engaging middle school education program designed to translate students’ love for football into a deeper understanding of the math and science behind America’s



DEN Community Member of the Week: Lindsay Foster

Lindsay is a 6th Grade English/Language Arts and Reading teacher in Lake Worth ISD, Texas. She joined the DEN in 2012 after attending a Fall VirtCon. She shared “I really got active after attending my first Fall Virtcon (virtual conference). I went back for more for Spring Virtcon and I was hooked! I couldn’t believe



Jollification and gorging! Yuletide is fooltide! A look at textbook treatment of Thanksgiving.

I’m always fascinated about how old textbooks cover content, so I happily obliged when my friend and fellow Discovery Education blogger Michael Milton asked me to look in my collection for examples of how old textbooks covered Thanksgiving to support a lesson idea he had. Here’s what I found. Perhaps my favorite, American Pageant 1st


LIVE Virtual Event to Celebrate the 2015 Siemens Competition Winners

Register now On December 8, please join Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation for a LIVE virtual event to include guest speakers and the announcement of the 2015 Siemens Competition Scholarship Winners!  This year, our panel of amazing speakers in industries ranging from space technology to entertainment to healthcare, will tap into what we call

How much Inquiry Learning in too much?

A New Perspective…Inquiry Based Learning

There are numerous studies that point to the need for instruction to be inquiry based.  Personally I cannot disagree.  What a student can figure out on their own versus being told will stick with them for years to come.  However I cannot help but think it is not just the inquiry process that enables the learning.