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#CelebrateWithDE – World Soil Day

World Soil Day, celebrated annually on December 5, is a global day to raise awareness of the importance of soil as a critical component of our ecosystem. Soil is a mixture of tiny rock particles, minerals, and decayed plant and animal material. It is the part of the ground in which plants grow, and without


Content Showcase: December 2016

As classrooms prepare for the final weeks of 2016, Discovery Education’s content library continues to grow. Preview featured titles in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada. Links to each program mentioned in the video are located below. Islands of Evolution: Madagascar: A World Apart by BBC Active (50:11) Grades: 6-8, 9-12 Services:


Celebrating Our DEN Ambassadors

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the opportunity to check in with our DEN-mazing educators in Maury County, Tennessee. Over the course of the fall semester, DEN STAR Tammy Crews has been hosting a cohort of our DEN Ambassador program with her colleagues at McDowell Elementary School in Columbia, TN. During the final of the

Three Gray Wolves (Canis Lupus) Hunting In Thorofare Pass, Denali National Park And Preserve, Interior Alaska, Composite

SOS: Three Questions

This strategy allows students the opportunity to ask three questions, leading them into their own learning through deeper investigation. Introduced by Trace Dominguez at DENSI 2015, this strategy reinforces the concept that when students generate their own questions about a story, text, problem, or topic, it piques student interest and gives purpose for reading or research thus driving learning through inquiry.


I Used to Read Books but now I….

Our Ignite events are really focused on the individuals in the room. Yes, we tweet and blog about them, but the talks themselves are best experienced in person. Occasionally, when it permits we do record them. At our Ignite event in Winnipeg last month, Andy Mckiel turned on his recorder and captured the audio of


Ignite Your Passion for Discovery Edmonton, AB edition

This is actually our 2nd event in Edmonton in 2016. Thanks to the efforts of Diane Lefebvre and host district Edmonton Catholic, we had a terrific evening with a huge variety of talks. We heard talks about life-changing events, mental health, classroom transformations as well as our first singing Ignite talk . Here’s a list


Community Update November 25th, 2016

Here is your bi-weekly update from Discovery Education. Catch the update on our DEN Friends Facebook group or here on the blog. See the full list of links mentioned in this post, below, and be sure to share with your colleagues. Links from this week’s update: NBA Math Agriculture and Ford Virtual Field Trip STEMchat