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DEN Trend Report: 9/2/15

In this DEN Trend Report:
>From Media Specialists To Digital Literacy Leaders
>Technology Reshapes Education, ‘Making Thinking Visible’
>3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Transforming Learning Spaces
>Ready Or Not, Here It Comes: Remaking Teacher Training With An Innovative Twist
>Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back The “Cool” Science Teacher
>20 Edtech Concepts And Devices That Every Teacher Should Know About
>Apps To Bring Math And Science Skills Back After Summer
>These 10 Trends Are Shaping The Future Of Education

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Ignite Your Passion is Back

The plan was simple.  Choose a region full of passionate educators. Find 10 or so people willing to share a 5-minute talk. Select a pub or restaurant where folks could gather. Invite 100 or so friends and strangers and watch the magic happen. These events were called, “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery” They were truly some

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September 2015: HOTS for Bloom’s, part 3

The two previous posts (1 & 2) in this three-part series provided some background in how to recognize and teach critical thinking skills and, using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy as a guide, embed the higher-order thinking skills into teaching and learning. The two posts also highlighted some tech-enhanced activities. In this post, I will be providing

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Survey Says: Implementing 1:1 or 1:Many

Back to school means back to Discovery Education. Now that your bulletin boards are hung and your classroom procedures are posted, it’s time to dig into some engaging instructional ideas. Whether you have devices for every student or your classroom tech equals the projector and your laptop or maybe you are somewhere in between, your

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Lively Lessons: Labor Day

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Celebrate the achievements of workers in the United States throughout its history with this exploration of Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement.

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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

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