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December 2015: Presentation Tips and Tricks

Discovery Education Streaming includes tons of resources that can be used by teachers and students for projects and presentations. In addition to editable videos, there are images, clipart, and songs, sound effects and other audio clips. To make a presentation get noticed and stand out, there are some basic methodologies you should think about. COLORS


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SOS Holiday Twist: Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

I am enjoying watching friend’s and family’s social media feeds fill with images of winter. Many of them have already received their first snowfall of the season and I’m jealous.  Call me crazy (and most of my colleagues have!) but I LOVE snow! I actually enjoy shoveling! In fact, last year, my 7 year old



Lively Lessons: Celebrate Holidays

Join your Discovery Education Community for a collaborative project which will allow you and your students to compare holidays celebrated around the world and even invent your own.



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