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
Do have an upcoming staff development meeting? Are you looking for a few creative ways to share digital integration strategies? Here are some of our favorite ways to share the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series.
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
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.
Tweet, Tweet! is a great way to bring social media into the classroom without needing to use Internet access. Using Post-It notes, participants create tweets (140 characters or less) and create discussions, answer questions, or summarize knowledge. Here’s one way that Durham Public Schools are using this strategy with students, faculty and staff.
This week’s lively lesson features an idea shared by DEN Educator Dacia Jones, a science specialist from Durham, North Carolina. Lively Lesson Idea: Use your favorite Mythbusters episode as a virtual teaching lab. Example: When teaching force and motion; use the Toy Car -vs- Real Car episode. Set up a leaf blower and toy track
Discovery Education’s Content Team presents to you the fifth installment of Content Showcase. This month’s episode provides a roundup of programs covering a variety of topics, including social justice, storytelling, the science of sound, and American history. Featured programs are available in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada. Links to each program mentioned in the video
The previous post 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. This time and in part three, I will provide some activities and the iOS apps and tools to support
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