Author Archives: Brad Fountain

Chicago Public Schools Goes Digital with Discovery Education

Chicago Public Schools Goes Digital with Discovery Education

On Saturday, November 19, 2010 educators from across Chicago Public Schools attended a Day of Discovery at the SHEDD Aquarium in Chicago to learn how to utilize digital media from Discovery Education to enhance science instruction.  The day began with an opening from Phillipe Cousteau and was followed with breakout sessions designed to help educators

Head Rush

Discovery Communications, as part of the “Educate to Innovate” initiative, has launched a new, commercial-free science education programming block that is airing Monday-Friday (4:00 to 5:00 PM ET/PT) and Saturdays (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) on Science Channel called Head Rush.  In place of commercial advertising, Science Channel is running PSAs highlighting notable “cool jobs” in the

Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn, featuring Dr. Larry Rosen

Join Dr. Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the author of “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn,” in an eye-opening webinar Sept. 15th at 7pm ET about how today’s students learn given their access and frequent interaction with technology.  Dr. Rosen draws a distinction between

Discovery Education and Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Students and teachers from across Maimi-Dade County Public Schools celebrated the partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Discovery Education on Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Biscayne Bay Nature Center.  The day began with a welcome from Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo who introduced Philippe Cousteau who talked to the students about their role

Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

If you happen to be lucky enough to live outside a major city and have a clear night tonight you might get a chance to experience the Perseid Meteor Shower.  For viewing tips click here.  If you want to integrate the Perseid Meteor Shower into your lessons log into Discovery Education Science and do keyword

Charlotte Geocaching Day

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Charlotte Geocaching Day at the US National Whitewater Center.  A special thanks to Dr. Cindy Moss of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) for participating and sharing the experience with fellow educators from across CMS.  The weather was wonderful after our brief rain shower during instructions and teams trekked