Author Archives: Rebecca Topol

Spring VirtCon 2015

Spring VirtCon 2015

by Brian Goodwin Students around the country are growing up in an age of technology where books are fossils and paper tests are telegrams. Following along with a non-interactive lesson plan just to prepare for a quiz does not stimulate the young mind anymore. Teachers have taken notice of the risk of being closed-minded in

Wednesday Blog Hiatus

Hello everyone! We’ll be taking a break from Wednesday blog posts for a while, but don’t worry! We’re still here to answer your questions by phone, email, Twitter, and chat, and we’re working on tons of other projects. Make sure to keep your eyes open for more episodes of our Support YouTube series, Discovery Education

Discovery Education Essentials Episode 2: Interactive Site Trainings

The second episode of the Support team’s YouTube series, Discovery Education Essentials, is live! This installment will walk you through a new feature of the site: interactive training modules that walk you through every facet of the site. They’re a great way for teachers and administrators to get familiar with all of Discovery Education’s features

Calendar of Cool: Vincent van Gogh Born!

Born on March 30 near Brabant, Holland, Vincent van Gogh is equally known for the swirling brushwork of his paintings and for his battles with mental health problems. Van Gogh worked as an art dealer, a teacher, and a missionary without much success. Supported by his devoted younger brother Theo, he went to Paris to

Calendar of Cool: Gutenberg Bible Printed

On March 22 the 1455 the Gutenberg Bible was printed. Johannes Gutenberg invented the first practical printing press, changing the world forever. Up until that time, books had to be handwritten, and were painstakingly copied out by monks. This made books rare and expensive, meaning they were only available to large libraries and to the wealthy. Gutenberg’s

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