Author Archives: Megan Browning

One Idea With: Dr. Robert Furman, South Park Elementary School Principal and ISTE Author

One Idea With: Dr. Robert Furman, South Park Elementary School Principal and ISTE Author

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dr. Robert Furman, Principal of Pennsylvania’s South Park Elementary School and ISTE Author. Dr. Furman’s One Idea focuses on how technology can be used to engage reluctant readers. Watch the video below to learn more, and then click this link

Veterans Day Scavenger Hunt

This Veterans Day, Discovery Education took part in presenting and online scavenger hunt featuring America: Facts vs. Fiction host, Jamie Kaler. In these videos, Jamie tests your knowledge of American History by providing clues where the audience is then asked to determine if his statement is either fact or fiction. Join in on the conversation by using

One Idea With: Dr. Randy Hansen, University of Maryland University College

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dr. Randy Hansen, Associate Professor & Program Chair, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland University College. Dr. Hansen’s One Idea focuses on encouraging innovation in higher education and transforming the way we prepare teachers.  Watch the video below to learn more, and then click this link for additional information

One Idea With: Bill Sterrett, ASCD Author, Educational Leadership Faculty Member and Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Bill Sterrett. A former principal, Sterrett now serves as an Associate Professor and Master of School Administration (MSA) Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Sterrett’s One Idea focuses on ABC’s of teacher engagement at faculty meetings. Watch

The White House Astronomy Night

October 19 | 7:00 PM ET The 2015 White House Astronomy Night is a celebration of science, technology, and space. Students, teachers, scientists, engineers, astronauts, and others will spend the evening stargazing, learning about some of the newest astronomical discoveries, and checking out the cutting-edge technologies that enable us to explore and live in space. 

Mount Kilimanjaro Virtual Field Trip Today!

Hosted at St. Vrain Valley School District, the Virtual Field Trip will provide students with the opportunity to hear about Mount Kilimanjaro first-hand from educators who climbed the mountain. They will learn about collecting environmental data on the mountain’s six biomes and meet a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist to discuss the SMAP Mission, a

One Idea With: Dr. Darryl Adams, Superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dr. Darryl Adams, Superintendent of California’s Coachella Valley Unified School District. Dr. Adams’ One Idea focuses on the importance of connected relationships in education.  Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit Coachella Valley USD online for additional information

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal 8

SUMMIT DAY Crater Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp 18,398 to 19,340 to 10,498 feet Alpine Desert to Summit WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE SUMMIT! It is currently 10:30 local time. We made it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa! It was a very long climb, over many

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 7

Kossovo Camp to Crater Camp 16,000 to 18,398 feet Alpine Desert to Summit We had a long day today. We spent 7 hours walking what seemed like straight up, through skree (loose rock) and volcanic ash. About mid-day, right on schedule (like previous days), the clouds came in and the temperature dropped. It became very, very, cold.

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 6

Karanga Camp to Kossovo Camp 12,998 to 16,000 feet Alpine Desert Today was a very long and tough hike. We passed Barafu Camp on our way to Kossove Camp. Barafu, translating to ice in Swahili should give you some idea as to the temperature at this elevation. Each night the students continue to answer questions

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