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SOS + Technology = A Perfect Pair

SOS + Technology = A Perfect Pair

Though SOS Strategies are flexible enough to be used in any classroom, regardless or experience or access to technology, some strategies are a natural fit for incorporating the use of technology. Educators share how SOS and technology—in the form of tablet and Chrome-based apps, websites, and Google Classroom templates—are the perfect match.

Learning and Sharing with SOS

The Spotlight On Strategies series contains a collection of creative, research-based instructional strategies that incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.

This collection continues to be one of the most used, and most valued, resources for the Discovery Educator Network community. It contains more than 135 research based instructional strategies with video vignettes and downloadable PDF instructions for using them in your classroom.

Community Update

Community Update: April 3, 2018

  View the video to see what’s happening across the Discovery Education Community. Here are links to the content shared: Summer Institutes DEN STAR Educator program Discovery Education Virtual Reality DEN Online Community / Your iDENtity Day of Discovery Tour Discovery Education Events #DENChat I Witness Video Challenge from Shoah Foundation #DENspiration

Accepted to #DENSI2018: Meet Sandy Swartz

Accepted to #DENSI2018 Congratulations, Sandy Swartz! @Sandee85 Instructional Technology Trainer St. Tammany Parish Schools (LA) Sandy has the privilege of providing instructional technology professional development to the administrators, curriculum team, teachers, and students in a district of over 39,000 students.  She has presented at local, state, and national conferences where she enjoys infusing the unique

SOS Top Ten for Promoting Cooperation, Collaboration, and Teamwork

The more practice students have while in school, the better they’ll get at working together to accomplish a goal. This month we’re highlighting how Spotlight on Strategies instructional ideas can help students learn to cooperate, collaborate, and be an active team member in your classroom.

Accepted to #DENSI2018: Meet Stephanie Malkin

Accepted to #DENSI2018 Congratulations, Stephanie Malkin! @MalkinSaban Personal Pathways Teacher for Grades 7-9, Edmonton Catholic Schools (AB) Stephanie has a range of experiences at a variety of levels and schools with supporting students with diverse learning needs in a nontraditional school setting. She has a passion for finding and sharing innovative ways to motivate children to

DEN STAR Educator Program Relaunch

DEN STAR Educators are knowledgeable about the effective use of Discovery Education’s digital services, programs, and events. They actively share this knowledge with other educators, and they report their sharing through the DEN Online Community. Discovery Education supports DEN STAR Educators with exclusive resources, learning opportunities, and experiences, and recognizes and celebrates them in-person and in the DEN Online Community. It is simple to become a DEN STAR

SOS Story: Sims Middle School

Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!

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