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The Power of Data: How to Use Computational Thinking to Engage Students

The Power of Data: How to Use Computational Thinking to Engage Students

By Pedro Delgado, 15 years teaching experience, 7th grade science and computer science 1 and 2 at Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, Ignite My Future in School Learning Leader In the modern workforce, professionals use a variety of skills to solve problems. It’s uncommon that a task would be siloed to one specific

Life Lessons and Career Connections: Experiential Career Resources to Inspire Student Success

Life-changing career explorations require resources that are reflect real life. Help your students pursue their passions and uncover innovative career pathways in exciting industries with Discovery Education’s immersive career exploration resources for middle and high school students. Check out a wide variety of hands-on activities, digital interactives, virtual field trips, and additional resources that combine experiential learning and powerful real-world insights to help make student career investigations come to life!  SEE COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AT WORK Help

Recognize College Savings Month with Financial Literacy Resources for High School Students

Planning for higher education can be a challenge for any family. Between Applications, essays, and tours, it can be a very stressful process. A crucial part of preparing for college is planning for the financial burden of paying for the type of higher education the student is most interested in.   The cost of higher education in the United States continues to rise,

Conquering the Juggling Act:  Dynamic Digital Resources to Support Integrated Student Health

The secret to achieving wellness rests in finding balance, which means first acknowledging the tremendous juggling act we’re all engaged in on a daily basis. Life’s many complications (looking at you 2020) can make us feel disjointed to the point where, even if we’re excelling in one area, we suddenly find we’ve dropped the ball in another area, just as we were getting into a groove!  But remember

Celebrate the Moments When Learning Comes Alive! Ignite Student Inspiration with Discovery Education’s Innovation Virtual Field Trips

* Did you know our brains have “Mirror Neurons”, which fire not only when we perform an action, but also when we observe that same action performed by another? This is why experiencing something and watching someone else experience it can have the exact same effect on our mind. *  Educators and parents both know that some of students’ most inspired moments of learning

Five Easy Activities to Support Project-Based STEM Learning with Resources from Science Fair Central 

As districts around the country begin to consider the specifics of back-to-school, it’s a great time to explore grab-and-go hands-on STEM projects that can be easily assigned to students whether they are in the classroom or learning virtually. Science Fair Central, developed in partnership with The Home Depot, features an entire portfolio of STEM projects to help students learn

Why ALL Students Should Experience Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids

Read on to learn why 4th grade educator Christi Vereckey, M.Ed., NBCT recommends Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids becomes a cornerstone of elementary school education. My students (and even my own children!) think unlimited money lives behind debit and credit cards. I often ask myself: as a teacher, how can I ensure our kids grow up

Creative, Fun & Free: 3 Design Challenge Activities for Families

By Guest Blogger By Megan Skipworth, Chapin High School, El Paso Independent School District As the summer approaches, students and their families need access to quality resources that are both engaging and fun – design challenges are a great example. Design thinking helps learners solve real-world problems using creativity and critical thinking skills. To help

Explore Virtual Project-Based Learning Opportunities with the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge

Project-based learning is designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects that are focused on developing solutions to real-world problems.  As parents and educators around the country look to expand virtual learning resources at their disposal, TCS’ Ignite My Future in School and the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge provide a one-stop destination for digital learning resources to

FEBRUARY FLASHBACK: Connecting Minnesota to the Power of STEM

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. The building blocks of our world and today’s childhood education. Now, more than ever, parents and educators are looking for tools to support students’ understanding of these critical 21st Century skills. To encourage exploration and build STEM curiosity in communities, UnitedHealthcare and Discovery Education hosted a STEM Community Night with Hopkins Public Schools in Hopkins, MN

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