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Be a Champion for Your Students

Be a Champion for Your Students

As students embark on the college process, they are often overwhelmed. There are so many colleges and universities to choose from, how can they know if they are choosing the right one? The TalentED Project gives unique access to free tools to help your students connect with admissions recruiters from selective colleges and universities across

Top 10 Digital Resource Blogs in 2017

We love bringing attention to special days and current events that can be supported and celebrated with digital resources in the classroom. In 2017, we posted suggestions and instructional strategies almost every week, and sometimes more. Here are the most popular posts and a description of the select multimedia resources and easy-to-implement classroom activities they

SOS: Pause and Play

Watching a video for academic reasons is very different than watching a video for entertainment. Just pressing the play button does not ensure that students will understand or learn. Students need to apply comprehension strategies to make sense of material they watch, in much the same way as they do when they read written text. Pause & Play works just like it sounds: you use both pause and play when sharing a video segment with your students. This simple yet powerful process directs students to focus on understanding the content presented by the video. It provides them with multiple opportunities to fix up and monitor their comprehension before they engage in discussion and synthesis of the material.

#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with DE! Dr. King is arguably America’s most well-known civil rights leader and activist, praised for his nonviolent approach to protest and change. Students continue to be drawn to his words, actions, and legacy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great time to help them study

#CelebrateWithDE – Golden Globes

It’s the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes! The nominations have been announced, the host (Seth Meyers) has been selected, and Oprah Winfrey will be receiving the Cecil B. deMille award. This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to

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January 2018: Multimodal creation with Discovery Education Streaming

MULTIMODAL CREATION Multimodality occurs when students use several modes to create a product and/or communicate a message. These modes can involve speaking, writing, listening, and visual resources. When we have a student create a multimedia project that involves music, narration, and images, the goal should be for these resources to be used to create meaning

Content Showcase: December 2017

Check out fresh content added to DE services during the month of December. Access the full list of new content added to the Discovery Education library each month by visiting the New This Month content collection. Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trips: Paws Up for Polar Bears Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 Services: Streaming U.S., Streaming Canada

Happy Winter Break: Recharge with Discovery Education

Happy Holidays! The Discovery Education Learning Communities team wants to encourage you to find some time to treat yourself over the winter break. We hope you’ll spend some time each day exploring different ways to relax, reflect, and renew! You deserve it. Enjoy. Over the course of five days, we invite you to try simple

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