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January 2013: Digital storytelling and the CCSS

January 2013: Digital storytelling and the CCSS

One of the perks of teaching for the Wilkes/Discovery Master’s program (besides the great students I come in contact with) is my access to the online library databases at Wilkes University.  In library school, I still remember signing on to the ERIC databases, via an acoustic coupler, for a total of fifteen minutes of online

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November 2012: Infographics for advocacy and promotion

One way to promote your district, school, or program or to advocate for increased funding or attention, is to create an infographic. An infographic is a way to capture your audience as you visually tell a story or clarify information. An infographic is defined as a visual representation of information. Movement.org created a page to

Talk Like a Pirate Day

The pirate speaks,”Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’s a fun day t’ brin’ out your inner Jack Sparrow and have some fun. Members o’ t’ DE Team have put together messages that we’ll be sharin’ throughout t’ day.  Enjoy these messages or we’ll have you walk the plank. The pirate speaks,”Do you know

Does This Bring Back Memories?

I couldn’t believe my ears.  My daughter came home from piano lessons the other day and started playing a new song she learned.  When I heard it, I instantly thought of many great Discovery moments.  If you’ve been a part of the DEN for several years, you’ll undoubtedly recognize the tune below and it will

Top 10 Finalists for Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education and 3M have announced 10 students from across the country as the top finalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Each finalist will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in the competition finals on Oct. 5, 2010, where students will demonstrate scientific innovation,

Semifinalists Announced for 2010 Young Scientist Challenge

Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 47 middle school students from across the country as semifinalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The semifinalists were selected based on their science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face in everyday life,

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