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#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

Keep it light and kind and April Fools’ Day can be a great time to play some tricks on your students and encourage them to get in on the fun. We’ve collected some resources that talk about the history of the holiday, get students moving, and highlight how even animals engage in trickery. LEARN The

The Power of Student Challenges

Over the last few years, I have students participate in the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Within our program, we do what we can to promote collaboration and problem solving, and I can think of no better way to do that then to let students take on real-world problems to solve. Most of the

#CelebrateWithDE – The Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Explore the universe through the mind of the late Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most brilliant scientists, through video segments from the Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking series. Featured Resource   Stephen Hawking (Canadian Version) Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources Experience the 35 resources in this

National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities & Challenges

Discovery Education is proud to co-sponsor National Youth Violence Prevention Week, from March 19 – 23. We value the importance of creating classrooms and communities where students and teachers both feel safe and happy, and we are pleased to stand beside our partner, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, and a number of well-regarded leaders in

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

2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Books open doors and windows to worlds and experiences which many students may never have the opportunity to enjoy in

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Encouraging Students to Make Mistakes: Lessons from Silicon Valley

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, used an abacus at his school in Ukraine because calculators were not available. As a teenager, he emigrated to the United States in 1992 and settled in Mountain View, California, not far from today’s Google headquarters. He and his mother struggled in those early years, living in public

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!

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.

#CelebrateWithDE – First Day of Spring

Harness the energy that spring often brings and celebrate new beginnings and creative activities with your students. Consider a special spring project to do as a class. You might plant a real or craft garden; make bunches of paper flowers to deliver to the office, a younger classroom, or anyone on campus who may enjoy