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Conservation Station – Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip

Conservation Station – Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip

What do streetlights and sea turtles have in common? By Rita A. Mortenson, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area High School, Wisconsin    Join me for an incredible virtual field trip to learn how smart streetlights are helping protect sea turtles in Florida, along with a wide variety of other innovative ways technology is working to

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

Pumpkin spice and everything nice… challenge students to welcome fall using all their senses and encourage them to celebrate the signs of autumn such as crunching leaves, sweet apples, and crisp air. Check out the beauty of autumn using high quality images you can find in Discovery Education paired with instructional strategies designed to inspire

NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

By Jessica Donaldson, Technology Teacher, Cane Bay Middle School, Berkeley County School District, SC __________________________________________ Did you know that South Carolina has four nuclear power plants that supplied roughly 58% of the state’s electricity in 2017? I live and teach in South Carolina, and while I knew we had several nuclear power plants, I did not

#CelebrateWithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! We celebrate Hispanic heritage each year between September 15 – October 15, but do you know why this timeframe was selected? Make sure your students know some of the reasons we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans: A number of independence days in Latin American countries, Mexico, and

Don’t miss the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 for your students!

Want your students to explore exciting STEM careers? Jobs in manufacturing are quickly evolving from simple factories to using 3-D printing, human-robot interactions, and extreme customization. Inspire your students to explore different career pathways and prepare them for exciting jobs in advanced manufacturing with this Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge. We’re calling on educators to create an innovative classroom

#CelebrateWithDE – World Teacher Day

October 5 is all about you: teachers! We’re celebrating World Teacher Day and we want you to join us. Maybe you’ll have trouble turning your attention from your students to yourself, but we’ve collected resources that may help you be a happier and better teacher – or, at least, they may save you some time.

Don’t Miss This Sweet Treat We’ve Cooked Up with Ford STEAM Lab!

Today, in our third and final activity from the Ford STEAM Lab and Discovery Education series, we will explore the magic behind Ice Cream-istry! If you’ve missed the other innovative offerings from this partnership, check out our past blogs and fun activities including: Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Power a Business Using

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Celebrate World Space Week with other humans around the Earth from October 4 – 10. The 2018 theme is “Space Unites the World” – a great opportunity to talk about the common fascination humans have with the vast space in which we exist. It’s also a good time to talk about curiosity and exploration. We’ve

Start With Hello Week with Sandy Hook Promise

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs are a place for students to show their leadership, creativity, and passion for protecting their friends, schools, and communities from violence before it happens. Established and led by students, the National Youth Advisory Board consists of high school SAVE members from across the country. In celebration of Start With Hello

#CelebrateWithDE – September Equinox

On September 22, the sun will shine directly on the equator as we experience the autumnal equinox and the official start of fall. Add the September equinox to your list of things to celebrate this month, right along with back-to-school, apple season, and the leaves changing color. This is also a great time to study

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