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Recognize Earth Day by Challenging Students to Explore Meaningful Innovation with Tech for Global Good

Recognize Earth Day by Challenging Students to Explore Meaningful Innovation with Tech for Global Good

April 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Now more than ever, the planet needs the ingenuity of our young people to solve the world’s biggest ecological issues.  Empower your students to explore the cutting-edge technology being utilized to solve big problems, such as access to clean water, health inequity and climate change with new Tech for Global Good resources from Tech for Tomorrow.  Developed

Stronger Than Hate Challenge Empowers Students to Take Control of Virtual Learning

This week’s blog is written from the perspective of USC Shoah Foundation junior interns, who are part of USC Shoah Foundation’s William P Lauder Junior Intern program.  Please read below for their views on how participation in the Stronger Than Hate Challenge impacts student learning. By Alejandra Casillas, Grace Sandman, Hannah Levy, John Levy and

Recognize Earth Day by Staying Resourceful While Working from Home

Families around the country are working diligently to navigate a new normal as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  We know that for educators the new normal requires exploring new digital tools to support their students’ progress. Discovery Education is proud to partner with Itron to provide digital learning resources that help students understand the

STEM Careers Coalition: Top 3 SOS Instructional Strategies for Successful Career Exploration in the Classroom

The STEM Careers Coalition is a first-of-its-kind coalition of industry partners that have joined forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide. The Coalition’s mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers at no-cost

Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power 

By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District  Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice. This curriculum is coming at a time when we see more and more youth getting involved with causes they are passionate

Encourage Critical Thinking and Career Exploration with Classroom Resources and a New Virtual Field Trip from Navigating Nuclear 

Contributed by Corey Orr, Science Enrichment Teacher at Eastbrook Middle School in Whitfield County, Georgia  Designed to increase understanding of nuclear energy and nuclear technology applications,?Navigating Nuclear?provides educators with the tools to dig deeper into the role of nuclear science in fields like power generation, medicine, space exploration, food preservation, molecular science, and more. Standards-aligned curriculum for middle and high

Tundra Connections: Experience Polar Bears – Grades 4+

Scientists already know a lot about polar bears and there is so much more to learn. Join Discovery Education and Polar Bears International for Tundra Connections, a virtual field trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and witness the scientific process in action. Challenge your students to learn as much as they can and continue to generate

Tundra Connections: Experience Polar Bears – Grades K-3

The story of the polar bear is full of drama: a frozen habitat, shifting sea ice, fierce competition for limited resources, and adorable cubs learning to hunt. Help your students understand this incredible bear and its environment by joining Discovery Education for Tundra Connections, a virtual field trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada with Polar Bears

How We Won $10k For Our Elementary School (And How You Can Too)

My name is Addy Ruby, and I’m a Technology Instructor at Larry Miller Intermediate School in New Concord, Ohio. As an educator, it’s important to see my students succeed in all aspects of life, particularly in areas that might not be at the forefront of elementary school curriculum. Unlike math, science, and English – aka

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