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Learning in 360 Degrees: Mrs. Massie’s Students Are in the DogHouse

Learning in 360 Degrees: Mrs. Massie’s Students Are in the DogHouse

In Calgary, Alberta,  Laura Massie teaches science to grade 7s. This month, she allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying engineering with the Discovery Education Science Techbook  and the Alberta Grade 7 curriculum. This is a raw, unedited look at grade 7 students interacting and utilizing Science Techbook The Big Idea Students are working collaboratively

Learning in 360 Degrees: Gas Is A Blast In Tally Piscopo’s Fourth Grade STEAM Classroom

At SS Dixon Intermediate School in Milton, Florida, STEAM Innovate teacher Tally Piscopo connects science content and real-world connections through stations-based learning. This month, Mrs. Piscopo allowed the Discovery Education Community to join her as her fourth grade students investigated states of matter using the Discovery Education Science Techbook lesson “Measuring Matter” and Spotlight On Strategies series. Big

Discovery Education in Action: Heather James

Name: Mrs. Heather James Role: 6th Grade Math Teacher School: Ellerbe Middle School School District: Richmond County Schools Subjects/Grades Taught: 6th Grade Degree/Certificates: Middle Grades Math Education Background: I have taught for five and a half years. I attended Wingate University. My student teaching was completed at East Union Middle School in Marshville, NC. How did you

Teaching Scientific Explanation to Middle School Learners

On almost a daily basis, there are articles in the news that seek to provide a scientific explanation for how or why a given natural phenomenon occurred. The topic may be climate change, nuclear energy, genetically modified food or something else that impacts the everyday lives of middle school students. Students need to be able

Call for DEN Online Community Facilitators

UPDATED: We have now opened up consideration for facilitators to retired Discovery Educators. Those individuals have the necessary background and now have a way to remain active in a community that they helped build. Wanted: DEN Online Community Facilitators We are looking for community members to serve as DEN Online Community Facilitators. Facilitators must be current

Learning in 360 Degrees: Ms. James’ Math Students Dig Into Learning

In Ellerbe, North Carolina, there are many station stops on Heather James’ journey to helping her sixth grade students feel empowered through success with math. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying coordinate planes with the Discovery Education Math Techbook in Unit 6.1. The Big Idea By utilizing her

Learning in 360 Degrees: Mrs. Hawley’s 3rd Grade Students Are Out of This World

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1… Learning has lifted off for Mrs. Hawley’s 3rd grade students at Anaheim Hills Elementary in Orange Unified School District. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying the universe. The Big Idea By completing a series of interactive centers featuring Discovery Education Techbook resources, Mrs. Hawley’s students examined the

How to Conduct Close Readings of Difficult Primary Source Texts

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That

Science Techbook a ‘Game Changer’ for 5th Graders at Asheboro Schools

We love hearing about student success in districts using Discovery Education Techbook. Over the years, we’ve gathered many such success stories, and it’s time to add Asheboro City Schools in North Carolina to that list. Asheboro’s newspaper, The Courier-Tribune, recently reported on local student achievement through their usage of Science Techbook, writing that the digital

Garland ISD TechFest’s VR, Techbook, and Community

Students, teachers, parents, and community members came out for Garland ISD’s TechFest on Thursday, January 26th. For two hours, they all had the chance to explore the technology available for students across the district. Discovery Education was on site with virtual reality (VR) goggles, TechBook stations and SOS integration for teachers. The VR goggles were

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