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

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

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

What Librarians Think About Discovery Education’s Techbook

The School Library Journal recently shared its coveted review spotlight with Discovery Education’s Techbook series. The Journal’s glowing review of Techbook called it a well-designed, multimodal resource capable of enhancing learning and adapting to individual student needs. “These relevant, reliable digital textbooks are a welcome addition to classrooms and school districts that value 21st-century learning

NBA Players Show Students Why Math Matters on the Court

Judging by the excitement and cheers in the John Hayden Johnson Middle School auditorium on Friday, you wouldn’t have guessed the students had gathered there to do math problems. But it’s not every day that your middle school is graced by the presence of NBA legends, players, and executives. Students at the Washington D.C. school

NBA + Discovery Education = A Math Slam Dunk

There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These

4 Elements of Great STEM Education

The following is from our latest white paper on STEM, “Using Science Techbook to Support Great STEM Education,” written by Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Curriculum at Discovery Education. Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity.

Oak Ridge Students Achieve More with Discovery Education

Students at Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee have significantly increased their state testing scores using a combination of Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and Streaming Plus. A recent analysis by Discovery Education shows that Oak Ridge’s fourth graders taught with these resources had higher science, reading, and math scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program

Busting the Myth of Student Engagement

The following is an excerpt of our latest article on student engagement, “Demystifying Student Engagement,” written by Jaime LaForgia, director of professional development content, Discovery Education. Picture a student-centered classroom full of inquiry and engagement. Seventh-grade students are in groups — some around a computer conducting a virtual lab from Discovery Education Techbook, others working with

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