Discovery Education’s latest article is a deep dive into St. Vrain Valley Schools, a Colorado school district with a powerful story of reinvention. Read the introduction below and then download the full article for free. St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado is on a roll. In just under a decade, the district of 32,000 students
Cate Beck is a Digital Integration Specialist at Pine Lane Elementary in Colorado. She was introduced to DE at a summer conference in 2008 and shared “It was love at first sight! I was instantly connected to other teachers who had the same interests and new ideas.” Read on to find out her favorite ways
When I grow up, I want to be like Miss Frizzle–the hair, the dresses, the pet lizard…and of course, the magic school bus. Thanks to Discovery, you too can go on adventures with Miss Frizzle and her class with the animated science series “Magic School Bus”. To explore all things science, Miss Frizzle transforms a
Confession: I have seen most, if not all of the episodes of a show called “Grossology”. I can blame this partially on the fact that I have an 8 year old son who revels in anything with the words ‘snot’, “poop’ and ‘fart’ in it. The first time I saw Grossology I was conned into
The Mythbusters Explosive Exhibit just opened at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I was lucky enough to tour it before it officially opened. I love the hands-on nature of the exhibition and that you get to declare tests as confirmed, plausible, or busted. I thought about how my students would do with these.
One of the most popular sessions at our DENapalooza Denver event last month was an unconference session allowing teachers to complete their STAR application. We’re so excited to welcome the following new DEN STARS to the Colorado Council! Tara Ail Jeff Allen Debbie Barr Tanya Cunningham Heather Fortelka Linda Horne Christi JohnsonLaura Kannaka Beth
“Don’t try this at home–we are what you’d call ‘experts’.” When you hear these words, you know it’s MythBusters time. Subscribers to Discovery Education Streaming are lucky to be able to have on-demand access to many Mythbusters episodes to use with their students. (Note: It may be that Mythbusters is for Discovery Streaming Plus subscribers
Image Credit: http://mla.multiview.com/userlogo/mla/58174v1v1.jpg Welcome to a new series written by the Discovery Educator Network’s Blog and Social Media Team! In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Discovery Series and how we’re using them in classrooms. This week, we’re looking more into animated versions of classic children’s stories published by Weston Woods.
Gwynn Moore (@gimmym) and I (@apstechgoddess) had some fun chasing down Chompie at ISTE a few weeks ago. Instead of tweeting a single “We found him” tweet, we decided to have a bit more fun with a whole series of tweets that told a story. Here is our Twitter-Tale. Last morning of #iste13. Starting with
I am spending today in a full-day PD session on Nettrekker. If you are a teacher and haven’t heard of Nettrekker, call your district Ed Tech department now and ask them when they will be providing this resource to you and your students. Nettrekker is an Internet search tool for students. It allows for three