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November 2016: Civil discourse in the classroom

November 2016: Civil discourse in the classroom

During this season of debates and political commercials, the stereotypes, biases, and negativity seem to have taken over civil discourse. As our students watch the televised political debates, read the responses on Twitter or Reddit, or view the video responses from those with an agenda, they need to understand how to value someone else’s point of view and

Fall VirtCon 2016

Hints and Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Fall VirtCon Viewing Party

Autumnal leaves, pumpkin spiced latte, apple picking….all pale in comparison to everyone’s favorite Fall activity – Fall VirtCon. While many enjoy participating from the comfort of their own home, hundreds of others will be gathered at Viewing Parties around North America. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first time host, we’ve got all the

#CelebratewithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month

Continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Discovery Education resources and strategies. This collection highlights cultural traditions that are often practiced to celebrate the month. Featured Resources Hispanic Culture: Volume 01 Full Video, Grades K-12 Introduces students to various aspects of Hispanic culture and traditions, including animals, food, greetings, clothing, celebrations, music, and more.  

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September 2016: iOS utility apps for the classroom

As you begin another school year, I wanted to share some of my favorite iOS apps and utilities. Many of these tools can be used by you as you develop lessons and units, and by students as they utilize the resources found in the Discovery Education collection. I do my best work in coffeeshops. Besides being

This Charlotte School District Has Taken a Content First Approach to Digital

Partnership powered by:  With more than 140,000 students, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina is one of the largest public school districts in the region and has long been recognized as a leader in instructional innovation. They’ve taken a content first approach to integrating digital technology in their classrooms and have done so across Math, Science,

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August 2016: Pokémon Go in the classroom

How can you utilize the game “Pokemon Go” in your classroom in a meaningful way? Student excitement about this game can be easily harnessed to support all kinds of fun and pedagogically-sound lessons and activities! Before we start, and if you have not yet played the game, there are some vocabulary words you might need.  

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