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September 2016: iOS utility apps for the classroom

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.  

Content Showcase: Earth Day 2016

Discovery Education’s Content Team presents to this special Earth Day edition of the Discovery Education Content Showcase. Earth Day is on Friday, April 22nd and Discovery Education is proud to be your go-to resource for the freshest Earth Day content. Below are four new resources to fuel the discussion about this global environmental observance. Racing Extinction by

Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

I am still mentally unpacking all of the great learning and connections made at the 17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE! As I explained in my brief remarks prior to an amazing keynote by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, I couldn’t have felt more at home. Growing up in a household with three sisters and marrying into a family

Content Showcase: Read Across America

Discovery Education’s Content Team presents to you the 11th episode of Content Showcase. This episode highlights the National Education Association’s Read Across America program, a year-round initiative that peaks in the month of March. Read Across America focuses on motivating children and teens to read—through events, partnerships, and reading resources. In celebration of Read Across America, here