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New Resources from DNA Decoded Demonstrate the Real-World Applications of Genomics

New Resources from DNA Decoded Demonstrate the Real-World Applications of Genomics

Genomics is the study of an organism’s entire DNA. This knowledge can be applied in a number of ways to help solve important global challenges like fighting disease outbreaks, innovating agricultural advancements, and developing life-saving targeted therapies. You can introduce your high school students to this category of curriculum at the intersection of biology and technology, with digital resources

Celebrate the Moments When Learning Comes Alive! Ignite Student Inspiration with Discovery Education’s Innovation Virtual Field Trips

* Did you know our brains have “Mirror Neurons”, which fire not only when we perform an action, but also when we observe that same action performed by another? This is why experiencing something and watching someone else experience it can have the exact same effect on our mind. *  Educators and parents both know that some of students’ most inspired moments of learning

STEM Careers Coalition Video Series Demonstrates the Impact of STEM Skills in Innovation

Solutions Seekers Series Spotlights Professionals Responding to COVID-19 Help students connect the dots between the application of STEM skills and innovating solutions to important real-world challenges with the  STEM Careers Coalition  COVID-19 Solution Seekers, a video series spotlighting how STEM professionals at non-profits corporations, and within industry are pivoting to meet the needs presented by

Using Project-Based Learning to Develop 21st Century Skills

Contributed with Sandy Swartz, M.Ed., Instructional Technology Trainer, St. Tammany Parish Public School System In today’s learning environment, students need more than academic knowledge to thrive in college, careers and beyond. As a result, educators are dually tasked with increasing core subject comprehension and developing 21st-century skills, especially in STEM. Project-based learning (PBL) is designed

Explore the Tech Innovations of Tomorrow with Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies

Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) are research-based instructional strategies for integrating Discovery Education digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. These strategies are flexible and can be used as part of in-classroom, virtual and hybrid learning environments to support critical thinking and student engagement.  Tech for Tomorrow was developed in partnership with The Tech Interactive, a museum in San Jose, CA, and

Five Easy Activities to Support Project-Based STEM Learning with Resources from Science Fair Central 

As districts around the country begin to consider the specifics of back-to-school, it’s a great time to explore grab-and-go hands-on STEM projects that can be easily assigned to students whether they are in the classroom or learning virtually. Science Fair Central, developed in partnership with The Home Depot, features an entire portfolio of STEM projects to help students learn

Lead Employees & Unite Communities with the Power of Prevention

Discovery Education and DEA Offer Opioid Prevention Resources for the Workplace & Beyond  On a mission to provide educational resources to end the U.S. opioid epidemic through no-cost substance misuse prevention resources, Operation Prevention was developed in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to empower educators to tackle the opioid misuse conversation with students.  Educating our youth about substance misuse is increasingly critical

Inspire Students to Consider Careers in Mining Innovation with All-New Dig Into Mining Career Resources  

If students can’t see it, they can’t be it! Exposing students to a wide variety of industries and career paths is key to expanding their interest in STEM careers. In partnership with Freeport-McMoRan, Dig Into Mining provides students with a deeper understand of the mining industry overall, and new career profiles give students the opportunity to discover how

Encourage Students to Discover the Infinite Possibilities for Innovation with “The Internet of Things,” a New Virtual Field Trip from Conservation Station – Now Available On-Demand

The Internet of Things refers to a collection of computing devices – such as smart phones and speakers, thermostats and sensors – which are connected to a network to allow for an improved real-time data to better manage two of the most critical resources to humanity: energy and water. This new Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Conversation Station, developed in partnership

Recognize World Oceans Day with STEM-Focused Digital Resources from Boeing FUTURE U.

Marine biology and human life are inextricably linked, and the oceans may hold the secrets to many of our most pressing issues. In fact, recent research finds that even COVID-19 solutions may be underneath the ocean’s surface: according to one recent study bacteria found deep in the sea may be helpful in detecting the Coronavirus. The important

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