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Helpful Tools to Turn Your Students into Cyber Detectives with Tech for Tomorrow

Helpful Tools to Turn Your Students into Cyber Detectives with Tech for Tomorrow

Tech for Tommorow is an all-new digital education program designed to highlight the ways technology and innovation can better our world. Developed in partnership with The Tech Interactive, a family-friendly science and technology center at the heart of downtown San Jose, CA, on a mission to inspire the innovator in everyone.  Below, guest blogger Elizabeth

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January 2020: Questioning skills to support design thinking

There are hundreds of visual models of the design thinking process on the Web. They all include similar components as illustrated below.   The first step in the design thinking process, empathizing, requires students to identify a problem or process from the point of view of the intended audience. Developing this empathetic mindset requires asking

Using Super Health, Super You Program Resources to Encourage Healthy Habits in Your School & Community

Super Health, Super You is an educational program designed to initiate healthy lifestyle conversations in upper elementary classes and school communities across the country. The program content helps educators inspire students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Below our guest blogger, Lisette Venegas, a Bilingual Resource Teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary & Core Knowledge Charter School

TGR EDU: Explore Helps Students ‘Discover their Passion’ through Exploration

Josh Prater, a US History teacher at Sam Rayburn High School in the Pasadena Independent School District, is our guest blogger.  Below, Josh explores the TGR: EDU Explore program, highlighting the program’s focus on helping students discover their passion. Students are constantly reminded about the importance of preparing for college and career, but the responsibility

#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring. Worms will start appearing, the birds will dial up their song, and we may breathe a sigh of relief

SOS Top Ten for STEM Thinking

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight some of the most popular ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to encourage and develop STEM thinking in your classroom. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, is the Discovery Education instructional focus for the month of March. The STEM movement has grown from

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March 2019: Thinking processes and STEM

The hundreds of quality STEM-related videos and materials in the Discovery Education online collection make it easy to find content to use for your lessons and units. However, take time for students to develop a solid thinking process before starting your STEM unit. STEM, with its combined focus on science, technology, engineering and math, should

Why I LOVE Econ Essentials

Guest blog by Jacqueline Prester, Teacher, Mansfield High School For several years, I have enjoyed using the Econ Essentials modules to deliver high-quality economics curriculum in the Entrepreneurship class I teach at Mansfield High School.  The interactive modules provide student choice, self-paced learning, and a sense of accomplishment with a certificate of completion. I was

#CelebrateWithDE – National STEM/STEAM Day

National STEM / STEAM Day arrives on November 8, bringing with it a focus on the incredibly important and engaging subjects of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Give your students a sense of what’s involved in careers in these exciting fields by completing a few activities steeped in the pursuit of discoveries and

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Let’s Go Girls! Get Inspired with a Special Guest Blogger   Meet Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA. In this position, she helps develop and implement national strategic initiatives to effectively serve girls and their families.  She serves as a national spokesperson

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