Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!
Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.
Harness the energy that spring often brings and celebrate new beginnings and creative activities with your students. Consider a special spring project to do as a class. You might plant a real or craft garden; make bunches of paper flowers to deliver to the office, a younger classroom, or anyone on campus who may enjoy
Although St. Patrick’s Day originally marked the day of St. Patrick’s death on March 17, 461, it was changed by people who emigrated from Ireland to celebrate all things Irish. The secular holiday celebrates the many cultural traditions of the Irish! Featured Event Virtual Viewing Party: St. Patrick’s Day Discovery Education Streaming Grades K-2, 3-5,
It’s time to celebrate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, otherwise known as Pi. The infinite number is commonly shortened to 3.14 so mere humans can wrap their heads around it. We started giving Pi its due on 3/14/1988, the first national Pi Day, and have been eating pie and
Daylight Saving is back just as reliably as the rotation of the earth around the sun. Go beyond the clocks and the controversy to take a closer look at the star at the center of it all: Daylight. Whether helping us see more clearly or warming the planet or adding a little something special to
According to the campaign, “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” In honor of this mission, we’ve selected one resource from each category and suggest a few ways to celebrate this important day
Lauri Vitale shares how she used SOS: They Said What? and SOS Multiple Perspectives to help her students look at historical events through several different viewpoints.
Audra Barton shares how she used SOS Fakebook to engage her students in learning about Dr. Martin Luther King.
One of our favorite days of the year, Read Across America Day, celebrates reading in all forms. Participate in all your classes by encouraging students to read something they enjoy and providing class time for silent sustained reading. Give students a taste of the work that goes into writing what they read, too, by inviting