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Discover Our Impact Day Celebrating 25 years

Discover Our Impact Day Celebrating 25 years

Where were you June 17th, 1985? Discovery Channel made it’s debut and celebrated the 25th Anniversary this past Friday.  Reinforcing Discovery Communication’s mission, 2,500 employees around the world made an impact volunteering with 140 worldwide events including Chicago, London, Miami, Madrid, Rome, New York, Maryland, Singapore and more. In my local office in Chicago I

Excited To See You at ISTE 2010!

It’s that time again! Time to jump for joy! It’s not too late to join Discovery Education and all of the fun activities at the upcoming ISTE Conference.   Not only do we have events during the ISTE Conference but even before! Join us for a day of networking, creativity, and connections at the Denver

Fight Childhood Obesity with Energy Balance 101

Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) announced today an unprecedented, innovative alliance to help parents, educators, and children address the problem of childhood obesity. Energy Balance 101 is a web-based outreach campaign to encourage and promote physical activity and healthy eating, especially among children. The online campaigns address rising levels of childhood

Happy Birthday, Abe!

This is the 201st anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and you’re probably celebrating it by anticipating Valentine’s Day with your students. Monday will be the official Presidents’ Day celebration with the usual day off or institute or something along those lines. “When I was a kid” in the middle of the last century, when there

Well Intentioned Paperwork III

We probably all associate a favorite quote to people we listen to and read. For better or worse. “Well intentioned paperwork” is my favorite from Jason Ohler. He uses it to describe most of our “traditional” assignments and assessments. I bring this up because I am beginning to teach my 9th section of Digital Storytelling