The use of social media is commonplace for educators nowadays. I interact daily with teachers on Twitter, which is my social network of choice. I monitor each person that follows me and make sure they are educators that are going to be interested in the things I post about. I think the most important component
Learning is: Finding the STEM in the Study of the History of Thanksgiving Visit Mrs. Mallien’s first grade classroom at University Elementary School in Shreveport, Louisiana. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in their study of the history of Thanksgiving and its STEM connections. The Big Idea Through interactive STEM
Discovery Education Community Team member Jannita Demian was this week’s DEN Connect live stream, sharing Back-to-School updates, strategies and resources from Discovery Education. To continue the conversation, here are a couple of recommendations. Watch the on demand archive below. Log into the DEN Online Community and view the comments in the chat room on DEN Connect Ask questions
Learn from your peers. Connect with experts. Share the world with your students. We are excited to share a calendar full of virtual events to support you in your own professional learning and provide opportunities to connect your students to experts and other classrooms from around the globe. We hope you’ll join us for an
Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? (though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772). During the short lived “Age of Liberty” in Sweden, landholding-women were provided limited opportunities to vote! Officially, however, the first “self-governing” country to open voting to all women without any conditions was New Zealand
Discovery Education Techbook and the Discovery Educator Network have both been nominated for the third-annual THE Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The online awards recognize outstanding contributions in education, and the winners are selected by an online poll. Survey respondents can vote for their favorite “software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the job
Did you know that the legal separation of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2nd? The Declaration of Independence was formally approved by Congress two days later, on July 4th, 1776. Indeed, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail that July 2nd, “will be the most memorable epoch in the history of
Listening, reading, and/or watching for key ideas and details is an important comprehension skill for students of all ages to master. Understanding what a media selection explicitly says allows a student to make inferences and take appropriate actions. The Sticky Back strategy encourages students to listen and observe beyond the obvious, reporting key ideas and details they observed -and hope their classmates did not!
February 11th is National Inventors Day! Thomas Edison was born 170 years ago on February 11th, and he made a enormous impact on life as we know it! Edison is credited with inventing over 1,100 items, however he was only scratching the surface of innovation. Many people, including students, think everything worth inventing has been
STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture.