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  • Dining with the STARs at NCSLMA

    Discovery Education
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Will you be attending the NC School Library Media Association’s annual conference on October 9-11 in Winston Salem, NC? Do you live in the Winston Salem area?   Join Judy Uhrig and other local DEN STARs for Dining with the STARs! Let’s celebrate the great work you are doing with our students, build community, and learn more about the amazing opportunities offered by the Discovery Educator Network.   Friday, October 10 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mellow Mushroom (314 W. 4th St.)   REGISTER HERE!    
  • Epic Story Wants Your Students’ Votes!

    Discovery Education
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Epic Story votes are pouring in, but we want your students to have their opinions count. Encourage them to link to the Epic Story page and participate in PHASE I: Pick One, where they get to identify their favorite of three Science Channel clips. The clips are from the following shows: Monster Bug Wars, Outrageous Acts of Science, and How the Universe Works. Honestly, those of us on staff at Discovery are surprised by the current front-runner. Let your students be part of the action. PHASE II: Hear One is a virtual field trip with the winning clip’s producer on October 15 PHASE III:…
  • Walk and Talk Episode 14: Dean Shareski

    Discovery Education
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’re on a roll. Today’s Walk and Talk asks a simple but I think challenging question: Why would students want to come to your class? It really came out of a post I wrote last week called “Put Away The Laptops“. I’m dead serious when I ask for some comments here. I’d love to know what it is that you do that makes your classroom special. While it might seem like an invitation to brag, I think it is a more important conversation about the importance of the face to face experience we currently call school.
  • One Idea With: Karen Cator, President and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Promise

    Discovery Education
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the President and CEO of Digital Promise, Karen Cator.  A Congressionally authorized nonprofit, Digital Promise works at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and learning technology developers to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans through technology and research. Ms. Cator’s One Idea focuses on closing the digital learning gap.  Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit for additional information on the work of Digital…
  • DEN Trend Report: 9/17/14

    Discovery Education
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let’ us know what captured your eye and why! The Death of the Classroom As We Know It (CNBC) “…with the pace of change accelerating in virtually every discipline, he said, “the classroom has to be about more than delivering information—a place where children come together in a group and solve problems in an interdisciplinary way.” A Surprising Benefit of the Common Core: Really Cool Video Games (The…
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