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  • February 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Data literacy

    Discovery Education
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is the sixth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, and numeracy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse data literacy skills into the curriculum. The thirteen literacies I feel need to be explored, practiced and mastered by students can be found in the graphic below. According to Dr. Milo A. Schield, students must be able to read, interpret and evaluate information. They must also be able to analyze, interpret…
  • #DENChat – Dream School

    Discovery Education
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    [View the story “#DENChat – What is your dream school or classroom like?” on Storify]
  • February Community Calendar

    Discovery Education
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Take a look at just some of the great stuff going on this month at Discovery Education. We invite you to join us.                 Download the .pdf version. It has links for you to learn more about what’s happening each day.
  • Fun Fact Friday: Dairy Cows Prefer Relaxing Music

    Discovery Education
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    ©Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons Did you know that researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered that dairy cows produce more milk when listening to relaxing music? It’s true! According to this article from the BBC, “Psychologists at the University of Leicester, UK, played music of different tempos to herds of Friesian cattle. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water were a big hit in the milking shed. […] But when rowdy numbers were played, there was no increase in milk yield.'” Isn’t that amazing? The…
  • Principal Update: 1/30/15

    Discovery Education
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This week’s principal update contains: DEN Trend report: Report on Do Principals Have an Impossible Job, 10 Digital Literacy Resources for Teachers, and more A virtual Leadership@Now event featuring Thinking Outside the Bubble-Upgrading Student Assessments A message from the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year on how she empowers her teachers and students New videos of our Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) that can be used to kick off staff meetings Ways for you to join the conversation through Facebook   Access the interactive update…
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