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  • DEN Weekly Update April 18, 2014

    Discovery Education
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: DEN Spring VirtCon 30 Minutes of Discovery Social Studies Livestream Spotlight on Strategies Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team
  • Fun Fact Friday: Seurat

    Discovery Education
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Did you know that Seurat’s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (famously featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) isn’t painted with brushstrokes, but rather, millions of tiny dots? It’s true! Georges Seurat’s style of painting came to be known as known as Pointillism, and was considering revolutionary at the time, inspiring a new movement in art, Neo-impressionism. La Grande Jatte was painted when Seurat was only 25, but went on to become his most famous work. Seurat’s…
  • 4/22 at 1pm Virtual Event for Students: STEM is Now, STEM is How

    Discovery Education
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Siemens STEM Connect: STEM is Now, STEM is How We often hear of amazing things happening in STEM classrooms across the country. And, we’re often asked to share these exemplars to provide guidance in achieving a shared STEM education vision. Join our live webcast to see one vision of a STEM program.   Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00pm ET For Classrooms More Information Your students will witness the creative environment inside “The Firm”, also known as Scott Didra’s classroom. They will meet students that are using technology to apply mathematical and scientific…
  • This assignment just might save a life

    Discovery Education
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
      Underscore the importance of safe driving:  Vote today! Discovery Education and Toyota encourage you to assign your students an activity today that just might save a life: Ask them to check out the Top 10 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge videos and vote for their favorite.   In an effort to combat the startling fact that auto accidents are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens, high school students across the country submitted 60-90 second videos to promote safe driving among their peers. The Top 10 Finalist videos have been announced, and it’s now up to the public to…
  • Event of the Week featuring Rita Mortenson and the Wisconsin DEN!

    Discovery Education
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    This week, our featured Event of the Week comes from the good folks in the state of Wisconsin.  Rita Mortenson organized a Saturday field trip to the Apple Store, to explore the latest in the Mac world as well as how to maximize their use of Discovery Education. Here’s the report from Rita: On Saturday, March 29 nearly 20 educators from Wisconsin had a chance to participate in a Discovery Event at the Apple Store! This was one of our first DEN events of the spring, and it turned out to be a fun morning. The event started at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and great conversation. Next,…
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