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Featured Strategy: IDEA Share

IDEA Share is a teaching strategy that allows students to participate in the peer review process so they can learn from and give constructive feedback. Students follow a structured rotation to review the work of other students and comment on four specific areas. See the Instructional Idea

Meet the DEN: Jennifer Hall

This week, we’d like you to meet Jennifer Hall, a soap opera-loving Educational Technology Specialist from Tucker, Georgia. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post. Access Exclusive Resources

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Hot Topics: Language Learners

Discovery Education provides many supports for all types of learners—including English Language Learners—through the use of instructional strategies and the features of multimodal text and resources.
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Did You Know: Student Access

Did you know that students can access Discovery Education resources all summer long? Learn how to create classes, assign content, and unlock summer exploration for your students.
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DEN Online Community: Ways to Engage

Your DEN Community is here for you—whether you’re searching for instructional ideas, interested in teacher-created resources, or connecting with other educators, there are lots of ways for you to get involved.
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Featured Strategy: 321 Strategy

The 321 Pyramid strategy provides a scaffold to teach students how to make decisions about important vs. extraneous information within a media selection.
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Meet the DEN: Shelby Graves

This week, we’d like you to meet Shelby Graves, a bad car singing, weather reporting Library Media Specialist from Warrenton, Missouri. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Step-by-Step Guides

Everything you need to understand the resources, tools, and programs to start your digital journey. These step-by-step guides can be used for quick reference or printed as handouts.
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Did You Know: QuickList and My Content

Did you know that Discovery Education offers you a way to curate and organize your Discovery Education digital resources? Learn more about QuickList and My Content folders.
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DEN Online Community: Weekly Favorites

Your colleagues are talking in the DEN Online Community—here are a few conversations and resources that caught our eye.
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Featured Strategy: Close Encounters

Close Encounters is a teaching strategy that shows your students that multimedia is text, too. Students read multimedia text closely for information using the same strategies they would for written text.
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Meet the DEN: Jennipher Eisenstein

This week, we’d like you to meet Jennipher Eisenstein, a fan of chocolate ice cream loaded with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from Rockwall, TX. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Professional Learning Toolkits

Do you share Discovery Education with others? This growing library of ready-to-go resources help administrators, staff development specialists, and educators share Discovery Education with colleagues. Everything needed to excite, engage, and encourage participants is contained within each toolkit and its notes.
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Did You Know: Sound Effects

Crash! Boom! Bang! What's that sound? Discovery Education is home to a Hollywood-style collection of sound effects. Use for storytelling, writing prompts, or attention-getting device. You'll hear plenty of (applause).
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DEN Community: Weekly Favorites

Sharing: it's what educators do. Check out some of the best resources in the DEN Community library, a platform where Discovery Educators across the United States and Canada are discussing strategies and sharing resources.
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Featured Instructional Idea: Whittle It Down

From the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series, Whittle It Down is a teaching strategy that scaffolds summarization. Students whittle down large chunks of information as a whole group, small group, and then independently, generating a list of important words from the text. Students then use their final words to create a summary of the topic.
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Meet the DEN: Jan Abernethy

This week, we’d like you to meet Jan Abernethy, a mashed potato hating Star Wars series fan from Harrisville, Pennsylvania. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Hot Topics: Differentiated Instruction

Discovery Education helps you engage diverse learners with multimodal digital content for multiple learning styles, degrees of readiness, and interests by offering resources to help vary content, process, product, and learning environment.
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Did You Know: Content Collections

Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, Content Collections offer lesson starters, video clips, songs, and more on many of Discovery Education’s most-searched topics.
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Connect with Your Online Community

Your colleagues are talking. Join the conversation. Discovery Educators across the United States and Canada are discussing strategies and sharing resources. Find out more and start earning badges for your participation.
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Meet the DEN: Cecilia Wilburn-Davis

This week, we’d like you to Cecilia Wilburn-Davis, a Stranger Things binge-watching and baked goods fan from Summerville, South Carolina. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Hot Topics: STEM

As part of our commitment to supporting effective STEM education, Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in STEM teaching and learning.
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Summer Learning

Free, online, self-paced interactive professional learning courses help you make the most of Discovery Education digital resources in your classroom. Complete courses, gain badges and earn certificates.
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Featured Instructional Idea: Paper Slide

From the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series, Paper Slide is a teaching strategy that requires students to retell a story or concept by focusing on key points and supporting details or evidence. Students create videos featuring logical sequencing of salient points.
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Five Reasons Why: Discovery Education Celebrates Teachers

Reason 5: Discovery Educators celebrate best practice. Be inspired and learn from other Discovery Educators who are sharing their favorite strategies and resources.
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Meet the DEN: Debbie Bohanan

This week, we’d like you to Debbie Bohanan, a creative, caring, and fun award-winning photographer from Kissimmee, Florida. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Five Reasons Why: Discovery Education Celebrates Teachers

Reason 4: Discovery Educators build a better tomorrow. You’re busy building learning experiences that inspire your students - you deserve inspiring learning opportunities, too. Let us help with these resources and events for you and your students.
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Step-by-Step Guides

Everything you need to understand the resources, tools, and programs to start your digital journey. These step-by-step guides can be used for quick reference or printed as handouts.
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Five Reasons Why: Discovery Education Celebrates Teachers

Reason 3: Discovery Educators get learning moving and grooving. Power up or take a break - you deserve it.
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Did You Know: Virtual Field Trips

Did you know that with Discovery Education you can take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world’s most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences? No permission slips are required for these adventures.
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Five Reasons Why: Discovery Education Celebrates Teachers

Reason 2: Discovery Educators inspire change. They don't just inspire their students, they also inspire each other by sharing their passion for teaching and learning.
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Professional Learning Webinars

Explore engaging professional learning webinars that support your instructional use of Discovery Education. With sessions on integration strategies, student use of digital resources, and more, dive in and make the most of your Discovery Education experience.
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Five Reasons Why: Discovery Education Celebrates Teachers

Reason 1: Discovery Educators brave the wilderness. Every day, your wild imagination transforms teaching and learning for students. Let us share the adventure and ease the journey.
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Discovery Education believes that teachers should be elevated and celebrated for everything you do to transform teaching and learning. That’s why we wanted to show our thanks during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2018.
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Featured Instructional Idea: That Sums It Up

From the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series, That Sums It Up focuses on developing student ability to precisely summarize concepts. Students use observation, writing, and discussion to come to a short summary of a selected video.
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Meet the DEN: Jeremy Badiner

This week, we’d like you to meet Jeremy Badiner, a shy Google Guru and Big Bang Theory junkie from Plainwell, Michigan. Find out more in his Meet the DEN post.
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Professional Learning Toolkits

Do you share Discovery Education with others? This growing library of ready-to-go resources help administrators, staff development specialists, and educators share Discovery Education with colleagues. Everything needed to excite, engage, and encourage participants is contained within each toolkit and its notes.
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Did You Know: My DE

My DE is your home page and hub to Discovery Education services and tools. My DE highlights key content, timely resources, and in-person and online events.
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On-Demand Event: Cinco de Mayo Virtual Viewing Party

At 1PM ET today, we had our Cinco de Mayo Virtual Viewing Party! Join us on-demand as we learn about the establishment of the holiday, its symbolism, and the traditional ways of celebration, while allowing students to compare ideas with others around the globe
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Professional Learning Communities

Robust and active professional learning networks help foster growth, support systems, and well-being among educators. Explore Discovery Education resources to help you connect with colleagues and friends, share ideas and resources, and build meaningful experiences for yourself and others.
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Last Day to Register: Cinco de Mayo Virtual Viewing Party

Join Discovery Education tomorrow, May 2 at 1:00 PM ET, and share your thoughts and reflections about the history associated with Cinco de Mayo. Chosen as a representation of strength and independence, this date marks the victory of the Mexicans over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It has become a day of music, dance, food, and more in celebration of Mexico and Mexican heritage.
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Featured Strategy: Reminds Me Of

From the popular Spotlight on Strategies series, Reminds Me Of is a teaching strategy that encourages students to access prior knowledge and indicate, through movement and discussion, when they make a connection.
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Meet the DEN: Beth Matusiewicz

This week, we’d like you to meet Beth Matusiewicz, a serious hockey loving Kindergarten Teacher from Presque Isle, Wisconsin. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Virtual Viewing Party: Cinco de Mayo

Join Discovery Education and thousands of classrooms around the globe simultaneously and share your thoughts and reflections about the history associated with Cinco de Mayo. Students will learn about the establishment of the holiday, its symbolism, and the traditional ways of celebration.
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Step-by-Step Guides

Everything you need to understand the resources, tools, and programs to start your digital journey. These step-by-step guides can be used for quick reference or printed as handouts.
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Did You Know: Student Access

Did you know that students can access Discovery Education resources and create content to demonstrate learning? Learn how to create classes, assign content, and unlock Discovery Education for your students.
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Hot Topics: STEM

As part of our commitment to supporting effective STEM education, Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in STEM teaching and learning.
Learn More