#CelebrateWithDE – Presidents’ Day | Discovery Education – Education Article

On the third Monday in February, we honor all U.S. presidents on Presidents’ Day. The day was introduced to honor George Washington and grew to honor all presidents and earn that apostrophe after the s. This year, we invite you to celebrate by going all the way back to the day’s beginnings to study Washington – along with another long-ago honoree, Lincoln – and then consider how they might have handled presidential communications with modern technology. Content Collection: Presidents’ DayDiscovery…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … there really is a black panther in Africa. This melanistic leopard—a black panther—prowls the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, not Africa.Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic What are black panthers? Who are Black Panthers? Who is Black Panther?   … three tests the Green New Deal must pass in order to work. This building in Greensburg, Kansas, uses wind turbines, solar panels, and geothermal heat pumps—all renewable energy technologies.Photograph by Lauren Ayres, My Shot How…

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Self-Care Is Priority One for This Teacher – Education Article

January is finally over. I swear this month had 974 days in it. After returning from Winter Break I felt as if I just could not keep up with myself. There is always so much to do and so very few hours in the day to balance everything. Normally this is when my really bad habits form, like skipping meals, drinking too much soda and eating too much junk food, foregoing date night with my significant other and sleeping in…

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Celebrate Engineers Week with Generation Beyond! – Education Article

By Declan Boran-Ragotzy Do you have a future engineer in your classroom? Find out during Engineers Weekwith Generation Beyond! Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting initiative to inspire the next generation of innovators, and with all new aviation themed resources, you can challenge your students to use critical thinking to solve real-world problems. In this blog post, guest blogger Declan Boran-Ragotzy will tell us how he’s incorporating these resources into the classroom.  Lift Off on Your Next…

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Using Immersive Stimuli to Drive Student Inquiry – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Sarah Harris, a K-12 social studies curriculum specialist and middle school teacher, after her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Sarah observes a gentoo penguin colony on Barrientos Island. Photo by Peg Keiner As student inquiry becomes a primary focus of social studies and science instruction, educators across the nation are designing…

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Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Once again it is that time of year when hearts, flowers, poetry, cozy romantic atmospheres, and all things red and pink are sought by individuals and couples alike in an effort to express and impress. Have you ever wondered if there was a better—or at least different—way to go about this whole “celebration of love” idea? I admit the thought crossed my mind a time or five, so in order to put my curiosity to rest and, hopefully, give you…

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#CelebrateWithDE – Valentine’s Day | Discovery Education – Education Article

Does science make your heart beat faster? Celebrate a heart-themed Valentine’s Day in a fresh, academic way. We’ve selected resources about heart anatomy, function, and health. Have your students study the resources and see if they can put it all together into a heart-healthy, sweet Valentine for the people in their lives. Happy Valentine’s Day – we LOVE the work you do! Content Collection: Valentine’s DayDiscovery Education Streaming, Science TechbookGrades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources Focus on the Feast…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … the last five years were the hottest ever recorded. This classic Nat Geo map depicts climate change since 1960.Map by National Geographic Enroll in our free online course to learn how to communicate stories like this to your students.     … what’s happening with the four 2014 finalists for National Teacher of the Year. These are just a few of our favorite teachers attending our 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow conference.Photograph by Rebecca Hale,…

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#CelebrateWithDE International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Education Article

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution to declare February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, “in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Celebrate this important day with Discovery Education by inspiring all your students with the stories of women and girls who are paving the way to innovation, discovery, and…

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Creating a Culture of Evidence for Future Learning – Education Article

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption…

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U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This post was written by educator Michael Cruse. Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C. The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though. Photograph by Mike Cruse I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Sitting at the base of Capitol Hill, the Botanic…

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Teaching Romeo and Juliet to Beginning Level English Learners – Education Article

Guest Writer: Karissa Knox Sorrell Teaching English Learners who are new to the country and are non-English speakers is a challenge at every grade, but it can be particularly challenging at the high school level when students have to earn credits, pass multiple state end-of-course exams, and engage with complex texts on a daily basis. With so much at stake and a huge language gap, it can be very difficult for both English Learners and teachers of these English Learners to…

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Discover the Spider-Verse | Discovery Education – Education Article

Can we use our students’ favorite films to teach science, math, literacy, social studies, and even provide important life lessons along the way?  YES!  Step in and Discover the Spider-Verse.  In fact, it’s a web in which, you and your students will want to become trapped. Discover the Spider-Verse Virtual Field Trip (VFT) takes students behind the scenes for a closer look at the making of Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse.  Students are encouraged to begin their own journey to discover the hero that…

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Examining Local Flora – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Camile Clarke led her high school students on a study of how human activities affect forest biomes in the Caribbean. Students conducted a field experience around their school in central Jamaica to observe characteristics of the local soil and vegetation as well as map the human impact on the natural landscape. Camile Clarke is a geography and social studies teacher at Mile Gully High School in Manchester, Jamaica. Photo by Aaliyah Williams As you explained in your National Geographic Educator Certification…

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What’s wrong with Ofsted’s definition of learning? – David Didau – Education Article

As everyone already knows, Ofsted have published a draft of the new Inspection Framework which is currently undergoing a process of consultation. Amazingly, one of the most contentious aspects of the document is definition given to learning: Learning can be defined as an alteration in long-term memory. If nothing has altered in long-term memory, nothing has been learned. However, transfer to long-term memory depends on the rich processes described above.[1] In order to develop understanding, pupils connect new knowledge with…

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Top Ten SOS for Digital Citizenship – Education Article

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight some ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to teach and reinforce strong digital citizenship behaviors in your students. Digital citizenship encompasses a broad range of topics, all of which impact the safe and responsible behavior of all members of the digital community. Common Sense Media, a leading nonprofit offering digital literacy and citizenship programming, organizes digital citizenship into eight concepts. These concepts can be combined into…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … school districts have gotten creative in announcing snow days. Find five fun ways to warm up on snow days!   … some good news! Central Mexico reported its first sighting of a black bear in more than 100 years! American black bears (like this one in California) are not endangered.Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic What is the species range of the black bear?   … how a music teacher’s project is sending students…

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Ignis Careers Secures $150k to Impart Life Skills Training Digitally in Low-Income Schools – Education Article

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption…

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Does creativity have a dark side? – David Didau – Education Article

But it may be that creativity isn’t always desirable. Kaufman and Beghetto argue in their wonderfully titled paper, In Praise of Clark Kent: Creative Metacognition and the Importance of Teaching Kids When (Not) to Be Creative, that teachers need to encourage restraint in students and that often it is much more efficient to follow well-established processes rather than trying to think of new ways to solve old problems. They compare creativity to Superman: In theory, dating Superman (or going bowling with him)…

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SOS Story: It’s all about the cookies! – Education Article

The Spotlight On Strategies (SOS) series (CDN) is one of Discovery Education’s most popular resources. First introduced 2012, this collection of strategies helps teachers use media in effective and engaging ways. The best part about the SOS is that they are flexible and can be used across grade levels and content areas. We are excited to share SOS Story: a series that elevates and celebrates teachers showing how they put the SOS to work in their classrooms. We would love to share your SOS Story.…

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Jealousy has been my Teacher – Education Article

by: Jessie Fuller I am a jealous person.  You wouldn’t know it upon early or even prolonged interaction. Closet envier may be the better description. I veil it rather expertly, kind of like the same way I hide the chocolate chip bag in the vegetable crisper – stealthy, I know. The slope that I slide down usually goes something like this, “She or he has it all figured out.  If only I could be that ____________(you fill in the blank)……

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Can ‘creativity’ be taught? – David Didau – Education Article

The way ideas come to fruition is often mysterious; while we may remember consciously thinking a few things, we are unaware of all the ingredients simmering away in the pot of thought. I like the image of placing a pot on the back boiler on a very low heat and allowing flavours to develop over time. It seems, at least to me, that some of my favourite ideas have emerged in this way. This article on creativity by Paul Carney appeared…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … good grades and a great work ethic only get you so far. Read of the week! About 40% of Boston’s valedictorians make less than $50,000 a year.Photograph by Otis Imboden, National Geographic How does our learning framework support lifelong learning?   … how self-compassion, not self-esteem, supports academic motivation. “Self-compassion leads to learning goals instead of performance goals — such as trying again after messing up. It’s a better academic motivator than self-criticism. It’s…

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Slow Down, Connect, and Flip Your Perspective – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Wendi Pillars, a high school teacher, after her expedition to the Arctic. Wendi is also the author of Visual Note-Taking for Educators: A Teacher’s Guide to Student Creativity. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Wendi takes in natural splendor from a Zodiac. Photo courtesy Wendi Pillars Imagine seeing a blue whale for the first time,…

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Opinion: If You Can’t Say “Black Lives Matter” Then You Can’t Use Any Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Education Article

Secondly, let us keep the issues where they are. The issue is injustice. […] Now we’ve got to keep attention on that. That’s always the problem with a little violence. You know what happened the other day, and the press dealt only with the window breaking. (15.1–2, 4–6) This is a quote from the last speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King delivered April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, TN. I’ve listened to this speech numerous times…

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Online Student Loan Lending Platform GyanDhan to Rank Vocational Training Institutes in India – Education Article

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption…

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Spotlight On Strategies: Change It Up! Table Top Texting – Education Article

Welcome to our special SOS Top Ten series. This month we’re excited to continue a new Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) series called Change It Up!  For years you’ve told us the best part of the SOS is their adaptability to use across grade levels and content areas. In this series, we share examples of what those modifications and adaptations look like. We’d love to know what your favorite adaptations are, so be sure to visit the DEN Online Community…

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a response to Jack Ma – David Didau – Education Article

In case you’re unaware, I’ve just published a book that explains the role of knowledge in thought. Rather than rehash the arguments in depth (there are a series of chapter summaries here) suffice it to say that no one, no matter how intelligent they believe themselves to be, can think about something of which they have no awareness. It’s literally impossible, but I’ll pause for you to give it go if you’re unconvinced… We can only think about things we…

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NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day Live VFT – Education Article

Join the National Football League, American Heart Association, and Discovery Education for an exclusive pass to PLAY 60 Kids Day Live at the 2019 Super Bowl Experience in Atlanta. Break down the top 10 plays to PLAY 60 alongside NFL Players, mascots, cheerleaders, and American Heart Association volunteers. This year’s live and instantly on demand event takes place on Wednesday January 30 at noon EST and is completely free to all classrooms. Simply sign up at Discovery’s special registration link. In addition, educators will find all kinds of…

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