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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 11.08.11

Contacts:

Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
240-662-6502
christina_scripps@discovery.com

Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates
608-216-7300, ext. 19
emily@cblohm.com


Two Discovery Education Resources Honored with Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

– Panel of Educators Recognizes Discovery Education Science Techbook and Discovery Education streaming Plus as Top Education Technology Products –

Silver Spring, Md. (Nov. 4, 2011) – Discovery Education has earned two 2011 Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning, a prominent education technology magazine. A team of more than 30 educators evaluated Discovery Education Science Techbook and Discovery Education streaming Plus alongside more than 160 other products as part of the 29-year-old recognition program. Educators honored the Discovery Education Science Techbook in the “New Product” category, and Discovery Education streaming Plus earned recognition as a “Best Upgraded Product.”

For nearly 30 years, Tech & Learning has been recognizing the most outstanding education technology products in the industry. With a solid reputation in the industry as a longstanding, high-quality program, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence honor both new products and significantly updated products that help educators in the business of teaching, training and managing with technology.

Tech & Learning’s readers aren’t looking for bells and whistles,” said Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “Our readers are looking for rigorous edtech products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers and students, as well as meet today’s assessment and standards requirements. This year’s Award of Excellence judges put over 160 products to the test, and chose only those that met these criteria. These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges.”

Discovery Education Science Techbook, which is built from the ground up to address state and science standards, is an instructional resource for elementary and middle school students. The digital environment provides interactive tools and up-to-the-minute resources geared towards student engagement. Along with its ability to address each student’s learning style, Discovery Education Science Techbook provides real-time assessment to measure student progress.

A comprehensive digital resource featuring a collection of more than 150,000 of the newest learning objects, Discovery Education streaming Plus is designed to boost student engagement and address multiple learning styles. All of the content is aligned with state standards and designed for easy curriculum integration. Discovery Education streaming Plus also engages digital natives by offering interactive features and a variety of multimedia formats.

“Discovery Education is dedicated to developing resources that enhance student achievement,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president, Discovery Education. “Engaging students has been shown to improve their learning gains, and Discovery Education Science Techbook and Discovery Education streaming Plus meet students in the digital environment where they thrive.”

Discovery Education is the leading provider of high quality curriculum-based digital content, professional development and assessment resources whose services are scientifically shown to improve student academic achievement. For more information about Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com or call 800-323-9084.

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Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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