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Three Ways to Assign DE Content with Google Classroom

Check out three new professional learning resources (with video!) that highlight different ways to share or assign Discovery Education content using Google Classroom capabilities.

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Content Showcase: Tundra Connections

Come along with Discovery Education and Polar Bears International as we return to Churchill in Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. The Back to Polar Bear Basics Virtual Field Trip follows these extraordinary animals to learn more about polar bear habits, life cycles, and the Arctic ecosystem. Let's go!

Now On-Demand: Discover The Spider-Verse Virtual Field Trip 

Swing-by as students on a journey to meet the creative minds behind the new film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and into a world where anyone can be a superhero!  Watch Here

Community Discussion: College and Career Readiness

What resources, tools, activities, and strategies do other Discovery Educators use to ready their students for college and careers? Find out in this DEN Online Community discussion. Join the Conversation

Empower the Makers in Your School!  

The Innovation Generation contest invites educators and community adults to vote daily for a school of their choice to win a grand prize of a $25,000 MakerSpace- two lucky schools with the most votes will win!  Vote Today 

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Try it Tuesday: Connect the Dots

Help students master core content and make text-to-self connections with this instructional idea from Spotlight on Strategies series.
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Virtual Viewing Party: Holidays Around the World | Dec. 20

Celebrate a time of holidays by attending a virtual viewing party where students can enjoy learning about various traditions of the season. Join us for this unusual holiday party that brings teachers and students together from around the world.
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#CelebrateWithDE – New Year New You

During your winter break, give yourself the gift of time to recharge, renew, and learn about resources that could make your 2019 more peaceful and productive. Connect with the Discovery Education community and browse opportunities that might enhance your experiences in the classroom.
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Engage your students with STEM Resources, now available in Spanish! 

Utilize Dig Into Mining 6-12 grade teacher resources to empower your Spanish speaking students to develop STEM, critical thinking and problem solving skills through real-world exploration! 
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Start Your Students On The Path Towards Civic Leadership

Informed action can begin here. Join Kerry Kennedy, Van Jones, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and rising student activists for an incredible conversation on human rights defense and how to get engaged in your own communities. Inspire your students on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day, by registering now.
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Remembering Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7

Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack.
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Try it Tuesday: Placemat

SOS instructional idea "Placemat" is a cooperative learning strategy that sparks active engagement from students by providing both a space for individuals to record thoughts and ideas and a collaborative space where they synthesize ideas into one group summary statement.
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Get Started On The Home Depot Kids Workshop Extension Activity

Are you taking kids to the Home Depot Kids Workshop this weekend? Use this activity to act like a materials scientist by testing out different roof textures to help Santa with this month's "Sleigh and Reindeer" build! 
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Hour of Code Resources for Primary Grades

Discovery Education user Jeannine Shields asked the DEN Community what resources they use for Hour of Code in the primary grades. Check out all that the Community had to offer.
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#CelebrateWithDE - Holidays Around the World

Happy Holidays! This year, we’re featuring resources about a variety of holidays that fall in the winter and encouraging you to give your students the gift of understanding as they learn about holidays they may not celebrate. Be sure to join us on Dec. 20 for our Virtual Viewing Party to learn about the origins, significance, and traditions of some of the world’s most-beloved holidays.
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How do you encourage civic participation in the classroom?

Kickstart timely conversations in your classroom on the importance of human rights with this unique Virtual Field Trip. Join Kerry Kennedy, Van Jones, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Olympians, and rising students activists for a discussion on how they learned to take action. Tune in on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to show your students how they can get involved in their own communities. 
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Content Showcase: STEM Career Video Series

Featured now in STEM Connect and Discovery Education Streaming Plus, 6 new videos have been added to the STEM Careers series. The new programs examine the skills, education, and dedication it takes to become a neurologist, stormwater review engineer, dietician, cybersecurity and web development instructor, and waste and materials management specialist.
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Archive Available: Extending the Love: How UDL Embraces the Needs of All Students

Watch this VirtCon session on-demand and learn how Quentin Alimayu saves time and enhances effectiveness by combining the tenets of UDL with appropriate apps and instructional strategies to ensure all students feel supported and valued.
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Virtual Viewing Party: Holidays Around the World Dec. 20

Winter is a time of holidays and we are celebrating by hosting a virtual viewing party so students can enjoy learning about various traditions of the season. Join us for this holiday party, on Dec. 20 at 1 PM ET, that brings teachers and students together for a fun-filled exploration that spreads both joy and understanding.
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Join the Conversation: How Discovery Education Supports SEL

The DEN Community shares how they use Discovery Education resources and teaching strategies to support Social and Emotional Learning in their instruction.
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Has Your Classroom Registered for the Discover The Spider-Verse Virtual Field Trip? 

Swing by as we take students on a journey to meet the creative minds behind the new film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and into a world where anyone can be a superhero!
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Human Rights All-Stars in Your Classroom on Dec. 10

Join Kerry Kennedy, Van Jones, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Olympians, and rising students activists for this incredible conversation on defending human rights.  Tune in on International Human Rights Day to see how your students can take action in their communities and the world.
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Try it Tuesday: Partner Time

SOS instructional strategy "Partner Time" provides a structure to pre-establish a variety of student partners. When students are given opportunities to discuss and compare ideas and opinions with their peers, they develop a broader understanding of the world and are more flexible and creative in their problem-solving.
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Happening Tuesday, 11/27: Social and Emotional Learning Instruction featuring DEN STAR Educators

In this Community Conversation, classroom educators share instructional strategies and classroom examples of how they use Discovery Education to build student understanding of their emotions, social skills, and how these influence self-image and interpersonal relationships. | Tuesday, November 27 @7 PM ET
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Come Fly With Us!

Join us for a Virtual Field Trip to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® to explore how innovations are helping engineers and scientists build a new generation of aircraft. You’ll get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Skunk Works® facility, where the Lockheed Martin team is hard at work on top-secret projects to build the next generation of aircraft.
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Content Showcase: NASA Astronaut Profiles

NASA Astronaut Profiles are reading passages offering insight into the lives and careers of NASA astronauts, including Scott Kelly, Mae Jemison, Ellen Ochoa, and Neil Armstrong.
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Celebrate #DENSgiving with Your Discovery Education Community

Join us for our second annual #DENsgiving challenge as DEN members share digital resources, boards, lesson ideas, and instructional strategies they use during this season of gratitude and thankfulness.
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November Challenge: SOS and SEL

DEN Community members are doing an SOS instructional strategy challenge: choose an SOS to try from the curated list, then reply to the discussion with how it went—this month, we’re using strategies that support Social and Emotional Learning.
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Free Economics Resources From Econ Essentials

Econ Essentials is a program designed to help high school students learn about economic principles through interactive learning modules, a video series, and more. These free resources, aligned with high school economics standards, are designed for students in grades 9 through 12.
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Try it Tuesday: Fakebook

SOS instructional strategy "Fakebook" uses the concept of a well-known social media platform to encourage students to investigate and develop an understanding of another person, a place, or object. Students create simulated profile pages, write status updates, comments, and make friend requests to convey emotions, synthesize events, and demonstrate important connections.
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Available on Demand: Math and Discovery Education (See How They Add Up!)

In this VirtCon archive, Eve Heaton (SC) shares a RANGE of Discovery Education resources and instructional strategies to show how they can MULTIPLY understanding of math concepts.
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#CelebrateWithDE Thanksgiving

One of Thanksgiving’s great traditions is storytelling, whether recounting family lore around the dinner table or sharing historical accounts of the earliest celebrations of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to encourage your students to focus on the role of stories in our lives.
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Win a $25,000 MakerSpace For Your School!

The Innovation Generation contest invites educators and community adults to vote daily for a school of their choice to win a grand prize of a $25,000 MakerSpace- two lucky schools with the most votes will win!
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Meet the DEN: Michelle Jewell

This week, we’d like you to meet Michelle Jewell, an outdoor loving Instructional Technology Coach from Castle Rock, CO. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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NEW Virtual Field Trip: Discover the Spider-Verse

Are your spidey senses tingling? Join us as we take students on a journey to meet the creative minds behind the new film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and into a world where anyone can be a superhero!
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Community Favorites: Makerspace, Mega Fun!

Interested in starting a Makerspace but not sure how? Running a Makerspace but looking for new ideas? Learn how Library Media Specialist Shelby Graves developed a center for creativity, discovery, and community spirit.
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Top 10 SOS: Social & Emotional Learning

See the top strategies that help facilitate opportunities for students to explore and develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
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Try it Tuesday: Multiple Perspectives

SOS instructional strategy Multiple Perspectives requires students to engage deeply with an image or video as they assume a perspective other than their own. Students create a narrative from inside a piece of media, from the perspective of an object or a person within it.
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Last chance to win $10k for health!

It's not too late to submit your Super Health, Super You Community Challenge entry! We want to know what ideas your students have for solving a health related challenge in their community. Enter the Nutrition & Gardens strand or the Physical Activity strand. Title 1 schools are encouraged to apply.
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Webinar: Social and Emotional Learning

Learn how Discovery Education supports SEL—and student understanding of their emotions, social skills, and how these influence self-image and interpersonal relationships—through its dynamic platform, relevant content, robust content collections, and instructional strategies. | Tuesday, November 13 @7 PM ET
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Tonight: Discovery Education #AMA

Monday, November 12 @6 PM ET, join the Discovery Education community team for an "Ask Me Anything" session where you can, well, ask us anything! (And get the answers you need.)
Ask Us Anything

Come Fly With Us!

Join us for a Virtual Field Trip to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® to explore how innovations are helping engineers and scientists build a new generation of aircraft. You’ll get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Skunk Works® facility, where the Lockheed Martin team is hard at work on top-secret projects to build the next generation of aircraft.
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Meet the DEN: Bekka Stasny

This week, we’d like you to meet Bekka Stasny, a loud, nerdy, and fun boating enthusiast from Bradenton, FL. Find out more in her Meet the DEN post.
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Hot Topics: Social and Emotional Learning

See how Discovery Education Streaming’s dynamic platform, relevant content, robust content collections, and instructional strategies support student understanding of their emotions, social skills, and how these influence self-image and interpersonal relationships.
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Now Available in Spanish: Free STEM Resources for your Classroom

Utilize Dig Into Mining teacher resources to empower your Spanish speaking students to develop STEM, critical thinking and problem solving skills through real-world exploration!
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Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trip

Join a live Tundra Connections virtual field trip today, November 8 (middle/high) to see the annual polar bear migration and learn more about the animal and its habitat.
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Are you ready for Tundra Connections?

Teachers are sharing their lessons, ideas, and resources to make the most of the Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trips on 11/7 and 11/8. Join an #AMA (Ask Me Anything) Polar Bear Edition and take a #selfie with a polar bear.
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Try it Tuesday: Four Corners

Create a student voting experience with the SOS Instructional Strategy Four Corners: students express their opinions by moving to the corner of the room that has been identified as representing a particular viewpoint or idea.
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VirtCon Archive Now Available

Did you miss it? Did you watch? Do you want to watch again? Check out the 2018 Fall VirtCon archive and resources, presented by DEN STAR Educators—practicing educators, just like you. Watch as much as you’d like, whenever you like, and learn strategies for integrating digital resources to create effective and impactful learning experiences.
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#CelebrateWithDE Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Honor and remember our heroes on Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both on November 11, by connecting to the history of bravery and sacrifice. Access these curated resources that will help you and your students focus on the courageous people that have fought to counter attacks and maintain our freedoms.
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