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Meet the DEN: Laura Dawes

This week we’d like to introduce you to Laura Dawes, a Media Specialist / Technology Support Teacher in Mobile, Alabama. Find out more about this musically inclined Dr. Who fan by reading her Meet the DEN post.

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Pathway to Financial Success in Schools

Start the journey to financial success! Empower students to take control of their financial futures with new standards-aligned financial literacy curriculum from Discover Financial Services and Discovery Education. Learn More

Top 10 Digital Resource Blogs in 2017

Here are the most popular posts and a description of the select multimedia resources and easy-to-implement classroom activities they provided. Use them now or paste a link into your calendar to prepare for celebrations in 2018. View Resources

Learning in 360 Degrees

Step into the classroom of other Discovery Educators for a 360 degree view of classroom instruction using digital resources. View Resources

New Resources for HS STEM Seekers

In these no-cost, standards-aligned activities, your 9-12 students will work together to tackle real-world STEM challenges using core math and science concepts. Explore Now

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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: Student Engagement

Empowering students to drive their own learning has a big impact on their growth and success. Discovery Education features a variety of student-centered resources to put the power of exploration in their hands.
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Enter the IWitness Video Challenge & Win $10k!

Now, more than ever, we must empower students with the resources to combat hate. The IWitness Video Challenge empowers students to identify a social problem in their community they’d like to solve and take action to address it. In this contest students will document their work in a video essay, which will share their message with the world, for the chance to win prizing and scholarships up to $10k.
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Meet: Cathy Houchin

Meet DEN Member Cathy Houchin, a long time Discovery Education educator and Music Teacher from Wisconsin. She is also an elected public official. Find out what public role she serves in her Meet the DEN Member post.
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Conquer College Costs with Financial Pur$uit

Take your students on a digital quest to navigate financial aid with Financial Pur$uit, a new self-paced module from TGR EDU: Explore. Your students will unlock important financial aid information and learn how to make paying for college a reality!
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Hot Topics: Tolerance

Access resources to help you bring meaningful awareness, discussion, and growth around celebrating and respecting differences.
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Last Day to Register: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party

We are less than a day away from our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party! Join Discovery Education in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together, students across the country will explore the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. while connecting to other classrooms around the world.
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Launch Your Students' Experience

Allow students to access interactive resources and content creation tools. Learn how to launch the Discovery Education experience for students.
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Discovery Education STEM Connect – Available Now with Free 60-Day Access

Discovery Education STEM Connect is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary K-8 resource designed to enhance core curriculum and bring STEM to life in your classrooms. Our powerful 4Cs framework uses relatable scenarios that connect students to real world challenges. With each unit, students gain valuable critical-thinking and solution seeking skills for life.
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Featured Strategy: Table Top Texting

Use this digital integration strategy to help students improve communication skills as they think critically about and discuss video segments.
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Are you ready for Science Fair Season?

Don't be intimidated! Get a head start with tons of project ideas, planning advice, and presentation tips for students, educators, coordinators, and parents at Science Fair Central, the one stop shop for your best Science Fair ever.
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Virtual Viewing Party: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Join Discovery Education on January 11th in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together, students across the country will explore the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. while connecting to other classrooms around the world.
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January Content Showcase

Explore new content added to Discovery Education services in January including our Career Connections: Transforming Passion into Purpose at Facebook Virtual Field Trip, STEM Careers, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids, How to Build Everything by Science Channel and much more.
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#CelebrateWithDE - Golden Globes

This Sunday is the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes! Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. Celebrate the power of filmmaking by having students create and critique their own award-winners.
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Win an exclusive 3M Mentorship

Encourage your students to enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge today and they could win the opportunity to work one-on-one with a 3M scientist during summer 2018.
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Did You Know: Images

Did you know that Discovery Education has thousands of images available in a variety of sizes? Use these resources to build background knowledge and engage students in conversation.
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Featured Strategy: The Envelope Please

Use digital resources and prior knowledge as clues to introduce a topic. Using the information presented, allow students to predict the topic of study.
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Host a Discovery Education Ambassador Program: Registration Open

Join us as an Ambassador! Our Ambassador program fosters teacher leadership, builds capacity, and grows community by encouraging you to share your learning with peers.
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Hot Topics: Inquiry Learning

Inquiry-based learning inspires students to generate and answer questions of their own design. This collection of resources help you sow the seeds of curiosity so critical to inquiry by using creative strategies, partner program prompts, and global perspectives.
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Did You Know: Content Collections

Did you know that Discovery Education has curated resources including lesson starters, videos, images, and audio files on the most popular topics. Learn how to discover these content collections.
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Pathway to Financial Success in Schools

Start the journey to financial success! Empower students to take control of their financial futures with new standards-aligned financial literacy curriculum from Discover Financial Services and Discovery Education.
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Happy Holidays!

The Discovery Education Learning Communities team wants to encourage you to find some time to treat yourself over the winter break. We hope you'll spend some time each day exploring different ways to relax, reflect, and renew!
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SOS Call for Digital Integration

Access creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. These simple instructional strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.
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Featured Strategy: Six Word Story

Featured Strategy: Six Word Story is a teaching strategy that allows students to practice summarizing and selective word choice. Students use an image or an article as the basis for a story that conveys a big idea using only six words.
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Forge ahead with STEM concepts from Navy

Next semester, explore our series of no-cost, digital STEM lesson plans developed in partnership with America's Navy. Download Science of Diving, Jets in Flight and Future Fleet then play the "Navy Proving Grounds" interactive as a companion activity. Start Today!
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Friday Favorites from DEN Community: Pendemonium

Community team member Kelly Hines shares how you can use the Pendemonium series to teach grammar.
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The search is on for America's Top Young Scientist

Could it be your student? Students in grades 5-8 are challenged to harness their curiosity to solve real-world problems for the chance to win an exclusive mentorship with a 3M Scientist and up to $25,000!
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Classroom Content: Biomimicry

Can we create solutions to environmental challenges based on features that appear in nature? Use these resources, including a nod to an early biomimicry specialist, Leonardo da Vinci, to let the STEMagination begin to roll. Then, join us on the Virtual Field Trip to investigate and come to your own creative conclusions.
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Hot Topics: Tolerance

It is our responsibility to ensure that school is a safe place for all, where differences are respected and celebrated. This collection of resources will help you bring meaningful awareness, discussion, and growth to your students and the whole school community.
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FINAL DAY to enter Generation Beyond Student Challenge!

The 2017 Generation Beyond Video Challenge closes today. Don’t forget to submit your design for a Mars Base Camp Habitation module that will orbit Mars. Show us your ideas for a chance to win out of this world prizes.
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Did You Know: Audio Files

Did you know that Discovery Education has hundreds of audio files including songs, sound effects, audio books, historical speeches, and podcasts? Learn how to access these resources.
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Hot Topics: PLCs

Robust and active professional learning networks help foster growth, support systems, and well-being among educators. Our resources are designed to help you connect to colleagues and friends, share ideas and resources, and build meaningful experiences for yourself and others.
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Virtual Field Trip Tomorrow at 1 PM ET

Join us tomorrow as special guest host Anne-Lise Emig from Science Channel's Street Science teams up with 3M Scientists to explore how biomimicry plays a role in 3M innovation. Have questions for the 3M scientists? Follow @DiscoveryEd and @3M on Twitter and ask your questions using #YoungScientistVFT.
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On-Demand Event - Holidays around the World Virtual Viewing Party

This holiday season, explore the origins and meaning of a variety of holidays! Even after the event, your class can watch the video any time and join the discussion independently. This is the perfect time to remember the things we share in common when it comes to celebrating special days.
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Last Chance to Enter the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Contest

Quick, take a financial literacy pledge TODAY and vote for your school to win some moolahbefore the contest closes! Tell us how your kids are learning to earn, save, spend, and donate, and you could win $10k for your school PLUS $1k for the charity of your choice

Host a Discovery Education Ambassador Program: Registration Open

Join us as an Ambassador! Our Ambassador program fosters teacher leadership, builds capacity, and grows community by encouraging you to share your learning with peers.
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DEN Community's Friday Favorites: Editable Clips

Community team member Hall Davidson shares how to use Discovery Education's editable video clips to engage students.
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Virtual Viewing Party: Holidays around the World

Join classrooms from around the world and explore the origins and meaning of a variety of holidays. With this Virtual Viewing Party, you can teach your students about the most-common traditions that are associated with each holiday.
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Register Today for the Young Scientist Virtual Field Trip

Tune-in December 14th at 1 PM ET as we take your students on a scientific journey to explore how nature inspires 3M innovations in science. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect classroom learning to real-world science applications and exciting careers.
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Deck the halls for Science Fair Season!

Your school's STEAM events are just around the corner. Encourage students, teachers, and coordinators to get a jump start during their winter break using Science Fair Central!
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Friday Favorites from DEN Community: DE in Action

Community team member Jannita Demian shares how Discovery Education in Action is like a learning lab to watch how community members use digital resources for teaching and learning.
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The Operation Prevention Video Challenge is OPEN

Your students have the power to impact the opioid epidemic. In partnership with the DEA, Discovery Education challenges students to send a message to their peers about prescription opioid misuse by creating a 30-60 second original Public Service Announcement. This is your students' chance to lead the change in schools and win up to $10,000 doing it!
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100+ Ways to Use Discovery Education

Learn how educators are using digital resources and tools through this online conversation with Discovery Education Community members.
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Classroom Resources: Remembering Pearl Harbor

The day that would live in infamy, December 7, 1941, saw the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. Help your students understand the historical context of the event and the experiences of those who were there by studying these resources and reflecting on their meaning.
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New Young Scientist Virtual Field Trip

Tune-in on December 14th at 1 PM ET as special guest host Anne-Lise Emig from Science Channel's Street Science takes students on a scientific journey to explore how biomimicry plays a role in 3M innovation by inspiring scientists to develop technologies that improve our daily lives.
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