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Discovery Education Essentials Video Series Premiere!

The Discovery Education Support team is thrilled to announce the debut of our brand-new YouTube series, Discovery Education Essentials! Hosted by Rebecca Topol, this show will give you an insider’s guide to new site features, a look at upcoming releases, and a chance to meet the people who make Discovery Education work. Plus, since it’s run by the Support team, we know firsthand what questions our users ask most and we’ll use this as a new way to get those answers out there!

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Join us for a Virtual Field Trip to the Creighton Brothers Farm on March 23

Who comes first, the chicken, the egg or the student? Take your elementary class on a virtual tour of Creighton Brothers farm in Warsaw, Indiana to discover how they are part of a farm food web. Explore the ecosystem and food webs of an egg farm and discover how all parts – from the soil to plants to hens to humans – relate and depend on one another. Plus, learn why this five-generation family farm believes high-quality animal care and environmental stewardship are critical to their business, to the community and to the world. Register Today

One Idea With: Ken Bain, Executive Director, Canadian Association of School System Administrators

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Ken Bain, Executive Director, Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA). CASSA is a federation of the professional associations representing the school system administrators in Canadian provinces and territories. Bain’s One Idea focuses on the movement to STEAM education. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit for additional information on CASSA. Watch Now

Live Event: Meet Sahil Doshi, America’s Top Young Scientist

Join us live on Tuesday, February 24th, for a special live event featuring America's Top Young Scientist, Sahil Doshi! Sahil joins us live to share his unique invention and talk about his experiences as the grand prize winner of the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Tune in to hear your questions answered and see how you could be America's 2015 Top Young Scientist! Register Here

Less than 2 weeks to win Discovery Education Science for a year!

Discovery Education Science helps educators engage young minds with inquiry-based learning, while reinforcing important literacy and mathematics skills. Enter the Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes daily for the next two weeks to increase your chance of winning free access to Discovery Education Science for a year! Enter Today

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Submit 3 or more videos and you could win a free trip to ISTE!

Encourage students in grades 6-8 to participate in the Belk Service Learning Challenge and work in teams of up to four members to create a 1-2 minute video. The video should describe a problem in their community and their action plan to address it. Submit at least 3 student videos and you will be entered to win a free trip to ISTE! The Challenge deadline has been extended to March 13, 2015!
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New Digital Safety Module Launched by Discovery Education and Intel Security

Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education has released a new cybersecurity digital safety module for students 8-11 as part of the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year national education initiative designed to teach children to “Think Before You Link” and make safer decisions when using the Internet. The first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative focusing on cybersecurity education, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program offers educators, students and parents important tips and strategies for protecting their devices and personal information while online.
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One Idea With: Dr. Robyn Jackson, Founder and CEO, Mindsteps, Inc.

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Dr. Robyn Jackson, Founder and CEO of Mindsteps Inc.
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Is America’s Top Young Scientist in Your Classroom?

Encourage your classroom science stars to enter the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for the chance work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist mentor and win up to $25,000! To enter, students can share their solution to a real-world problem in a 1-2 minute video by April 21st, 2015. Learn More at
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Video Archive: Reading Discovery with Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Share an exciting reading experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education's Hall Davidson. Watch Mrs. Bush and students read excerpts from the award-winning book “Rushmore” and Mr. Davidson demonstrates how the book literally comes to life using augmented reality technology.
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Not All Soils Are Created Equal

Test students’ knowledge of different soil types, as you take them through an authentic, digital exploration across the United States. Broken out by regions, this interactive map will highlight different types of soil, soil make-up, the crops best suited to the soil, and the nutrients necessary for healthy plant growth.
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Leadership in Education - One Idea With: Jayne Ellspermann, 2015 National Principal of the Year

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year. During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has ushered in a pervasive college-going culture built on personalization. At West Port, lunchtime is “PowerHour,” a student empowerment initiative that Ellspermann launched to grant students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment, open labs, clubs, and other creative opportunities. Ellspermann’s One Idea focuses on the importance of empowerment. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit for additional information on West Port High School.
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Relive "A New Math Experience" | Video Archive Available Now

Math: What Does it Mean to Win?
Join us live as a panel of experts from diverse fields discusses the wide-ranging implications of math achievement in the United States. Following the panel, stay tuned for the live unveiling of Discovery Education Math Techbook™, the latest in breakthrough digital textbooks from Discovery Education.
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Auschwitz: The Past is Present Content Now Available on Discovery Education

January 27th marks 70 years since the Auschwitz concentration camp complex was liberated. The commemoration will take place in Poland through a joint effort between the USC Shoah Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Nations from around the world will send delegates who will join some of the last living survivors to mark this historic anniversary and reflect on how future generations can take on the responsibility of remembrance. Share the lessons of the Holocaust through survivors' testimonies and activities with your students. Auschwitz: The Past is Present content is now available on Discovery Education.
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Give Back This New Year for a Chance to Win Up to $10,000!

The Belk Service Learning Challenge is putting a creative spin on project based learning! Student teams in grades 6-8 are asked to identify an issue in their community, design an action plan to implement a solution and showcase their service learning idea through a 1-2 minute video. Don’t miss your chance to win BIG – submit your video entries by February 27, 2015. **Videos do not need to be "produced" and may be recorded on cell phones or simple digital cameras.
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Win $5,000 for Classroom Resources!

Calling all elementary educators - The Incredible Egg Sweepstakes is now open! Enter daily now through April 17, 2015 for a chance to win up to $5,000 for classroom resources! BONUS: Show us how you use Education Station resources in your classroom! Submit a photo for a chance to win an iPad and have your photo featured in our elementary Virtual Field Trip this spring!
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Young Scientists can win $25,000!

The 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries! Do you know a science star in 5th-8th grade? Encourage them to check out the Challenge for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M scientist and win up to $25,000! Entries are accepted through April 21, 2015.
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A Principal's Role in Implementing Transformative Learning: One Idea With: Dr. Lynn Moody

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Superintendent of North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School System, Dr. Lynn Moody. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is a member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. Dr. Moody’s One Idea focuses on the important role principals play in implementing transformative learning initiatives. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit for additional information on the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
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K-5 Teachers Can Win $10,000

How could you use $10,000 to keep your students fit and healthy? fit 4 the classroom is giving K-5 teachers the chance to win $10,000 - $5,000 to support health and wellness initiatives in their school and an additional $5,000 for the teacher! Enter once-a-day through April 30, 2015 for your chance to win!
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One Idea With: Dr. Cindy Elsberry, Superintendent, Horry County Schools

Don’t miss the latest installment of our One Idea With series, featuring the superintendent of Horry County Schools (SC), and a leader in digital innovation in education, Dr. Cindy Elsberry. This segment focuses on how to successfully implement and scale innovative learning initiatives.
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Take our Digital Learning Survey today and share your thoughts!

We want to know how you and your students are using technology, digital media, and Discovery Education products and services in the classroom. Every Discovery Educator that completes the survey, will receive a free upgrade to Zaption Pro for the rest of the school year.
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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with the Belk Service Learning Challenge

Looking to make a difference, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the Belk Service Learning Challenge. Entering the Challenge is easy! With the guidance of an educator, student teams in grades 6-8 are asked to identify an issue in their community, design an action plan to implement a solution and showcase their project through a 1-2 minute video. Three Grand Prize winners will win up to $10,000 in scholarships!
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Discovery Education Receives Two Teachers’ Choice Awards

Discovery Education has won two awards in the 2014 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards. The Social Studies Techbook™ won in the “For the Classroom” category, and the Discovery Educator Network won in the “Professional Development” category.
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New Resources to Help Your Students Stay Safe Online

Are your students safe online? Intel® Security and Discovery Education present the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link, an initiative designed to empower the next generation of digital citizens with the tools they need to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online.
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Free Resources to Build a Science Fair in Your Elementary Classroom

Science fairs aren't just for older students, there's tons to explore at the elementary age! Bring the fun and excitement of science fairs to younger students with new resources for K-5 classrooms. Resources and activities will have you exploring age appropriate project topics and building a classroom fair in no time.
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Archive: Of the People White House Virtual Field Trip

Transport your students to the White House kitchen to join Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! as he cooks up a healthy snack and discusses nutrition. Harvest time presents the perfect opportunity for students to learn about food and the importance of making healthy choices in their lives. Students can submit questions to be answered by Sam live.
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One Idea With: Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Bill Treasurer, founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting. Mr. Treasurer is the author of the international best seller Leaders Open Doors. Mr. Treasurer’s One Idea focuses on the importance of building courage. Watch the video below to learn more and then visit
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Meet America's 2014 Top Young Scientist

Congratulations to Sahil Doshi, grand prize winner of the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Meet Sahil and learn about his winning idea at
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Students: Hear an Epic Story! Virtual Field Trip on October 15th

Meet Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer of How the Universe Works, during our Virtual Field Trip to The Science Channel Headquarters. Learn how great stories are made and how Wyatt became an Executive Producer. Tweet and chat in your questions during the event.
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Win Free Supplies for Your Classroom - One Winner Every Month Through April

Science of Everyday Life wants to thank teachers for their great work in the classroom by providing free supplies to make the school day a little bit easier. K-12 educators have the chance to win free classroom supplies from teacher favorites Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Scotch-Blue™, O-Cel-O™, Nexcare™, and Command™ every month through April 2015. Enter this monthly sweepstakes once-a-day for your chance to win!
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Engage with testimonies and multimedia projects on IWitness

Discovery Education is proud to partner with IWitness to provide educators and students with access to nearly 1,500 testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides through guided exploration and engagement with multimedia activities.
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Celebrate National Manufacturing Day and Connect with STEM in Action from a Working Aluminum Plant

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, please join us on October 3 at 1PM EST/ 10AM PST for a live Virtual Field Trip and Career Overview from one of Alcoa’s largest US plants located in Davenport, Iowa. Students will be given an exclusive tour of the plant and will be introduced to Alcoa employees who will showcase cutting-edge technology, and share the STEM-related passions that led them to pursue advanced manufacturing careers. Watch LIVE at 1PM EST/10AM PST.
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One Week Left to Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest presented by The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education

Enter today for a chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime PD experience in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Learn to use testimony, develop digital literacies, and more. Contest ends on October 3, 2014.
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One Idea With: How to Motivate Students and Close the Attitude Gap

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews former school principal, best-selling ASCD author, educational consultant, and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele.

Author of Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success and Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Mr. Kafale’s One Idea focuses on how to motivate students and close the attitude gap. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit for additional information on Mr. Kafele’s work.
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Enter the Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes from Siemens Science Day Daily!

The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes, open to all K-6 educators, will award one winning educator a free year of school-wide access to Discovery Education Science and exciting prize packs for their classroom. Discovery Education Science will support your school’s science curriculum with interactive virtual labs, exclusive video segments, reading passages and much more! Siemens Science Day offers hands-on activities and tools to bring your science classroom to life. Enter daily!
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Espresso Education is Now Discovery Education

Espresso Education, the leading provider of primary school digital education content, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of curriculum-aligned digital content and professional development for K-12, announced today that they will join together under the Discovery Education name. Discovery Education acquired the company as part of its ongoing effort to speed the transition from static textbooks to dynamic digital content around the world.
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Celebrate Women’s Suffrage with Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook

The 19th amendment, extending voting rights to women, was adopted 94 years ago today! This milestone of American progress is an opportunity to begin higher order skill development at the start of the year with your students. Now including U.S. History II, Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook includes images and lesson materials that will enable your students to do some detective work on the 19th amendment. These student-centered, inquiry-based tasks can help develop higher order thinking skills such as identifying and analyzing claim and evidence, corroborating multiple sources, and contextualizing sources in a time and place.
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Introduce Your Students to the Innovation of Food Science - Live from Chobani

Join us on September 16th at 1PM ET for a Virtual Field Trip to the state-of-the-art Chobani Greek yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, where we’ll explore some key ingredients – like innovation and technology. Middle school classrooms will go behind the scenes to uncover the innovative technology used to make Greek yogurt and hear from real-world food scientists. Turn this live, online (and fun!) tour into a learning experience using its curriculum connections to science and technology to reinforce core STEM concepts and take your students beyond the classroom walls.
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The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge takes the ALS Challenge

Young Scientist Challenge winner Peyton Robertson has taken the popular ALS challenge. Watch his video to find out who from the Young Scientist Challenge family he chose to nominate next!
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Discovery Education Introduces Dig Into Mining: The Story of Copper!

Freeport-McMoRan and Discovery Education have joined forces to create Dig Into Mining: The Story of Copper! With this middle school, STEM focused program, educators, parents and students will explore Earth’s natural resources with standards aligned extensions, as well as an exciting interactive. Learn more about transition metals such as Copper and how it impacts your daily life.
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Avoid the Summer Slide with August 2014 DEN Summer School

Discovery Education invites all educators across North America to get back in gear for the new school year and avoid the “summer slide” with the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer School. Throughout the month of August, each day of the week will be dedicated to introducing new digital tools and resources educators can use to create authentic, engaging digital learning environments for students.
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eSchool News Readers Recognize Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Techbook™

Techbook and Streaming Plus are making an impact in the classroom and at home, transitioning students into 21st century learners. The two flagship services were recently featured in eSchool News' annual Readers' Choice Awards, which highlights readers’ favorite ed-tech products and solutions. “[Discovery Education Techbook] has been a huge benefit to our students and teachers when it comes to engaging students with science content,” said Kurt Witthoff, K-12 science coordinator for Florida’s Collier County Schools. “Halfway through our third year with this product, our teachers and students continue to speak highly of [it].”
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One Idea: Harnessing the Energy of Leaders All Around Us

Leader of a school district dedicated to preparing every child, every day, to be successful and responsible citizens in a global workplace and community, Dr. Mark Edwards’ One Idea focuses on the importance of building leadership to create new opportunities.
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Educators Convene in Nashville for DEN Summer Institute 2014

Every year, Discovery Education brings together educators from a wide variety of specialties for a week-long professional development and networking event. Attendees learn how to use technology to energize their own teaching from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team and each other. DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) 2014 brought together 187 teachers, library media specialists, instructional coaches, school and district administrators, and technology directors from 26 US states, 5 Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom.
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The Siemens STEM Institute is Here!

Fifty middle and high school STEM educators from across the country arrived yesterday to the Discovery Communications HQ to begin their STEM-venture by participating in our Siemens STEM Institute. The Institute is a one-of-a-kind program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the classroom. See what the STEM Fellows are up to throughout the week by following @SiemensSTEMAcad on Twitter, #STEMin2014!
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One Idea: The Inside-Out Approach to Whole-School Reform

In the latest edition of Scott Kinney's "One Idea" interview series, McREL International’s incoming CEO, Bryan Goodwin says, "we haven’t done implementation very well in this country." Here he suggests an inside-out approach to whole-school reform: unleashing professionalism by empowering teachers through autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
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Technology's Transformative Role in Education

Where are we leading children today? Discovery Education’s Lance Rougeux addressed this question during a recent TEDx presentation while explaining the transformative role of technology in education.
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Discovery Education Hosts National and State School Board Association Leaders for Day of Professional Development

Discovery Education hosted approximately 40 members of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Boards Association Communicators (COSBAC) for a day of immersive professional development, as part of an ongoing effort to inform national and state education associations about Discovery Education’s leadership role in the ongoing digital transition. Attendees explored a variety of topics including the future of digital learning and the importance of telling school systems’ digital transition success stories. In addition, participants were also able to experience Discovery Education’s latest digital textbooks first-hand at the “Techbook Test Drive.”
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Meet the Exceptional Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Find out who is in the running to become “America’s Top Young Scientist” and win $25,000 in the 2014 Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge!
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New Student Interactive From

Grab your lab coats! Check out the new Recipe for Innovation K-5 digital interactive that turns your students into food scientists investigating nutrients found in dairy foods.
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