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Texas approves Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook for statewide use

Texas approves Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook for statewide use

Adoption of interactive social studies material demonstrates nationwide shift to digital learningFollowing a rigorous evaluation, the Texas State Board of Education has approved the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process.More than 1,000,000 students across the U.S. and Canada...

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Austin ISD offers free test prep to high school students

Austin ISD offers free test prep to high school students

Fifth-largest school district in Texas partners with Edgenuity to support students preparing for SAT, ACT and TSI assessmentsAustin ISD (AISD) is partnering with Edgenuity, an online education provider,…

Infobase relaunches Issues & Controversies

Infobase relaunches Issues & Controversies

New database now features debate videos and other enhancementsInfobase, a provider of educational content to schools and libraries, has announced the relaunch of Issues & Controversies. The database,…

These amazing kits make electronics simple and fun for every student

These amazing kits make electronics simple and fun for every student

One tool erases frustration and boredom and makes electronics fun for studentsVery young students often have a hard time engaging meaningfully in electronics projects. Sure, most middle school…

Are digital textbooks worth it?

Are digital textbooks worth it?

Early digital textbook adopters share their pros and consIt has been nearly three years since the FCC and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rolled out the Digital Textbook Playbook…

Will big data jobs go unfilled?

Will big data jobs go unfilled?

Data experts convene to create profile of the “big data specialist” position, which is predicted to be in high demand if data skills remain untaughtStudents at both the…

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Nov. 13 virtual field trip highlights copper mining

Nov. 13 virtual field trip highlights copper mining

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and Freeport-McMoRan, an international natural resource company, will host an interactive live virtual field trip…

Access 23 free Common Core iTunes U courses

Access 23 free Common Core iTunes U courses

ASCD has debuted the Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U. The Common Core Resources Project is a curation of instructional resources and assessment sample items that will…

13 free assistive technology resources

13 free assistive technology resources

A limited budget doesn’t have to stop you or your child from getting some of the best assistive technology available to help people with LD. These free resources…

All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event.This is one of Discovery Education's annual community…

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10 must-watch videos for flipped learning

10 must-watch videos for flipped learning

From STEM videos to history lessons, YouTube can be a one-stop shop for flipped learning If must-implement educational trends were narrowed down to a small group, flipped learning…

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

With flipped learning, how to make sure students are doing the work

Stacey Roshan has found that flipping her math class leads to more powerful classroom interactions.In the three years that my advanced math classes have been flipped, I…

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

The flipped classroom is an education trend that has generated a lot of buzz, but some educators have struggled to create or find videos that are both short…

Teachers: Involve parents in the flipped classroom, too

At the beginning of each semester I spend time speaking to my students about what the flipped classroom is: a significant change over the way students have previously…

How TED-Ed is helping to amplify instruction

Technology can extend a talented teacher’s reach to thousands or even millions of kids around the world, said Chris Anderson, curator of the nonprofit TED project—and during an…

The truth about flipped learning

A flipped classroom is all about watching videos at home and then doing worksheets in class, right? Wrong! Consider carefully the assumptions and sources behind this oversimplified description.…

How to implement the ‘flipped classroom’

(Editor’s note: Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to practice what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. This…

How to make videos your students will love

(Editor’s note: Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to practice what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. This…

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Sal Khan, whose online Khan Academy serves up video tutorials to more than 6 million students worldwide each month, wants to reassure teachers that the free educational service…seo outsourcing

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it…

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