Discovery Education resources · inspiration · lessons · STEM · teach with literature

read across america day 2016

We joined in on Discovery Education’s #CelebrateWithDE event this afternoon, in honor of Read Across America Day. The event included a read aloud with Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds of the awesome FableVision Studios. Peter read and explained the book Going Places during the event. Unfortunately, his twin brother Paul wasn’t able to make… Continue reading read across america day 2016

differentiation · Discovery Education resources · professional development

effective use of iPads with students with Autism

Discovery Education puts on these fantastic events called VirtCons. They offer educators an opportunity to hear from some of the DEN’s best on a wide range of topics, all from the comfort of your couch. I participated in today’s VirtCon in my pajamas. Awesome. All sessions are available in video form afterwards so you don’t… Continue reading effective use of iPads with students with Autism

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and a video prompt from Kid President

Surely you have heard of Kid President by now. If not, watch the video below and the visit his website. He’s just terrific. And you’ll want more and more and more! My students feel that way about him and can’t wait to see his latest video. We really enjoyed the one that was published last… Continue reading and a video prompt from Kid President

Discovery Education resources · professional development

enhancing student writing

In October, I presented at our district office during DEN Fall Virtcon about enhancing student writing with DE. Here’s a description of the session: There are many ways to integrate DE resources into your writing program! From photographs, used as visual writing prompts, to creating mood for a narrative piece with sound effects, to videos… Continue reading enhancing student writing