Discovery Education Science Techbook Added as Digital Teaching Resource in Indiana & Louisiana Schools

In a sign of an increasing reliance on digital resources and content in U.S. schools, Indiana and Louisiana have joined Oregon to become the latest states to adopt Discovery Education‘s Science Techbook statewide for their elementary and middle school classrooms. Each edition of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series is built from the ground up to address individual state standards. It is intended to serve as the new primary instructional resource for…

Discovery Education Optimizes Award-Winning Content for iPad

At the core of our company is the mission to educate and satisfy curiosity. Almost 10 years ago, we launched Discovery Education and introduced streaming educational media into U.S. classrooms…and now Discovery Education has unveiled a new iPad-optimized version of the popular platform at mobile.discoveryeducation.com — provided at no additional cost to existing Discovery Education subscribers (more than half of U.S. schools!). Through Discovery Education’s mobile-optimized platform, teachers and students…

Video Interview with Liam McCarty, ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Yesterday, Discovery Education and 3M named Liam McCarty of Elm Grove, Wisconsin as “America’s Top Young Scientist” for developing an innovative wound closure system that better protects deep cuts as part of the 2010 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. McCarty was one of 10 finalists who competed this in a series of live science challenges yesterday in New York City, including  communicating principles of science behind unusual phenomenons, such as a disappearing…

Discovery Communications Recognized for Science Initiative at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Discovery Communications was recognized today at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for its multimedia, multi-year science initiative, “Be the Future,” which supports President Obama’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education priorities.  (See Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav talking about the importance of a STEM education.) Zaslav, along with other business and non-profit leaders, was honored by President Bill Clinton before the meeting’s technology plenary…

Discovery Education Partners with Cablevision for Technology Training for Teachers

Discovery Education teamed up last month with Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative, Power to Learn, to treat over 150 educators to a professional development event at Cablevision’s headquarters in Bethpage, New York. Discovery and Cablevision featured a powerhouse lineup, including Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, and Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel. In addition to promoting Science Channel’s new Head Rush programming block, educational trainers from Discovery Education…

One Step Closer to Naming ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Prepare to be blown away by some talented young people. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 10 students in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The finalists will head to New York in October to compete in the finals, hosted by Science Channel’s Danny Forster, with a focus on the “science of safety and security.” What’s at stake? The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S.…

Three U.S. Schools ‘Win a Wireless Lab’ from Discovery Education & CDW-G

Discovery Education is working to help upgrade the technology in America’s schools by partnering with Illinois-based CDW-G to provide “wireless labs” for three U.S. high schools. The eighth annual Win a Wireless Lab Contest received more than 118,000 entries, the highest number since the contest began in 2003, including nearly 7,000 Twitter entries. The three winning schools are: Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, VA Wolf Branch Middle School in Swansea, IL Wayland-Cohocton Central School…