Vote for Discovery Education at SXSWedu

SXSW has launched its PanelPicker for the 2013 SXSWedu conference taking place March 4-7 in Austin, TX. Discovery Education is thrilled to have four panels and presentations in the running for the conference. With topics such as Media Companies and Emerging Technology in School and The 21st Century Textbook, Discovery Education’s proposed panels and presentations reflect the team’s forward-looking strategy in the educational technology space. Check out the panels below and click to vote if…

Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education Launch ‘fit 4 the classroom’ Initiative

Today, Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education announced the launch of fit 4 the classroom, a new initiative to combat childhood obesity and promote children’s health. Through the use of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, the unique program helps students to learn about how to make positive, healthy lifestyle choices. With childhood obesity more than tripling in the last 30 years, fit 4 the classroom emphasizes four pillars…

Discovery Education and Intel Partner on ‘Curiosity in the Classroom’

It’s that time of year again! When I ventured out yesterday for my morning commute and was greeted by the adorable sight of D.C. school children boarding the bus in their uniforms, it became official: summer is over and it’s back to school time. Discovery Education and Intel Corporation are heading back to the classroom too, as they announced today the expansion of their Curiosity in the Classroom partnership. The program, an…

Discovery Education and will.i.am Team Up for STEAM Initiative

Today, Discovery Education, in conjunction with will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation, announced a groundbreaking science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative. Called i.am.STEAM, the program is designed to inspire and cultivate the next generation of innovators and STEAM leaders. The initiative was announced today at an event for students from the i.am College Track Center in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, held at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. will.i.am also released his new…

Siemens & Discovery Education Announce ‘We Can Change the World Challenge’ Winners

Discovery Education is a proud supporter of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a sustainability challenge for students across the nation, encouraging them to tackle environmental issues with solutions that will positively impact the environment. Today, the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board announced today the grand prize winners of the fourth annual Challenge. I am always completely blown away…

Educating Our Future Workforce to Achieve Global Leadership

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. If you ask the average student in Austria or the Czech Republic what the words “United States of America” conjure up for them, it is likely that they will still use the following words: innovation, opportunity, progress, pioneering…which is why I was shocked to read a recent article…

Removing Barriers to Digital Learning in the Classroom

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. On February 1, 2012, Digital Learning Day, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski challenged the country to complete the conversion from print textbooks to interactive digital learning within five years. Yesterday, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski took the courageous next step of assembling the CEOs from the top 15…

Discovery Education Expands ‘Techbook’ Offerings

Technology is transforming the way that students are learning even more rapidly than before. (Personally, I remember fighting to be the kid advancing the film strip with the beep, before automated projectors and the rise of DVDs.) Our Discovery Education team has been leading the way in enriching the classroom experience and improving student performance and engagement through digital content for years (read more about this from Discovery Education CEO…

‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.…

Discovery Education Heads to the White House Science Fair

On February 7, the White House will celebrate budding scientists with the second White House Science Fair, welcoming student winners representing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across the U.S. Among the approximately 100 young scientists participating on Tuesday you’ll find student winners from the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Both competitions honor the next generation of scientific leaders,…