Technology & Education: From ‘Digital Corners’ to ‘Digital Classrooms’

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. One of my colleagues told me that recent data suggests that generations are now measured in six-year increments. This means that your 16-year-old could conceivably belong to one “generation” and your 10-year-old to another…all based on the fact that new technology is introduced so rapidly that it fundamentally…

Discovery Education & 3M Are Searching for America’s Top Young Scientist

For the past thirteen years, Discovery has sought out the brightest young minds in grades 5-8 to solve everyday problems with the power of science…and the search is on again. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 14th annual Young Scientist Challenge, asking students to create a short video explaining the science behind their solution to an everyday problem in one of these three categories: The Way…

Help Discovery Education Get to SXSWedu 2012…Vote Today!

Today, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching and learning techniques. Discovery Education is hoping to take part in this year’s conference and they need your…

Discovery Education to Provide Content to FCC’s New ‘Connect to Compete’ Initiative

One-third of all Americans – 100 million people – haven’t adopted broadband at home. Meanwhile, broadband adoption is key to America’s competitiveness – to jobs, E-Government, education, and energy. More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies today require online job applications, while students with broadband at home have a 7 percent higher graduation rate and consumers with broadband at home can save more than $7,000 a year. Last week, FCC…

Discovery Education Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Screenings, Classroom Resources

Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel &…

Meet the Man Behind Discovery & Our Curiosity

This Sunday, August 7, at 8pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel will debut the first installment of Discovery Communications most ambitious multi-platform project ever: Curiosity. Tackling some of the biggest questions of our time as a part of Discovery’s mission to satisfy curiosity about the world around us, Curiosity was envisioned by our Founder and Chairman, John Hendricks. A cornerstone of the project, beyond the television series with big questions and big…

Texas Approves Discovery Education Science Techbook for Science Instruction

Exciting news from Discovery Education: Texas has joined other adoption states Florida, Indiana, Louisiana and Oregon in approving the Discovery Education Science Techbook as a key digital instructional resource for science instruction.  The Science Techbook meets students in the digital environment where they live, igniting their natural interest in science with dynamic, engaging resources, including virtual labs, video clips, ebook passages, an interactive glossary and more. Also included is a real-time…

Discovery Education Named to Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Education Companies

Congratulations to Discovery Education, who was named to Fast Company‘s list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education! Fast Company recognized Discovery Education for “[l]eading the way in the digital learning movement by making video-based content that reaches more than half of all U.S. schools, including 1 million teachers and 35 million students” and for developing digital math and science curricula for public school students in Chicago and Detroit. We…

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…

Witnessing the ‘Power of TV’ Firsthand

One of the privileges that I have working for Discovery Communications is supporting the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) team. Every day they are working to use the transformative power of television to inspire and engage students in underserved communities around the world — currently in 16 countries reaching over 13,000 teachers, 830,000 students and 2.5 million community members. (Learn more about DCGEP by listening to this Live a…