Teaching Resources

Suggestions from the IMC

Searching the Book Room

Here are two different ways to search the Book Room. The first is a Power search and lets you see what we have in the Book Room according to a specific topic. The second, a Call Number search, lets you see all titles we have at a specific level.

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Digital Teacher Challenge

Don't forget to check out the challenge sent by Rachel Yurk!


In honor of our newly purchased subscription to Kidblog for K-8 teachers, the January digital Teacher's Challenge theme is Blogging!


All resources are posted and ready for you to explore on the Digital Teacher Challenge page. The platform for K-8 bloggers is Kidblog and Blogger for 9-12. Blogging is a very powerful way to encourage literacy skills in all curricular areas while engaging kids in collaborative and communicative writing. If you have never before blogged there are resources available on the site for you and for those who have blogged already, I hope you will be inspired to try some fresh new ideas with which to spruce up the current blogs.

Meet Students Who Are Changing the World by Discovery Education


Want to provide inspiration to your students about how they can make a difference in the world in 2016? Join Discovery Education and learn from students that are taking action on issues from climate change and energy efficiency to giving back to their communities.


Suggested Grade Levels: 3-12

This will be a live streamed event including student panelists and will connect classrooms before, during and after the event. Please use#studentchangemakers to interact and share your classroom learnings.

Be sure to search the Discovery Education Blog to identify classroom integration strategies for this topic.


WHEN: Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM (EST)

Click HERE to register!

Spotlight on Strategies: Conga Line

“We all know exercise is good for the body. But it’s incredibly good for the brain, too. Exercise zaps harmful stress chemicals. It boosts problem-solving, planning, and attention” (Brain Rules). The Conga Line is a fun strategy that incorporates physical movement into lessons allowing students to move out of their seats and communicate with other members of the class.


Learn more about this simple strategy HERE and try it in your class this week.

Mystery Skype

Discovery Education Community members are connecting with one another in a number of ways- both online and in person. Recently educators have been connecting in the DEN Friends Facebook group to schedule a Mystery Skype with their classes.


Click through to read more about Mystery Skype and hear how educators are incorporating this engaging activity into their lessons.


Read more HERE!

Workout with Washington Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan

The American Heart Association and the National Football League, working together with Discovery Education, have created new, interactive resources to encourage physically active lifestyles in schools and homes nationwide. The NFL PLAY 60 Challenge's new standards-aligned curriculum fits the needs of any classroom. Visit the custom educator portal for new, free resources - including quick workout videos with Ryan Kerrigan - to get your students physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.