–All new, inquiry-based projects from GlobalLab help students
around the world develop creative, communication, collaboration and
critical thinking skills–
–Unique virtual reality experiences and new content from leading
educational publishers added to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and
Silver Spring, Md. (September 1, 2016) – Discovery Education,
the leading provider of digital content and professional development
for K-12 classrooms, announced today the addition of innovative
inquiry-based projects, virtual reality experiences, and approximately
1,500 new digital assets to its award-winning digital services. This
content from leading educational publishers further empowers K-12
Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Techbooks to create compelling cross-curricular lessons.
To further support educators using Discovery Education’s digital
services to grow their students’ creative, communication, collaboration
and critical thinking skills, 10 collaborative projects will be added to
all Techbooks and Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming
Plus. Powered by GlobalLab’s unique web-based platform, these projects
help students explore data with their peers, learn content, and build
skills like data analysis, reasoning, and teamwork. In addition, these
new resources support educators’ efforts to integrate authentic
investigations into classroom instruction. Among the new GlobalLab
projects available beginning today through Discovery Education’s
Make Your Mark – Created in honor of International Dot Day,
this project helps students design and create their own “dot” by
selecting an area of service and identifying a project they can lead to
impact their community on a local, national, or global level. This
project also connects students worldwide as they identify positive role
models they look up to and learn who other students around the world
What’s For Lunch? – In this collaborative project,
students share with a global audience the contents of their lunch, look
for similarities and differences of their lunch to their global peers,
and examine the distribution of the main food groups needed to create a
Plant Population: By participating in this
collaborative project, students will observe one type of plant in or
near their school and record non-living (abiotic) and living (biotic)
factors that might impact its development. Using these data, they will
make comparisons to other classrooms around the world.
We are pleased to partner with Discovery Education to give classrooms
worldwide access to GlobalLab projects to integrate into their
curriculum and/or extracurricular activities,” said Dr. Tatsiana Krupa,
President, GlobalLab. “Our collaboration with Discovery Education
combines dynamic, high-quality digital content with GlobalLab’s
collaborative activities to foster the development of investigation
skills in students as well as critical, soft skills such as creativity,
collaboration and communication.”
GlobalLab is an e-learning environment that supports collaborative
inquiry based activities. It is a new type of educational tool that
integrates three major features:
a crowdsourcing network where real-life data collected by many
participants from all over the world are transformed into new or
a purposeful community where users are united by views and insights
arising from viewing and analyzing peer-generated data sets. They can
place their data into regional and global contexts for a fun, innovative
way to explore the world.
sophisticated, web-based authoring system that allows users to create investigations, inquiries, and surveys.
GlobalLab eliminates the difficulties of delivering inquiry-based
learning, all in a safe and moderated environment. Students explore with
their peers, learning content and building skills like critical
thinking, data analysis, evidence-based reasoning, and teamwork. With
GlobalLab learning is rooted in the real world, thus it becomes
motivational, relevant, and engaging.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital
content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning
digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the
largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million
educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services
are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the
UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with
districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students,
empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions
that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one
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Discovery Education and GlobalLab are excited to bring you a
collaborative project allowing community members to examine their
favorite holidays and invent new ways to celebrate people, places,
things, and events they love.
We have reached our long-awaited summer vacation, a time of interesting trips, long walks, and all kinds of new learning. To celebrate, Global Lab announces a haiku contest on the theme of summer and summer vacations.
GlobalLab is proud to partner with project developer Forrest M. Mims III, a renowned scientist, known for his series of electronics books, scientific publications, and many science experiments, especially in the areas of ecology and environmental science.
This year, GlobalLab presented its products for the first time at the British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT). During the four days of the trade show our modest exhibit caused no small stir!
glCoin is a special app to determine how often heads will appear and how often tails will appear. It’s an easy and fun way to verify the Theory of Probability. You flip a coin and the app transmits your results to the Heads or Tails? project. Check the project Findings page and the results from all over the world. Presently, it looks like heads are winning!
GlobalLab is always looking for more engaging ways to learn and make discoveries. Our glSound is an easy way to measure noise levels anywhere any time. How loud is your school bus engine? How loud is your little sister? Or your friends singing the Fox song? Try our app and find out.
The GlobalLab leadership team presented our innovative educational platform at Raising the Standards of Apprenticeship and Vocational Training for Metal and CNC-technology in Europe conference in Austria. Signing the partnership agreement with ecoMEDIAeurope marks the beginning of collaboration between GlobalLab and ecoMEDIAeurope to promote innovative educational learning strategies and deliver tools and resources to learners from around the world.
All projects now give you seriously cool charting and graphing capabilities. See, compare, and figure out what all the numbers mean. Play with the data to discover what they say. One graph is worth a thousand words!