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Discovery Ed Makes Learning Activities Free for the Rest of the School Year

Discovery Education announced this week that it's making hundreds of daily activities free to educators for the remainder of the 2021–2022 school year.

The activities are designed for grades K–2, 3–5 and 6–8 and are being released on a monthly basis. According to Discovery Ed: "These engaging daily activities include Daily Fix-Its, Background Builders, Writing Prompts, and more to address specific learning needs. The monthly release of educator-informed activities provide fun, engaging, standards-aligned instructional supports that connect teachers across the country in a shared experience of learning."

“The opening of the 2021-2022 school year was supposed to be different. This year, parents, teachers, and students were all looking forward to returning to classrooms that looked more like those from the pre-COVID-19 era,” said Scott Kinney, CEO of Discovery Education, in a prepared statement. “However, the rise of the Delta Variant and various other factors have created a high-level of uncertainty among education stakeholders. Across the country, there remains a lot of questions about how educators will navigate these complicated times, and by making these student activities available, we hope to ease some of the burden educators have been carrying so heroically since March of 2020.”

There are roughly 500 daily activities being offered at no cost to educators. Complete details can be found at Discovery Ed's Daily Activities site.

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