Discus News

Social Studies Contest for Eighth Graders

South Carolinians for the Common Good
Middle School Multimedia History Project


Students in South Carolina’s eighth grade social studies classes are invited to participate in the first annual South Carolinians for the Common Good Multimedia History Project sponsored by The Ben Robertson Society of Clemson University. The contest is designed to help middle school students conduct historical research and craft persuasive arguments as they think about Palmetto citizens who have contributed to the common good.

Prizes Awarded to SCASL Attendees

The Discus staff was pleased to meet and greet many of the attendees at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) that was held on March 11-13 in Columbia. The conference theme of “Everyday Heroes” spoke to the incredible and inspiring work that takes place day after day in school libraries and media centers across the state.

ETV Summer Hands-on, Week-Long Technology Classes

Want hands-on technology training that will provide 60 renewal credits and allow your teachers to walk away with abundant and valuable knowledge to help them have a fresh start for the next school year?

ETV is providing week-long classes this summer in districts across the state! These trainings focus on using and creating video, assessment tools, cool technology tools, and more. Teachers will learn new ways to use technology in the classroom with one or multiple devices.

South Carolina’s Virtual Library Launches New SmartSearch Enhancements

New enhancements make it easier than ever for state residents of all ages to use Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library.  SmartSearch, the tool that allows researchers to conduct a single search and retrieve information from numerous electronic resources in the Discus collection, is now powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).