DENSI 2013

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 13-07-2013

What is DENSI 2013? It’s event you’re missing right now! The DEN is the Discovery Education Network and the DENSI – is the Discovery Education Network Summer Institute 2013.

I am presently in Burlington, Vermont with the Leadership Council learning about new things and mingling with some great folks from all over the United States and Canada!

Last year I went to Bozeman, Montana and had the opportuntity to go to Yellowstone National Park and see the geysers!

You want to be a part of the DEN? No problem! Maybe next year we can travel together. Just log onto Discovery Education and go to My DEN.

I’m leaving to go on a boat ride on Lake Champlain so I’ll update you more tomorrow if I have time because I’ll be going to visit the Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Factory! :-)

Watching the sunset on Lake Champlain! Wish you were here!


Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 26-06-2013

What a great tool to add to any website – this is the countdown to my granddaughter’s first birthday. Who’s counting? Grandma! :-)


Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 13-12-2012

     Voxer allows you to turn your cell phone into a walkie-talkie! If you have a Smart phone you can download the app for free and talk to friends & family. I think this is a great way to connect with people especially when you are driving. You can send a message and keep your eyes on the road. You can also have groups and send the same message to everyone at once.


Tappahannock Elementary School & Discovery Education

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 13-12-2012

     As teachers prepare for their winter break they received a some pointers for integrating Discovery Education digital media into their classrooms. As the school district’s ITRT, I shared how they can view DE videos and add to their content library. When they return we can collaborate and create assignments and quizzes. During the regular classroom day everyone gets busy and an extended break is a great opportunity to explore DE. Teachers can begin 2013 with resources that are exciting, interesting, and aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning by just making a few clicks!

Ready! Set! Discovery!

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 16-08-2012

We has a successful Professional Development in Essex County! Teachers learned how to utilize the student center by creating folders, adding video segments, making assignments, quizzes and writing prompts for their students. During their first 9 weeks in the classroom I will be going to their schools to observe them put Discovery Education in action.

They were very excited the teachers included a magnificent music teacher, a fabulous french teacher, and spectacular special education teachers! I am looking forward to seeing them use Discovery Education in their classrooms and will post thier success stories soon!

Professional Development

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 06-08-2012

I’ve been working on preparing for my Professional Development all day and I keep finding the greatest things on Discover Ed as well as the DENSI12 Edmodo group. What this means is that I get sidetracked and have not accomplished much for my PD but I have learned so much more from my peers!

Gina Powell’s Blog

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 06-08-2012

Hello World!

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Gina Powell on 31-08-2007

Welcome to your new DEN blog! This is your first post. Edit or delete it, and then start blogging!