Monthly Archives: August 2005

One Click Away… Websites, Projects, and Beyond

One Click Away… Websites, Projects, and Beyond

Several of the applications I read through today, included links to some incredible websites and projects that they had been working on.  I wanted to create a posting area for you to share some of your favorite educational websites. I didn’t want to just copy and paste the websites you listed here, because I felt

Going Beyond the Four Walls…

For the 5th year in a row, San Francisco will host a Grand Prix event for the Pro Cycling Team, where 160 world class riders will wind themselves through the steep and crooked streets.  Eight members of Discovery’s Pro Cycling Team, led by George Hincapie, will take on this grueling 108 mile race.  Can you

Who Said What? Who Needs What?

Thanks to the veteran teachers for some great comments/advice in our previous post! Carrie Strasburger from Arlington Traditional School and Barrett Elementary in Arlington, VA submitted an idea for a first day activity that I thought warranted a post of its own. All the details on the first day can be overwhelming – this is

Discover More…

Being “Fresh out of the Classroom,” as some have referred to me as, especially since I still get excited about free notebooks and pens, and brand new to the “Corporate” world, I have had such incredible adventures over the last few months as I acquaint myself more to Discovery.  As I have traveled around demonstrating

It's Open House Time

Now that the 2005-2006 school year is beginning for teachers and students in schools across the country, plans for Open House and Parent Night events are being finalized in many districts.  School leaders often host such events within the first few weeks of the school year to inform parents about curricular initiatives, school activities, and

Advice for New Teachers!

Welcome Back to School! I know that many of you, if you haven’t already, are heading back to the classroom this week. I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing summer and you are recharged and ready for a new school year. I also know that there are many new teachers out there who are

Online Delivery Shows Promise for High Stakes Assessment

While various states have experimented with delivering statewide assessments via the Internet, many educators still have mixed emotions related to the academic benefits of online testing. Recently, Oregon Department of Education officials celebrated the academic gains shown by students taking the TESA (Technology Enhanced Student Assessment).  In the eSchool News article, “State: Online Testing Helped

Introducing Digital Discovery

In response to requests from educators who use unitedstreaming, later this week Discovery Education will launch Digital Discovery, a 32-page print resource guide for teachers with usable tips and ideas for integrating unitedstreaming into classroom curriculum.  The premier issue features articles and tips that related to the theme "Connecting to the World", including: What Works:

Online Training Opportunities

Over the past several months, I have conducted dozens of unitedstreaming trainings in schools and regional education centers across the state. These face-to-face workshops are great ways for teachers and media specialists to learn more about the wide range of digital resources available on the site and to share ideas and strategies with other educators,