Monthly Archives: September 2005

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DEN Teacher Visit

DEN Teacher Visit

Meet Kendel Srader – one of the first DEN Teachers in Texas!  Kendel is a 5th grade social studies teacher at Green Elementary in Allen ISD.  I visited Kendel and we enjoyed lunch together.    During our visit, a surprise package arrived – the DEN Welcome Kit!  Kendel was so excited!   She said, "I

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Do You Knowitall?

Recently, I attended the South Carolina EdTech Conference and spent some time with our good friends at the South Carolina Educational Television Commission (SCETV).  While there, they showed me knowitall.org.  An incredible website they have developed filled with virtual manipulatives in a variety of curricular areas.  Best of all, it’s a free resource!

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Making PA History Come Alive!

When we meet someone new and tell them we are from Pennsylvania, most people think of the Liberty Bell, Indepence Hall and the birthplace of America. It is a very important state. But what do our students’ think of Pennsylvania? Do they know how important Pennsylvania is and its importance to our nation? Will they

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PA DEN PETE&C Pre-Conference Session

PA DEN members will have the opportunity to attend (for FREE) a special pre-conference session at this year’s PA Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C).  On Sunday, February 19th, Discovery Educators will participate in a full-day event loaded with great speakers, breakout sessions and more!  As I finalize the schedule, I would like to hear

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South Africa Sweepstakes

Discovery Education and the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership are rewarding teachers who go the distance for their students.  The unitedstreaming South Africa Sweepstakes is the educational and cultural experience of a lifetime.  Five winning teachers will spend seven days with their counterparts in South Africa where they’ll exchange ideas, share knowledge and enrich their

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Teaching Children about Nutrition

USDA today launched a new interactive educational game for kids to help them better understand the new food pyramid.  Mypyramid.com is a fun, short game that asks students to "power up" their spaceship by selecting the healthy and nutritious food choices. I tried out the game and had fun playing around with it for a

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Discovery Education Supports PA Teacher of the Year

I had the opportunity to attend the PA Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony yesterday to make a special presentation to this year’s winner, Barbara Benglian.  Barbara is a music teacher at Upper Darby High School in the Upper Darby School District where she directs Chorus, Concert Choir and Encore Singers. Discovery Education presented Barbara

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Product Development visits Central York

This past Monday, Kim Smith (VP) and Shelley Santora-Jones (Director) from Product Development spent the day in Central York School District visiting classrooms and talking to teachers about unitedstreaming.  Two after-school focus groups had the opportunity to learn about future improvements to unitedstreaming that are already in the works. The visit was arranged by Discovery

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Hurricane Rita

Fellow Texans, I hope that all survived Hurricane Rita.  Here in the Dallas area, a few days of chaos and preparation ended in some clouds and a little wind.  I had my bottled water, canned goods, and full tank of gas though!  We’re back to 100 degree days and full sun!  I know that many

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Houghton Mifflin

You asked for it… so by popular demand we will host a section about your Language Arts Program Houghton Mifflin.  I have had the privilege of seeing all the creative and exciting ways you have enhanced your programs.  Now is your chance to share with each other. How are you integrating unitedstreaming into your current

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