Archives for October, 2005

  1. T+L Reflections

    T+L went by so fast, it’s hard to believe it’s over!   Alas, we’re all back home and hopefully recovered enough from the whirlwind week in Denver that I’m hoping some of you have had a chance to reflect on what you learned at T+L.    I think the biggest takeaway for me, aside from my […]

  2. Melissa Spencer

    I teach chemistry at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa.  This is my fourth year of teaching, all at North, but I started with teaching the 9th grade general science class before moving on to chemistry last year.  I integrate technology and multimedia resources into my curriculum as often as possible.  Unfortunately, our district […]

  3. New DEN Educators

    Once again, it is my pleasure to introduce another group of outstanding teachers, Media Specialists, and Technology Coordinators from Illinois who have recently been accepted as members of the Discovery Educator Network: Lori Abrahams:  Lori is the Information Specialist at Frederick School in Grayslake, Illinois. She has held a number of leadership roles as an […]

  4. Greetings from T+L

    This week, I had the pleasure to spend an inspiring few days in the beautiful city of Denver with Discovery Educators from across the country.  Together, we had the once in a lifetime experience attending a full day workshop on Digital Storytelling facilitated by renowned author and presenter, Bernajean Porter. The following day, I had […]

  5. Our Focus – High Definition Authentic Learning

    RJ Stangherlin is a Language Arts teacher at Salisbury High School in Salisbury Township School District.  She is PA DEN’s representative at this year’s T+L2 conference.  She will be providing us with insights and happenings at T+L2 through her daily blogs. Today reminded me of a dialogue that once surfaced on a Keystone Technology Integration […]

  6. T+L2: A Diverse Discovery Day Blog

    RJ Stangherlin is a Language Arts teacher at Salisbury High School in Salisbury Township School District.  She is PA DEN’s representative at this year’s T+L2 conference.  She will be providing us with insights and happenings at T+L2 through her daily blogs. Call me partial to Pennsylvania, but show me anyone who does an interactive workshop […]

  7. Digital Storytelling: Meet Bernajean Porter

    RJ Stangherlin is a Language Arts teacher at Salisbury High School in Salisbury Township School District.  She is PA DEN’s representative at this year’s T+L2 conference.  She will be providing us with insights and happenings at T+L2 through her daily blogs. Meet Bernajean Porter, author of DigiTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories and our […]

  8. Region 17 Library Expo

    This month, librarians traveled to Region 17 ESC to learn more about materials available to them and Discovery Education.  Curt Smith, Texas Sales Manager for Discovery Education, traveled from Washington DC to a spontaneous cold front and rain showers in West Texas.  We had a great time meeting all of the library media specialists and […]

  9. RJ Says "Hello" from T+L2

    RJ Stangherlin is a Language Arts teacher at Salisbury High School in Salisbury Township School District.  She is PA DEN’s representative at this year’s T+L2 conference.  She will be providing us with insights and happenings at T+L2 through her daily blogs.  If setting [a sunny 64 degrees at noon in Denver] counts, let me tell […]

  10. Remembering Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks, whose 1955 refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Alabama provided the catalyst for the civil rights movement, died Monday at age 92. To help your students understand the impact of Park’s act of bravery and defiance, unitedstreaming has a number of images and video clips […]

  11. Traveling in Oklahoma

    I had the opportunity (before heading to the airport) to stop and see the Oklahoma City National Memorial.  This very serene and beautiful area helps to commemorate the lives of the people who lost their lives and the people who rescued and cared for so many.  These gates represent the times between the explosion.  While […]

  12. Meet Wisconsin's First DEN Educators

    What type of teacher becomes a DEN Educator?  What qualities do they have in common?  Why did they join the WI DEN?    Meet the first of the WI DEN educators and you will find out that each are talented, enthusiastic educators who have the desire to collaborate with you.  They forever enjoy teaching and […]

  13. OKC – What great people!

    I had the opportunity to travel to Oklahoma City Public Schools to help introduce unitedstreaming to all of the Library Media Specialists and the Lead Technology Educators (LTE’s).  We had a great time learning about streaming, downloading, the learning tools, integration and the DEN!  All of the schools are equipped with television monitors and laptops […]

  14. Upcoming Conferences

    Mark your calendar now for these upcoming technology conferences. Orange County Computer Using Educators Conference: OCCUE (Fullerton, CA) January 29th http://www.occue.org/ Computer Using Educators Conference: CUE  (Palm Springs, CA) March 9th-12th http://www.cue.org/ National Educational Computing Conference: NECC (San Diego, CA) July 5th-7th http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2006/

  15. DEN Ticket Contest

    Would you like to win an LCD Projector or scholarship to the Computer Using Educators Conference?  We will be raffling off 1 LCD projector and 2 scholarships to the CUE Conference. Here’s how to get your tickets in for this contest. Have someone submit an application to the DEN with your name as the referral.  […]

  16. Region 10 & 11 TCEA Conference

    Save the Date!!!!  November 5, 2005 – TCEA Area 10 & 11 Technology Conference www.tcea.org/area10 or www.tcea.org/area11  Come learn more about the Discovery Educator Network, see more integrations ideas, and collaborate with fellow teachers!  If you are interested in helping present or representing the DEN at our booth, let Michelle know via email:  mailto:Michelle_Weeks@discovery.com  

  17. Launch Day Arrives

      On Saturday, October 15th, Discovery Education hosted the largest Discovery Educator Network (DEN) event, in the nation.  The “DEN Launch Event” served as California’s DEN members first opportunity to gather together and be connected with California’s best resources in education—each other.  Today, they represented what is right in education– dedicated teachers willing to sacrifice […]

  18. Come and Get It!

    The dinner bell rang at 5:15 on Friday evening as presenters and special guests gathered at Lucille’s Smokehouse in Rancho Cucamonga. We kept our server Amy, hopping as she revived us with some great food and drinks, after a long day of preparation for our DEN Launch Event.  For many it was their first time […]

  19. English Now!

    The teachers of Anaheim City School District spent the afternoon tackling their new English Language Development Program.  The office of Curriculum and Instruction hosted a make and take workshop based on their ELD curriculum, English Now.  After a quick overview of the new features of unitedstreaming (playlists, assignment builder, calendar, quiz center, etc.) and how […]

  20. Register NOW for the DEN Pre-Conference Session at PETE&C

    The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is pleased to present a special pre-conference session at this year’s PETE&C that will provide participants a first-hand opportunity to learn from two of the most well-known and highly respected names in educational technology, Kathy Schrock and Hall Davidson. The event will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2006 (9 […]

  21. NEW DEN Ticket Game

    This month’s ticket game starts now (October 14) and goes until Tuesday, November 22 at 5 p.m.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 23 via the blog…just in time for the grand prize winner to give thanks because…  1st Prize = InFocus LCD projector2nd Prize = $50 gift card to the Discovery Channel Store3rd […]

  22. And the DEN Ticket Game Winners are…

    Thirty three Discovery Educators participated.  Some had one ticket.  A few had 10 or more tickets.  There were 173 tickets in the drawing.  And, the three winners of a Targus Notebook Wireless presentation device are… Jim Hopton, Jefferson-Morgan Elementary School Jennifer Dorman, Holicong Middle School Tom Hatch, Northern High School Congratulations! 

  23. Tracey Fertally

    I am a Special Education teacher in a LifeSkills classroom in Panther Valley Elementary School.  Panther Valley is comprised of the towns of Lansford, Coaldale, Nesquehoning, and Summit Hill (as well as the out-lying areas).  We are located at the edge of the Pocono Mountains.I have 5 students, ages 5 through 8.  The children are […]

  24. Tracey McGrath

    I teach computer science to all students in kindergarten through 8th grade at Abigail Vare School in the School District of Philadelphia.  In addition to my role as a computer science teacher, I am also the Technology Teacher  Leader. This year I am looking forward to facilitating and overseeing many new technology initiatives in my […]