Archives for November, 2005

  1. Reaching for the STARS in New Hampshire

    Today, I had the pleasure to meet several incredible teachers representing multiple New England States at the 2005 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference.  During our time together, we examined ways in which unitedstreaming, along with other free web-based technologies, can support their efforts in providing curriculum materials appropriate for their increasingly diverse classrooms.  As promised, I […]

  2. Discovery at IETC 2005!

    The 12th annual Illinois Education & Technology Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Springfield on November 17 and 18, and I was pleased to see many Illinois DEN members at our presentation and at the Discovery booth in the Exhibit Hall. I was joined by Chris Ryan and Joanne Hayes, the […]

  3. And the winners are…

    Once again, we had 33 Discovery Educators participate in this round of the ticket game.  There were a total of 333 tickets in the drawing.  Some had one ticket and one had 54 tickets.  The five winning tickets, drawn in front of four witnesses (i.e., three of my Thanksgiving guests and my beagle, Harvey), had […]

  4. Region 10's Evening of Discovery!

    Wow – what an amazing evening!  On November 17, almost 100 educators from the Region 10 area gathered together to meet some new people, learn new ideas for utilizing unitedstreaming and enjoy a fabulous dinner from Blue Mesa!   Thanks to all that made the night a priority!  We enjoyed great presentations from DEN members on […]

  5. Share the news with your colleagues

    Have you been thinking about conducting your first training session as a Discovery Educator, but need that extra incentive to get moving?  Have you been conducting training sessions all year and want some free stuff for all your hard work?  Well, you are in luck! Beginning today until December 31, 2005, you can receive rewards […]

  6. DEN Training Rewards

    Have you been thinking about conducting your first training session as a Discovery Educator, but need that extra incentive to get moving?  Have you been conducting training sessions all year and want some free stuff for all your hard work?  Well, you are in luck! Beginning today until December 31, 2005, you can receive rewards […]

  7. Fall has arrived!

    My recent trip up north proved, contrary to popular belief by some of our East Coast colleagues, that California indeed does experience the beautiful Fall season.  I am sure the neighbors were wondering why this “tourist” kept pulling over, jumping out of the car, and snapping pictures, but I just couldn’t get enough of the […]

  8. Get a FREE unitedstreaming Resource Guide

    Have you received your unitedstreaming Resource Guide?!?  I asked that question today at 2 of my trainings.  Mark, pulled a magazine off his table and asked “This one?” as he held up a copy of Cosmopolitan Magazine. J  Which provided us all the great mid day laugh that was needed.  Later that afternoon, I asked […]

  9. A Noble Lunch

    Special thanks to principal Chris Mosely and the great teachers at Noble Elementary School in the Berryesa School District, who allowed me the privilege of having lunch with them and discussing the benefits of the Discovery Educator Network for their site.  During their lunch we talked about some of the new resources found in the […]

  10. DEN Poster Contest FAQ

    The DEN National Poster Contest is underway and many students have already started their designs.  Below is a list of questions (and answers) that may help eliminate any confusion.  If you have anything to add, please post a comment or email me. Q: Who can participate?A: Any K-12 student whose teacher is a Discovery Educator. […]

  11. "A-Ha!" Moments in the Classroom

    They happen every week, usually when you are least expecting it.  We look for it in our students, but then suddenly the light bulb goes off in our own heads.  It’s the all too famous and unforgettable "A-Ha!" moments.  In Discovery Education’s newest Resource Guide, teachers share their "A-Ha!" moments when they used unitedstreaming to […]

  12. DEN National Poster Contest Begins!

    Walk into any classroom and what do you see?  Desks.  Books.  Flag.  Globe.  A poster of a monkey dangling from a tree encouraging you to “Hang in There!” Well, it might not always be the monkey poster, but every classroom does have a poster (or two or three) on the walls. It is with this […]

  13. DEN National Poster Contest Begins!

    Walk into any classroom and what do you see?  Desks.  Books.  Flag.  Globe.  A poster of a monkey dangling from a tree encouraging you to “Hang in There!” Well, it might not always be the monkey poster, but every classroom does have a poster (or two or three) on the walls. It is with this […]

  14. A New Name: Same Great Information ~ The Discovery Education Classroom Resource Guide

    The latest edition of the Discovery Education: Classroom Resource Guide has been delivered!  Focused around the theme of Digital Storytelling, this edition illustrates ways to enrich your curriculum and deepen student understanding by implementing storytelling in your classroom. From fifth-grade classroom teacher Brian Talmadge, to nationally recognized experts Kathy Schrock and Bernajean Porter, stories, advice […]

  15. Final Thoughts from T+L2

    Not to be missed at this convention was the number of DEN educators, field managers, and keynote speakers who presented.  A winning combination hailing from DEN MI, field manager Kristin Furdak and Sue Summerford, scholarship winner, really packed them in for Using Web Logs (Blogs) In and Out of the Classroom.  Their PowerPoint presentation is […]

  16. Region 16 Day of Discovery

    What a great way to spend a day in Amarillo!  On November 1, educators from all around Region 16 gathered at Region 16 ESC for a Day of Discovery!  Almost 50 teachers, media specialists, and technology specialists gathered for a day of collaboration, learning, and excitement. We had breakout sessions of PowerPoint Integration and utilizing […]

  17. Community Building

    Joe Brennan is a Discovery Educator who serves as the Visual Literacy Facilitator at Niles West High School and Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois. Joe was awarded a scholarship from The Discovery Educator Network to attend the T+L Conference in Denver last week, and he has written his reflections of a very productive […]

  18. Melanie Corn

    I have lived my entire life in Robinson, Illinois.  I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.  I have been teaching for Robinson School District for the past 25 years, mostly in first grade.  This year I was excited to be chosen by Smart Technologies as an Exemplary […]