Archives for December, 2005

  1. Subscribe to this Blog

    Just a note to let everyone know that soon, I will be going away from bulk mailing my dates to our  DEN.  Most of your updates will come straight off this blog.  As a result, you will need to subscribe to this blog by typing in your email where it says "Enter your email to […]

  2. High touch AND high tech

    Dave Warlick asked a group of educators what they thought they would see if they walked into a classroom in 2015 in his blog postOur Classrooms are Irrelevant, not obsolete!.  His findings were a bit troubling though. I continue to be disturbed, however, by the number of educators who predict that the classroom will go […]

  3. Meet your Tech Team

    Okay… so you have heard me sing praises of your incredible Implementation (aka Tech) team, so I thought I would let some of you put faces to the names you have seen on emails or voices you have spoken with over the phone.    From Left to Right (Lisa Rice, Craig Halper, Monika Davis, Me, […]

  4. The Ellipse

    Oh Cali Tree… Oh Cali Tree… How lovely are your branches!  So… in between bundling up, marathon meetings, and my escapades on the ice we were able to visit The Ellipse.   This is a circular park, nestled between the White House and the Washington Monument that is home to the National Christmas Tree.  The added […]

  5. Great Question – A Video Wish List!

    A teacher from Georgia who attended a DEN event at the great statewide PBS station at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) sent an email asking for a wish list for making videos.  She was applying "for a grant to get "things" needed for video making."  This is a great and delicious question.  Since I have been […]

  6. December Ticket Game Winner

    This month’s ticket game saw 28 participants earn a total of 320 tickets.  One Discovery Educator had three tickets while another had 60 tickets.  Scott Kinney, Discovery Educator Network East Coast Director, pulled this month’s winning ticket and it had Linda Cober’s (West Shore School District) name on it.  Congratulations, Linda!  For those of you […]

  7. One Discovery Place

    Last week was a big week for your friendly neighborhood DEN team.  The Discovery Educator Network crew spent some time in Silver Springs for a week of fun, team building, brainstorming and training (not necessarily in that order).  The location was Discovery’s corporate headquarters, One Discovery Place.  It’s about the size of a city block […]

  8. Getting it Wright…

    Today’s students must devlelop strong higher order thinking and and sound reasoning skills to compete in our global society. One of the skills NCREL’s enGauge framework identifies as a 21st Century Skill INVENTIVE THINKING skill is the ability to “Identify the essential elements in a problem as well as the interaction between those elements; use […]

  9. A Visit to a PA Service Agency

    Today, I had the pleasure of accompanying Pennsylvania DEN Field Manager Lance Rougeux and Maryland/DC Field Manager Rachel Amstutz to the Lincoln Intermediate Unit located in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.  Educators throughout three counties gathered together and discussed ways to integrate unitedstreaming into their curriculum.  Aside from the beautifully decorated room (including a tree decorated with […]

  10. Education Blog Awards and Edublog Awards. Nominate and vote now!

    eSchool news is currently accepting nominations for their first ever Education Blog Awards. In March 2006, eSchool News will award its first Education Blog Awards, sponsored by Discovery Education, at the Florida Educational Technology Conference. These awards are designed to honor the widespread emergence of blogs in the education field and recognize exceptional work of […]

  11. Region 11 Day of Discovery (& Ice)

    What a day!  I can honestly say these Region 11 folks are AWESOME!  Over 80 people attended our Day of Discovery (despite the forecast of severe weather!)  Great presentations!  Fabulous food!  And the best Educators!  There were presentations on digital story telling, Movie Maker, integration, and more!  We had to make a little adjustment to […]

  12. Sharing the buzz

    A co-worker and I journeyed out of the office today to visit an event in Highland Park. The room was filled with Media Specialists and IT Coordinators, many of them being exposed to unitedstreaming for the first time. After sitting here for no more than 10 minutes and watching Dick Marchessault (the regional manager for […]

  13. Using unitedstreaming in Language Arts

    I am putting together an article for an upcoming edition of the Discovery Education Resource Guide, and I need your help.  The article is about effective and creative ways to use unitedstreaming as a tool for supporting instruction in Language Arts.  I am basically looking at two questions: 1) How do you use unitedstreaming in […]

  14. National Standards, Is It Time?

    With the introduction of No Child Left Behind in 2001 the emphasis on standards and accountability has grown considerably.  A recent article in Education Week entitled, “Nationwide Standards Eyed Anew” discusses the inconsistencies among standards and assessments across the 50 states.  As a result, several experts are urging officials to examine the development of national […]

  15. Rock Our World

    Our very own DEN Member, Carol Anne McGuire and her students, are getting ready to Rock Our World!  It won’t be an earthquake, but she has definitely found a unique way of shaking up the traditional classroom.  She has taken technology to a whole new level and taken it for several rides around the world. […]

  16. What do you do with your iPod?

    During lunch today, a few of us were bouncing around some stories about how teachers were using devices like PDA’s and MP3 players in the classroom.  I realized that while I’ve heard several stories and have a bit of knowledge on the subject, I really haven’t talked to too many teachers that are actually using […]

  17. DEN Application Drawing

    Attention!!!!  To be an inaugural member of the DEN in North Texas (Regions 7,8,9,10,11,12,14,16,17) and Oklahoma, this is your Final Opportunity to apply for the Discovery Educator Network in 2005…….  All complete applications received between December 1st -23rd will automatically be placed in a drawing for the following prizes: 1. Digital Camera 2. Lunch Catered […]

  18. December Ticket Game

    Since we already have the training promotion where you can win shirts, computer bags, gift cards, and wireless presentation devices, we will only have one prize for this month’s ticket game.  So why not make it a good one?  One lucky winner will receive an InFocus LCD projector. From now until December 22, 2005, you […]

  19. New York, New York

    New regional blogs just keep popping up, don’t they?  Today we’d like to welcome Michelle Adams to the blogosphere.  She’s going to be keeping everyone up to date on events in New York.  If you’re in New York and are interested in learning more about the Discovery Educator Network, stop by the blog and leave […]

  20. Please allow me to introduce myself.

    My name is Steve Dembo and I will be your Online Community Manager this evening!  I recently joined the Discovery team and am incredibly excited to be here.  I’m going to be working hard to make the Discovery Educator Network web site as helpful and responsive to your needs as it can possibly be.  There […]