Archives for March, 2006

  1. Someone won a DVD Burner!

    Someone won! Please keep checking back as the announcement will be online in just a short bit!  The following WI DEN Members qualified for the raffle! Rita MortensonMary HintonBrian BartelDeb DonleyKate PagelRachel YurkMatt MalcoreLisa RischJeremy MillerBill LembergKeith SchroederFrank DevereauNan Andrews Everyone one who completed the online Interactive Trainings and the DEN Module Interactive Trainings is […]

  2. Weekly Update: March 31, 2006

    Hi, everyone.  I know it is sad to see March Blogness come to an end, so I’ve included all sorts of really cool updates this week to help you deal with blog-withdrawal.  Here they are… March Blogness ChampionsThe last week truly was madness (or blogness).  As comments came rolling in and Brad O’Donnell (East Bracket) […]

  3. Have You Met Cosmeo?

    Have you heard about Cosmeo yet? If not, you’re sure to see a commercial or read a newspaper article about this new home resource soon. Like some DEN members and active unitedstreaming users, I have watched this remarkable resource evolve from a product called Discovery Learning Connection as it was being studied in test markets […]

  4. Fotini Guzman

    I would like to introduce all of you to one of our most creative DEN members in Florida, Fotini Guzman.  Fotini teaches computer graphics and applications (K-5) at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Kissimmee, Florida. She did one of the most amazing unitedstreaming trainings I have ever seen.  She limited her training to ten participants […]

  5. Cosmeo with Me

    Have you heard of Cosmeo yet? Seen the commercials, like the one that aired during American Idol last week? Did you hear the buzz at the FETC conference? Obviously one such school has! Darlene Wolfe from Ocoee High School has been corresponding with Joel Jacobson to work out how Cosmeo can reach the Ocoee Students.They […]

  6. Just some of my thoughts….

    There really is no category…but I have had some interesting conversations/emails with folks this week and they were worthy enough to share.  No, the discussions were about cool ideas in the classroom not the TV show of the week (although I love The Amazing Race –my favorite.  Oops, not a Discovery show – it’s the […]

  7. Quick and easy polls for your website

    Link: The Tech Savvy Educator ? Blog Archive ? Poll your students online, for free!. Ben at the Tech Savvy Educator has shared a great tool for getting student feedback quickly and easily through your website or blog.  The site is called Blogpoll. [You could] use Blogpoll as a tool to focus students on what […]

  8. The DEN’s first podcast!

    The Discovery Educator Network is very pleased to bring you our very first podcast!  We know who the stars of the DEN are, and they aren’t the people recieving paychecks from Discovery.  The real stars are the teachers who are passionate about education and are willing to take the time to share their knowledge with […]

  9. DEN Challenge: Capture Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    On Saturday, April 29, 2006, join us in the celebration surrounding the Volvo Ocean Race’s visit to the Inner Harbor.  The Discovery Educator Network is sponsoring a full-day event with crews of Discovery Educators from several states including PA, MD, VA, DE, and WV.  Discovery Educators will work in small teams (or crews in keeping […]

  10. Peggy and Jim: Ode to Joyce Kilmer – Let’s go Paperless

    From Discovery Educators Peggy Barger and Jim Hopton: While attending and presenting at a recent teachers’ conference featuring best teaching practices and strategies, we were surprised by comments from one of the organizers.  He rated a workshop session by the amount of paper handouts given to participants.  The organizer proudly waved a stack of paper […]

  11. FETC Guest Blogger

    In honor of March Blogness Month I asked DEN members to be guest bloggers about our FETC Events. Here is Cheryl Woolwine’s Post. Cheryl is from Putnam County. SPRING TRAININGWow what a day – Wednesday, March 22, FETC Pre-conference Spring Training. Thanks so much to Danielle Abernethy and Karen Seddon, Florida DEN field managers that […]

  12. Phy Chauveau: Are You Connected?

    From Discovery Educator Phy Chauveau: Are you connected?  Of course you are.  As members of this incredible Discovery Educator Network, we find out every day just how advantageous it is to be connected to one another in order to share wonderful ideas, insights, and educational experiences.  If you are anything like me, your heart actually […]

  13. What a hit!

    The Discovery Educator Network’s FETC preconference unitedstreaming Spring Training at TECO was a hit!  No amount of planning, room decorating or list making can compare to the joy of an event full of happy teachers!  Over 80 educators and 15 Discovery Team members enjoyed a morning of training and and afternoon of sharing on unitedstreaming, […]

  14. Some Things Are Worth the Wait

    Wow!  Check out the new logo for V3 (also known as unitedstreaming Version 3)  Product Development has been hard at work taking all your suggestions to heart.  Our next version will be released in Summer of 2006 and include new features such as audio clips, animations, writing prompt generator, best practice videos, new professional development […]

  15. A Grand Slam!

    What an experience! I truly believe from the comments I heard in the booths, through email, and on other blog posts that our first FETC pre-conference event was a Grand Slam! I haven’t had time to totally soak everything in since I drove to South Carolina to present at the Future Business Leaders of America […]

  16. The Network is Underway in Florida!

    What an incredible few days in Orlando.  Honestly, I’m not really sure where to start.  Wednesday, the first official day of the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), our two Florida DEN Managers, Danielle Abernethy and Karen Seddon, hosted over 80 educators at the Technical Education Center (TECO) in Osceola County.  Launched by Discovery Education Executive […]

  17. Start Spreading the News

    Hello Northern California! We are official!  We have our very own northern California blog! It will take us a while to get everything in place.  I say, "us" because I need your help!  I want this to be a community blog site… not just a place for my ranting and raving!  (Although I can be […]

  18. These Alum Rock-in' Kids are Crazy About Computers

    The Alum Rock Youth Center provided the backdrop for at least 100 beaming students, their proud parents and their (probably exhausted) teachers at the 2006 Alum Rock Student Technology Showcase.  Superintendent Anthony Russo reminisced about the days when we used carbon paper and typewriters!  He congratulated everyone on a job well done including Showcase organizer […]