Archives for July, 2006

  1. Surviving with Discovery

    Are you ready for the onslaught of children? Are your lesson plans prepared? Room fully decorated? (My favorite room decoration was my Michael Jordan poster, which I plan to hang in my office next to the "Think Outside the Shell" poster from the unitedstreaming Poster Contest.) How many of you are preparing training events for […]

  2. Live from South Africa

    Wow, the Discovery Educator Abroad crew in South Africa right now aren’t wasting any time.  Visit the site to see a slew of blog posts, some digital photos, and keep your eye out soon for both webisodes and podcasts!  Check out the website for complete coverage, but here’s just a little taste to wet your […]

  3. JAWS!

    Well it begins. Today is the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. I’m learning to look at these things without cringing. For some they are misunderstood creatures of the sea. To me – they are ferocious animals. I don’t think I’ve misunderstood their abilities. I even took the quiz on Cosmeo  and have […]

  4. Discovery Educator Abroad – South Africa

    Think one Discovery Educator exploring the Pacific Rim was exciting?  Try multiplying that by six! Saturday morning six lucky teachers will be leaving for South Africa.   In conjunction with the Discovery Channel’s Global Education Partnership, these teachers will be visiting schools and sharing experiences with teachers there.  Of course, just like the previous  Discovery Educator […]

  5. Blogging & Podcasting

    One of the benefits of being a Discovery Educator Network member is having access to create your own blog, linked to your profile at the Discovery Educator Network website. These blogs are a great way to get to know fellow DEN members before an event or to keep up with them after you’ve networked at […]

  6. Almost 400!

    I was told today that I’m blog happy and talk to much. Guess it’s true, because I’m back! We just finished Digital Storytelling and I would like to enjoy the movie at the cafe tonight with my family rather than work on event documentation. So while Cheryl Woolwine is making me laugh, I’m trying to […]

  7. Promo for Your Class!

    Great tip from Kirk in Putnam County! Do a digital story promo on your subject area. Today in Digital Storytelling Class he started a great project that will entice his students to be interested in what he plans to teach this coming year. He used videos from unitedstreaming, will be adding some great sound and […]

  8. DEN Heads Back to the Beach

    Our 1st Beach Party was such a hit, we decided to schedule another one!  What: DEN Beach Bon Fire Where: Bolsa Chica Beach… Near Life Guard Stand 26 When: Friday, August 25th   Time: 6:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a DEN Beach Cookout and Bon Fire.  The Grunion are also expected to […]

  9. National Leadership Conference-II

    Bette Nelson was one of two Discovery Educators representing Illinois at the recent National Leadership Conference hosted by the Discovery Educator Network in Silver Spring, Maryland. I was pleased that she could join us for this event, particularly since Bette has the distinction of being the first teacher to submit an application and be accepted […]

  10. Welcome IU8

    This past Friday, Lance and I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the central part of Pennsylvania for a Day of Discovery.  Forty educators from Blair, Cambria, Bedford, and Somerset counties attended this all day conference at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8. This diverse group of teachers, principals, curriculum specialists, and IT staff received an overview […]

  11. Florida Digital Educators

    I’m off and running this week. First stop was in Tampa this morning at the Florida Digital Educator Institute at USF. 100 teachers were there to learn from some of the best technology integrating specialists. Discovery provided breakfast before this group of teachers got busy. It was a pleasure seeing DEN Members -MDE teachers, Kay […]

  12. Kudos to the North Florida DEN!

    Danielle Abernethy and the North Florida DEN sure know how to throw a great DEN event.  DEN baby Donovan, Debbie, Jonathan, Kyle and I from South Florida had so much fun joining the North Florida DEN members at the Devils Rays beautiful stadium, Tropicana Field.  There were so many talented DEN members sharing what they […]

  13. DEN National Leadership Conference Revealed

    by guest blogger Kim Randall   What do podcasts, Java Works, filling out your star, America Revealed, chroma-key, an "Oprah’s Favorite Things" moment, Adobe Premiere, Atlas, Digital Storytelling, Audacity, limeade margaritas, G-Force, Inspiration, bowling, blogs, and more than 40 educators from across the U.S. have in common?  Why the Discovery Educator Network National Leadership Conference, […]

  14. Shopping Trip Tips!

    Yesterday my son and I went to his favorite store that sells a lot of shark stuff – the Discovery Channel Store in Orlando. I needed to buy the prize for those who turn in events during Shark Week (unitedstreaming or Discovery Health related) and I promised him a prize too. I learned some interesting […]

  15. We Won!

    It was a day for winners in St. Petersburg, FL! The attendees for the regional and national institutes presented the various topics that they learned to the Florida DEN members at our Back to School Bash held at the Devil Rays Stadium before the game.  Everyone won at least one small doorprize, and then 2 […]

  16. Regional Media Specialist of the Year!

    A hearty congrats to Jennifer Harkelroad who has been named the regional Media Specialist of the Year for the West Georgia region by the Georgia Library Media Association. “Mrs. Harkleroad certainly deserves this honor,” said Thomas Crossroads principal Fate Simmons. “She is definitely an innovator in her area. She is excellent with students – excellent […]

  17. Thoughts from Donna

    My experience with DEN and the National Conference is one I will never forget!  In my almost 24 years in education, I’ve been to lots of conferences and had my share of professional development, and none can compare to this week in Silver Spring/Washington, D.C. with the Discovery Educator’s Network. The week was filled with […]

  18. Thoughts from Vicki

    First of all I want to say “Thank You” to Discovery for treating us like kings and queens for a week, and Oprah moments as well!  Washington D.C. was the most paramount week I have ever had for training. We had an extraordinary time learning new software, classroom integration ideas and making new friends. I […]

  19. Myth Busted: Discovery Health

    I know, I just posted so why am I back again? Because in my last post about sharks I mentioned that you could hold an event on shark diets and tie in Discovery Health and count it as an event. Well a DEN member just emailed me and said she  thought it was a myth […]

  20. Look what Discovery is up to now!

    Can you believe it?  A four story shark is busting through headquarters! I can’t beileve we missed it by a day! Last week, 40 DEN members and the Field Managers from across the nation had a week of incredible professional development and enrichment. We walked in, out and around this beautiful new headquarters building all […]