Monthly Archives: August 2006

Discovery Atlas

Discovery Atlas

Hey everyone! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up to work with Discovery Atlas! It was mentioned in this blog post and in an email. If you did not receive the email, contact me. We need to verify email addresses. Leon County has asked to host the DEN Italian dinner. I was

September 1!

It’s September 1st! That means that the Florida Teams are ready to start their commenting and grapevine contest. Woo Hoo! Let’s go North Florida! Okay, so let’s give you something to comment about. On my "address bar" I have the blog abbreviated to DEN_NFL. NFL makes me think football, when I am really more of

According to the Grapevine….

Let the games begin! DEN members from Florida will be sharing how they  use unitedstreaming for the whole DEN from September 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. Any DEN member is welcome to participate but only Florida DEN members are eligible to win prizes.  For more contest details: Download the_good_news.ppt According the the Good News

Give social networking a try with Facebook

After reading a post by Kathy Schrock about trying out Facebok,  I decided to give it a whirl myself.  I had thought that it was only available to high school and college students and teachers, but I was surprised to find that they have over 1,000 work networks registered as well, Discovery being one of

Making Change for Katrina!

Teachers are among the most giving, caring people on this planet.  By nature, we give ourselves, our passion for our curriculum, and our love for kids.   If you don’t do that… why would you become a teacher?   It’s as simple… and as complex as that. Here is a wonderful opportunity for you, as a Wisconsin

Help!  My unitedstreaming Implementation Rep Has Sent Me 15 School Kits…Now What Do I Do! Hi!  I’m Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education Implementation Representative.  I help administrators and teachers in parts of Texas and Iowa get the most out of their unitedstreaming accounts, and from time to time, I will be guest blogging here on the

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Now that song is stuck in my head. Anyone care to remind me who used it in a commercial YEARS ago and then had all those really cute figurines? Anyway, back to the blog at hand. I can tell Polk had the day off. How? Their server is blocking all the blogs. They can only


I mentioned a few "blabbers" ago that Pasco County was joining us with unitedstreaming. Courtenay OConnell is so ready to start and can’t wait to join DEN! She’s been emailing me and asking all sorts of great questions. I love her passion! One of the questions that she recently asked was "I’ve been looking at

The Good News Grapevine

When our DEN members were asked what the next contest for South Florida should be, 28% wanted ideas on how to use unitedstreaming, 25% wanted to post the most comments on the South Florida blog. The other choices weren’t even close so I am happy to announce the next contest for ALL Florida DEN members

Tips and Tricks!

Here’s the scenario. You have just developed an A+, Teacher-of-The-Year, lesson plan for your class.  In fact it is so good that it is guaranteed to have your students say, "Mr/Ms/Mrs (insert your name here) Rocks!  He/She is my favorite teacher….ever. Part of your lesson involves projecting images and videos onto your screen.  Things are