Archives for August, 2006

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Resources

    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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. Capture it with 2020

    Brought to you by guest blogger: Dave Kootman I would like to share with you some great software that you can use both at home and at school.  I will be reviewing different software that will make your life easier as a teacher and a computer user.  The best thing about all the software I […]

  12. Podcasting: Resources to Explore

    Podcasting has evolved into a meaningful educational tool over the past year or so. Yet, many of us, including moi, are trying to get a handle on just what podcasting, RSS feeds, and audio tools are and how these tools are used within the K-12 world. So.. I did some net searches on Wisconsin and […]

  13. Survivor Tip #21

    Google Earth and Atlas I am geographically challenged. Jannita in California can account for this. The poor DEN members that had to ride in the car with me in Atlanta know this. I rely heavily on my Garmin. It’s the best technology gadget I think I’ve ever bought. My poor ipod has sat uncharged since […]

  14. Survivor Tip #20

    How many of you make use of the resources on the Discovery Educator Network website? If you download one, do you upload one to share with others? The resources found on the DEN website are YOUR resources, created by DEN Members for DEN Members. You can show activity by uploading resources to share with your […]

  15. Challenge Champions

    Over the past the year the implementation team has partnered with teachers, principals, technology coordinators, librarians, and more to help launch and integrate unitedstreaming in over 60,000 schools. Along the way customers have faced an implementation challenge or two.  Here are a few examples of those challenges and the creative solutions used to overcome them! […]

  16. Mining for Curriculum

    Are you in need of some PA History content for your classroom?  Are you in the mood for a free fun filled field trip that will take you back to the 19th century?  Well, look no further, the DEN is here to help.  The Delaware and Pennsylvania Discovery Educator Network will be hosting a field […]


    On October 1, Discovery Channel will present the first installment of DISCOVERY ATLAS, a four part series during the month of October that will profile the rich cultures, social diversities and natural phenomena of China, Italy, Australia and Brazil. The journey begins Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the world premiere on […]

  18. Survivor Tip #19

    Kathleen McCarron, a Superstar from Leon County, has a great tip to share that deals directly with a new feature of unitedstreaming. How many of you noticed that we no longer have "Playlists" but rather "My Content", which allows you to bookmark Writing Prompts, Videos, Images, and everything else in unitedstreaming? Well Kathleen has found […]

  19. Joey: Arrested in Ft. Lauderdale

    My seven year old son was given a ticket today by a cop shorter than he is. Being Joey, he refused the ticket, then resisted arrest. Once caught he was taken to court. The judge demanded he get a job. At that, Joey cheered and ran straight to the Police Station for training. My niece […]

  20. Weekly Update: August 26, 2006

    Discovery Education unitedstreaming School Training Kits Are Back and Better Than Ever! In the coming weeks, schools will receive the 2006 unitedstreaming Back to School Training Kits.   Developed with the input of educators across the country, these training kits include: •    A CD-ROM containing additional materials helpful in presenting unitedstreaming to your colleagues which […]

  21. Are You A Trep?

    Saturday, Aug. 26th, the South Florida DEN joined 250 teachers on an entrepreneurial field trip with their own children and grandchildren.  The teachers watched hundreds of TREPs in action during this cool day at Wannado City.  The term TREP (enTREPreneur) has been coined to mean, "a 30-year old or younger who owns his/her own business."  […]

  22. Survivor Tip #15, #16, #17, #18

    Tips to help you get through the weekend. I’m off for Wanna Do City and South Florida DEN. #15: From Tom Turner in Polk County: Don’t just read Danielle’s blog, check out other blogs too! Jannita from Southern California has posted a really cool writing excercise for science.  Susan’s from Northern California is always great. […]

  23. The Art of Commenting

    CoolCatTeacher shares a post about how and why to comment on blogs that I think is a must read for every fledgling blog reader and author.  Commenting has truly been the fuel that has fired readership for my blog and opportunity for me. It is also part of being a responsible blogger in general. If […]