Archives for August, 2006

  1. Back to school tips from the Implementation team

    We’d like to welcome the Implementation team to our expanding network of Discovery Education blogs!  What can you expect to see on the blog? You will see posts from your favorite Implementation representatives, as well as from your peers.  Look for posts from fellow educators, and district media and technology specialists detailing their experiences with […]

  2. Get Ready, Get Set, and…

    Welcome Back Educators! As you make your triumphant return into the classroom, full of energy and rested from a relaxing summer vacation, I wanted to provide you with a little something special.  The Implementation Team has a unitedstreaming a school kit for your school. This year Discovery Education has purchased two different school kits for […]

  3. Get Ready, Get Set, and…

    Welcome Back Educators! As you make your triumphant return into the classroom, full of energy and rested from a relaxing summer vacation, I wanted to provide you with a little something special.  The Implementation Team has a unitedstreaming a school kit for your school. This year Discovery Education has purchased two different school kits for […]

  4. Discovery Education unitedstreaming School Kits Are Back and Better Than Ever!

    In the coming weeks, schools will receive the 2006 unitedstreaming Back to School Kits.   Developed with the input of educators across the country, these kits include: ·        A CD-ROM containing additional materials helpful in presenting unitedstreaming to your colleagues which can be reproduced and distributed to teachers. ·        Cool posters […]

  5. Survivor Tip #14

    I’ve been in your shoes. I was at schools where I couldn’t access the blog to post anything. So we’re behind. Sorry! This is from Cheryl Woolwine in Putnam County. She’s a superstar at sharing ideas with her teachers and turning in events. She won a 1 Gig drive for having the most reported events […]

  6. Let's DISCOVER CHINA

    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 […]

  7. It’s the Jet Lag!

    I must still be on South Africa time — my brain is clearly not firing on all cylinders. Joe Brennan (DEN-IL) helpfully pointed out that there is probably an anti-biotic to help me with my pneumonic device issue — and that what I probably meant was mnemonic. Sorry teachers! 

  8. Pluto Demoted!

    My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine ____________.    News this morning is that Pluto, once the ninth planet, and the "Pizzas" that ended this pneumonic device for remembering the order of the planets that I learned in 4th grade and have been struggling to get out of my head ever since, has been […]

  9. Time to Unwind & Socialize

    Over the next couple months, I will be traveling around the state to introduce myself and get to know you better.  My first stop will be the Allegheny Area.  If you live close to The Waterfront in Homestead come join me!  Our DEN’s night of food and fun will be held at Rock Bottom Restaurant […]

  10. Insomnia or Insight…

    In case you were unaware of this, we now have to read and then approve any comments that are submitted before they can be posted. Recently, DEN member Scott Johnson submitted a comment in response to the thoughts of Guest Blogger Ed Warkentin. While Scott claimed that they were just the 4:00AM ramblings of a […]

  11. Free video editing with ZS4

    While researching some green-screen options for somebody in our training department, I stumbled across a free video editor that I’d never heard of called ZS4 Video Editor.  It runs on Windows, OSX and even Linux!  Astonishingly, it has over 150 built in video effects.  From their website: ZS4 Video Editor is worth using when… the […]

  12. Survivor Tip #13

    This tip is actually from a number of DEN Members and our all important Implementation Team. I’ve been to several schools or have received emails from DEN Members in awe of what Matt, Brian,  and Christina have sent them. Kathy Bunch from Polk County was very enthusiastic about the posters and can’t wait to share […]

  13. BUZZ Off!

    As many of you heard I had quite an eventful week.  But it doesn’t seem to give up.  A few days ago, we discovered bees swarming one our brick barbeque in the backyard!  So being in the hero of the house, my hubby took off to "Good Ole" Home Depot today.  Next thing I knew […]

  14. Show Me the $$$ : Educational Grants

    It never fails… every training I am at, teachers need more money to purchase more resources.  Well, grants are where it’s at… go get it! It’s like little money trees… but you have to be willing to climb the branches.   Some of them are much easier than you think! So, I was on our CUE website […]

  15. Playing WMV files on an Intel Mac

    If you’re school was lucky enough to get any of those shiny new Intel Mac’s, then you may already be aware of the issue they have with Windows Media Videos.  Out of the box, WMV files can’t be played on Intel Macs running OSX.  While you could use bootcamp to load up Windows and play […]

  16. Welcome On-Board Delaware!!

    Discovery Educator Network is proud to introduce to you Amy Gordon our First Delaware Discovery Educator!! Amy visited the Discovery booth at NECC this summer and was very impressed with the DEN’s presentation.  Since her district has been using unitedstreaming for the last four years she thought the DEN would be a great resource.  Amy […]

  17. Photostory Perks

    We had a terrific webinar today… but the best part about it was not what I was sharing… but what YOU were sharing.  The topic of our 30 minute tutorial was the free download Photostory.  I shared how to use the program and then we spent some time discussing how we could use it in […]

  18. Survivor Tip #12

    Mary Cox from Leon County – you rock! I was cc’d on an email that she sent out to her teachers and want to share with you some highlights from it. First, it’s mandatory for all teachers in Leon County to sign up for their username and password for unitedstreaming. Of course, once you sign […]

  19. Friday Reminder

    Well today is Friday the 18th. A week or so ago I mentioned that today is the deadline for all North Florida DEN members to turn in their certificate for completing the DEN Certification Module found under the unitedstreaming.com>>professional development>>Interactive Training section. I have only a small handful of certificates. I’ll do the drawing tomorrow […]