Discovery Science!

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DscThis is so exciting! I don’t know how I almost missed it! I saw the blog about facebooks and the DEN Stars Blog, but in between is this little gem. I’ve been waiting for Discovery Science Connection to debut and have been telling teachers to sign up at the site for information when it’s released. I know that Tracie Belt from Shorecrest actually got to work on it, and she’s going to help us do a launch party for it. (Maybe with Darlene Wolfe at "The Bodies Exhibit" at the Science Center?) Well, on the Discovery Educator Network Home Blog site there is a call for beta testers. Check out the blog and contact Matthew Seward immediately if you’re interested!

And I just had a science teacher tell me he couldn’t wait for a science promotion with all this Atlas stuff going on! He was a bit jealous. Hope he’s reading the blog!

If you could dream up the ultimate product from Discovery for teachers, what would it be?

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  1. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    I can’t wait to share this with my science teachers! It has to be awesome everthing Discvery does is Great!

  2. Michele Futch said:

    You are right Cheryl! Everything Discovery does is great!!!

    I was telling one of the Science Teachers at out school about this yesterday. I am sure it will be a wonderful way to engage the students in interactive learning.

  3. Bethany Rosenhack said:

    That is awesome. I copied your blog entry and sent it to my science teachers. I am going to go to the Human Body exhibit. Please let me know when you will be there and if there is a DEN event. I also need to get a Training Kit, how do I go about getting that?

    THANKS,

    Bethany Rosenhack

  4. Michele Futch said:

    That’s a great idea, Bethany. I’ll try to send it to our Science teachers, as well. Thanks for the good advice!

  5. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    Sending it to the science teachers is a good way to get them involved personally, Great idea Thanks for sharing.

  6. Christine Brink said:

    Yes I was a bit jealous too. I am already signed up. Thanks for pointing this out Danielle. BTW I heard “The Bodies” exhibit leaves Tampa this month. Anyone know where it is headed next??

  7. Jane Sykes said:

    This week my students chose to write their essay on scuba diving in the Bahamas. Since many of the students had never been to there, I was able to show a unitedstreaming video on the Carribbean from a file I had saved last year. The students were so excited they asked to see it again and pause it so they could write brainstorm ideas. This weekend I searched and found 2 more video segments that show scientists scuba diving in caves and around shipwrecks which I am going to hyperlink to our Kidspiration web/outline.

  8. Wendy Norton said:

    I am so glad I check your blog, I would love to test the new science connection. it would be a real asset to all science teachers to share ideas and have a site just for our use. Thanks Danielle.

  9. Danielle Abernethy said:

    Okay- first I know that “The Bodies” exhibit is going to be in Orlando. I’ll check with Darlene Wolfe to see what we can do to set up a “DEN Event” there. I’d like to find out more first about when the Science Debut is. We’re also suppose to be doing some “Amusing Times” that deal with Science real soon – just waiting on the dates.
    Second: Wendy Norton – you know you’re always welcome on this blog. Glad you found out this information!
    Third: If you have teachers that are going to sign up for Science Beta Testing, then they need to join DEN. Get them to register!

  10. jillian.gay said:

    I am really looking forward to ATLAS. My ESOL students are already grasping difficult science concepts through my use of Unitedstreaming. ATLAS will give them more of the visual experience that is needed to teach science to English and limited English learners in our school.

  11. Michele Futch said:

    Be sure to let us know when the new Science program starts. I am sure it will be awesome!

  12. Nikki said:

    My ultimate product for teachers…

    Well, I would love to see Discovery go into publishing textbooks, especially for sciene and social studies. And wouldn’t it be awesome if correlating United Streaming clips were identified through out the book for us? Obviously, this would not keep up with the most up to date videos/clips/events, but it would sure be a nice place to start!

  13. Danielle Abernethy said:

    You know Nikki, I think you’re the only one who answered that question. Have you ever checked out the Discovery Health Connection? I think DHEC is going to share the same format for DSEC. You wouldn’t need a bulky text book if you had it. Check it out.

  14. Michele Futch said:

    Again, Nikki, another awesome idea! It would be nice to have this program as a compliment or included in textbooks.

    We’ll have to check out the DHEC site! It sounds like this site and the new Science site will have just what we are looking for.

  15. Debra Gastelum said:

    There are textbooks out there with awesome web-related activities. Kids really love that.

    To have textbooks with connections with United Streaming already there would be fantastic.

  16. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    I think having textbooks that correlate with unitedstreaming is like the ultimate in teaching.

  17. Debbie Bohanan said:

    I agree with you Cheryl. Anytime you can link the text with unitedstreaming it is a win-win situation.

  18. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Discovery Health has great units already created. They include everything you need including posters, lesson plans, video clips, and blackline masters.

  19. Debbie Bohanan said:

    A great way to store these resources is to burn each unit onto a CD. I burned the entire violence provention unit on a CD for our social skills/character ed teacher and she loved it.

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