Archives for October 31, 2006

  1. The Grande Finale of the Good News Grapevine

    Isn’t the best part of 4th of July or the laser light show at EPCOT the grande finale?  I think it is so amazing how they can shoot off so many fireworks all at the same time and yet it flows.  Well, I’m trying to cover my carelessness in not planning better!  I actually thought […]

  2. DEN Podcast # 3: Digital Storytelling

    We have been receiving very positive feedback from educators who listened to the 2nd DEN podcast featuring Lisa O’Brien from the Discovery Education Professional Development team.  We also want to thank all of the listeners who submitted answers to the question from Show #2. We received over twice as many responses this week and the […]

  3. DEN Podcast Show #3 – Interview with Bernajean Porter

    In show #3 your find the following:      An indepth interview with Bernajean Porter( NASA Uplink Information DEN News Cosmeo free account for unitedstreaming Power Users Innovative ways to use podcasts in the classroom Plus many other exciting pieces of information Also remember to sybmit your answers to the question at the end of […]

  4. "I See DEN People"

    I had a sixth sense about it.  There was just something in the air.  Negativity didn’t stand a ghost of a chance.  At this time, Halloween was just over a week away and I think everyone was secretly hoping nothing would jump out and grab them during their overnight stay at the Hotel Jeffery in […]

  5. Help Shape the Future

    Since the new version of unitedstreaming went live in June, teachers have been making great use of all of the new features and added resources that are available on the site. Some of these new features grew from ideas put forth by the Discovery Education Product Development team, but many of the improvements are a […]

  6. DEN Podcast

    DEN Podcast Show #3 – Bernajean Porter on  Digital Storytelling (updated) Important Update: As a side note, if you have been subscribing via iTunes, you need to re-subscribe as we have changed our link location to make the previous shows visible through iTunes.  Without re-subscribing you will not automatically download the latest podcast. We received […]

  7. Tid Bits of News and Reminders

    Tech or Treat ‘Tis Halloween, and that means all sorts of creatures are coming out for treats tonight. Well yesterday, you missed some great treats that didn’t require costumes and were calorie free! If you missed the "Tech and Treat Webinar" check out Kristen’s blog for all the great websites. If you want to add […]

  8. Assignment Builder

    It’s there… we all see it… we all wonder how to use it…. Well, I have heard some very interesting and creative things this past week… TX Field Manager Chris Marshall shared that one of his educators uses it as Differentiated Instruction.  On the board is a sheet with tiny strips of Assignment Builder urls […]

  9. Open Office

    Another Great Post about Free Tech Tools for Teachers from Guest Blogger Dave Kootman… Microsoft continues its domination of the office and the school with its flagship productivity suite, Microsoft Office.  We’ve all used it; odds are it’s installed on your computer right now.  It certainly gets the job done, but for $150-500, it can […]

  10. 1st Graders Use Digital Storytelling to Say "We're Good Readers"

    Everyone has to check out the website listed below. Linda Foote of Poway Unified School District, has been hard at work teaching her educators why creating digital story telling is important and how to do it! Want to be impressed…. Go to this website ( and scroll down to "Good Readers" click and be patient as […]

  11. What is a Vocabucast?

    Congrats to Randy Kolset of Saddleback for taking Podcasts to a new level with Vocabucasts!  What’s a Vocabucast? You Ask!  A podcast of his students’ vocabulary words of course!  I’d love to compare reading scores after he implemented this great idea! To check out examples of Vocabucasts and Homework Radio, visit Randy’s website