Monthly Archives: October 2006

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

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

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

Official DEN Podcasts

Did you know that DEN has it’s own Podcasts featured on iTunes?!?  Now you can hear from DEN experts from around the nation reporting to you on a variety of topics.  All you need to do is search "Discovery Educator Network" on iTunes. Here’s a brief description on our first 3 podcasts…. Let us know

DEN Recipe Exchange

Tis the Season to Cook and Exchange your favorite recipes!  YUMMY! So, let’s all share in the feasting by posting our recipes here… I am feeling a DEN cook off coming your way. Thanks Jutti Marsh for the 1st recipe that I highly suggest you all check out… It would be a definite hit for

There's Even Good News About FCAT in the Grapevine!

My favorite part about unitedstreaming is creativity.   As a 30-year veteran teacher, I have seen the pendulum swing in education from trend to trend and the present trend is data driven.  Our teachers’ creativity is being compromised by standardized testing and curriculum mapping.  The GOOD NEWS is that unitedstreaming offers teachers the ability to teach

Take a Look at the STARS!

Take a look at these STAR Discovery Educators!  Libby Hamilton, Azle ISD, Region 11 Area Nikki Bitzer, Frankenstein, Beth Weeks, Sherman ISD, Region 10 Area Lori Reed, Kress ISD, Region 16 Area Jackie Deluna, Wichita Falls ISD, Region 9 Area Could they be any cuter!!!!!

Implementation Blog Provides Key Information!

Have you visited the Implementation Blog yet?  If not, make this a top priority!  Our Implementation Team is amazing and provides critical support for our unitedstreaming schools.    Be sure to visit their blog on a regular basis and not just for technical support help.  Check out the great 2nd grade lesson "She’s Back and

Author! Author!

     When Brad Fountain (ETV Digital Storytelling Training) shared his Kay Teehan based PowerPoint on digital storytelling with me a few weeks ago, I thought there was enough information there for a book. I am happy to report that Kay, a STAR Discovery Educator from Florida,  heeded my unspoken and unoffered advice. She has

Three Days Left in the Grapevine

Can you believe there are only three days left in October?  That also means there are only three days left to the GOOD NEWS GRAPEVINE CONTEST and I still have plenty of ideas that DEN members across Florida have shared.  I will be giving you a "bunch" in the next three days, but first I’d

Discovery Day at Carnegie Science Center

Join Us for a Day of Discovery Tuesday, December 5th 10:30am-3:30pm STAR educators and one Guest are invited to participate in a Professional Development Day at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh Session Topics will include: •Digital Storytelling ·Create a product for your classroom using unitedstreaming video, audio, images and more •Director’s Cut ·Have your students