Daily Archives: March 19, 2007

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Visual Grammar

Visual Grammar

     I have always loved language. From my earliest exposure to reading, spelling, phonics, and diagramming sentences (a lost art!) to my later studies of “foreign” languages and a career as a Spanish teacher, I have been fascinated by our innate ability and desire to communicate. It was that fascination that eventually led me

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DEN National Institutes

Just in case you haven’t visited the DEN National blog recently and haven’t checked your e-mail . . . DEN has announced the three locations of the much anticipated summer institutes.  Discovery Headquarters, Silver Spring, MDJune 18-22 Bahamas Cruise, leaving from Port Canaveral, FLJuly 14-19 University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CAAugust 6-10 I had

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DESC Webinar: Take Two

Due to a temporary technology meltdown, the DESC webinar with Product Director, Bob Onsi is being re-scheduled.  Bob shuffled his calendar around and will offer this special tour of Science Connection twice in the next two weeks.  Join us this Thursday, March 22 at 5 PM (EST) or on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 PM

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Science Connection Webinar: Take Two

Due to a temporary technology meltdown, the DESC webinar with Product Director, Bob Onsi is being re-scheduled.  Bob shuffled his calendar around and will offer this special tour of Science Connection twice in the next two weeks.  Join us this Thursday, March 22 at 5 PM (EST) or on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 PM

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Podcasters: Fill your world with sound

Bud the Teacher mentioned in a post recently two links that every budding podcaster should have bookmarked. The 3,000 audio clips in unitedstreaming not enough for you?  Then you need to check out the FreeSound project, a library of thousands of free sound effects.  I can just imagine your heartbeat picking up at the thought

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DEN Spring Training

It’s that time of year when the DEN coaches start looking at potential prospects for next year’s All-STAR team.  Do you have what it takes? Every year STAR Discovery Educators are asked to report at least two events they have conducted in the past school year in order to have their contracts renewed for the

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Writing prompt library complete!

The unitedstreaming writing prompt library now hosts over 500 writing prompts. The new writing prompts are based on the national English/Language Arts standards for writing by the NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English. These prompts also feature: Difficulty levels that cover students from those beginning the writing process to those who are in AP courses

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Discovery at NSTA

Less than two weeks until the NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, MO.  If you are going to be there, stop by booth 3046 and say hello.  Discovery Educators can pick up a "Discovery Educator" ribbon to add to their conference badges.  We have a bunch of great sessions in the booth as well as

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Live from New York

Thursday, I had to opportunity to speak to Tech Expo 2007 in New York.  A technology leadership institute put on by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center it was a high level look at school implementation of some bold strategies, including virtual worlds, video conferencing, podcasting, and Open Source. Not a tips or trick session

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