Daily Archives: March 28, 2007

Presenting . . .

Katie Leach, a STAR educator and member of our Leadership Council, is going to be presenting at the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) annual conference on April 19-21 in Pittsburgh.  The conference is being held at Marriott Pittsburgh City Center.  The theme is "Growing Up Gifted." If you are interested in attending, you can

ZamZar a Huge Hit for Me!

Recently, Steve Dembo, that great Discovery-Educator-of-Everything-Web, wrote about Zamar on his Digital PassPorts blog.  Zamzar is a terrific site for uploading videos and converting them to other file types.  Best of all, it is free! Because of Steve’s blog, I traveled over to Zamzar to have a look for myself.  I was already impressed by

A Challenge + A Pedometer = Healthy Motivated Kids

This past week I spent some time in STAR DEN member Kathleen Te’s class. I was amazed when I discovered that all of her students were wearing pedometers! Why? Because they are involved in the 2007 CA Governor’s Challenge Competition among all k-12 schools in the state to help get California students healthy and fit!

DEN is Proud to Announce the Launch of 7 New Leadership Councils!

The discussion boards have been buzzing with excitement since the launch of the California, Florida, and Pennsylvania DEN Leadership Councils!  So much so that today we are pleased to announce the launch of 7 more! Please join me in welcoming the Leadership Councils of…. Illinois Maine New York Tennessee Texas Virginia and Wisconsin Make sure

Contests Update and Challenge

     Since we have probably graduated more than 100 DEN members from AFI’s Screen Ed program, we should have many schools ready to spread their digital storytelling wings. Well written and creatively filmed videos are just what these contests with looming deadlines are looking for. Let’s celebrate our students’ work and apply the strategies

Webinar Material Made Easy

What are Webinars?Webinars are Web-based seminars facilitated by a live Discovery Education instructor.  Thousands of educators have participated in these on-line sessions.  Webinars have covered everything from an overview of unitedstreaming, to integrating its resources into programs like Google Earth, Inspiration, Photostory, and more. But this is pretty common knowledge.  Chances are that you have


I posted this on my personal blog and wanted to share it with all my DEN friends as well. It never fails, after I click publish something REALLY COOL comes up. Again, thanks to Tech Crunch for showing this off. As described on their website, “ToonDoo is a wacky way to get creative with comics.