Archives for August, 2007

  1. Freedom Walk

    This was posted on the National Blog…but was asked to pass along on state blog: Walk to support our Armed Forces and their families On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program recognizing citizens’ support for our military and […]

  2. Digi-Peeve #1: The World is Flat

    By now, you have probably heard of Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” (April 2005). While this is a very worthwhile book that addresses globalization in the 21st century (you should read it if you haven’t), it is over two years old and is not the only resource that can enlighten us about our […]

  3. Millennials + Think Pink = A Discovery Education

    The buzz about the millennials continues since Morley Safer’s 60 Minutes segment aired in November. Poised to enter the workforce, they are hardworking, resourceful, and tech savvy multi-taskers. So why are these Gen Ys taking so much heat? Important to them: self, friends, family, rapid rise. Not as important: the older generation. After my friend, […]

  4. Back to School with STAR Status

    On the last day of August many of you are celebrating a successful first week or two of school while others are getting ready for a post-Labor Day start to the new year.  As you ready your classrooms with new posters (especially that really cool Meerkat Manor one) and bulletin boards, and get your first […]

  5. Here we Grow Again!

    Earlier this week we held a webinar celebrating the growth of the Discovery Educator Network over the past two years.  It was a great opportunity to reflect, share our successes and discuss the future.  One of the things we discussed was the recent explosive growth of the DEN.  The number of DEN members increases daily […]

  6. Freedom Walk

    If you aren’t yet aware, September 11 will be remembered with a Freedom Walk at many locations across the US.  This event will show support for  victims of the Sept 11 attacks, as well as all military personal and their families.  Personally, I work on Camp Pendleton (the largest Marine Corps Base in the world) […]

  7. Freedom Walk – Sept. 11

    From the DEN National Blog . . . Walk to support our Armed Forces and their families On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program recognizing citizens’ support for our military and communicating that support to members of our […]

  8. A Worthwhile RL Cause

    I know that the main focus of this blog is Second Life, HOWEVER, there are times when RL events need to be shared EVERYWHERE, and this is one of those times. On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program […]

  9. Freedom Walk 2007

    On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program recognizing citizens’ support for our military and communicating that support to members of our Armed Forces and their families. America Supports You connects citizens and corporations who are looking for ways […]

  10. Freedom Walk on September 11

    The National DEN Blog has information related to local communities developing a Freedom Walk to commemorate those who lose their lives on September 11.  The Freedom Walk began in 2005 with 15,000 marching from the Pentagon to the National Mall.  This year, every community is encouraged to create their own local Freedom Walk.  See the […]

  11. WELCOME BACK!

        Welcome back to a new school year. As always the beginning of the year is filled with excitement, anxiety, fears and questions, yet we seem to get through it all. Maine has a great teaching staff and I personally thank all of you for your hard work and commitment to our kids.   […]

  12. Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Turned In Here

    This is an all call to our exemplary DEN STARs….. I am in Idaho getting ready to showcase unitedstreaming and want to show off some of your terrific assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts created in the unitedstreaming builders. Post a comment and share your student link, created in unitedstreaming, so we can see all the […]

  13. Freedom Walk

    An estimated 21,400 Arizona residents serve full time in the military, 5,400 serve as reservists, and 7,200 are enlisted in the National Guard, totaling 34,000 Arizonans in military service. As the anniversary of September 11th approaches, please keep in mind the sacrifices that military families make throughout the Grand Canyon State. On Sept. 11, please […]

  14. Freedom Walk 2007

    If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to take a look at the DEN National Blog post about this year’s Freedom Walk. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss out on. Let’s all do our part to remember September 11.

  15. TCEA 2008 includes our very own Ann Jablonski!

    Our own Ann Jablonski, events planner for the Texas Leadership Council, has been selected to be a presenter at TCEA 2008, Discover Your Destination. She will be sharing ways to use unitedstreaming video to retell a story, summarize, and sequence. She’ll be using Movie Maker and Photostory as apps and including lesson plans and rubrics for […]

  16. Walk to support our Armed Forces and their families

    On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program recognizing citizens’ support for our military and communicating that support to members of our Armed Forces and their families. America Supports You connects citizens and corporations who are looking for ways […]

  17. Student data notebooks

    Our first ThinkLink assessment of the 0708 school year is well under way.  This is our second year with ThinkLink Lanugage Arts and Math, and we look forward to giving our first Science assessment in the near future. Our teachers use data notebooks as a way to keep all assessment information in one place.  This […]

  18. The State of the DEN

    On Tuesday, Scott Kinney shared a "Status of the DEN" webinar, where we looked back at the last two years and then looked forward to the future.  It was part celebration, part town hall meeting, and 100% filled with DEN spirit.  Would you believe that 2 years ago we had 6 STAR Discovery Educators?  And […]

  19. Walk to support our Armed Forces and their families

    On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program recognizing citizens’ support for our military and communicating that support to members of our Armed Forces and their families. America Supports You connects citizens and corporations who are looking for ways […]

  20. Excited Teachers

    Yesterday I got a chance to see a new group of teachers see ThinkLink for the first time.  I forgot how much fun it is to see the excited faces as they realize how powerful and easy to use this product is.  Such a cool day! Lynn

  21. DESC Summer Institute Wrap Up

    It has been almost two weeks since we wrapped up the first ever Discovery Education Science Connection Summer Institute and I am still feeling the excitement of those four days in Valley Forge.  We had a great group of educators from all over the country who made it a fun and funny time.  Our special […]

  22. END OF SUMMER BEACH BONFIRE

    It’s time to celebrate new beginnings!  Join us for our final Beach Bonfire of the summer as we kick off the 07/08 school year and welcome Kim Randall and Mike Botte to the DEN team! Bring your family and a even future DEN members as we head down to the beach once again. When: Saturday, […]