Archives for September, 2007

  1. Discovery Connect featuring Meerkat Manor!

    On Wednesday, October 3rd at 11am EST, we’re going to be hosting an incredibly special webinar. Mick Kaczorowski, Senior Executive Producer for Animal Planet, will be sharing his experiences working on Meerkat Manor, both the hit TV series and the upcoming movie! This webinar, the latest in the Discovery Connect series is for teachers to […]

  2. Calling On PA For Support

    Regular readers of my cliotech blog and of the DEN PA blog may be noticing Anthony Armstrong‘s name popping up pretty frequently. That is because our classes are working towards some collaborative projects this year. It has been a pretty exciting process linking my classes – in Pennsylvania – with his – in South Korea. […]

  3. SlideShare Rocks!

    In the spirit of the NJ Educational System, I’ve given myself a PIP (Personal Improvement Plan) for this school year-Share some sort of “best practices” with you all each week. So, here goes it!! This year I’ve started uploading all of my “class notes” presentations to slideshare & then embedding the link in my class […]

  4. PolitiFact – Truth-o-Meter

    I cross-posted this on my cliotech blog. As the presidential campaign season heats up, everyone will be increasingly bombarded by propaganda. We can’t escape it (even if we don’t watch television). Well, a friend who works for Congressional Quarterly told me about a joint venture between CQ and the St. Petersburg Times called PolitiFact. The […]

  5. How Do You Blog?

    By this point I’m sure you’ve noticed all the changes that the DEN has made to their online community.  One of those changes is DEN’s new blog engine.  Now the state blogs and your personal DEN blogs have the power of WordPress behind them. Please keep your eye open for webinars provided by our resident […]

  6. 2nd Meerkat Monday

    What do you get when you mix meerkats, DEN in SL, trivia, and about a dozen participants?  One helluva good time! Tonight’s Meerkat Monday DEN in SL featured a trivia contest with Meerkat and DEN related questions.  I didn’t get the final count, but from where I was standing Vita Demina was in the lead […]

  7. Now in Webinar form: Cruising with the STARs!

    Tomorrow night, Jannita will be hosting a tour of some of the best tips and tricks that STAR Discovery Educators have to offer.  We did this at the National Instutes and it was an incredible success.  Now, prepare to play the home version! Whether you were there in person or you couldn’t attend at the […]

  8. WI DEN Fall Update

    Hello Wisconsin STAR DEN members! We hope that you have had a fantastic start to the new school year. If you have been visiting the DEN site regularly, you know there are a lot of changes happening this Fall. Here is a rundown of what’s happening around the DEN: We are having a big DEN […]

  9. Apply to be a Cable Leader in Learning

    Opportunity to Honor Local Innovators in Education Applications are now being accepted nationwide for individuals who implement creative learning programs in their communities, helping to push education progress  to new heights. Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards recognize outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers, and other community leaders at the forefront of innovation in education. Applications are now […]

  10. 14th Annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference

    Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)! http://www.il-edtech.org DATE OF CONFERENCE: Thursday, Nov. 15 – Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL WHAT IS IETC? This conference is an exciting opportunity which will educators, technology coordinators and others interested in improving quality of education, an […]

  11. Travel Channel Academy

    Learn Digital Filmmaking from the Pros at the Travel ChannelLearn. Shoot. Earn. Do you want a chance to share your experiences with people around the world? Are you passionate about places you’ve been or things you’ve seen? Do you want to learn filmmaking from people who actually make a living doing it? At Travel Channel, […]

  12. FREE Science Fair DVD Kit!

    Something for nothing?  You better believe it!  RESERVE YOUR FREE science fair DVD kit today  from Elmer’s and Discovery Education! Loaded with great ideas and organizational tips, the FREE “Science Fair Central” kit and DVD will help your middle and elementary school students excel while making the process less stressful for students, parents and you! […]

  13. 30 Years of Change

    As I start my 29th year of teaching, I am reminded of all the changes that have occurred in the classroom.  I know I have had many different hair styles and colors, eventually going back to the original color. I began teaching in high heels and now have come back down to reality.  But the biggest changes […]

  14. Discovery Education Science Wins Teachers' Choice Award

    Learning magazine has honored Discovery Education with a 2008 Teachers’ Choice Award, recognizing Discovery Education Science as an exemplary product.  For the last decade, the Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards have heralded the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products.  Each year the program’s nationwide panel of teacher-judges names the standouts in books, classroom supplies, educational […]

  15. First 'Meerkat Monday' a Hit!

    I just left Second Life (literally seconds ago) and I think all would agree that despite our inability to show an episode from Meerkat Manor and despite the terrible lag a good time was had by all.  In addition to receiving special, one-of-a-kind Meerkat t-shirts (heh, if you didn’t get yours, just show up next […]

  16. By Request

    Two requests.  First from a DEN member who was attending a great meeting in Florida last week where early adopters of  OnePlace (great program) shared information about the single log-in, content creation, etc.  She had moved PowerPoints into her iPod for presentations and discovered the problem that comes when iPhoto renumbers the jpegs saved from […]

  17. EVENT – Meerkat Mondays

    ***I’m having issues w/ WordPress.  This post has been on Typepad so it may be a duplicate post for some of you.*** OK….you ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY MUST save these dates and times. Ready? Monday (of course, that’s why we called it Meerkat ‘Mondays’!), September 17th Monday, September 24th Monday, October 1st ALWAYS at 5 p.m. SLT […]

  18. An Artful Video Contest

         One of the folks at Davis Art left a comment after my last post tipping me off to their video contest. First, there’s plenty of time to collect one of the $100, $300 or $500 prizes – April 15, 2008 is the deadline. Categories are Elementary School (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School […]