Daily Archives: October 15, 2007

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Mergers and Acquisitions

I’m sure those of you who are blog savvy have heard the news of Discovery acquiring HowStuffWorks.com . If you’ve never seen the site, it has tons of useful info presented in a manner that kids can enjoy. I’ve had my fourth graders do many different mini-projects and papers using HowStuff Works as a resource.

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Virtual Digital Storytelling?

Saturday, October 13, I had the opportunity to present a workshop on Digital Storytelling. Normally, this would not be an unusual thing – I’ve presented this type of workshop on campus, district, and regional levels before. The unusual part was that this workshop was in the virtual world of Second Life. Presenting on a virtual

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Send a STAR to the Olympics!

Via the DEN Forums Linda Bilak, STAR Discovery Educator, is in the running to carry the Olympic Torch for the 2008 Olympics! Here’s the details: I entered an essay in the Lenovo “New Thinkers” for the New World competition. My essay explained how I am teaching students Spanish by bringing the world to them on

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Webinars, Stars and Torches

WEBINARS Check out the list of upcoming webinars and enroll in one today! [Link] Specifically, check out these fantastic ones: EdTechConnect with Claudia Linden (from Second Life) on Wednesday, October 17 Stream-A-Thon on Tuesday, October 23rd [Link] KEEP YOUR STAR Don’t forget – keep your star status; the cut-off is November 23!!! [Link] STAR DEN

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DEN Webinars Rock!

I received the following awesome feedback from Central Bucks elementary teacher and STAR Discovery Educator, Meg Griffin, about the DEN Meerkat Manor webinar. On Wednesday, October 3 my fourth grade students were captivated during a Discovery Education webinar with Mick Kaczorowski, Executive Producer for the much-loved Animal Planet series Meerkat Manor. Disbelievingly, my students asked

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Two New Spins in Google Earth

For media folks like me, the cool, interactive graphical program that is Google Earth has always had a Holy Grail–inserting moving media so it plays right over the terrain, as still images will do. We’ve gotten a lot closer with two new features, one with mixed blessings. First, Google Earth now has a YouTube layer.

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