Archives for October, 2007

  1. GOOG-411 vs. Live Search 411

    Last month, I was out with a good friend planning some upcoming podcasts. But we were hungry and wanted to know if the local bowling alley (we had a coupon) was still serving food. My buddy rang up the location with GOOG-411 (800-466-4411), got our answer (yes), and we were on our way. GOOG-411 is […]

  2. National Middle Schools STAR DEN Event

    Here’s a post from the TN DEN: The National Middle Schools Association (NMSA) will host its annual national convention in Houston, TX from November 8 to 10. If you are a STAR DEN member and would like to attend a social gathering of other DEN members while attending the NMSA convention, we need your input. […]

  3. Google Earth Streamathon Mega Post

    The DEN did a Streamathon yesterday. Hundreds of folks took part, some with their staffs or classes watching through a projector. I referred to some both basic and ‘advanced’ Google Earth tips, techniques, and classroom strategies. These have been littered across this blogsite for more than a year. Here’s the aggregate! It has somethings old, […]

  4. Join us for Dinner in Massachussetts!

    Come one, come all and join us at MassCue! MassCue is almost here and we’re searching for DEN members who are making the trip to Sturbridge, MA. If you are coming to MassCUE November 14-15 let us know! We are having a DEN dinner on November 14 at 6 p.m and would love for you […]

  5. Wouldn’t it be Love-a-ly?

    Thought you might like to see what the “Young Sloppy Brush” crew thinks technology can do for them. This was done as their entry into the Interwrite Classroom Makeover Contest. Sorry, I didn’t know about this one and the deadline just passed. But it looks like making a parody of a song can be just […]

  6. The stars at night are big and bright…

    Will you be heading to the LoneStar state for the National Middle Schools Association Conference on November 8th, 9th and 10th?  If so, there will be a STAR DEN event spearheaded by Tim Childers of the TN DEN.  They are still hammering out all the details, but if you are attending the conference and are interested […]

  7. DEN Social at NMSA

    Thanks to Tim Childers and the TN DEN for organizing this DEN social.  Here are the details from the TN DEN blog. The National Middle Schools Association (NMSA) will host its annual national convention in Houston, TX from November 8 to 10. If you are a STAR DEN member and would like to attend a […]

  8. Fires

    Hey all CA DEN Members. Hope that you are all safe and out of harm’s way. We’re getting good updates on the fires and a few of our DEN family has had to evacuate their homes.  Jannita has a post which several folks are replying to at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2007/10/23/thoughts-with-the-ca-den/ Be sure to keep our fellow DEN […]

  9. Let's Welcome the Tennessee DEN!

    Several members of the Tennessee DEN will be attending the National Middle Schools Association (NMSA) conference in Houston on November 8-10. Tim Childers, one of the TN Leadership Council members, is trying to schedule a social event for all DEN STARS who will be in the area that weekend. All Texas DEN STARS are welcome […]

  10. Thoughts with the CA DEN

    I sit in my office, with all the windows and doors of my house closed tight.  I am 20 miles from the nearest fire, but the smoke and ash are still thick and it makes me think of all of our CA DEN members that currently packing up or have already been evacuated.  I’ve watched […]

  11. Pass It On…

      Whether you’re a teacher or the friend of one, I hope you’ll appreciate the analogy. Be sure to read to the end…   No Dentist Left Behind My dentist is great! He sends me reminders so I don’t forget checkups.  He uses the latest techniques based on research. He never hurts me, and I’ve […]

  12. Insomnia Redux

    Over 2,000 student film makers had to use at least three elements out of these eight: Location: Park Bench, Prop: Bird Cage, Character Name: Robin Darjeeling, Background Sound: Radio Static, Costume: Tuxedo, Camera Angle: Dutch Angle, Narrative Device: Dream Sequence, Editing Technique: Match Cut, Dialogue: “Don’t tempt me,” and Makeup: Old Person. Then they had […]

  13. Information R/Evolution

    If you haven’t seen this video yet, I think you’ll enjoy watching it.  While the message itself is pretty solid, the craftsmanship of the digital story is brilliant. As you’re watching it, just imagine in your head the script and storyboards it must have taken to create this. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM[/youtube]

  14. Join DEN for a Stream-a-thon!

    Get EXCITED for the 2nd annual DEN Stream-a-thon! Enroll today for the 12-hour Discovery Education Stream-a-thon October 23 from 9 AM to 9 PM (EST). There are exciting sessions every hour on the hour that last 45 minutes. The Discovery Education streaming and Google Earth session at 1-2 PM is geared toward students attending as […]

  15. DEN at T+L

    If you weren’t able to make it to Nashville last week for T+L, don’t feel too bad because you’re not alone. The fire marshall made us lock the door during our sessions because as always, the DEN and Discovery Education tend to draw a big crowd. For those who were able to make it inside […]