Found a couple of articles today that I just had to share. The first one comes from PolkOnline and features the Florida DEN’s very own Tom Turner!
As blog coordinator for the Florida Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council, Tom Turner of Polk County Public Schools organizes and encourages educators statewide to improve student achievement through the use of digital media and other educational technologies.
“Technology is not a tried and true teaching practice for all administrators and educators today,” Turner said. “Some are not comfortable with the idea of using technology in the classroom and struggle with ways to incorporate technology into their instruction. Through my involvement with the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council, I’m able to help educators across the state with ideas and best practices for using the latest technology applications.”
You really should read the entire article though. He has some great quotes and shares some of his DEN experiences that many of you have been a part of!
One of our relatively newer products also made the news recently. APS school district in Colorado recently took the plunge and bought Discovery Education One Place for its entire faculty and students.
Imagine you’re a student researching a project and instead of going through book after book at the library, you suddenly find yourself connected to eight databases from a single Web site. There you find not only print information, but also video clips. APS students and teachers now have this accessibility at their fingertips, with the launch of Discovery Education One Place software.
Ya know, as much as I publish on the internet, I never get tired of seeing people write about Discovery Education and the DEN. It’s a great community to be a part of!
Congrats to Tom and the teachers and students of APS school district!