Daily Archives: February 19, 2008

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Jeff Foxworthy’s show, “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” has become quite a phenomenon. People across the United States have begun to use the catch phrase on a regular basis. Now you have an opportunity to contribute to the show. Teryl Magee sent along some information for the show’s fans.  A contest is underway

Can you teach Adobe? You have 10 hours…

Call for Presentations- passed on to you from your caring DEN friends We must receive your submission by Monday, February 18. Each year, TechEd’s most popular hands-on lab is the Adobe Lab. Attendees literally line up to learn the latest Adobe Software. Usually Adobe takes care of all the details, including providing the trainers… but

American Film Institute Workshop Opportunity!

The PA Leadership Council is proud to host the American Film Institute’s Screen Ed training in Bucks County, PA on February 25 & 26, 2008.  All Discovery Educators are invited! Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit 705 N. Shady Retreat Road Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 Dates: Feb. 25-26 (Monday and Tuesday)  Time: 8:00-3:30 (continental breakfast and lunch are provided)

MACUL Conference Session

MI DEN Leadership Council member, Melissa White, will be presenting at the upcoming MACUL Conference. Her session title is “Tech Gadgets and Web 2.0.” Below is Melissa’s description of her session.   Come check out Carolyn’s and my new favorite gadgets and Web 2.0 sites at our session Thursday afternoon. We will be showcasing Skype

Science Olympiad Competition

I have been up to my neck in preparation for our regional Science Olympiad competition. My students have been working their fingers to the bone to build a robot, balloon launch glider, egg transport vehicle, and a catapult. They are also studying like crazy on topics like meteorology, oceanography, ecology, food science, astronomy, simple machines,


If you join or are a member of SIG-EE (Special Interest Group- Elementary Education), we will be hosting our Annual Lunch Meeting on Thursday, March 6. We plan on also showcasing the new online digital storytelling/podcasting tool VoiceThread! Lunch is only $5, and you get an “extra” tech session to boot! Please join us! Register

10 Years Younger

What teacher wouldn’t want to look 10 years younger? Here’s a surefire way! Grab an iPod. That’s right, pick up an iPod and wear the little white earbuds. Amazingly enough, students will think you are 10 years younger. Recently my daughter had to have x-rays for kidney stones. When she came back to the waiting

IL-TCE February 26-29 • Pheasant Run Resort • St. Charles, IL

Discovery Educator Network – Events DEN Networking Social Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pheasant Run Resort • Pool Atrium Presentations by Comcast & Discovery Education Sneak peak at upcoming additions to Discovery Education streaming and beyond. Registration Page DEN Booth Presentations 20 min DEN STAR presentations in the booth Sign-up to

Visualize the Earth: Green Layers

Videos are worth a thousand pictures–or least 24 pictures per second. When making points about global warming or other phenomenon on a global scale, wouldn’t it be fantastic to have visuals to make your point. In fact, wouldn’t it be great if you could build a story with those visuals to compare, contrast, and otherwise