Archives for February, 2008

  1. STAR Directory

    Greetings everyone, Did you know the DEN now has a directory of STAR Discovery Educator Blogs?  I had no idea we could find everyone in one spot. Discovery Educator Blog Directory Have you posted your Passion Quilt? Steve Dembo’s Passion Quilt (http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_passports/2008/02/20/my-passion-quilt/)

  2. Discovery Education’s Young Scientist Challenge: Coming Soon for Students and Discovery Educators!

    Discovery Education’s Young Scientist Challenge is the premier national science competition for students in grades 5 through 8. In 1999, Discovery Communications launched the competition to nurture the next generation of American scientists at a critical age when interest in science begins to decline. Over the past nine years, more than 540,000 middle school students […]

  3. Discovery Education’s Young Scientist Challenge: Coming Soon for Students and Discovery Educators!

    Discovery Education’s Young Scientist Challenge is the premier national science competition for students in grades 5 through 8. In 1999, Discovery Communications launched the competition to nurture the next generation of American scientists at a critical age when interest in science begins to decline. Over the past nine years, more than 540,000 middle school students […]

  4. Picturing America

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring a program called Picturing America.  Schools accepted into the program will receive reproductions of 40 famous paintings by American artists that cover a broad spectrum of history and culture for our country.  In addition, lesson plans are provided to use the artwork as a launching point for […]

  5. Ever wanted to have a "Second Life"…Check it out…

    Ever thought you were to old to play video games? Well… “Second Life” is a virtual community that is similar to a video game but has great value in joining. You can download it and begin by creating your avatar. Participation in “Second Life” provides a virtual area where you can collaborate with other educators. […]

  6. When I’m right, I write—but…

    Joe Brennan wrote me that Wal-Mart must be reading my blog. They pulled the losing format hi-def DVD players (HD DVD from Toshiba) off their shelves. I did predict the triumph of Blu-Ray when Warner Brothers jumped ship and left HD DVD for Blu. That being said, now is a great time to bottom-feed for […]

  7. Technology in Motion

    Sony and Intel, with the support of ISTE100 and Edutopia, are sponsoring a student film contest. Entitled “Technology in Motion: Vision of the Future”, this contest “encourages students to share their vision of how technology will shape the future.” According to the official website: Every school that submits a qualifying Call for Entries form will […]

  8. Online Graphical Dictionary

    If you are like me, sometimes putting something into a graphical form is helpful to get the mind flowing. I guess that is one of the reasons I like using Inspiration so much. It’s how my mind works. Needless to say, that’s how most of our student’s minds work too. I was forwarded this webpage […]

  9. It's a Wrap – Camera Controls

    What a night!  Vicki Davis at the Discovery Webinar, DEN in SL Workshop w/ Celestia on camera controls and how to move the sun, popping outside on the deck to watch the progression of the lunar eclipse — next one not until 2010 (at least that’s what they said on NBC Nightly News)….so just popped […]

  10. My Passion Quilt

    (simulblogged) I don’t normally do too many meme’s. Most of them I feel perfectly happy passing on. But when Lee Kolbert tagged me with this one (called me out is more like it), I felt obligated to participate, in part due to the challenge of it. The 3 simple rules are: Post a picture from […]

  11. Visible Body: Anatomy 2.0

    Every once in a while you see a site and think to yourself, “THIS is what computers are all about.” Visible Body is one of those sites. When you load it up, it presents you with the human skeleton, every bone modeled in 3D with incredible attention to detail. You can zoom in on any […]

  12. Call for Student Writers for ICE CUBE Newsletter

    For the upcoming issue of the ICE CUBE we are putting out a call for articles written by students! Inspired by David Jakes’ article at the Techlearning.com blog. We are accepting his challenge, a call for educators, to ask students, to focus on what technology means within their learning experience. We are soliciting feedback, by […]

  13. Playing Around at PETE and C

    It was great to see lots of familiar faces and meet new ones at this year’s PETE and C.   One of my favorite moments was getting to share the stage with Lance Rougeux and Steve Dembo as we unveiled this year’s “Streaming with the Stars” presentation. If you’re asking yourself what the heck is “Streaming […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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) […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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, […]

  19. MACUL SIG EE Info

    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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]