Archives for March, 2008

  1. Get your blog on!

    Did you know that as a STAR Discovery Educator, you get your very own personal blog here at  You can use it as a personal blog, for your classroom, to document your learning, to share ideas with other educators, the possibilities are endless!  Of course, it doesn’t do you any good at all if […]

  2. DEN Store Now Open

    Those who know me know I love to shop. I wouldn’t call it an addiction, but obsession would be okay. Shopping got me into S.L. where I could buy clothes virtually. Now the DEN has opened an online store where I can get lots of items with the DEN logo that I don’t need, but […]

  3. Science Challenge Videos

    Hopefully by now, you have noticed our Young Scientist Challenge for 5th through 8th graders open until June 15th. But maybe you don’t know that there is also an “Old” Scientist Challenge going on at the same time for science teachers who are DEN members. Forget the students! Put your own 1 to 2 minute […]

  4. Earth Day 24-hour Webcastathon, April 22, 2008

    What kind of Earth will your grandchildren’s grandchildren grow up in? Act Locally; Share Globally!  Come join the 24-hour long conversation about the health of our planet.  Participants will be from around the world. Special guests include local leaders, student environmental advocates, scientists, engineers, and people like you who are interested in helping to make […]

  5. Shelfari – A Virtual Bookshelf

    Hello NY DEN Members! A new web 2.0/social networking application has arrived and you need to head on over to Shelfari to check it out! Shelfari is a social media site focused around books, and will continue to innovate as it brings together the world’s readers. There are many teachers who have migrated to the […]

  6. Drop it off with Drop.Io

    There are a ton of ways to send files. There are plenty of other ways to stash files so that people can grab them. However, I don’t think there’s any other site out there that is quite as accessible as When you register for an account with, you get a website where you […]

  7. We knew it all along

    Congratulations, Discovery Education Assessment, on being selected as one of the top software products of the year.  These choices were made by actual users of the products, by people who have discovered what we are living every day: the more we know about  how are students are learning, the better our instruction be tailored to […]

  8. Core Reading Programs and Benchmark assessments

    Schools in Florida are currently busy selecting the Core Curriculum Reading Program that will help us teach reading to a diverse population for the next 6 years.  Most of the programs on the state’s approved program list offer benchmark assessments 3 or 4 times per year.  If you have had experience with benchmark assessments from […]

  9. Big Day On EduIsland II This Saturday!

    EduIsland II will be hosting their first annual “Open Day” this Saturday, March 22. Here’s the press release: “Squirrelverse, the operator of the leading Second Life educational islands EduIsland II and Eduisland 5, is pleased to announce today that on Saturday 22 March 2008 the islands will be hosting their Annual Open Day. Commencing at 10am PST […]

  10. Always remember to check your spam mail

    You know… every now and then it is a good idea to check your Spam Email folder. After the DEN NY visit to the Computer Show and the IMAX theater we collected spare change to donate on behalf of school children. We sent an email requesting that our donation go towards school children in the […]