Archives for June, 2008

  1. DE Streaming Update Webinars

    This is some exciting news for DE streaming users .  .  . I just copied it from the National Blog.  I don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity to learn more about these updates. Discovery Education is excited to announce many new GREAT additions coming your way to streaming! This includes the long awaited and asked for Student […]

  2. Join Us Today!

    Cross-posted from the National Blog: Discovery Education is excited to announce many new GREAT additions coming your way to streaming! This includes the long awaited and asked for Student Center where your students will have ability to log on and download media, better correlation with your state standards, more refined search, an update builders and […]

  3. NECC Storytelling

    Finally getting around to thinking about packing for NECC San Antonio. Looks like plenty of digital storytelling sessions for us to be inspired at (including the American Film Institute, of course). Wes Fryer over on “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” has put together a Ning and a Wiki for people interested in projects and […]

  4. Exciting New Updates to Streaming!

    On June 20th, Discovery Education rolled out a few upgrades to the site, that unfortunately didn’t go as smooth as planned. Needless to say our IT department has been working around the clock and through the weekend to resolve many of the site issues. I know that many of you are concerned about your “My […]

  5. Discovery streaming Information Webinars!

    Discovery Education has made quite a few changes recently to Discovery streaming, as some of you may already be aware. I’m sure you have a lot of questions. You are in luck! Discovery Education is going to be hosting three webinars tomorrow (Thursday, June 26) for anyone who is interested in learning more. You can […]

  6. STAR Streaming Update Webinar

    Discovery Education is excited to announce many new GREAT additions coming your way to streaming! This includes the long awaited and asked for Student Center where your students will have ability to log on and download media, better correlation with your state standards, more refined search, an update builders and my content, not to mention […]

  7. DE Streaming Updates Update

    Don’t be caught by surprise when school starts!  DE Streaming has been made bigger and better than ever, but it doesn’t come without some twists and turns along the way. First of all, there are a LOT of videos that were added from shows you love.  For instance, the new, just-completed show “When We Left […]

  8. New Site and New Features, Unlocked

    Discovery Education streaming had several new features added last Friday. If you haven’t logged in during the summer break, log in now and take a look around. A few of the highlights are below. Updated our state standards search, adding assessment frameworks, learning standards, performance descriptors and early learning standards. All of our content has […]

  9. Web2.0 RoadMap

    This week I’m in Orlando, FL on vacation. So why am I writing a work blog? Simply found a very cool site that I had to share. Web2.0 Web2.0 Web2.0 It’s what everyone’s been talking about for several years now, but how do I find web2.0 site? This site, Go2Web20, has a ton of web2.0 […]

  10. Leon County Day of Discovery

    As promised, but delayed, below you will find the presentations from the Day of Discovery Event on Friday, June 13th.  Please feel free to use these presentations to share with other interested.  Thank you again for your interest in Discovery Education. 50 Ways to Integrate Streaming Digital Storytelling

  11. Discovery Education and Wilkes University

    Discovery Education and Wilke’s University are launching a new online master’s degree program in instructional media!  This has been in the works for a quite a while now, so I’m thrilled that we can finally announce it. The 30-credit instructional media program will prepare teachers to engage today’s students in learning through digital media.  It […]

  12. On Location

    I know, I know. I said I was going to run through the last school year’s contests and festivals, but we still have two open. AFI’s ScreenNation Hometown Challenge has just a week left to get your middle or senior high school students’ 3-5 minute story in. Surely, there is something worth saying about your […]

  13. NECC 2008 is around the corner…Will You Be There?

    So who’s heading to San Antonio??  Any session in particular you want to attend?  Maybe you want to hear North Carolina’s very own, David Warlick talk about “Our Students  Our World” or Kathy Schrock discuss online communities.  You can’t miss Alan November’s session on designing rigorous and globally connected assignments or Tammy Worcester’s integrated technology projects.   […]

  14. Back to Back Workshops Completed

    This weekend the TN DEN LC, along with our Discovery Rep Brad Fountain, presented a Day of Discovery at Woodland Middle School in Brentwood, TN.  Despite our late efforts at getting the word out about this series of workshops, we had nearly 70 in attendance on a beautiful summer’s day!  Many thanks to Mrs. Fizer […]

  15. Mark Your Calendar – July Events

    I CANNOT believe that I’m already posting about July events!  How is this possible?  I’m not even done with school yet!  As soon as I typed in the title of the post I felt a sense of panic that summer was almost over and I haven’t even started what is known as ‘teacher vacation’ (attending […]

  16. NECC Approaches

    Well I leave on June 27th for the NECC Conference in San Antonio.  My goal last year was to write a post and upload photos each day. Well that didn’t happen, I still have a draft post that says NECC 2007 – Day 4. I never got to post photos because I left my camera […]

  17. TX STAR in the Spotlight!!

    TX STAR and LC chair Linda Rush recently enjoyed a moment of fame in the EdTech spotlight when she shared how technology has help her support ELL instructors in the April issue of The Journal: http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22396_4.  Way to go Linda!  I guess STARs really DO shine brighter in Texas!

  18. 280 Slides

    I suppose this is only tangentially related to digital storytelling, but it certainly seems handy enough to pass along. Thanks to an English Apple Distinguished Educator in my PLN, I have just started to play with this new online slide creation program, 280 Slides. Since I’ve only toyed with SlideShare (which I believe does not […]

  19. DuPage County Day of Discovery

    Discovery Education and the DuPage Regional Office of Education are pleased to announce a “Day of Discovery” professional development event open to all educators in DuPage County. Please join us for an engaging, technology-infused, professional development day focused on creative ways to use digital media in the classroom. Learn techniques to inspire your students and […]