Archives for August, 2008

  1. Tech Camp 2008!

    Over fifty educators from southwest Michigan and around the State participated in TechCamp 2008 August 19 & 20 at Berrien RESA in Berrien Springs in beautiful southwest Michigan. TechCamp 2008 was a Michigan DEN event sponsored by Berrien RESA and Discovery Education. Kevin Clark, Berrien RESA Instructional Technology Consultant, coordinated TechCamp. Participants engaged in active […]

  2. Next Vista

    Last July, as part of my NECC summary, I mentioned sitting in on two of Rushton Hurley’s sessions. As the school year starts up, it seems like a good idea to elaborate on what you can learn and share at Next Vista. But first, let me share their own explanation of what they are about: […]

  3. Book Talk – Brain Rules

    I am thrilled to announce a new Book Talk series.  During the month of October we will be discussing John Medina’s ‘Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School’.  I’m giving you the ‘heads up’ now so you will have plenty of time to order the book and read it.  […]

  4. Mark Your Calendar – September Events

    There is somethings SERIOUSLY wrong with the title of this post!  Can anyone guess what that might be?  Huh?  Huh?  It’s ‘THAT’ word — ‘September’….ugh.  I remember VERY clearly sitting down at my computer writing a post entitled, ‘Mark Your Calendar – June Events’!  Where did the time fly?  For those of you already back […]

  5. September Texas STAR

    September’s Texas STAR is Betsy Ruffin, who has been a very active DEN member and has guest-blogged on the Texas DEN Blog, as well. Please comment and congratulate Betsy on a job well done! Read about Betsy here: ____________________________________________ Currently an elementary librarian and technologist, Betsy Ruffin has had a varied educational career and seen […]

  6. Gentle Reminder – September 3rd

    Join us this Wednesday for ‘New Discoveries for a New School Year’ presented by Augustine Writer (Lance Rougeux – RL).  You don’t want to miss this workshop! Get first hand information and sneak peeks! Come learn about all the new ways Discovery Education is connecting you and your students to a world of learning.  We’ll […]

  7. Hello Missouri!

    The Missouri Leadership Council is off to a running start. We participated in DEN Summer Institutes in Silver Spring, MD this summer, learned a lot and had a wonderful time.  Stephanie Affield attended the DEN Leadership Council Institute.   Amy Cordova and Anna Heffernan attended the DEN National Institute. We will be sharing what we […]

  8. Engaging Ideas Found Here!!

    “I <3 Discovery” September is jam packed full of events that can provide you with invaluable tools for your class.  Virtual to in-person, I guarantee there’s an event just for you.  Live in the Midwest?  Then, you must come to our Midwest Regional Conference.  Space is limited and we’re almost at capacity, so register below […]

  9. Shuffle Thyself!

    Okay so it is the new school year and as many DE streaming educators go back to school – some are returning to brand new or different schools. If this story rings true to you, you might be asking yourself how can you bring your DE streaming username/password to your new school? Well one way […]

  10. Mark Your Calendars!

    Two on-line events are coming up soon!  Mark your calendars for: STREAMATHON:  September 23 from 9am-9pm EST.  Attend when you can! DEN Virtual Conference: October 25.  This will be a combination of face-to-face and on-line sessions. Details about these two events will be posted soon.

  11. Planet Earth Education Edition wins Teacher’s Choice Award

    Another award? You bet! Learning magazine has honored Discovery Education with a 2009 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom, recognizing the value of the Planet Earth Education Edition in teaching. Promoting critical thinking and developing a cross-curricular framework for instruction, the Planet Earth Education Edition, and the accompanying resources from Discovery Education, empower educators to […]

  12. Student E-Mail Alternative

    Note: cross-posted on Cliotech The problem that many teachers face when having students create user accounts for web applications is that most applications require a valid e-mail address to create the account. There is a solution that I learned from Alice Mercer about harnessing Gmail to create “fake” accounts that applications will recognize as legitimate. […]

  13. Classroom 2.0 MEGA Conference

    Note: cross-posted on Cliotech Thanks to Cheryl Capozzoli for serving as the regional coordinator for the Classroom 2.0 Conference in PA. Here are some details about the conference from Cheryl: Please take advantage of this FREE live collaborative educational technology event. Learn about some of the best educational technology resources that can be integrated effectively […]

  14. Special Screening Invite

    Just in! We have a limited number of seats available for Discovery Education and the DEN at a special screening of Discovery en Espanol’s My Hispanic World and Mysteries of the Yucatan. When: September 17, 2008 Where: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 Time: VIP Reception 6:00pm, Screening at […]

  15. It's the Law!

    It’s the Law! Creates the Internet Safety Education Act to inform and protect students from inappropriate or illegal communications and solicitation and to require school districts to provide education about Internet threats and risks. Creates the Internet Safety Education Alliance under the authority of the Office of the Attorney General. Amends the State Finance Act […]

  16. America Supports You Freedom Walk

    America Supports You, a partner of the Military Channel, is a Department of Defense program dedicated to connecting members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families with individuals, groups, and businesses who want to support and encourage our military men and women. The website ( provides a one-stop location to connect service members and […]