It is New Year’s Eve and time to consider what is coming up in the world starting tomorrow. Yesterday, our TN DEN LC met in Knoxville to discuss training possibilities and Days of Discovery for 2009. I have to say, I think we have some fantastic things in the works.
As we get activities finalized, be sure to find them here on the blog. We are looking at possible dates in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and yes, even Memphis!
You can make these “successful” events by attending one near you (and bringing friends along!).
In the meantime, here are some webinars from Discovery coming up in January.
During this webinar, he will share a glimpse of what he sees when he peeks into the Classroom of Tomorrow. A fresh look at what is now possible, this webinar may well challenge some of our current thinking about school structures, roles, and relationships. Wow.
If every teacher is a Rock STAR, then this is your chance to shine! During these webinars, we will be featuring Shining STARs from around the DEN. Best practices, new technologies, collaborative projects… Come see what STAR Discovery Educators are doing around the world and learn from their experiences!
Come see ways to share your videos and learn from others. We’ll take a look at the American Film Institute’s ScreenNation, TeacherTube and a few of the winners in various education video contests.
Host, Dennis Swain, says, “Did you know that you can quickly, safely, and easily share Discovery Education streaming digital media directly with your students on a one on one basis, and track their progress? The Builders include Assignment Builder, Quiz Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder. After demonstrating how these powerful digital media integration tools are utilized, I’ll review quick tips and tricks that make these tools even more accessible. I’ll finalize by creating a live quiz to email out to attendees to demonstrate how to share digital media directly with your students from anywhere they can get internet access.”
Discovery Education Science is the new online digital curriculum supplement for elementary and middle school science education. Enhance science instruction with up-to-date, standards-based resources coupled with a real-time assessment tool that allows educators to monitor student progress and recommend resources based on a students’ individual need. I have to say, DE Science is fast becoming one of my favorite tools ever.
This webinar will provide you with a guided tour through the many resources that PowerMediaPlus has to offer and how you can leverage it to increase student learning in the classroom.
I think that will keep you busy for January! If you participate in one of these webinars, be sure to post a comment below to let us know what you thought!
And have a Happy New Year!