Archives for December, 2008

  1. TIES that Bind

    As the days get shorter here in the northern hemisphere, our memories seem to get longer. Flying back from Minneapolis after two days presenting at the TIES conference with some Apple friends, I found myself thinking back to my first time attending and presenting at an out of state conference almost twenty years ago. I […]

  2. Enter the Iditarod

    Did you every want to try the Iditarod, but didn’t want to travel  through real ice and snow? Here is your chance! Based very loosely on  Discovery’s World’s Toughest Race join us for the first ever “DEN  Virtual Iditarod” to be held at our Winter Wonderland Carnival. Come  and enjoy the winter season with friends! […]

  3. A Taste Of Technology

    Hildebran Elementary School in Burke County, N.C.  took time for a “Taste of Technology” this month.  During the half day in-service, teachers had an opportunity to enjoy a lunch of “bites” megabytes, kilobytes, (heavy hors d ‘oeuvres) as they “wet their appetites with new technology skills”. Tina Stevens (new DEN member) spoke to the staff about […]

  4. One-to-One Webinar

    I am facilitating a webinar with Michael Gielniak and Kate Kennedy for the One-to-One Institute tomorrow (Dec 11, 2008) at 2pm EST on Wimba.  The topic is “Implementing a one-to-one program.”  We’ll be sharing info about 1:1 sustainability, best practices in the 1:1 classroom, and the latest regarding 1:1 evaluation/research.  If you are available at 2pm and want to listen in, […]

  5. Come On and Get Lively

    This message comes from Vicki Davis (  For those who don’t know, Vicki is a very positive influence in the world of Web 2.0 in education. —– Hello everyone – I hope you’ll take a second to help a group of my very passionate ninth graders who have named themselves the Digiteen Dream Team – […]

  6. Austin Day of Discovery, Dec 6, 2008

    Austin Day of Discovery, Dec 6, 2008 Saturday was a day filled with new ideas and new connections…the perfect combination! Thanks to our presenters Diane Sidoroff, Arturo Guajardo and Howard Martin, we covered a LOT of material. 59 teachers walked away with strategies for digital storytelling, adding new life to PowerPoints and taking advantage of […]

  7. Have your Students' Voices Heard!

    Emints is offering the following opprotunity for your students to make their voices heard: In Your Presidential Minute, students have a chance to address President-Elect Barack Obama. What issues most concern students? What campaign promises should top his to-do list? Get more details on ePals Election Central. Get creative! Submit a one-minute video or podcast, […]

  8. Christmas party in Second Life

    This information is from the Blog for Second Life. If you have a life in Second Life check out the Den Christmas party and then comment here. Have a Merry Christmas! Mark Your Calendars – A Gift From the DEN in SL – December 17th As our real lives are filled with parties and calorie-consumption, […]

  9. Discovery Connect with Michio Kaku and EdTechConnect with Jason Ohler!

    From the National Blog December 17th is going to be a phenomenal day for webinars here at Discovery Education.  We’ll be closing the calendar year off with two holiday treats, one for you and one for your students.  In the morning, the Science Channel’s Michio Kaku will do a special webinar for you to share […]

  10. EduCon 2.1

    Registration is now open for EduCon 2.1, the second annual conference and conversation on education and innovation hosted by Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy in conjunction with The Franklin Institute. We will be convening Jan. 23-25, 2009. During the conference, educators from around the world will descend upon Philly to teach, to think and to learn […]

  11. PowerMediaPlus Renewed through 2010 in Upstate NY Schools

    Discovery Education and the Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York (APBS) have announced that they have renewed their partnership to deliver PowerMediaPlus, a video-based online education service, to educators and students across much of New York State. The one-year agreement, through June 2010 ensures that thousands of schools and over a million kids […]