Archives for February, 2009

  1. Prezi

    I just recently found out about this online tool. You can think of it like a giant, never ending piece of paper where you can zoom in and create a path for students or teachers to follow. You can embed pictures, text, audio, etc. Visit http://prezi.com/ and take a peek at the various ways you could […]

  2. DEN at ICE 2009

    Quick post with more to follow. Steve Dembo, Mike Bryant and a ton of STAR Discovery Educators have and are currently presenting at the ICE Conference here in St. Charles, IL.  The Second Life and Illinois DEN Leadership Councils joined us for a wonderful dinner on Wednesday at McNally’s in downtown St. Charles (Pictures to […]

  3. Congrats to STAR Julie Schneider

    STAR DE Julie Schneider, a second grade teacher at K.W. Barrett Elementary in Arlington, Virginia, and the Earthwatch Institute announced today that she has been awarded an Earthwatch Educator Fellowship to join the institute’s Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge Expedition.  As part of her fellowship, Julie will join a research team comprised of scientists […]

  4. Discovery Student Adventures Pilot Trip Application Now Open!

    I really hope that you can take advantage of the AMAZING opportunity! from the DEN National Blog: A virtual drum roll please… We are thrilled to officially open the application process for the Discovery Student Adventures Pilot Program. Join us as we discover more of our incredible planet earth together with adventure trips to Australia, […]

  5. What Are You Doing This Summer?

    I know what I’d like to do!  Take a look at this great opportunity from Discovery.  Just one more reason why the DEN is the greatest Personal Learning Network on the planet! Join us as we discover more of our incredible planet earth together with adventure trips to Australia, South Africa, and China. In order […]

  6. Application for the Discovery Adventures Trip Now Open!

    Copied from the DEN National Blog A virtual drum roll please… We are thrilled to officially open the application process for the Discovery Student Adventures Pilot Program. Join us as we discover more of our incredible planet earth together with adventure trips to Australia, South Africa, and China. In order to participate in this pilot […]

  7. Gentle Reminder – February 25th

    Please join us on Wednesday, February 25th as Geekybird Fanbridge (RL – Matt Monjan) presents on ‘Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World’.  During this session we’ll learn the elements to crafting a good story and examine free movie editing software that you can use to integrate images, narration, and sound to build authentic stories.  […]

  8. Day of Discovery – thank you!

      Happy Monday!   On behalf of the entire Discovery Education team, thank you for helping to make Saturday such a great day.  I hope that during the day, you were able to pick up a few tips and tricks on using Discovery Education streaming.  I will be working with the AZ leadership council to […]

  9. NASA Do It Yourself Podcasts

    If you ever wanted to interview an astronaut, you need to check out NASA Do It Yourself Podcasts. NASA is providing video and audio clips and encouraging students to remix their own podcasts. Right now, students can create podcasts on Lab Safety, Newton’s Laws, and Spacesuits. NASA also publishes a blog devoted to these podcasts.

  10. Check Out PrimaryAccess

    I know you all have had the experience of discovering an interesting web link that leads to another link that leads… well, before you know it you’ve spent several hours and unearthed all sorts of resources you can’t wait to use.  My latest copy of Infinite Thinking Machine arrived Friday with that kind of link. […]

  11. Best Buy Photo Contest

    Over the weekend the TN DEN hosted a training event at a Best Buy store in Knoxville with PhotoStory and iMovie training afterward at Panera.  We have been getting a lot of positive feedback from both participants and others who have read about it online. As part of the after training assignments we asked our […]

  12. Taking Chance

    Flying up to Anchorage last Friday, I had plenty of time to flip through the Northwest Airlines magazine. I found myself drawn to the article on the fact based HBO movie “Taking Chance.” Northwest has a special interest in the program since so many of their employees’ actions and reactions to the Marine Corps officer […]

  13. DEN Best Buy Event Very Exciting!

    Saturday, seventeen teachers, librarians, and principals gathered at a Best Buy store in the very early hours of the morning (yes, 8:30 is early on a Saturday) to see, touch, and play with digital cameras and camcorders.  It was awesome to be in the store before it opened. We spent a little over an hour […]

  14. Texas STARs Shine Bright at TCEA Pre-Conference Event

    The Texas Spirit Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum lived up to its name as 172 educators representing 41 Independent School Districts, education service centers and independent schools assembled to learn how to use Discovery Education streaming to bring the world to their students.  The motto of the day, “satisfy your curiosity,” […]