We’re Gearing Up for CUE!

Don’t Miss Your Discovery Education Team at the CUE Conference!
Planning on Attending CUE? It’s not too late to register! (www.cue.org). Mail in registration closes February 6th, 2009 and Online registration closes February 13th, 2009. On the registration from, don’t forget to check the box DEN Communication.

Back by Popular demand and not to be missed, your DEN team will be hosting sessions at our corporate room! Please come by and join us across the street from the Convention Center in Palm Springs Unified, Room A

Web 2.0 for Administrators, March 6th, 10am-11am Presenter: Hall Davidson
Time and effectiveness are critical factors for administrators.  The tools of Web 2.0 can be used to make an administratorís life easier, faster, and even cool. Learn how to integrate Discovery Education into your assessment.

50 Ways to Use Discovery Education streaming (and Beyond),March 6th 11:30-12:30pm, Presenter: Kim Randall
A deeper look at Discovery Education streaming (unitedstreaming), its hidden treasures, and recent updates. Media is transforming teachersí classrooms by maximizing their subscription to this great media library.

Pulling it All Together, March 6th, 2pm-3pm, Presenter: Jannita Demian
An extension to 50 WaysÖVideo is just not for streaming.  See several student and teacher samples, and how video integrates into non-linear, multi-media presentations, podcasting, and the Builders.

Director’s Cut: Movie Maker, Photo Story, and Premiere Elements, March 6th 3:30pm-4:30pm Presenter: Jannita Demian
Allow students to make real-life connections to learning. Explore ways to use digital storytelling as an instructional tool. Use digital assets through the web to create powerful stories without even using a video camera.

50 Ways to Use Discovery Education streaming (and Beyond), March 7th 8am-9am Presenter: Kim Randall
A deeper look at Discovery Education streaming (unitedstreaming), its hidden treasures, and recent updates. Media is transforming teachersí classrooms by maximizing their subscription to this great media library.

Walk With the STARs, March 7th, 9:30am-10:30am, Presenters: STAR Discovery Educators
Become part of a group that shares work nationallyóthe Discovery Educator Network.  Hear Californiaís top STAR teachersí favorite websites, programs, and Web 2.0 Tools.

Pulling it All Together, March 7th, 12pm-1pm Presenter: Jannita Demian
An extension to 50 WaysÖVideo is just not for streaming. See several student and teacher samples, and how video integrates into non-linear, multi-media presentations, podcasting, and the Builders.

Roundtrip Tickets Anywhere: Google Earth in Education, March 7th 1:30pm-2:30pm, Presenter: Jannita Demian
Make the earth an interactive tool by embedding with videos, images, and sounds! Create fantastic trips through history, science, and literatureóor download existing ones from the Web.

Also Not to be Missed! None other than THE Hall Davidson is a Spotlight Speaker at CUE
The Revenge of the Digital Immigrants: Teaching with Media Technology, March 6th  11:30-12:30, Primrose B
What veteran teachers suspected the research has proved: 21st Century students are different. With different attention spans, higher IQ test scores, and social networks, their sophistication comes earlierówith a different skill set. There is a silver lining: We can teach this ìNew Brainî more effectively, more efficiently, more engagingly. We have the technology! Media has evolved and education must evolve to match. See how!

Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Video Clips,  March 6th 3:30pm-4:30pm Primrose B
Web 2.0, cellphones, and fantastic new sites mean that you can build, bend, and make meaningful video material in the classroom. From low tech to high tech, avatars, talking monuments, rain, captioning, chromakey, and more merge curriculum for the media minded students you teach. Learn what you can and can’t do!

It’s in Your Pocket: Teaching Spectacularly With Cellphones, March 7th, 9:30-10:30am, Primrose B
Cellphone technology leaps forward with staggering speed. Input merges into PowerPoint, interactive voting, instantaneous web broadcast, voice to text, and many other applications that make administrators, teachers, students (and conference attendees) fire up this powerful multitool for education. Time to catch up with the world’s most pervasive medium. Bring your phone, your fingers, your voice and be amazed!

Many of our STAR Discovery Educators are also presenting at CUE! Be sure to check out their sessions too!
Janet English, KOCE, CA
Magnificent Media from Motivated Minds: Winners from 42nd California Student Media Festival, March 6th, 2pm-3pm, Catalina, Wyndham Hotel

Jeremy Davis, Anahiem City School District, CA
Google Forms and Docs Collaboration Time!! March 6th, 11:30-12:30, Catalina, Wyndham Hotel

Lainie McGann, Newport-Mesa School District, CA
iPhone: The Ultimate Teaching Assistant, March 6th, 10am-11am, Mesquite B, Convention Center

Vicki Davis-Westwood Schools, GA
7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom, March 6th, 10am-11am, Madera, Wyndham Hotel
Wonderful World of Wiki Wiki Teaching, March 6th, 11:30am-12:30pm, Madera, Wyndham Hotel
Blogging for a Better Classroom, March 6th, 2pm-3pm, Madera, Wyndham Hotel
Differentiated Instruction and Assessment with Technology, March 6th, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Madera, Wyndham Hotel

Dave Kootman
Not the Same Old (Free) Web 2.0 Sites, March 6th, 2pm-3pm, Primrose D, Convention Center
I Have the Software, I Have the SkillsÖNow What?!, March 7th, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Santa Rosa, Wyndham Hotel

Diana Kenney, Alameda Unified School District, CA
Google Goes to School:  Docs & Spreadsheets for the 6-12 Grade Classroom, March 6th, 11:30am-12:30pm, San Jacinto, Wyndham Hotel

Genevive Kahlweiss, Archdiocese of Orange, CA
Quick Media Projects with Voice and Music: 123 Listen to ME!, March 7th, 12pm-1pm, Ventura, Wyndham Hotel

Scott Skidmore, Atwater Elementary School District, CA
Hot Potatoes the Basics: Meet and Hot Potatoes, March 7th, 9:30am-10:30am Mojave Learning Center, Wyndham Hotel

Kim Harrison, CTAP Region 3, Staff Development Coordinator
Research + Graphic Design = Effective Graphic Organizers!, March 6th, 2pm-3pm, Mesquite E, Convention Center

Don’t forget to stop by and visit us at our Discovery Education booth!
Booth numbers: 401, 403, 500, 502
Thursday, March 5 – 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday, March 6 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, March 7 – 9:00am – 1:30pm

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