Archives for April, 2009

  1. Geocaching with the STARs May 16th

    Hey Tucsonans!  We have a great event and day for you! – To the rest of Arizona: let us know and we can bring this fun experience your way. On May 16th we will be introducing educators to educational geocaching and all the great resources in Discovery that deepen the lesson. We will be meeting […]

  2. Showcase Your Young Scientists

      Now’s the time for students to enter the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5 through 8.  The deadline for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is May 20. Over the summer, judges will choose up to 51 semifinalists: one from each state and the District of Columbia.  Ten finalists will be selected […]

  3. It's a Wrap! – Google Search in a Snap

    Last night the DEN in SL had the pleasure of hosting Emanna Romano (Lisa Thumann – RL) as she presented on ‘Searching Google in a Snap’.  For those who want to view her presentation, it is hosted on her blog.  And if you want to check out her resources, please visit Thumann’s Resources.     As […]

  4. Science Class

    We are excited to be broadcasting our second Science Class next Tuesday, May 5th at 1 PM. The topic this month is Chemical Reactions. During the class we will be exploring different types of chemical reactions including physical versus chemical, exothermic and changes in energy. If you would like to perform one of the experiments […]

  5. CRSTE Day of Discovery – Literacy 2.0

    Sponsored by CRSTE and Discovery Education Register at When:      May 30, 2009 8:30am – 3:30* pm – lunch is provided An additional special session will be held for Staff Developers, ITRTs, Technology Coaches, and Curriculum Staff – 3:30 – 4:30 pm Where: Washington-Lee High School 1301 N. Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22201 (just a […]

  6. Gentle Reminder – April 29th

    Don’t have a Google Account?  What are you waiting for?  Not only is it easy to acquire, but it’s also *FREE*!  You’ll want access to a Google account as Emmana Romano (Lisa Thumann – RL) will be presenting on ‘Searching Google in a Snap’.  Come and explore strategies for finding information you may not have […]

  7. A Busy Weekend

    The last Friday in April has been a dilemma for me the last few years because both the Chicagoland Television Educators Video Festival and Tech&Learning magazine’s TechForum Midwest always fall on that same day. I feel a bit cheated because I only get a half day at each learning event. Add to it the DEN […]

  8. Classroom 2.0: Creating The Schools We Need with Chris Leamann

    Note: the following live blog reflects notes from Lehmann’s presentation. You will want to visit the archives (information to follow) to listen to Chris again and again because he truly makes sense. Chris Lehmann, Principal of SLA, says School 2.0 is progressive schooling and that Dewey is as relevant today as yesterday. Our goal is […]

  9. Sowing the Seeds of Success with Blazoski and Daughrity

    Justin Karkow is facilitating Part 1 of Sowing Seeds of Success by taking a closer look at DEN STARS. Traci Blazoski, Clarion PA, was honored by PAECT as Teacher of the Year. She is a first grade teacher, and she will move on to national level competition for National Teacher of the Year. We wish […]

  10. The Benjamin Button Effect: Lance Rougeux's DEN VC Keynote

    Lance Rougeux Springs into Action as the keynote for the third part of the DEN Virtual Trifecta by welcoming over 1000 people participating together at 19 different in-person sites and to over 100 virtual attendees for the opening. After acknowledging the administrative DEN team and STARS who made this event possible across the United States. […]

  11. The Benjamin Button Effect

    The DEN Virtual Conference was kicked off with a keynote address by Lance Rougeux.  I haven’t seen the movie Benjamin Button, so I did not know what to expect.  Lance explained that the Benjamin Button effect allows us to age in reverse. What would you have done different in your classroom if you could do […]

  12. Welcome to 2DP!

    It’s official!  With yesterday evening’s ribbon cutting ceremony, 2DP (as opposed to 1 Discovery Place in Silver Spring, MD) is now officially open for business! Yesterday was about anything but business as Demb Oh (Steve Dembo – RL) spoke about the inception of DEN in SL and its amazing growth in under two years (that’s […]

  13. This Is Not A Test.

    Greetings Blogosphere! I’m a huge fan of Jim Popham, though I have only met him twice and have never had the good fortune of working with him. I have worked with people who know him well, and kept hearing, “Jim Popham this and Jim Popham that…” related to changing the way we asses kids. Dr. […]

  14. Sweet on Discovery

    Teachers and library media specialists gathered in Rogers, Arkansas on Saturday to enjoy the sweet chocolate desserts.   Sunday 450+ teachers, library media specialist, and technology personnel from across the state gathered together for a three day conference.   “Bring Life to Lessons with Discovery Education Streaming” session highlighted the benefits of using Discovery Education and being a […]

  15. See You Saturday! DEN Virtual Conference

    Copied from the National Blog Saturday, April 25, 2009 9 AM to 3 PM (EDT) Register Today!  Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility […]