Archives for July, 2009

  1. Discovery Education: Tomorrow's Tools Today

    Looking for ways to motivate your children and summer school students? Check out the free resources at Discovery Education’s Parent Corner including Motivation Station, Summer Activities and Step-by-step Webmath. A wealth of resources, tomorrow’s tools today! Discovery Education Parent Corner Educational Resources Assessment Remediation Summer School Turbo Tagger

  2. Blended virtual ecosystems

    Wednesday marked a banner day for the DEN in SL with the Wednesday Workshop topic: A Blended Virtual Ecosystem: North Carolina Virtual Public School’s Great Discovery in Second Life. The presentation was fantastic, with Dr. Brian Setser (Innovator Quan – SL), of the North Carolina Virtual Public School guiding the audience through the journey the […]

  3. Common State Standards Draft Released

    Greetings Blogosphere! Did you know that the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) have joined, along with a number of other agencies to initiate a state-led process of developing (and adopting) a common core of state standards? Forty-six states plus the DC, Puerto […]

  4. WI Educator Heads to China

    Verona, Wisconsin educator and students prepare for a “trip of a lifetime” to China. Star Discovery Education member Rita A. Mortenson, from Verona, Wisconsin was selected as one of three teachers in the United States to participate in the China Discovery Student Adventures Pilot in 2009. Rita, a technology coordinator at Verona Area High School, […]

  5. Making Reviews for Tests More Fun

    Greetings Blogosphere! A classmate in my Differentiating Instruction course shared a cool link today and I thought I’d pass it along to you. Laura Cawley says,  using Jeopardy “is a great way to prepare for a test or project, and get the students involved. It allows for several different categories, and the opportunity to work […]

  6. Hello all WI DEN Educators!  The post below will also be delivered to you via email although Chad asked that as the WI DEN Chair I write a post on the blog.  This was the information I really had to share so…. here it is again.  As I prepared to put it also on the […]

  7. I'm Going to China!

    He was part of the Pennsylvania group that went to the DEN National Institute from July 13-17 at the Headlands Institute just north of San Francisco in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area. At the end of the Institute, Discovery Education raffled off a trip to China. Our man from PA, Adam Controy, was […]

  8. Teach Africa Today

    The Explore Africa Today webinar began at 2 PM with a virtual audience, joined by the live-event exploration of Africa at 3 PM. During the hour’s preparatory session, Steve Dembo provided us links that provided background insights and preparatory information to enhance our experience when the live expedition begins in the Republic of Benin. Five […]

  9. The Next Generation DEN STAR

    My math friends tell me regularly, “It’s all about numbers.” Add survival to that with large doses of humor (you would need that) and multiple voices and what do you have? Were this a math problem, it might look like this: 5 + 2 fer + humor + survival = _____. And the answer would […]

  10. Digital Storytelling Week

    Next week begins the summer webinar series from Discovery.  And they have picked a great line up for the first week! Digital Storytelling Week promises to be a fantastic first venture into a month of weekly themes.  Here is the lineup for next week: Monday, August 3 – Thinking Outside the Slide Tuesday, August 4 […]

  11. A Day at the Park with the DEN

    Houston was the place to be on Saturday (7.25) as 55 educators from the Houston area arrived bright and early at Minute Maid park for a Day of Discovery.  Following a ball park lunch (hot dogs!), the group was given a tour of the ball park that included a visit to the Diamond Club, the […]

  12. DEN National Institute

    I didn’t attend, but heard a lot of great things about the Discovery Educator Network National Institute that was recently held.  The DEN National Institute for 2009 took place from July 13-17 at the Headlands Institute just north of San Francisco in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  Participants has the opportunity to connect […]

  13. Updates from the LC

    An update from the SC DEN Leadership Chair: Hi SC DEN STARS! I hope everyone has had a restful and productive summer. The SC DEN Leadership Council is getting excited about the upcoming school year. StreamlineSC has added DE MediaShare and DE Health to the StreamlineSC resources. These will be great additions for all teachers […]

  14. Making The DEAN's List

    Making the Dean’s List is every college student’s ambition. For those of us who have a few years between college and the workforce, we still remember with pride the kudos that came with making the Dean’s List. Now, however, everyone can be on The DEAN’s List. Meet Porter Palmer, creator of the DENs newest blog […]

  15. Secret Formula Chroma Key Paint

    But before I spill those beans, I should you remind you about Digital Storytelling Week kicking off our back to school webinars. 8/3/09 Thinking Outside the Slide: Creating non-linear PowerPoint presentations and learning centers with Discovery Education Media 8/4/09 Digital Storytelling Made Easy: Using Discovery Education Content with Animoto and PhotoStory 8/5/09 Director’s Cut: Discovery […]

  16. Highlights from the DEN National Institute

    Reposted from the National Blog Couldn’t be at the DEN National Institute this year?  Don’t worry, neither could I!  But thanks to the efforts of Alice Mercer, I’ve been able to attend several sessions virtually.  She has graciously shared links to the live streams of sessions done by Adam Frey (Wikispaces), Claudia L’Amoreaux (Linden Lab/Second […]

  17. ISTE Eduverse Talks Tuesday July 28

    Newly recruited TN DEN blog contributor Scott Merrick will be featured on next Tuesday’s episode of ISTE Eduverse Talks. This will be Scott’s second appearance in as many episodes on that popular Second Life bi-weekly talk show. The panel discussion show is hosted by another DENizen, Kevin Jarrett (KJ Hax in SL). This time Scott will […]