Monthly Archives: July 2009

Discovery Education: Tomorrow's Tools Today

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

Webinar Weeks Begin Monday

If this post looks familiar, that’s because it was posted a few weeks ago as a weekly update. Next week begins a month of Discovery Education professional development, beginning at 11 AM Eastern time, for one hour Monday through Thursday. If you check the re-post below, you can register directly for the webinars you select

Another Crazy Week – Google Voice

Recently, It seem that every time it is my week to contribute to this blog something crazy happens.  The first time it was our email server going down.  This time it was our phone system. On Monday, my office started the transition to a hosted VOIP phone system.  We were expecting the phones to be

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

Fix for the Jing/Google Video Insert

For some maddening reason, WordPress seems to alter the code in the original post about immediate video inserts on any spot on the globe.  Here are documents with the fix. Word document or .txt file.  Copy and paste from here.  The original post tells you more.  This came up when we worked with the fabulous

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

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 07/30/2009

Instructables – Make, How To, and DIY Tags: projects, design, web2.0 Mapwing Build and Share Virtual Tours for Free Tags: Virtual-Tours Build and Share Virtual Tours for Free – By Clif Mims Lesson Plans and Student Activity Sheets Tags: cyberbullying VoiceThread and Beyond ?(Presentation Resources)? Tags: voicethread, voicethreads, BLC09 Posted from Diigo. The rest of

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,