Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

Using Assessment to Differentiate Instruction

Greetings Blogosphere! If you’ve been around the DEN any at all, you’ve probably seen that Discovery Education and Wilkes University launched an online master’s degree program in instructional media last year. Well, not only am I an assessment nerd, I happen to be a bit of a geek (which explains why I am blogging!) So,

Woohoo – DEN Institute in San Francisco

More than seventy DEN Star educators were excited to meet at the Headlands Institute in San Francsico for a week of collaboration using Web 2.0 tools. We bunked in single bed dorms (60 beds), ate exquisite food and plumped up our complexions in the foggy air. We were able to integrate the best of the best

Welcome to Discovery: NEFEC and it's 15 Member Districts

NEFEC (North East Florida Educational Consortium)  recently purchased Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Discovery Media Share for all 15 member districts in North East Florida. The Discovery team held train the trainer sessions in Lake City for NEFEC members responsible for training in their home counties on July 20 & 21, 2009.  Welcome to teachers/staff

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 07/22/2009

Free Science Readers’ Theater Scripts Tags: literature, curriculum, elementary, science Learn from Failures From Danielle Abernethy, some great differentiation stategies. Tags: nettrekker, differentiation Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.

Using Phones in the Classroom

It is time to encourage good use of phones in the classroom.  This link talks about the research about using the phones and how they will use them in Math and Science (linear equations specifically). Home school (illness) kids can still communicate with other students. Teacher can always see what the kids are doing with

Jet Lag

Or maybe this should have been entitled “Full Sail ‘09.2/DENNI ‘09.1.” I thought I had posted a few thoughts while trying to switch gears a week ago after taking three planes from the Apple Institute in Orlando to the DEN National Institute near San Francisco (literally in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge). Except

DEN Diigo Bookmarks 07/22/2009

Flickr: Discovery Education’s Photostream Tags: DENNI, DENNI09, Flickr, Discovery_Education, #DENNI DEN Blog Network » Highlights from the Den National Institute Tags: DENNI, DENNI09, education, technology, web_2.0, second_life, video, learning, PLN, PLC Polls can affect president’s hold on party – USATODAY.com Tags: presidents, polls, data Hashtags from the DENNI 09 Tags: DENNI, DENNI09, Twitter, Hashtag, PLC,