Archives for July, 2009

  1. Explore Africa Today Webinar

    I will never figure why I am surprised with the innovation that defines Discovery. Just when I think there’s nothing new under the DE umbrella (pardon the rain allusion, but that’s been Northeast PAs forecast for most of this summer), they amp up your notion of premiere professional deveolpment. That’s why you do not want […]

  2. What's Going On?

    For your convenience, your PA DEN Leadership Council has created a Discovery Education Events Calendar. On it you will find all things DEN, whether it is a national virtual conference, a new program premiere, special promotional galas, a live WebEx event, an EdTechConnect special keynote series, or a regional or state event. Here’s your one-place […]


    Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 3:00 PM eastern time,  you have the opportunity to attend a Webinar on Explore Africa Today  Register today! Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event!  Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with […]

  4. The Wonderful World of Technology

    It is a never ending list of the things we continue to learn about.  Some of us learn when things are first introduced and others of us find them later. Either way, learning is taking place and if we share it….someone else will find it! ( I heard a movie saying in my head> something […]

  5. Special Webinar: Explore Africa Today

    Tuesday, July 28 at 3:00 PM ET Register today! Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event!  Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with special guest His Excellency Cyrille Segbe Oguin, Ambassador to the U.S. from Benin, […]

  6. You won't want to miss this!

    Coming up on Wednesday, July 29, the DEN in SL will have special guest speakers, Dr. Bryan Setser, Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Virtual Public School, and Jennifer Nobles, who is the Modular Learning Specialist and Virtual Worlds Coordinator for the school. They will be presenting a workshop entitled: A Blended Virtual Ecosytem: […]

  7. 21st Century Projects

    I know everyone has seen or logged onto a wiki  at some time.  I’ve always relied on someone else to design and direct me to their wiki. After a long needed vacation , I returned to summer workshops, to learn how to create my very own wiki space. It is still in the making so […]

  8. The Maine Event aka The Lobstah Event

       Getting to an event in Maine can be an experience in itself……..but WELL WORTH it! Teachers from central Maine gather to learn more about DEN. The group was almost 1 to 1 with Star members and new members. All participants reviewed the new website interface and were introduced to the many tools that they have […]

  9. MD LC Meets in SL

    Well, we held our first meeting in-world tonight. We were delighted to have Matt (Geekybird) Monjan join us.  Plans are in the works for our first MD DEN event, probably in early September.  Location TBA, but you won’t want to miss it.   Let’s just say bocce will be included in the activities!  capisce? We are […]

  10. 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, […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. News About Discovery Streaming

    I saw this come across Twitter today. It looks like Discovery’s new service will embed digital media into the curriculum.  Check out the article – looks to be pretty good information.  The link below will take you to an article from THE Journal.  This journal, in itself, is a great resource. Discovery Launches Service To […]

  15. 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 […]