Archives for August, 2009

  1. Tucson's Discover the Undiscovered: AZ Administrator's Pathways – Day of Discovery

    Big thanks to IDEAL & Dept of Ed, Discovery, CCS Presentation Systems, Polycom,  Lindsay Hopkins (Discovery Rep), and all the many who helped coordinate and get this event happening. The Tucson event was hosted by the generous people of CCS Presentation Systems, who not only had a LifeSize screen to show the morning speakers, but […]

  2. Save the Date – September 2nd

    Join us this Wednesday for “Chatting it Up with EdTechTalk.”  Presenters include: Leesa Biedermann (Lisa Parisi) Edith Halderman (Lisa Durff) and Hoser Rhode (Jose Rodriguez) EdTechTalk is the premiere online site for free live shows by educators for educators. This home-grown webcasting site has weekly shows dealing with a variety of educational issues.  Come learn […]

  3. Day of Discovery – September 19th, 2009!

    HOT OFF THE PRESSES… (from Justin Karkow, NC DEN Account Manager)!!    Wake County Public Schools and Discovery Education are pleased to present a Day of Discovery at Panther Creek High School on September 19, 2009. This Day of Discovery will provide North Carolina educators and welcomed guests with an exciting and enriching day of […]

  4. Western TN Day of Discovery

      Discovery Education, St. George’s Independent School, the Memphis City Schools, and the DEN Leadership Councils in Tennessee and Arkansas, cordially invite you to join them for a day of discovery, learning, and networking.  Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009  Location: St. George’s Independent School1880 Wolf River BoulevardCollierville, TN 38017 Time:  8:30AM – 3:30PM Cost:   FREE! Space […]

  5. Summer School Archives

    *Originally Written and Posted on the DEN blog by Steve Dembo We’ve been busy converting and uploading all the archives from our incredible Summer School webinar series. While we still have quite a few to go, nearly half the webinars have been posted and are ready for you to download and share them with others! […]

  6. NYC Area Cricket Crawl

    Are you going to be in the city on Friday, September 11th?  It is the perfect opportunity to join the Cricket and KatyDid crawl.  Check out the specifics found on the Living the Scientific Life Blog. As the blog explains, “The Cricket and Katydid Crawl of New York City and surrounding areas is a citizen […]

  7. How to be a Scientist?

    As we return back to school our county mandates that we spend 8 days teaching the students how to be a scientist. The first two days I conducted my own experiments and the kids really enjoyed the activities.  On the following day, I decided to use the textbook and see how the students responded.  It […]

  8. Animoto Adds Video Clips

    If I could only use 3 Web 2.0 tools with my students, I would choose VoiceThread, Ustream.tv, and Animoto. Three days ago, Animoto made huge inroads, and in my opinion, just got even better by giving its clients the opportunity to add short video segments. According to the folks from Animoto, you do not need […]

  9. Are Your Students Ready to Change the World?

    We can talk about students as agents of change, but the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, partnering with Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association invite you to join the only Challenge of its kind that empowers students to create solutions to environmental problems in their own backyards, and to share their […]

  10. Digital By the Numbers

    Did you know that 54% of 8-12 year olds will have cell phones by 2012? That is only 3 short years away! Over 148 million households will own video game consoles with Internet connections by 2012. In addition, 20 million Wii units have been sold worldwide in just 31 months and 300 million colleges and […]

  11. Welcome to MA LC!

    When you are a part of the DEN, events, celebrations, resources, and most of all the people who form your PLN become part of your online family. So, you become really excited when new states form Leadership Councils. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Massachusetts Leadership Council to the DEN community. Join […]

  12. It's a Wrap! Pack your Curiosity and Go!

    This past Wednesday night Demb Oh ( aka Steve Dembo) shared his Discovery Student Adventure to South Africa. The trip sounded so exciting!  Listening to Demb Oh, his passion and excitement were clear on how meaningful this experience was to him, the other educators and the students who traveled with him. The teachers and students […]

  13. Summer School Archives

    We’ve been busy converting and uploading all the archives from our incredible Summer School webinar series. While we still have quite a few to go, nearly half the webinars have been posted and are ready for you to download and share them with others! As they get converted, we’re posting them here, so check it […]

  14. Is it Botox? Nah….It's Just a Facelift!

    If you haven’t been in Second Life lately, you’re in for a pleasant surprise — Second Life just got a ‘facelift’.  I suggest you head on over and see for yourself, but if you want to find out what has changed, head on over to the Second Life blog.  I think you’ll be pleased with […]

  15. Google Earth Alert! Macs Beware!

    If you are on a Mac at school and you are considering using the latest upgrade to Google Earth–think again.  If you have been using the great  Jing trick (previous posts) to have your students reporting from anywhere in the world, the embedded code won’t work in Google Earth version 5.0.11733.9347 (May 5, 2009).  Really […]

  16. Norwood: State Finalist in last year's Sieman's "We Can Change the World" Challenge

    Massachussets Team Name:  Educate Them and They Will Location:  Norwood, Massachusetts School:   South Area Solomon Schechter Day Students Brittany Bell Aaron Weiner Robbie Green Teacher/Mentor Nitzan Resnick, Science Department Chair Description After learning about global warming and recycling in science class, Team Educate Them and They Will from Norwood, Massachusetts decided to establish a recycling program […]

  17. Sieman's "We Can Change the World" Challenge Now Open

    “The Sieman’s Foundation, Discovery Education, and the National Science Teacher’s Association invite you to join the only challenge of its kind that empowers students to create solutions to environmental problems in their own backyards, and to share their results with students nationwide.  They’ll learn.  They’ll take action.  And their ideas may well end up changing […]

  18. TONIGHT! Pack Your Curiosity and GO

    DATE: Aug 26 WORKSHOP: Pack your Curiosity and GO! Part 2 PRESENTER: Demb Oh DESCRIPTION: 3 trips, 9 teachers, 36 students, and the adventure of a lifetime! From Cape Town to Johannesburg, and then on to the African bush, come see what happened to STAR Discovery Educators as they journeyed around the world and used […]

  19. DEN Summer School – Google Earth and Discovery Education

    I used Google Earth often when I was in the classroom. I used it to reinforce geographic literacy and engage my high school social studies students with a colorful and interactive data visualization. Today, I’ll be presenting “Two Roundtrip Tickets to Anywhere with Discovery Education and Google Earth” as part of the DEN Summer School […]