Archives for September, 2009

  1. Fall Virtual Conference

    Join us for the DEN 2009 Fall Virtual Conference. This unique event provides a combination of face to face in person experiences with high caliber virtual presentations. The net result? A day of learning and networking like none other you’ve experience before! View face-to-face locations and register here.

  2. Virtual Labs to the Rescue

    Experimental design is something that many middle school students  have trouble doing independently.  For years I have done the same lab to teach this concept to my students. The students love the lab, but I don’t love the results.  This year I decided to try teaching experimental design  with a virtual lab. My students chose […]

  3. October 6th Webinar!

    Join the Iowa DEN for a webinar on the 6th to learn cool ways to incorporate DE streaming content into your lessons. I will be discussing unique web tools to use with the DE content. Some of the web tools I will discuss are: Prezi, Webspiration, Wordle, iWeb, Google Earth, DE Calendar, Photobooth, Quiz Builder, […]

  4. FYI

    Greetings Blogosphere! One of the things I do as your friendly assessment nerd is train teachers on using the information from Discovery Education Assessment’s reports to improve instruction. I usually start by telling them places to get support and ways to join the community of folks who use Discovery Education. Well, a crew of fabulous […]

  5. Day of Discovery in Eastern Tennessee

    Opportunity for Tennessee administrators and educators! Join Discovery Education for a Day of Discovery on October 24th in Bradley County. This Day of Discovery will be offered in conjunction with the DEN Virtual Conference.  This free professional development event is open to administrators and educators from Tennessee and North Carolina. Bradley County Public Schools, Discovery […]

  6. Challenging Kids To Save The Planet

    Want to get kids interested in science? Show them how they can use it to better the world they live in. Take Jathan Kron, Justin Roth and Brennan Nelson, three middle school students from West Branch, Iowa. Jathan, age 12, was helping his father sweep out his auto repair shop, and notices that he was […]

  7. Discovery On Demand at Comcast

    Did you know? “In a move that could help extend students’ learning after school hours, the state of Indiana, Comcast Corp., and Discovery Education have teamed up to provide students with free on-demand digital resources that are aligned with state standards. Discovery Education On Demand By Comcast is a first-in-the-nation service that will give Indiana […]

  8. Save the Date – September 30th

    Join us this Wednesday as Smellslike Magic (Mike Bryant – RL) presents ‘Power to the Students:  Student Access for Discovery Education Streaming’.   Join us to learn all about Student Access to Discovery Education’s services.  We’ll dive into the Classroom Manager and Student; showcasing the many ways you can easily assign Discovery resources to your students. […]

  9. Welcome to the Discovery Educator Network!

    We are very excited to welcome our new Louisiana STAR Discovery Educators!   Beverly Barquet – Region 1 Teaching, Learning and Technology Center – Plaquemines Parish David Hand – Emily C. Watkins School – St. John Parish Denise Clark – Region 4 Teaching, Learning and Technology Center – Vermilion Parish We look forward to working with you […]

  10. Experience the Adventure with your Students

    As you may know, 10 STAR Discovery Educators and their students had the opportunity to experience amazing trips this summer to Australia, South Africa and China through the Discovery Student Adventures program.  As some of you may know, this summer I was very ill, and my silver lining was following the Discovery China Adventure.  With the gift […]

  11. H1N1 Webinar Archive Now Available!

    Reposted from DEN National Blog We had a fantastic turnout yesterday for our webinar about H1N1.  Over 10,000 students from around the globe participated!  In case you missed it, you can view the archived version on the Ready Classroom website. Just click on Make a Plan and select H1N1 Webcast.

  12. CDW-G and Discovery Education Help You Understand Web 2.0

    Reposted from the DEN National Blog. CDW-G and Discovery Education are pleased to bring an awesome free resource to educators around the globe about ways to use Web 2.0 in your classrooms. The program features lesson plans, activities, links and more to help you conquer technophobia and learn all about Web 2.0.  My favorite part of […]

  13. I am what I Learn

    Apparently, that’s what the Department of Education thinks and would like to hear students’ thinking on that in a 2 minute video. And by student they mean “an active middle, secondary or college student 13 years or older.” I’m sure they set 13 as the starting point because of YouTube’s terms of service. If sharing […]

  14. I am what I Learn

    Apparently, that’s what the Department of Education thinks and would like to hear students’ thinking on that in a 2 minute video. And by student they mean “an active middle, secondary or college student 13 years or older.” I’m sure they set 13 as the starting point because of YouTube’s terms of service. If sharing […]

  15. National Geographic Student Summit

    “What if your students could experience the nation’s capital through the eyes of a National Geographic explorer, scientist, or photojournalist? They might capture the character of the city through a camera’s lens or interview a park ranger and get his perspective on preserving our national monuments.” Middle School and High School classes have an opportunity […]

  16. DEN's Fall Virtual Conference: Tech or Treat

    On Saturday, October 24, 2009 join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today.  During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN […]