Archives for October, 2009

  1. My 1st Presentation

    This is crossed posted at, my personal blog. Today marked the first time I was presenting at a conference.  My friend and colleague, Rachel Yurk, and I were scheduled to present a session on Personal Learning Networks at the WEAC Convention.  This is the state convention in Wisconsin, put on by our state Teachers’ […]

  2. New Kansas STARS

    We have quite a few new STAR Educators in KS this week and the Leadership Council would like to welcome them all! Loni Leforce Nicole Friesen Laurie Mercer Sabrina Rauer Byron Ruhter Mark Unruh Mark Walker  It is so great to see so many new people because that means you are all sharing the benefits […]

  3. EdTechConnect featuring Gary Stager

    On Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm EST, we’re thrilled to feature Gary Stager as our EdTechConnect speaker!  There are few speakers that are more passionate, dedicated and devoted to bringing about change in education.  If you’ve never had a chance to see him present before,  you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  If you HAVE […]

  4. Repower America Wall + Discovery Education Resources = Clean Energy

    Not that long ago, I found Repower America in my Google Reader and subscribed via emails. This message is the most recent one I received, and as educators, we can see the unlimited opportunities to take this idea of impacting our energy issues to the classroom. If you are concerned with our country developing clean […]

  5. Visit From Brad Fountain

    On Tuesday, October 27, students in Stafford Middle School received Science lessons from Brad Fountain.  Brad worked with three different Science classes using DE Science materials with topics such as miosis/mitosis, organisms, and matter. With the recent aquisition of DE Science for Middle School from the state, our science teachers were able to see how […]

  6. DEN Virtual Conference Archives Posted

    Over 1600 educators attended the DEN Virtual Conference last Saturday and I think about 1300 of them emailed me to ask when the archives will be available!  Well, thanks for waiting patiently, and now your patience is being rewarded! The entire Virtual Conference, all seven hours of it, has now been posted online!  If you […]

  7. Welcome LC CT!

    We are very excited to welcome our newest DEN Leadership Council from the great state of Connecticut!  You definitely want to check out their blog. Their first event, blogged by Steve Sokolski, shows that a good time was had by all.  Great sharing and “take aways” already abound in CT, so you might want to […]

  8. DE Science for Elementary earns an Award of Excellence!

    Tech and Learning Magazine released their annual Awards of Excellence this week and guess who made the list?  Discovery Education Science for Elementary!  Every year, T&L has a panel of 30 educators review nearly one hundred different sites and tools.  We’re absolutely honored to have DE Science for Elementary earn an Award of Excellence in […]

  9. Where Are All The STARs?

    Cross-posted from DEN Blog Presenting at state and national conferences near you, that’s where! We’ve put together an ever-growing list of presentations by STAR Discovery Educators at state and national conferences around the country. If you are attending a conference listed below, please stop by and show your support for your fellow STARs. And don’t […]

  10. No Tricks, Maybe a Treat

    I just want to remind you all of the Department of Education’s invitation to have students (13 years and older) share the importance and relevance that their education has and will have in their lives. The deadline is Monday, November 2nd. Reposted from September 26th: I am what I Learn Apparently, that’s what the Department […]

  11. It's a Wrap

    I logged in at 7:47 p.m. (EST) and the next time I looked at my clock it was already 9 p.m. (EST)!!!  The time just flew as Knowclue Kidd shared her experiences in using machinima with her students.  The clips she shared were those in which her students played a central role. For those of […]

  12. A Den Shining Star

    Lori Reed, a Texas DEN Star Educator, is featured SmartTechnologies website.  Catch her shining moment at !  What creative ways do you have to use interactive whiteboards, like the Smart Board, with Discovery products?  If you have a special  moment –  such as being featured on a website, presenting at a conference, receiving an award, or […]

  13. Where are all the STARs?

    Where are all the STARs?  Presenting at state and national conferences near you, that’s where!  We’ve put together an ever-growing list of presentations by STAR Discovery Educators at state and national conferences around the country.  If you are attending a conference listed below, please stop by and show your support for your fellow STARs. And […]

  14. Our Texas Den Stars Shine at Upcoming Conferences

    Mary Carole Strother: ·         ebooks for ekids  02-10-2010 TCEA Presentation – 50 Minute session #100527 Elaine Plybon: ·         Thursday, 02/10: Getting Started in Second Life – TCEA 90 minute workshop 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. session #100081 ·         Friday, 02/11: Discovery Streaming Exploration: Discovering What We Already Have! – TCEA 3 hour workshop 8:00 a.m. […]

  15. Free Fonts

    Do you like to add cool fonts to your projects? Take a look at this site for free fonts for your computer. Download either the Mac or Windows version and add a little visual excitement to your words!

  16. Join Us Tomorrow!

    Yup, it’s Wednesday Workshop time at the DEN in SL. This week we are thrilled to have Knowclue Kidd (Marianne Malmstrom – RL) presenting, “Machinima and 21st Century Literacy”. Knowclue will share her experiences, thoughts and rationale about why we should be considering machinima as a serious tool for delivering 21st century skills & literacies. […]