Archives for October 24, 2009

  1. Many Great Treats

    The DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference – Tech or Treat was replete with many great treats.  For seven hours participants learned many tricks for using Discovery Education and Web 2.0 resources to enrich our student’s educational experiences.  Don’t worry if you could not attend today.  Each session was recorded and will be archived and available on […]

  2. End-of-Day Winners: Priceless!

    If you spent the day with the DEN Virtual Conference Live Event or participated virtually, you were definitely a winner.  You cannot leave any Discovery event without reaping huge benefits.  Sometimes you win prizes, as so many of our participants did, but even for those who did not walk away with a giveaway, they were […]

  3. Just what the Michigan Weather calls for

    Classrooms Are Awesome! The Return of the Discovery Education Hoodie We know that you do some awesome work in your classrooms using Discovery Education resources.  So show us!  Upload a 1-2 minute video, podcast, or other multimedia file that explains how you use Discovery Education resources to engage your students and get a limited edition […]

  4. Wichita Day of Discovery

    Today the KS DEN Leadership Council sponsored a Day of Discovery in conjunction with the Discovery Education Virtual Conference at Brooks Middle School in Wichita, KS. Over 20 educators from Wichita, Mulvane, and Hutchinson school districts arrived ready for a great learning experience, and that’s exactly what they got. Not only were there face to […]

  5. Can I Help You With That? with Justin Karkow

    I came to Justin Karkow’s presentation late from blogging our live event with Patti Duncan, so I missed the intro.  But his message soon became apparent: we often ask students to check how they learn best when they enter our classrooms.  He showed us the old job wheel, contrasted by the 21st century job wheel.  […]

  6. Ten Things Betya Didn't Know You Could Do With DE…with Patti Duncan

    The no-so-spooky hour of 2 has just passed, and we’re live again with Patti Duncan, who admits that earlier presentations, both live and virtual, stole most of her tools.  According to her, however, she has many tools in her pockets, so she is good to go.  Her goal: despite whatever your level of use, she […]

  7. Putting the Bling in Your Builders with Steve Dembo

    If anyone can keep me from eating lunch, it would be Steve Dembo, who can hold a virtual or real audience word by word.  Trying to capture any of Steve’s presentations is an exercise in rapid writing and fast screen shots.  Steve was number four on the Top Ten Reasons To Attend the Fall Virtual […]

  8. 2009 Fall Virtual Conference

    During our in person meeting at Kennedy High School during the virtual conference we had the opportunity to listen to Jen Dorman, Mike Bryant, and Steve Dembo. We were given several great resources during the presentations.   To see Jen Dorman’s resources click HERE. Jen’s presentation was called, “Do You Have the Audacity to Podcast?” […]

  9. Thinking Outside the Slide: Mike Bryant on Multimedia Presentations

    Tech or Treat continues, live in the Learners Lab, but for this time slot, we turn our blogging to Mike Bryant’s multimedia presentation. When you begin thinking about slides, think outside the slide, from a flat still image to what goes beyond the image. So, using Shakespeare’s birthplace and highlighting the window, you can push […]

  10. North LA Links Up With NASA!

    We are linking up with NASA today for a guest session for the in-person event at Evangel.  Evangel has been using the application, “Distance Learning…as only NASA can” at their school for a while and is gracious enough to share the connection with the rest of us! NASA offers four different programs through the videoconferencing.  […]

  11. LA is Wild About Discovery!

    Louisiana is hosting 2 locations for the DEN Virtual Conference today.  North LA is trying to beat South LA to the blog post, so here is a pic of us getting started!  Join in anytime today from 9-4 CST at www.bit.ly/DENVC.  The host school, Evangel Christian Academy, rolled out the Jungle Carpet for attendees!  In […]

  12. Getting Started With Discovery Education

    Tracey McGrath and Patti Duncan, PA Leadership Council members, began the day with “Getting Started With Discovery Education,” a presentation pitched to beginners who want to immerse themselves slowly in Discovery basics.  Tracey began with introductions, with participants stating their name, school, and giving a brief description of their experience with education and technology.  Then […]