Archives for October, 2009

  1. DEN Tech or Treat Costume Contest… Part Two!

    Unexpectedly, we had some highly creative submissions of people dressed as members of the DEN team!  So, we’ve set aside one HD Flip Cam for the person who gets the most votes in the Best DEN Impersonation category.  Cast your vote, polls close on Friday! Who had the best DEN costume?(surveys) #1 Judy Uhrig as […]

  2. Nothing but treats

    This weekend was the Tech or Treat virtual conference.  I hope that you were able to attend a few of the sessions that were offered.  They were all excellent.  However, if you missed one of the presentations, they will archive them on the DEN site starting next week.  One that you can catch right now […]

  3. East TN Day of Discovery a Hit

    Saturday, October 24, thousands of people from around the world attended the DEN’s Virtual Conference via Webex.  About 65 of those attenddees were located at the Lake Forest Middle School in Cleveland, TN for a Day of Discovery.  And what a day it was, too! We began the day with a virtual keynote from Justin […]

  4. DEN STARs present at MassCUE

    Massachusetts DEN STARs will be doing three presentations at MassCUE this week.  All their presentations will be on Wednesday.  Kathy Schrock, Director of Technology for the Nauset Public Schools in Orleans will be a spotlight presenter.  She will be addressing Winning Strategies to Conquer Information Overload. Kathy Schrock Beth Knittle, the District K-12 Technology Integration […]

  5. Tips and Treats…

    As we wind down towards the end of the 1st Quarter –  a point where teachers have somehow have managed to get over the initial speed bump of the new school year, find themselves looking back to reflect on their classes. What worked? What didn’t?  How do you/we make it better? So what are some […]

  6. Amazing DEN Members – April & Deena

    Just wanted to give a shout out to two amazing DEN members from N. Arizona. April Weston is the Navajo County TIS and Deena Jorgenson is a Title I Math Teacher for Blue Ridge. Together, they coordinated the DEN Virtual Event on Saturday at Blue Ridge HS Library. A sucessful event with satisfied participants was  due to the […]

  7. DEN Fall Virtual Conference '09

    While it may have been a gray day in Maryland, it was a perfect day for a virtual conference and meeting up at 1 DP. I think this was the biggest conference for the DEN with 300+ participants. If you missed it, don’t worry because all of the sessions were archived.Thanks goes to:   Our […]

  8. Resources from Tech or Treat Virtual Conference

    One of the resources Justin Karkow shared during his presentation was Share Tab.  Instead of just seeing a list of urls, you actually see the home page of each site as a thumbnail.  It adds a visual “touch” which enhances the display.  Thanks to the Pennsylvania  State Blog (They must have been working overtime!), I […]

  9. From Teaching the Hudson Valley

    No Child Left Behind, For Real This looks like an interesting workshop for NY Area teachers.  Meet other area educators and improve your teaching.  This might also be a great opportunity to spread the word about the DEN! “Learn ways to make schools better for all kids. Friday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., SUNY […]


    Discovery is pleased to extend educators a special offer for your student groups to the Discovery Times Square Exposition in NYC now featuring Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Da Vinci’s Workshop: Inventor, Artist, Dreamer. – Student Tickets just $14 plus receive 1 free chaperon ticket with every 10 tickets purchased – Free downloadable teachers guides […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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.  […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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?” […]

  18. 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 […]