Archives for November, 2009

  1. Discovery Health = Oprah's OWN in 2011

    For most of the world, Oprah’s breaking news is just that, news indeed. But for those of us who know and love Discovery Communications, it just seems fitting that the world’s most respected woman is joining the Discovery Network. Oprah Winfrey Says Goodbye After 25 Years – Funny bloopers are a click away According to […]

  2. Forthcoming (Virtual & Live Event) Conference: DEN SCIcon

    If you are not overwhelmed from the holiday that was and the ones to come, mark your calendar for the DENs first-ever science-themed virtual conference – SCIcon 2010 – on January 9, 2010. Discovery is waiting on confirmation from one of our presenters and then we will post the final agenda at: Registration is […]

  3. What's New in the DE Teacher Center

    If you haven’t checked Discovery Education’s Teacher Center lately, you are in for a (holiday?) surprise. STEM Connect In support of STEM initiatives, Discovery Education presents a unique collection of career video clips, learning activities, and related content for grades 6-8 and 9-12. Organized by discipline, the resources found here highlight the connections among science, […]

  4. Holiday Webinar Wish List

    Thanksgiving and Black Friday, either virtual or real, are behind us and Discovery Education’s December is packed with some pre-holiday goodies with a series of great webinars. If you ever created a wish list of favorite webinars you wished Discovery would reprise, update, or just run again, at the top of my holiday list is […]

  5. The DEN Can Change the World

    Discovery Education has so many excellent programs that it is hard to select just one to promote, but its partnership with Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is hard to top. When you combine DE and Siemens and NSTA with our nations’ students and teachers working collaboratively, you get a real definition of change […]

  6. 10 tech alternatives to book reports

    Check out these ideas for making reading and reporting back more interesting. There are some great ideas. If you have other ideas please shaare.  The 10 tech alternatives to book reports can be found at: Kelly Tenkely | 1. Let students create a cartoon version of the book they have just finished. Use a […]

  7. Seasons' Greetings from Your TN LC

    As we approach our Christmas break throughout Tennessee, your Leadership Council wanted to let you know what we have planned for January and beyond.  We’ve been working on getting all our personal information loaded on the blog, and we’ve finally succeeded here.  The LC has more than doubled this year, and we are excited about […]

  8. The DEN Can Change the World: Win a Trip to NSTA in Philadelphia

    The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge gives students the opportunity, tools and inspiration to become active agents of environmental change. Elementary and middle school classes from across the country are eligible to participate in the challenge to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their classroom, school or community. STAR Discovery Educators who enter […]

  9. Brainypics – Just 1 Week Left

    Just got this reminder from the good folks at BrainyPics: ***This Is Your Final Week to Submit Brainypics*** We’ll be picking the LAST 5 FINALISTS who will compete for our $200 Grand Prize and win themselves iTunes songs.  Ooooohhhhh~ We won’t be setting a special theme this week. Just make your Brainypics funny and memorable.  […]

  10. The Season to Share

    The MD LC hopes everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving! As this break comes to a close and the holiday begins, I pose a new challenge to the readers of this blog: Share your knowledge about technology integration with a colleague. What you may have been doing for the past three years might be […]

  11. NEH Summer Professional Development Opportunities

    Wondering how to spend your summer?  Looking for some great professional development opportunities?  The NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) is sponsoring teachers for it’s week long history professional development workshop this summer. The workshops center around a time and place in history.  They take place all around the country, depending on the topic. Click here […]

  12. Countdown to Christmas

    Advent calendars were a tradition at our house while our children were growing up. It was exciting just to see what shape the chocolate was under each flap. I don’t really think they even liked the chocolate. It was just the thrill of the unknown! This Countdown to Christmas wiki, an advent calendar for teachers, […]

  13. CUE is Coming!

    If you haven’t yet registered for CUE, good news: the Early Bird registration has been extended to Dec. 11. Registration is open at This is California’s biggest tech conference and the DEN will have a big presence there along with Discovery Education. We have a big retreat planned – check back for updates. What: […]

  14. Discovery Education Launches STEM Connect to Support the President's Initiative

    STEM Connect is the captivating real-world STEM curriculum and career development resource from Discovery Education. It supports the Administration’s goal of driving student achievement in STEM education throughout all U.S. schools.  Discovery Education is providing this additional service free to all Discovery Education streaming subscribers.  The resources are directed at students in grades 6-12 and […]

  15. What I'm Thankful for…

    The Thanksgiving holiday is about taking the time to reflect upon what we are thankful for. One of the things that I am thankful for is the cornucopia of resources that DE has to offer. It is a virtual buffet of educational and professional resources, however it still amazes me that some of my colleagues […]

  16. Giving Thanks

    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m thinking about what I am thankful for.  My life is filled with many blessings – far too many to list here – but I’d like to highlight a couple: First, I am thankful to be alive.  After experiencing a serious accident four years ago, I am grateful that I survived […]

  17. Wallwisher

    Have you heard about Wallwisher? Basically, it’s online post-it notes and can be used in a number of ways. As a teacher all you have to do is create an account, create your wall, and send your students to the wall. When creating your wall there are a number of options for who can see […]

  18. STEM Resources and Discovery Education

      Yesterday morning President Obama issued a call to action to increase science literacy among students nationwide.  Discovery Education is leading the new “Be the Future” initiative by introducing STEM Connect and delivering this resource to ALL Discovery Education streaming subscribers at no additional charge. You can watch President Obama’s address here. After the President’s […]

  19. Entertaining Estimation

    I suspect one reason students test poorly in estimation is because students have ready access to calculators, estimating skills are less important in their daily life. An accurate estimate provides feedback to students on how reasonable their answer is. Most students probably think estimation is just another skill to be tested so we need to […]

  20. We Came… We Connected!

    The theme of the TRETC ( Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference) this year was Come and Connect.  There were many that came and many that made some great connections. Held at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, Pa, the conference had two awesome keynote speakers that kept attendees on the edge of their seat with […]

  21. Discovery and Obama team up for “Be The Future” STEM initiative!

    This morning at 11:30AM EST, President Obama will issue a call to action to increase science literacy among students nationwide… and you can watch it live!  Discovery Education is leading the new “Be the Future” initiative by introducing STEM Connect and delivering this resource to ALL Discovery Education streaming subscribers at no additional charge. Organized […]