Daily Archives: November 1, 2009


Web 2.0: Discovery on Da Tube

You Tube  that is.  Discovery Education (and the Discovery Channel and more) have a presence on this video sharing site.   To see what is available, go to:  http://www.youtube.com/user/DiscoveryEducation  Or Teacher Tube perhaps.  For some Discovery Education related videos there, go to: http://www.teachertube.com/videoList.php?pg=videonew&tags=discovery&cid=16  Also on Teacher Tube, check for the just created Texas DEN group at:


Gentle Reminder – November 4th

Please join us this Wednesday around the campfire as Telos String moderates a book discussion on the book mentioned by Scott McLeod during the August DEN Leadership webinar series — The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can do About It by


Fast Five

Ever invent something on the fly in the classroom?  I did last week, looking for a five-minute filler that would wrap a class.  Enter Fast Five.  Post a mini-blog: 5 sentences or 5 minutes–whichever comes first–for five points.  Students seem to like it.  Here’s the DEN translation: 5 links to previously posted items or 5


Google Wave

Image by curiouslee via Flickr I posted about Google Wave a while ago, but now happily am using it and must say I really love it. The Wave promise was that it would redefine email and web communication. You might want to try it yourself to see if it lived up to the hype and