Archives for November, 2009

  1. Discovery Education support's the President's STEM initiatives

    This morning at 11:30 AM, President Obama will issue a call to action to increase science literacy among students nationwide.  You can watch the live feed of this presidential address at  Supporting this priority and underscoring the company’s commitment to providing science-related programming and education, Discovery Communications has launched an exciting new initiative called […]

  2. Thanksgiving….

    What are you thankful for this year? From a teacher’s perspective, I’m thankful for… ·         Students…for having the opportunity to teach them and to learn from them. ·         Administration…Support ·         Faculty/Staff…Collaboration ·         Technology…Enhancing curriculum and keeping students engaged. ·         Tools such as these… T   Timeglider TimeGlider is a free web-based timeline application. Used by […]

  3. DE on YouTube

    Did you know that Discovery Education has a YouTube channel?  I didn’t either, but after learning about the information from the Texas DEN LC blog, I’m now looking to share this information with you.  To see what is available, go to: There is also a Teacher Tube channel as well. perhaps.  For some Discovery […]

  4. Discovery Box

    No, it’s not from Discovery Education but it is still an awesome tool. Discovery Box provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.Basically, you get a cube.  You can take that cube and add text, images, video, and […]

  5. King Tut Returns to NYC

    Don’t miss this great opportunity from National Geographic: TUTANKHAMUN AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PHAROAHS April 2010 – January 2011 Witness over 130 priceless objects from the tomb of King Tut and other Egyptian pharoahs…See the iconic coffinette constructed out of gold and semi-precious jewels…Learn about the discovery and excavation of Tut’s tomb and the mystery […]

  6. Thanks for a Successful Day of Discovery

    Approximately 30 DEN members and interested educators gathered recently at the EDCO Seefurth Center in Waltham to celebrate the cornucopia of Discovery digital resources and the many web 2.0 resources, especially Glogster Edu!  Discovery’s DEN Director, Lance Rougeux, kicked off the session with an overview of Discovery resources and the new search features.  Participants expressed […]

  7. La LC Awards

    Congratulations to Louisiana LC Events Coordinator Cindy Wallace for being name the Region VII LACUE Secondary Teacher nominee and to Louisiana LC Blog Coordinator Susan Gauthier for being named the Region II LACUE Special Person nominee.  Join us in celebrating their awards and to cheer them on in the State Competition at LACUE on December […]

  8. AAIM on Target 2010 Call for Presenters

    The Spring 2010 AAIM Conference will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 18-20.  Jana Dixon, AAIM Conference Chair, has made a  session proposal form available at the conference wiki at  Consider sharing your expertise with other library media specialist from around the state.  Members of the Arkansas Leadership Council […]

  9. The DEN Can Change the World We have a lot of programs that teachers and their students can participate in for free.  One of my personal favorites is the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.  The Challenge is designed to help your students work together to solve an environmental problem in their… Classroom (K-2) […]

  10. Understanding Epilepsy

    Discovery Education engages in creating partnerships, both national and global, to bring the best professional development into our classrooms and homes. November is National Epilepsy Month and Discovery has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to launch Understanding Epilepsy – a site designed to broaden the understanding of epilepsy and erase stigmas associated with seizure disorders. […]

  11. WOW #8: Social Bookmarking- SO Important

    Web Tool of the Week #8: Everyone has heard of Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.), but how about Social Bookmarking? Instead of using the “Favorites” tool in your web browser to save a website link that you like, want to share and/or will need later, consider using a social bookmarking web tool instead.  […]

  12. Virtual Conference Archives Posted

    About the DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference Thousands of educators online and in-person congregated together, as the DEN team went house to ‘house to house’ to explore the many digital treats available to educators today.  During this unique professional development event, attendees had the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events […]

  13. DEN Virtual Conference

    A couple of weeks ago, a small number of educators got together at an elementary school in New Berlin, Wisconsin for the Discovery Virtual Conference.  Wisconsin DEN LC members Rachel Yurk and Toni Heinowski put in a lot of time getting things together for this event – great job!  The format was pretty loose and […]

  14. Harvest the Power of the DEN in Stockton

    Monday, November 23rd, 4-7pm Christa McAuliffe Middle School3880 Iron Canyon CircleStockton, CA 95209 RSVP by Friday November 20th   Questions? Contact: Martha Snider   Don’t be a turkey: join us for this early-Thanksgiving DEN celebration!  Get to know your local DEN members and share in the cornucopia of resources Discovery Education has to offer, then […]

  15. Are You Up for the Challenge?

    The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is Now Open for Grades K-8: Are You Up for the Challenge? A Rewarding and Unique Opportunity For Your Students. Join the nation’s premier sustainability challenge where students create solutions to environmental problems in their own backyard. Give your students the chance to make a difference in […]

  16. Scores for Students with Disabilities Show Improvement

    Greetings, Blogosphere! Before becoming Your Friendly Assessment Nerd, I taught special education for 8 years in South Carolina. So, in addition to an interest in assessment and technology, kids with disabilities are near and dear to my heart. Today, Education Week shared this article about the results of a new study.  The study showed that […]

  17. The STARS Are Shining Tonight

    In this very special edition of Shining STARs, tonight at 7 PM we are featuring students from the Wilkes/Discovery Education Instructional Media program, who will be sharing some of the best projects that they’ve created during their coursework. Be prepared to be dazzled! You still have time to register. Vince Hill is the Director of […]

  18. Differentiate with DE Streaming

    Differentiated Instruction is defined by Wikipedia as “…providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching products so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability.”  I ask this question of all educators “Is this not what we […]

  19. Diss Disorganization with Dropbox

    Web Tool of the Week #7:    What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your computer so you can access your files anytime, from anywhere from other computers.  The installation creates a Dropbox folder […]