Monthly Archives: November 2009

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the DEN!

Just a quick but warm welcome to the latest Kansas STAR Discovery Educators: Jenny Gridley and Orion Patrie. We are so glad you have joined us and look forward to learning and collaborating with you!

Pink Bear or Blue Bear … Your Choice

One of my favorite tools is Glogster.  Students have used it to for presentations.  I have used it as a presentation platform, to introduce myself to parents, to imbed on Google Earth placemarks, and even for family holiday newsletters.  Last year when students had the option to use Glogster for a poetry project, the only


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

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 11/24/2009

NASA Images NASA Images, a service of Internet Archive, offers public access to NASA’s images, videos and audio collections. NASA Images is constantly growing with the addition of current media from NASA as well as newly digitized media from the archives of the NASA Centers. NASA Images in an official media partner of the NASA..

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

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