Archives for December, 2009

  1. DEN SCIcon 2010: Attend online or in person

    Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register for the online sessions at: or Register for one of many in-person events hosted by our DEN Leadership Councils. Terramar School 7000 W. Happy Valley Road Peoria, […]

  2. SCIon Event in Kensington, MD

    Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE! More information about the virtual event can be found at: About DEN SCIcon DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with […]

  3. Live Event for the DEN SciCon

    The DEN SciCon is coming soon!January 9th the DEN is hosting a wonderful online conference.“DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.”For our New York area DEN […]

  4. EduCon 2.2

    Chris Lehmann, the keynote for the 2009 Spring Virtual Conference, will be hosting the third annual EduCon in Philly this January.  There are always quite a few DEN members in attendance, so it would be a good opportunity for a DEN meetup! For more details on the conference, read below or download the flier. Registration […]

  5. Siemans We Can Change the World Challenge

    Discovery Education has a two-part DEN challenge to motivate DEN LCs to participate in this challenge! Part One Any STAR Discovery Educator who enters the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge by January 31, 2010 will have his/her name put into a drawing to win a trip to the NSTA National Conference in Philadelphia, PA […]

  6. Poetry in Motion

    I have always felt that one of the recurring gifts of teaching was hearing from or about former students who were successful (I even taught and coached with a few). I got a bit of that feeling Sunday morning when I was thumbing through the USA Weekend  insert in our Sunday paper and Spotted the […]

  7. SCIcon 2010

    Join MD, DC  and VA STAR DEN leaders for an in-person event for SCIcon 2010 on Jan 9th.  Breakfast, lunch and prizes provided, what more could you want?   well, maybe the opportunity to connect with other exemplary educators during an awesome Discovery virtual conference!  Space is limited so register early!

  8. Google Academy for Administrators

    Google has announced a Google Teacher Academy for Administrators in San Antonio, TX in March 5, 2010. The deadline for application is January 25, 2010. Here is the announcement from the website -“The Google Teacher Academy for Administrators is a FREE professional development experience designed to help K-12 educational leaders get the most from innovative […]

  9. Discovery Connect with Dr. Michio Kaku

    Michio Kaku is a best selling author, host of two national weekly science radio programs, and frequent guest on television shows including Larry King, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and many more. He has hosted numerous series for the Science Channel and is currently increasing people’s Science IQ every Sunday night in the series “SciQ“. If you’ve […]

  10. Steve Dembo as the keynote speaker at ASU's MEC Conference? How cool is that?

    Arizona educators enjoy an enriched relationship with DiscoveryEducation through the partnership with IDEAL. So many of you “know” Steve from DE webinars, his excellent blogs, and his interaction with the DENs around the world. Get your requests for conference leave to your districts and join us March 15, 16 and 17. A former kindergarten teacher and […]

  11. Brainy Pics Congrats

    In spite of suspicions of “coercion,” the latest winner in the BrainyFlix series of vocabulary competitions has been announced. Kind of reminds me of a B movie I saw once about a high school sub who is really ex-Green Beret or something and comes in to clean up discipline in the school. Keep checking in […]

  12. Propel Montour to host DEN SCIcon 2010

     What a great place to hold an event for Discovery Education…a school.  No room fees, no charge for Internet, and we even get to sit in those little chairs.  I was pretty pumped up when I found out that Propel Montour would be hosting this very unique virtual conference on January 9th. Even though it is […]

  13. EdTechConnect Tonight

    EdTechConnect with Gail Lovely Webinar – Tools for Engagement and Collaboration in the Elementary Grades.  December 16 at 7 PM EST. In the session we will explore online tools and the powerful ways they can be used to engage young students in learning environments and activities. The emphasis will be on collaboration and curriculum integration. […]

  14. TrueTube

    Do you know TrueTube ( ? As you can tell from the URL this is a UK based service. It is a place to debate social issues through the use of uploaded videos.  As they put it – “TrueTube is a free, website which uses real-life stories and issues to encourage teenagers to explore and […]

  15. WolframAlpha

    If you haven’t tried WolframAlpha, you really need to head over there immediately after reading this post. The great thing about this site is its ease of finding computational data.  Do you have an algebraic equation you need solved?  Type it in the search box and watch the magic happen.  Ask for the population of […]

  16. Featured Leadership Council: Iowa!

    This week, we’re featuring a DEN that’s really starting to build momentum, and just happens to be the home of my own alma mater (go Hawkeyes!), IOWA!  Iowa has an extremely dedicated leadership council that is working on building out the DEN community there.  In fact, they’ve pegged the ITEC Technology Fair as there location […]

  17. More From Alan November

    One of the great things about an Alan November keynote is that he gives you more questions to consider than he does answers.  Perhaps that the sign of a good teacher.  Hmmm.  So, here are some random thoughts I jotted down in my notes while Alan was speaking at the Mid-South Technology Conference last week […]