Daily Archives: January 9, 2010

Polar Bears in a Changing Climate

Polar Bears in a Changing Climate

  Julene Reed, the Director of Academic Technology at St. George’s Independent School in Collierville, TN and a STAR Discovery Educator and Apple Distinguished Educator shows how the polar bears in the Hudson Bay area are being affected by climate change, how Challenge Based Learning can engage students in related activities that are based on

MI DEN Diigo Links 01/10/2010

Astronomy For Kids – KidsAstronomy.com tags: astronomy, science, space, education, learning, kids, solarsystem – post by slkuhn CAST UDL Lesson Builder tags: udl, lessons, education, lessonplans, Design, projectbasedlearning SecretBuilders tags: elementary, virtualworld, safety, interactive, secretbuilders, virtualworlds, web2.0 Planets tags: science, planets, astronomy, interactive, space, solarsystem, animation, Visualization Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite

DEN SciCon 2010

Today was an all day online free conference sponsored by the DEN, focusing on transforming science classes through the use of digital media.  I was not able to attend one of the many live events that occurred all around the country but I did get to attend from home.  Some of the presenters were Lance Rougeux, Brad

SCIcon DEN Event in Dedham

Special thanks to Paula Marini and the Dedham Public Schools for hosting our successful live event for the DEN SCIcon today.  Twenty-one local educators came together to focus on the importance of science education and the resources that Discovery has to offer.  Presenters and participants from across the country shared ideas on helpful resources.  Links

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 01/09/2010

Crappy Graphs! Tags: graph Ed.VoiceThread Secure VoiceThread network for students and teachers to collaborate and share ideas with classrooms anywhere in the world. Group conversations around images, documents, and videos Messages can be text-based (computer keyboard, phone text), audio (computer mic, telephone call, upload), or video (computer webcam, upload) Can be used to put “instruction”

Hands On Digital with Patti Duncan at DEN SCIcon 2010

Patti Duncan is a DEN STAR, a Discovery Trainer, and a global presenter. Even more importantly, she has been a science teacher for years. The wealth of knowledge she brings to this presentation combines technology and teaching experience. Patti’s resources and links for this presentation are shared here. Today’s presentation archives and resources will be

No Paper Left Behind: A New Age of Science Instruction with Brad Fountain at DEN SCIcon 2010

For a schedule of today’s events and target audiences, click here. Brad Fountain begins with a short discussion of the brain. Bottom line: students’ brains today are configured differently because of the digital way in which they grew up. Technology is like oxygen to them. They are accustomed to “digital textbooks.” Old school: pencils and