Archives for January, 2010

  1. Animal Web Cams

    How do you catch a glimpse of the fastest creature on earth?  Go online!  “Raptors in the City” is a real-time, inquiry-based science and technology program that stars the peregrine falcon.” Falcon nesting season starts at the end of February. I received the above message in my email today and it reminded me that I […]

  2. 3M Young Scientist Challenge Video Topics Announced

    The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries for 2010.  The challenge is he nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.  Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will […]

  3. GPB Presents Free Educator Workshop on Faces of America!

    On Friday January 29, 2010, the National Archives at Atlanta, along with Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Georgia Historical Society, and the Georgia Humanities Council, presented a free educator workshop on the program Faces of America. Participants were treated to a presentation on genealogy and taught how to use the archives for historical research by Kenneth […]

  4. Discovery Education Classes from Orange County Office of Education!

    Do you guys know about the great classes the Orange County Department of Education is offering?  They have a ton of sessions on everything from Grant Writing to Digital Storytelling to Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom, just to name a few.  They also happen to be offering some great, in-depth, in-person classes on Discovery Education […]

  5. TCEA and the DEN

    UPDATE  2-7-10 The survey results show Wednesday and Thursday noon in a tie for first place as choice for our tweetup meetup eatup.  So I am making an “executive decision” and saying that we will have our DEN fellowship on Thursday at 12. For those meeting in person, we will gather at the convention center exhibits […]

  6. Well Intentioned Paperwork III

    We probably all associate a favorite quote to people we listen to and read. For better or worse. “Well intentioned paperwork” is my favorite from Jason Ohler. He uses it to describe most of our “traditional” assignments and assessments. I bring this up because I am beginning to teach my 9th section of Digital Storytelling […]

  7. Congratulations DEN Gurus!

    Virginia Congratulates the first class or DEN Gurus! I’m sure they will bring some new ideas on how Discovery Products can be used to support teaching and learning.  Traci Blazosky Creative Construction with Multimedia Clarion Area School District, PA Tim Childers Project Based Learning Bradley County Schools, TN Patricia Duncan Science Wallenpaupack School District, PA […]

  8. Class of 2010 – Gurus

    DEN announces the first class of DEN Gurus. Over the past few months the great folks at DEN have been reviewing the applications for the inaugural class of DEN Gurus. They had a vast talent pool from which to select,  but they were finally able to select the winners. ·  Traci Blazosky Creative Construction with Multimedia Clarion Area School District, PA ·  Tim […]

  9. Backing Up Your Cloud

    Have you made the move to the cloud? Is your email up on Google? Are your pictures up on Flickr? Are your most important thoughts on Blogger or Word Press? Have you ever considered what would happen to that data if the service you were using went under, gets gobbled up by a competitor, has […]

  10. Be a Rock Star at MSET!

    Steve Dembo in the past has written about becoming a rock star whether it is your own blog or presenting at conferences. I actually heard talk about at the DEN’s National Institute a couple years ago and the whole topic interested me. Not so much the rock star part, but the idea of sharing what you know […]

  11. CONGRATULATIONS, DEN GURUS

    When Discovery Communications launched the DEN, it grew exponentially. Teachers across the nation joined and their students benefited from the resources, opportunities, and professional development that the DEN offered. As the numbers grew, Discovered tiered membership. It began with becoming a DEN STAR. Next came Leadership Council or LC, comprised of STARS who organize and […]

  12. Siemens STEM Academy

    If you missed the first in Discovery’s series of Siemens STEM Academy Webinars featuring theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, you will be happy to know that you can watch the archived version at the Siemens STEM Academy. If you are new to the Siemens STEM Academy, Siemens is a Discovery Communication partnership that sponsors Siemens […]

  13. DEN SCIcon 2010 Resources

      When Brad Fountain says that DEN SCIcon 2010 was “an amazing event,” he was totally on target. Here’s what he said on his blog, Science in Action: What an amazing event!! SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction. We had approximately 500 individuals attend virtually including attendees from Australia, […]

  14. Congrats to the DEN Gurus!

    The Discovery Education team has been working for the last few months to review DEN Guru applications and have selected the first inaugural class. DEN Gurus will be representing the DEN on a national level in a number of way. The winners are: Traci Blazosky Creative Construction with Multimedia Clarion Area School District, PA Tim […]