Archives for January, 2010

  1. Free Webinar Series Through ISTE

    [As seen in the NYSCATE News] ISTE is pleased to offer a K-12 teacher and teacher leader free webinar series running January through May. This series, underwritten by ISTE 100 corporate partners, offers teachers engaging project ideas, teacher professional development resources and focuses on helping teachers integrate technology in effective and relevant ways across the […]

  2. Signs of the Times

    Three  items that crashed like waves on my virtual shore and just made me go, hmmm…. Laredo, Texas Becomes a City of 250,00 With No Bookstore Vicar Gives Blessing to Electronic Gadgets and OMG! Des Moines Teen is US Texting Queen, Heads to World Championship

  3. Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible

    Dr. Michio Kaku, host of Science Channel Sci-Fi Science, notes that as a child, Albert Einstein was a role model. Kaku wanted to complete his work, so in high school, he created an atom smasher that got him into Harvard. Flash Gordon was his second hero, and both moved him toward becoming a theoretical physicist. […]

  4. 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, Belgium, and Hungary.  An additional 350 educators participated in one of 16 DEN Leadership Council in-person events taking place across the country. Educators in attendance received a wealth […]

  5. Michio Kaku Webinar

    In case you missed it we archived the webinar featuring Michio Kaku, from Discovery Science Channel’s: Science of the Impossible and it available for your viewing pleasure below this post.  He was extremely engaging and students fed off his excitement and ability to relate to their interest.  This is the first of a series of […]

  6. SCIcon 2010 Resources

        Thanks to Brad Fountain for an update on resources from the SCIcon event.  SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction.  Once all of the data and numbers are compiled, they will let us know the final statistics.  Steve Dembo is working on converting the videos from the presentations to share with everyone.  They will […]

  7. Great SoCal Event: Discovery Science Center Teacher Night

    Discovery Science Center Teacher Night January 27, 2010 from 4:00-7:00PM 2500 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA http://www.discoverycube.org/education.aspx?q=11 Enjoy a night designed especially for teachers! Plan to attend our next event on January 27, 2010 from 4:00-7:00PM to enjoy an evening of relaxation, science, and special treatment. Join us for drinks & hors d’oeuvres, exclusive education program previews, and explore hands-on […]

  8. Reminder: EdTech Connect Webinar Featuring Cheryl Lemke tonight at 7:00

    Reminder: Tonight on the EdTech Connect webinar series Cheryl Lemke will present on Web 2.0 at 7:00.  Cheryl Lemke Web 2.0: The Ripple Effect Design tomorrow’s lessons using the latest social, learning, and neuroscience research on critical thinking, multi-tasking, multimodal learning, collaboration, and engagement. Click here to register.

  9. Geekybird sighting at The Bird House

    Take a look at this blog maintained by Matt Monjan.   If you’re ever looking for DE info previously posted,  ideas for integrating DE in the classroom, or differentiating instruction, you’ll find it here ( power points, videos, lists, suggestions).  Matt is also a big fan of Digital Storytelling, which is greatly enhanced with DE […]

  10. New Diigo Group for TN DEN Members

    I have been using Diigo as my preferred social bookmarking tool for some time now.  You can see my links here.  It appears that many DEN members also use this site to keep track of websites they find interesting or even indispensable. There is a national DEN Group that was started by Jennifer Dorman, and […]

  11. January DEN Insider Notes

    Last night was the first DEN LC webinar meeting for the new year.  Scott Kinney, Vice President of Professional Development and Outreach at Discovery kicked off the meeting with news of upcoming channels Discovery will launch in the next eighteen months.  Three new networks will exist:  the OWN-Oprah Winfrey Network, a 3D Television Channel, and HUB- […]

  12. How Does a Dashboard Work?

    Speakers include Simon Hauger, director of the West Philadelphia High School Automotive Academy’s innovative Electric Vehicle Program, and Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, author of The Physics of NASCAR , a fascinating explanation of the science behind the popular sport.

  13. DEN LC Insider Info

    Scott Kinney, Vice-President of Professional Develepment and Outreach at Discovery, opened the DEN LC New Year with a DEN Leadership Council Insider webinar, an event that Discovery will reprise monthly for whole council webinars Although these webinars are intended for DEN LCs, DEN STARS are welcome to attend as well. Lance Rougeux began by thanking […]

  14. Wisconsin Represents at the IL/WI/MI Leadership Council Retreat

    On January 15 – 17, members of the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Team participated in the Illinois/Wisconsin/Michigan Leadership Council Retreat which was held downtown Chicago, IL.  The weekend started Friday night with a team dinner with representatives from the three states.  The task at hand…to continue planning innovative and creative, professional staff development events for members […]

  15. Don't Miss CUE 2010!

    Don’t Miss CUE 2010 Conference Challenge the Present, Design the Future Tools for Universal Learning March 4-6, 2010; Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA http://www.cue2010.org Your Full CUE Conference registration includes General Session Keynote by Microsoft’s Mary Cullinane; Closing Session Keynote by RockOurWorld’s Carol Anne McGuire; over 175 speaker presentations which include our Spotlight […]

  16. Inspire Your Students: Hear Dr. Michio Kaku

    Join Discovery Education Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 4:00pm ET for the Siemens STEM Academy webinar.   The Siemens STEM Academy, an online portal with a wealth of STEM resources, presents STEM Spotlight webinar with Dr. Michio Kaku, Host of Science Channel’s Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible. Register Today   Register to hear […]

  17. What is Facebook's role in education? And vice versa?

    At our Thanksgiving celebration a  year ago, I was busy updating my Facebook status and prowling around my friends’ pages when my sister-in-law peeked over my shoulder and hesitantly said, “Ya know… That might not be such a good idea.” This was not the first that I had heard about concerns relating to teachers having social […]

  18. Take the 365 Challenge

    If you hang around Twitter, Plurk, or Facebook there seems to be a bigger resolution than shedding holiday pounds and that is to capture 2010 in 365 photos. Many have set up blogs to upload pictures and add commentary. There are many tweets that share daily pics and even more about that worry about being […]

  19. Pledge to You

    I pledge to you to provide a quality blog. I pledge to fulfill the responsibilities of the Blog Coordinator. I pledge to have a post every week. I pledge to be a better leader of the Blog Team. Members of the Leadership Team are attending a retreat and we are getting reenergized for the  the […]

  20. Meeting a Hero

    Last year at this time we all marveled and rejoiced as we watched the miracle of Captain “Sulley” Sullenberg landing a disabled US Airways jet on the Hudson River.  The plane stayed intact and all passengers and crew survived!  This year courtesy of the DEN, Donna Criswell, the Chair of the Massachusetts Leadership Council, attended […]

  21. DEN LC Retreat

     Several the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council are in Chicago this weekend for a couple of days of learning and planning.  We are at Discovery’s downtown Chicago office with other Leadership Council members from Illinois and Michigan.  I’ll be posting more about what the LC will be doing this weekend.

  22. DEN STAR Presentation at TCEA

    Collette Barragan, DEN Star member and Elementary Fine Arts teacher/Technology Integration Professional for Fort Stockton I.S.D. will be presenting the high energy RM Easiteach Dancemat at TCEA. Collette will be giving the audience a first-hand look at the Dancemat and it’s possibilites. She will also be letting the audience dance their way to higher knowledge […]

  23. DEN SCIcon Success!

    Sixty-four teachers joined the Discovery Educator Network Virtual Science Conference at Finch Elementary in McKinney, Texas. Braving the 11 degree temperatures in Texas, the teachers were provided with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. Sessions included ideas from Geocaching to […]