Archives for February, 2010

  1. Social Media in Your Inbox?

    The month of February brought news of two developments in the social media marketplace. One,  an ill-fated debut of  Google’s service called Buzz, a second almost under the radar announcement by Microsoft, about social media plug-ins for Outlook. If you are a person who has not chosen to clutter your life with the streams of […]

  2. Online Photo Editing Sites

    Greetings Fellow Michiganders! Ever find yourself in a predicament where you need to edit a photo and you don’t have a piece of software to do it?  Well, thanks to the power of the web, you will never be stuck again.  There are two sites that I have found very useful, and don’t take long […]

  3. DEN Events at NSTA

    Image via Wikipedia Join your fellow STARs in historic Philadelphia, PA during NSTA. STAR Dinner – Wednesday, March 17th from 5:30-8:00 PM at City Tavern. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Brad Fountain (brad_fountain@discovery.com). Space is extremely limited. LIFE Screening – Thursday, March 18th (6 PM) at the Franklin Institute. Please complete […]

  4. Discovering Social Studies ~ Jim Beeghley

    One of our DEN STARs and presenters at the DEN PreCon and PETE&C was Jim Beeghley. I am sorry I did not see his Discovering Social Studies presentation, but here are his resources. Discovering Social Studies Petec View more presentations from fifer1863. #petec2010 Jim Beeghley Social Studies Discovery Education

  5. Nancy Sharoff ~ Definitely DEN GURU

    When it comes to leading many lives, Nancy Sharoff has most of us beaten. A multitasker and multitalented STAR turned GURU in real life, Nancy has another persona in Second Life. She is an active member of the Leadership Council. It is not difficult to see why Discovery awarded Guru status to Nancy (one of […]

  6. 10 Ideas 4 Using Tech in the Science Classroom

    Patti Duncan, Siemens STEM Academy science coordinator and PA LC Event Chair, presented 10 Ideas 4 Using Tech in the Science Classroom. STAR DEN Kristin Hokanson blogged the session on The Connected Classroom, and Patti captured the USTREAM. Streaming Video by Ustream.TV Talk about multitasking and the power of the DEN! USTREAM #petec2010 Patti Duncan […]

  7. Meg Griffin ~ Leading by Doing

    Catching up with Meg Griffin is always a challenge. As our PA DEN Leadership Council President, she is one busy lady, yet she always finds time for the many things in her life that matter. That means I am catching up with blogging our DEN STARS who shined so brightly at our DEN PreCon and […]

  8. The Virtual Conference Cometh!

    <—–Sign into DE Streaming using LPB Portal The Virtual Conference is set for  Saturday, April 24.  This will be the day to get your mind blown with all that is being offered.  You can join us for an In Person Event at the Sci Port Discovery Center from 8 am until 3 pm or, if […]

  9. LPB Counts!

    Did you know Louisiana Public Broadcasting gives us access to Discovery Education Streaming?  Since they partially fund our access, we must show our support by using the LPB Portal to log in to our accounts.  Check the tab at the top of this page for more information, but make sure you log in using the […]

  10. Webinars for the Northeast

    Meet our new Discovery Account Manager for the Northeast Region, Whitney Mahoulides, by participating in the webinars she has organized for us. We would like to invite you and your staff to learn more about the only digital video-based learning resource scientifically proven to increase student achievement.  We are offering 3 New Topics in this […]

  11. TWILK.com

    Sick and tired of winter? Have 5 minutes to invest in a little visual literacy exercise?  Try Twilk.com. You get an interesting visual representation of your PLN. I like my network even more when I see everyone in pictures.   What does your network look like?

  12. 21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

    If you want to see a project-based classroom modeling authentic 21st century learning, then be sure to check out Jan Abernethy’s Techno Tigers. Jan shared many ways that her students are using technology across the curriculum. From creating wikis, to blogging, or Skyping other classrooms in PA, her students are collaborating and creating content that […]

  13. Mythbusters STEM Activity

    Amber Muscarello and Anna Davila from Sartartia Middle School in Sugar Land, TX have developed a great project around the Mythbusters.  They will be presenting their project at the National Conference for the Teachers of Mathematics April 21-24 in San Diego, CA.  The project website is currently in the initial stages of development and should […]

  14. The "First STAR" I See Tonight

    The Kansas Leadership Council would like to welcome Sara Pittman to our family of Discovery Education STAR Educators.  Please welcome her with open arms and help spread the word what a fantastic professional learning community we have in the Discovery Educator Network.   See you on March 4th and 5th in Manhattan, KS for the MACE […]

  15. DEN DIGITAL LEARNING DAY

    Come join us on March 6 from 9:30-2:00 for a day of Digital Learning. Start at 9:30 am at Einstein Bagle at Crown Center. While eating a bagel and drinking a cup of coffee, learn how to take great digital pictures under the instruction of Jim Rogers, professional photographer. At 10:30 venture out into the […]

  16. Study Hall with Ms. Southard

    Christine Southard began study hall session telling us a bit about her background. Did you know that she has taught the blind to ski? Christine is a “learning specialist” in a New York 5th grade classroom and co-teaches with Lisa Parisi, she came to share her tips at PETE&C. Normally people want passes to leave […]

  17. It’s 21. Just Pass. A New Effort to Address Underage Access to Alcohol.

    The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and Discovery Education announce a new partnership creating the It’s 21. Just Pass initiative. Designed to reinforce the message that the legal drinking age is 21 and challenge high school students’ knowledge about the laws and consequences of underage drinking, […]

  18. DE streaming Plus and DE Science Named 2010 CODiE Award Finalists

    The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected Discovery Education streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science as finalists for the 2010 CODiE Awards.   The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries. Discovery Education streaming Plus was nominated in the “Best Education Solution” category, and Discovery […]