Archives for April 24, 2010

  1. A DEN Virtual Conference Report from Canada!

    Wow what an experience we had here in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada! View Larger Map I can’t begin to express how welcoming everyone was.  The kindness and generosity of our hosts immediately found a way into my heart. Our conference actually started on Friday, April 23rd, when Norval, Liz and Jason took me to the […]

  2. Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media

    Lindsay Hopkins, DEN California Team Manager, presented the 1:00 session Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum live from Oregon. Geared toward learners whose first language is not English, Lindsay’s presentation and resources are excellent for all learners. Contrary to most opinions, research shows that vocabulary should be introduced at one level beyond (NOT below) the […]

  3. Rock OUR World!

    Rock OUR World! Carol Anne McGuire, STAR Discovery Educator, Anaheim, CA Is global collaboration an educational reality? Or just a buzzword? See how K-12 students have rocked their world by solving real problems while composing music, making movies and learning about each other in live video conferences. What a great time to be an educator! […]

  4. Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media

    Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media Lindsay Hopkins, Discovery Education, Los Angeles, CA With diverse classroom populations, your ability to differentiate feels more important than ever. In this session, explore Discovery Education through the lens of Language Learners and see how digital media and technology can engage and benefit students from all […]

  5. Cell Phones, Internet and Oprah: How the US Presence in Iraq Has Affected Women’s Lives

    Cell Phones, Internet and Oprah: How the US Presence in Iraq Has Affected Women’s Lives Christina Asquith, Author of “Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family and Survival in the New Iraq” What do Muslim women think about America? Journalist Christina Asquith spent five years living and reporting in the Middle East. For her […]

  6. Homework Gone Digital

    Homework Gone Digital Matt Monjan, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD Learn how to differentiate your instruction and connect with your students using the Discovery Education Student Center. We’ll start by creating quizzes, assignments and writing prompts using the Builders in DE streaming. Then we’ll create a classroom and show you how to assign content to […]

  7. Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You

    Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You Lee Kolbert, DEN Guru, Palm Beach County, FL Thanks to the influx of social tools on the Internet, educators are becoming increasingly empowered to control their learning environment. We are no longer limited by the physical proximity of colleagues to discuss issues […]

  8. Matt Monjan: Homework Gone Digital ~ Beyond A Make-Believe Story

    The DENs Spring Virtual Conference, Connecting the Thoughts, is in full bloom. Following Lee Kolbert, DEN Guru’s Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You presentation is Discovery’s Matt Monjan‘s Homework Gone Digital, A Not So Make Believe Story and it will change the way you think about constructing homework […]

  9. Lee Kolbert Launches the DEN Virtual Conference!

    Lee launched the DEN Virtual conference with an amazing presentation on Personal Learning Networks (PLN). She emphasized the importance of reaching out to others. There are certainly times when we all may feel isolated… and knowing our PLN is there is comforting! Lee began by sharing WallWisher which is a great collaborative board in which […]

  10. ISTE Pre-Conference at the Denver Zoo

    Going to Denver for ISTE this summer? If you plan on getting there early, consider registering for the Discovery Pre-Conference at the Denver Zoo. This day will provide ISTE attendees and area educators with an exciting and enriching day of free professional development focused on creative ways to engage students using digital media and technology. […]