Archives for May, 2010

  1. CT Distance Learning Consortium

    The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC.org) has a redesigned website, doing a nice job of re-organizing access to the  many services they provide to the K-20 Connecticut education community. The CT Distance Learning Consortium is the gate way to CT Virtual Learning where high school and middle school students can participate in online learning.

  2. Inspired Picture Writing

    What is PicLits.com? PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. If you are currently using PicLits.com let […]

  3. New England Day of Discovery!!!

    Teachers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine poured into the parking lot at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts today for the New England Day of Discovery.  What makes teachers give up a beautiful spring day of freedom?  Learning, of course.  Learning how to reach more students; learning how to become […]

  4. Geocaching Day; West Bloomfield Group

    Today is the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Spring Geocaching Day.  Groups of teachers from all over the country get together to geocache!  This is part of the West Bloomfield group, organized by Cindy Carson and Pam Shoemaker.  It rained the whole time, but that didn’t stop us.  A fun time! Another Michigan group cached in Battle […]

  5. Too Much Searching! Not Enough Finding!

    How often do you  search for specific information online and spend so much time searching for the right link?  Or even worse so many search engines overload the window with images, links, icons, and advertising before you even get a chance to view the links to sites found in your search. yolink To The Rescue […]

  6. WOW #19: D4G- Cast Your Vote!

    WOW #19:Doodle 4 Google   http://www.google.com/doodle4google     What are Doodles? Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Whether it is the beginning of Spring, Albert Einstein’s birthday, or the 50th anniversary of understanding DNA, the […]

  7. Meet Our Self-Proclaimed Nerd!

    Hi DEN – We’re back and ready to introduce you to our first staff member! First, we thought we’d catch you up on what we’ve been doing at DE. One cool thing we experienced first hand was an internal presentation about a new channel launch, the Hub. The presentation was amazing because we got to […]

  8. Geocaching Day This Saturday

    Image by rmom352 via Flickr If you have been following the blogs, then you know that you can participate in a Geocaching day in many places. Visit the main page HERE to get the details. If you were planning on attending the session in Kennett Square, it has been postponed. Email Robin Martin at (rmartin […]

  9. Discovery Education Sneak Peek – Come see what’s new within Discovery Education streaming

    As you know throughout the year we collect your Discovery Education suggestions and comments.  Then, every summer, we take your suggestions and launch enhancements to the site.  Well this summer is no different and I am really excited in the direction that we are moving!  For example, the Assignment Builder, Writing Prompt Builder, and Quiz […]

  10. Discovery Education Sneak Peek – Come see what’s new within Discovery Education streaming

    As you know throughout the year we collect your Discovery Education suggestions and comments.  Then, every summer, we take your suggestions and launch enhancements to the site.  Well this summer is no different and I am really excited in the direction that we are moving!  For example, the Assignment Builder, Writing Prompt Builder, and Quiz […]

  11. 2 Weeks Left to Win $50,000

    Two Weeks Left To Win $50,000     There’s still time for students in grades 5-8 to enter for a chance to be named America’s Top Young Scientist by entering the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. It’s easy, it’s fun, and the prizes are amazing! Follow these three easy steps to enter: 1. Register […]

  12. iBrain: A Terrible Thing to Waste

    Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s webinar.  A recorded version of the presentation will be available here later this week, but as promised I have included a link to download the ppt presentation.  I also wanted to recommend a couple of other reading resources in case this you wanted to learn more about […]

  13. Student Inventors Wanted!

    Liberty Science Center/TeleBrands Student Inventors Day – November  10, 2010  Enter Your School Today: Deadline June 30 Dear Educator Insider, ?Do you know any student inventors? Do you know kids that like to create things? Do you know students that may have dreamed about having their ideas turned into real  consumer products?  if so, please tell them about […]

  14. Hello DEN!

    Seeing Karen’s blog post last week reminded me that I have not formally introduced myself to the DEN Community! My name is Kyle Schutt and I am an Account Manager for Assessment. I’m excited to say that I’m based out of Discovery’s Headquarters in Silver Spring, where I will be learning alongside so many of […]

  15. End of the Year Activities

    It’s hard to believe, but the 2009-2010 school year is wrapping up for most of us. While we are juggling end of year activities, report cards, testing and much more, it is important that we keep our students engaged and focused. Here are some great ideas and resources for making your last weeks of school […]

  16. Sustain Your Hunger for Learning!

        On Thursday, May 13th, 2010, about 150 students in my school (Manalapan High School) joined thousands of other teachers & students around the country (and Mexico!) online for the Siemens STEM Academy webinar “The Science of Future Food” presented by the hosts of Planet Green‘s Future Food, Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche. We […]

  17. Vote for Your Texas Photowalk Winner…

    What a wonderful day we had all over the state of Texas sharing with friends on our Discovery Photowalk through the state’s nature gardens.  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin and Houston all had teachers meeting to participate in this fun and relaxing event. Austin met at the Laguna Gloria Museum, DFW met at River Legacy Park and […]

  18. Are You A Tech Savvy Teacher?

    New Ways to Enhance Your Teaching Career Through Technology Web 20.10 offers the latest on Internet Safety, Media Literacy, Web 2.0 tools and tech tips. Check out how-to videos for excellent free web 2.0 tools that will take your teaching a step further. Together with American College of Education, we are providing several ways you […]