Archives for June, 2010

  1. Summer Enrichment

    I know all of you are enjoying your summer break along with all the workshops you are taking in. I’ve picked up some new ideas and I’ve had refresher courses on topics that I’ve already been using. The Flip camera has been a big topic this summer in a lot of workshops. We all know […]

  2. ISTE 2010 with the DEN!

    Sunday marks the official start of ISTE 2010 in Denver, CO. I know many of you are excited to be going, and many (like me) will be taking part through back channels and soaking up all of the info from our professional learning networks! For those of you going to ISTE, here’s some information about […]

  3. Jennifer Brinson Would Like to Teach the World to Ning and Rediscover Discovery

    I just love attending conferences when I have the presenter’s materials at my fingertips. Even better if the materials are online, embeddable, with samples, additional resources, and alternatives. Best case scenario: I have the information before the presentation. Guess that’s why I always enjoy seeing Jennifer Brinson‘s name on a workshop, webinar, or conference. It […]

  4. Wisconsin Represents in Minnesota

    Rita Mortenson and Cathy Houchin, from the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council, recently traveled to Minneapolis for a Day of Discovery.  This event was held for teachers in the Minneapolis area.  Over 125 teachers registered for the day.  Rita and Cathy presented a workshop on Web 2.0 integration in the classroom. Rita remarked, “What a wonderful […]

  5. Is it good form… to use Google forms?

    I have to credit this week’s blog to my esteemed (and recently retired) colleague, Mr. Bruce Vigneault. He sent me a link to http://edte.ch/blog/2008/08/23/10-google-forms-for-the-classroom/. One reason that it particularly interested me was because he commented that many of the forms pertain to the lower grade levels. In my experience at our district, the majority of […]

  6. ISTE 2010

    This weekend the ISTE 2010 Conference kicks off in Denver. I am fortunate to be able to go and combine a little technology, with mountains, and old friends, three things dear to my heart. Even if you are not in a role as a pure technologist in your teaching, every teacher who uses technology deserves […]

  7. DEN Webinars: What would you like to see?

    Each and every school year, DEN educators offer professional growth opportunities online that promote teaching and learning. In addition to the wonderful team with DEN, they have brought us sessions with some of the most respected individuals that the world of Discovery has to offer: from best-selling authors like Daniel Pink to environmental icons, like […]

  8. Summer Reading & Technology

    Connecticut Reads 2010: The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge journal accompanies the summer reading list that students have brought home. As educators, we hold literacy in the greatest regard, encouraging everyone to find joy in reading. Kindles and other eBook Readers (some reviewed on TopTenReviews) are now used in some schools and homes. How will this […]

  9. Teaching and Learning in Today's World – Lessons From the Field

    Are you missing school, the rush to end the year, packing it in, learning and teaching? On education withdrawal? I’ve got the perfect solution. Lehigh County Technical Institute is offering a three-day powerhouse of presentations “from the field” with teachers and instructional coaches showcasing a wide range of 21st century learning topics, tools, and trends. […]

  10. Young Scientist Challenge Judges Needed

    We had an overwhelming response to this year’s Young Scientist Challenge and are looking for help in judging the amazing videos we received from students all across the country. If you are interested in judging and have 2-3 hours this week or next we’ll give you a Life DVD set for being a judge. The […]

  11. Welcome our New DEN Star Lloyd Roche

    Hi! I am Lloyd Roche, the ICT Consultant for Evergreen School Division in Gimli, Manitoba Canada. I work closely with all the schools in the Division and with every teacher and staff member in every department including administration and clerical. I have 25 years experience teaching at the high school in Riverton, which is part […]

  12. Discover Our Impact Day Celebrating 25 years

    Where were you June 17th, 1985? Discovery Channel made it’s debut and celebrated the 25th Anniversary this past Friday.  Reinforcing Discovery Communication’s mission, 2,500 employees around the world made an impact volunteering with 140 worldwide events including Chicago, London, Miami, Madrid, Rome, New York, Maryland, Singapore and more. In my local office in Chicago I […]

  13. Maintain Your DEN STAR Status!

    As the new school year approaches, make sure your STAR status is intact. All you have to do is report at least two events from this school year. When you log into the DEN website (http://dencommunity.com) you’ll see “Report Event” in your profile. Let us know how you’ve shared the power of Discovery with your […]

  14. School's "IN" for the Summer!

    You’re a teacher eagerly looking forward to a couple of weeks of summer bliss, right? Wrong! Summer is the time for intellectual rejuvenation, creative inspiration, and learning. Let the Discovery Educator Network help you meet these noble goals. Check out some of the fantastic FREE webinars from Discovery Education. Discovery Education First Look: Back to […]

  15. School's IN for the Summer!

    You’re a teacher eagerly looking forward to a couple of weeks of summer bliss, right? Wrong! Summer is the time for intellectual rejuvenation, creative inspiration, and learning. Let the Discovery Educator Network help you meet these noble goals. Check out some of the fantastic FREE webinars from Discovery Education. Discovery Education First Look: Back to […]

  16. STAR Spotlight: Vickie Ahearn

    We have some amazing DEN STARs in NY.  They have so much to teach us.  Periodically, we are going to spotlight them here so we can find out what others are doing with Discovery material.  Vickie Ahearn is our first spotlight. Who? Vickie Ahearn, Teacher and Instructional Technology Staff Developer Where?  Massapequa School District, Massapequa […]

  17. Northeast Regional Leadership Council Retreat

    MA DEN Leadership Council 2010View more presentations from Talkowski. Last weekend representatives from all the northeast states convened in Mystic, Connecticut for a planning retreat.  Massachusetts Leadership Council members who were able to attend were:  Donna Criswell, Chair; Marybeth O’Brien, Events Coordinator; Robin Talkowski, Blog Coordinator; Paula Marini and Deb Thonas, Events Team, and Eithne […]

  18. A Trip of a Lifetime!

    As anyone in education knows, the end of a school year is always hectic. When your building has been under construction for a year with one to go, and a wing of teachers plus has to relocate, you have just redefined any notion of a busy wind down to the end. So, you might have […]

  19. More Things I Think You Should Read

    Here’s the next installment of our new feature. Not so great news about the financial situation in Milwaukee and how it’s impacting young teachers.  I’m sure this is happening all over the place.  I’m not going to consider reading the public comments because all it’s going to do is bash teachers. Are We Addicted to the […]

  20. Illustrate Ideas and Inspire Your Students with Popular Movies!

    Wingclips provides a free user friendly license that makes showing popular movie clips to illustrate lessons and inspire your students easy! You can search by character education trait/concept and more! Popular movie titles include The Karate Kid, Avatar, and many more! Want to host a movie showing at your school? Use Wingcinema! They provide a license […]