Archives for July, 2010

  1. Archive from Don Tapscott webinar

    If you missed the Don Tapscott webinar last week, here’s your chance to see it!  You’ll definitely want to give it a view, because we have a very special offer for you that we’ll be announcing on Monday.  Enjoy the archive and check back in to see what else we have cooking. The world needs […]

  2. Things I Think You Should Read

    Here’s the next installment of Things I Think You Should Read. Check out this cool book trailer website.  Some of the trailers are made by the media specialist, some are made by students.  Excellent stuff.  The audience is mainly upper elementary and middle school. Doug Johnson thinks we should let kids use the internet for non-school purposes.  I […]

  3. Looking Back on Conference Notes

    I’ve re-visited a few great sites (not necessarily new) this summer. I guess I just didn’t have an occasion for which to use them, but WOW, once I got started, they were really useful to me. During the DE Symposium, we ran “groups” in the site. It was very much like having a back […]

  4. Marshall County Summer Academy

    We are thrilled to be in Alabama for the Marshall County Summer Academy. This is a huge professional development event sponsored sponsored by the schools districts of Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Guntersville, and Marshall County and hosted by Arab City Schools. We are facilitating two sessions: 21st Century Learning: Researching in the Digital Age and Beginning […]

  5. USADA True Sport Awards

    Promoting honesty, respect, teamwork, and healthy choices, Discovery Education and the United States Anti-Doping Agency have partnered again to announce the second year of the USADA True Sport Awards. The program encourages teachers, coaches, school administrators, and other youth program leaders to motivate young people to lead safe and healthy lifestyles, using the life lessons […]

  6. Yippeee! Another new DEN Star!

    David Livingstone Elementary, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Written by Rebecca Robins Rebecca Robins: Job: Resource Teacher working with students from grade 1 – 7. My caseload includes support the learning for ESL students, students with a variety of learning challenges including learning disabilities, those on the Autism Spectrum and gifted students. In addition to this […]

  7. Highlight Our Newest DEN Star Laurie Cassie from B.C.

      David Livingston Elementary School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by, Laurie Cassie Laurie Cassie: Job: Grade 6/7 teacher part time and has been the SMART Board mentor for the Vancouver School Board from 2008. Laurie has presented at over 50 Pro-D days around the province. She often speaks about how to make interactive SMART Board […]

  8. USADA True Sports Awards Program

    The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), in partnership with Discovery Education, announce the kick-off of the second year of The USADA True Sport Awards , promoting honesty, respect, teamwork, and healthy choices. The USADA True Sport Awards program encourages teachers, coaches, school administrators, and other youth program leaders to motivate young people to lead safe […]

  9. HyperMedia?

    You remember Hypermedia, that crazy 80”s dream of an info-age future where newspapers would just know your info interests and deliver them to some kind of tablet, always current, and totally personalized?   Well that’s Flipboard, new software (circa Wednesday) for the iPad that publishes people and subjects you follow from place like Facebook, Twitter, […]

  10. The $35 Dollar Tablet?

    One of the great things about summer is that you have more time to spend with newspapers and other paper media. So it was last Saturday when while enjoying a second cup of coffee that I ran into the article in about India’s announcement of a prototype tablet computer that they believe will market for […]

  11. DEN Summer Institute 2010 Comes to a End

      It’s so sad to admit it, but yes, the Summer Institute at Bentley University has ended. The pillows, blankets, sheets and towels are off to the laundry. Keys were turned in. Sharing resources, networking, attending workshop sessions comprised the bulk of the DEN Summer Institute. The Canadian DEN Stars who attended the conferences blogged […]

  12. Looking Back and Connecting

    Image by rmom352 via Flickr Even though most of us were not there at the DEN LC Symposium or the DEN Summer Institute, in Bentley University, we followed the discussions on various ways; Twitter, Edomodo, CoverItLive, Plurk and of course reading the blogs that were posted with tips, websites, videos and photos of the action. […]

  13. First Impressions of Windows 7

    I’ve seen the ads, I’ve read the reviews, and I couldn’t wait to get a copy of Windows 7 to see how it worked for myself.  Admitedly, I was nervous about upgrading my computer (from Vista), worried that something would go wrong and I’d no longer be able to connect to my home wireless network, […]

  14. Edmodo: Classroom Social Network

    Edmodo is a FREE, safe and secure social networking site designed specifically for education. Teachers can share ideas, files and assignments. Once you have an account, you can create groups for both classroom and professional needs. Edmodo provides tools for grading and polling. Teachers can also share resources in their library. Teachers have control over […]

  15. Weekly Web Wonder : Live Binders

    I love three-ring binders. I’m truly an organization junkie. I used to spend time fixing binders for everything that I teach, but now I’m moving towards a more paperless learning and planning atmosphere. When I heard about LiveBinders, I was thrilled! LiveBinders are a virtual 3-ring binder! Check out this one shared by Dorene Bates, an […]

  16. Leadership Day 2010

    Are you a blogger? Have you thought about starting a blog as a place to share, reflect and grow personally and/or professionally? Blogging is an increasingly growing way to do all of these things.   On July 31, 2010, Scott McLeod is organizing Leadership Day 2010, where bloggers around the world are invited to write open posts […]

  17. Come Connect in Columbia

    The summer workshops with ETV will be taking place this week from July 27-29. Registration has been closed and workshop sessions are full, so we hope you remembered to register early! Whether or not you’re attending one of the workshops, we would like you to connect with the DEN. If you are not a part […]

  18. King Tut Until August 31st

    It’s not too late!  Teachers have until August 31st to take advantage of the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exposition on 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.  Every TUESDAY, if you purchase 1 ticket, you get 1 ticket FREE with a valid teacher ID.