Archives for August, 2010

  1. Google Treks

    Have you ever wanted to use Google Earth to follow a Lit Trip, visit an area, or share information and the program is not installed? Or tried to teach (or learn) place marking and other features of Google Earth and found the learning curve a bit steep? Dr. Alice Christie suggests you explore an application […]

  2. DENSI Project: Using DE and VoiceThread to create an Interactive Book Talk

    This year at the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), participants created projects to be included as professional development assets for use by Discovery Educators. Here’s one from Texas STAR Discovery Educator, Shelly Locke.Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more via the Educator Resources section. Simply search for DENSI2010.

  3. Our Featured Hoku (That’s Hawaiian for STAR!)

    Get to know Hawaii DEN STAR, Erin Yagi DEN Ohana, meet Hawaii’s very first DEN STAR, Erin Yagi!  Currently teaching at Waipahu Intermediate School and a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (she wouldn’t tell you that so we’re bragging for her), Erin recognized the power of Discovery Education […]

  4. Free Online Professional Development with NOAA

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is offering a free online professional development course for educators about the Gulf of Mexico. Lessons from the Deep: Exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s Deep-sea Ecosystems~ Educational Materials Collection ~in partnership with the College of Exploration~Date: October 11-29, 2010 Register here for this course. Lessons from the Deep flyer

  5. Webinar with Build It Bigger’s Danny Forster

    (Reposted from Porter Palmer on the DEN National blog) Mark your calendars! At 1pm ET on Monday, September 13th Danny Forster from the Science Channel’s Build It Bigger is joining us for a special webinar event “A New Way to Look at Architecture.” Danny loves architecture, from the curve of a building’s roof line to […]

  6. Webinar with Build it Bigger's Danny Forster

    Mark your calendars! At 1pm ET on Monday, September 13thDanny Forster from the Science Channel’s Build It Bigger is joining us for a special webinar event “A New Way to Look at Architecture.” Danny loves architecture, from the curve of a building’s roof line to the mathematics at its foundation, and he’s excited to share! As the host […]

  7. Call for Science Resources

    Discovery Education and 3M have joined forces to create ScienceofEverydayLife.com, an exciting new program that stirs imagination and encourages students to explore the science that is all around us.  Launching in September,ScienceofEverydayLife.com will feature standards-aligned lesson plans, an interactive area dedicated to learning more about innovation, a sweepstakes and more!Now is your chance to provide your ideas […]

  8. Blog a phobic no more

    Hello everyone!  I’m a newbie to the Leadership Council for DEN 2010-11 and looking forward to a very rewarding year. First, I have a confession to make; I am a “Virgin Blogger.”   There I’ve let out one of my secrets. Yes, I am “blog-a-phobic.”  But with every school year I like to step out of […]

  9. Webinar with Build It Bigger’s Danny Forster

    Mark your calendars! At 1pm ET on Monday, September 13th Danny Forster from the Science Channel’s Build It Bigger is joining us for a special webinar event “A New Way to Look at Architecture.” Danny loves architecture, from the curve of a building’s roof line to the mathematics at its foundation, and he’s excited to […]

  10. Welcome to Our Newest Georgia STAR!

    Please welcome our newest Georgia DEN STAR, Brian Lewis! Brian joins us from Feagin Mill Middle School in Houston County Schools. We’re thrilled to have you in the DEN community! Already a STAR? Maintain Your STAR Status for 2010-2011! As the new school year approaches, make sure you keep your STAR status.  We’ve added a […]

  11. DENSI Projects Now in DE streaming!

    This summer educators from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to Bentley University in Waltham, MA for the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute. As an attendee I can definitely say that it was an amazing learning and growing experience and that I now have SO MUCH to share with educators “back home.” While we were […]

  12. Welcome New DEN STARs!

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Frank Devereaux, WI Laura Guilfoyle, IL Bethany Holtrop, CO Dawn Kodama-Nii, HI Brian Lewis, GA Linda Maggi, CT Mary Meinardus, TX Amy Spath, NY Katie Sunseri, NC We’re thrilled to have you in the DEN community! Already a STAR? Maintain Your STAR Status for 2010-2011! As the new school […]

  13. Canadian Fall Webinar Series

    Fall is right on the corner! Register now for the Canadian Fall Webinar Series. Wednesdays at 5:00 PM CST we will be hosting a “Getting Started With Streaming Webinar.” Discovery education offers a collection of over 100,000 learning objects assembled specifically for K-12 Canadian Classrooms. There are thousands of province-based standards which are aligned to […]

  14. Streamathon 2010 (Updated Schedule)

    The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! (All times are eastern […]

  15. DENSI Project: Using DE in Wikispaces to Create A Paperless Classroom

    This year at the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), participants created projects to be included as professional development assets for use by Discovery Educators. Here’s one from Kansas STAR Discovery Educator, Erin Misegadis.Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more via the Educator Resources section. Simply search for DENSI2010.

  16. Pure Michigan

    Event Registration Online for Beyond the Textbook: A REMC 6 Day of Discovery You’re invited to join us as we journey, “Beyond the Textbook” at an enriching and intensive professional development experience.  REMC 6 and Discovery Education are excited to provide this Day of Discovery at no charge to area educators. Deep exploration of the […]

  17. $10,000.00 and Free Field Trips to the Carter Center Library and Museum!

    The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum and the Coca Cola Foundation are sponsoring field trips to the newly renovated museum and library for Georgia’s students. In 2009 the museum underwent a ten-million dollar renovation, and is now one of the most high-tech museums in the country. Programs and exhibits are aligned to the Georgia Performance […]

  18. Say “Aloha” to the Hawaii DEN!

    Please welcome our recent additions to the Discovery Education ohana (family)!    Exciting things are brewing on the islands, including a growing number of DEN STARs!  Over the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing you to your fellow STARs from Hawaii and hear more about how they’re using Discovery Education resources, island-style. In the Hawaiian language, “Aloha” […]