Archives for September, 2010

  1. DENSI Project: Managing Video Projects

    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 PA STAR Discovery Educator, Vicki Reed on Managing Video Projects. All Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more via the Educator Resources section. Simply search for […]

  2. LiveBinders Resources

    A big thanks goes out to Melissa Edwards, DEN STAR from Winston Salem, who shared these LiveBinder resources on her blog this morning… LiveBinders   Here are LiveBinders that I have found very useful (some are created by me but most are not):  LiveBinder Tips and Tricks from LiveBinders Great Math binders on writing equations, parallelograms, etc.   Presentations With a […]

  3. Aviary Education

    Great News for DEN Stars and DEN readers!!!  Aviary Education…    …is creating a site just for educators!! Right now, this site is in BETA testing and is completely free to educators, and if I were you, I would ‘jump’ on the opportunity immediately! This BETA site is loaded with tutorials and the most amazing […]

  4. Welcome to Our Missouri DEN!

    Hello to everyone and welcome back to an exciting year as a Discovery Education STAR educator! Let me introduce myself. My name is Vickie Lamb and I am the new Chairperson for the Missouri DEN.  The year is off to an exciting start already and I want to invite each of you to attend the […]

  5. 3. Discovery Education Streaming and….

    Award Winning Books! Discovery can be a great cross-curricular tool.  Use subject area videos to coordinate with award winning literature for across the curriculum learning. First, some sites for finding award winning titles:   Texas Library Association —  http://www.txla.org/reading-lists– for Bluebonnet Award Nominees and more American Library Association — http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm — for Caldecott, Newbery, and many more Other […]

  6. Yudu: Read & Publish

      YUDU: “It’s a free library of digital content to read and explore. Find eBooks, magazines, and other documents as well as photos, music, podcasts and bookmarks to add to your own library.” {http://www.yudu.com/} Upload pdf or other types of documents and create a free published document. You can then share this document via Email, […]

  7. 10/10/10

    It’s probably too late for you to formally join this project but you might find a lot of inspiration in it for your classes. The One Day on Earth project is a great way to raise your students’ global awareness. They even have a page of resources specifically tailored for education. What could students learns […]

  8. Web 2.0 Tool of the Week: History Pin

    History Pin is a unique Web 2.o tool that lets you embed historic photos on maps and tell a story. Explore the map, add your photos, and tell a story! This unique tool allows you to compare a historic photo of a place to what it looks like now. History Pin is currently seeking historic Civil […]

  9. Welcome New DEN STARs!

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Carol Boehmler, AK Anne Boers, MI Jeanne Bonn, FL Elaine Chalup, AK Kay Conners, VA Rachel Hanson, GA Krista Heldenbrand, AK Kimberly Johnson, AK Tim Johnson, Alberta Amelia Keeney, FL Eric Knudtson, AK Angelique Kwabenah, MD Claudia McIvor, FL Chris Normandin, AK Tammie Rutkowski, FL Marcella Spitznagel, FL Theresa […]

  10. NC TIES Conference Proposals

    Each year, the North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NC TIES) puts on an amazing conference for educators. The 2011 Conference is scheduled for March 2-4 in Raleigh. They have just opened up applications for presentations and proposals. Come show off what you are doing with technology in your classroom. DEN will be there!  Proposals are due […]

  11. Discovery Education@Fall CUE 2010

    SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS November 5-6, 2010, Napa Valley, CA http://www.fallcue.org Join Discovery Education at Fall CUE 2010! Discovery’s very own Hall Davidson will be keynoting the close of the conference, and you know that lots of things will be happening in the Discovery Education room. Look forward to the following Discovery sessions: 8:30 AM […]

  12. Just for Fun

    Occasionally, it is fun just to highlight some of the cool things that are out there on the web for we science teachers and our students. Check out these great sites… Amusement Park Physics: Can you build a roller coaster that is safe AND fun? Try it out! Exploring Leonardo: What is a great way […]

  13. VA and MD DENS Collaborate for FALL Virtual Conference

    Virginia and Maryland are super excited to invite you to the Fall Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 23rd. The day will feature special presentations from Gail Lovely and Hall Davidson along with featured STAR Discovery Educators sharing their projects from the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI10). A host of other great sessions from your DEN team […]

  14. The Biology Corner

    The Biology Corner is a fantastic web site my wife found this weekend. The site has resources for teachers including lesson plans, web quests, quizzes, and much more. The site is set up by “class” – Anatomy 1 and 2, AP Biology, Biology 1 and 1a, Biology 2 and 2a, and Physics.Worksheets are also sorted by […]

  15. Using Creative Commons Licensed Media

    As a Media Specialist in a Middle School, I wear many hats.  We’re notorious “Copyright Police.”  We are also leading the “Be Creative!” push in schools that are moving more and more toward digital content access, creation and sharing.  By using websites that have Creative Commons Licensing (and other Royalty-free sites) we can still have […]

  16. Meet another new Wisconsin STAR

    Frank Devereaux, a Educational Technology Coach/Infotech Teacher at Savanna Oaks Middle School is one of Wisconsin’s newest DEN STARS.  Frank answered a few quick questions to help us get to know him better.  I hope to see Frank at future DEN events! What is your teaching background/experience? Taught science for 12 years and just recently […]

  17. Stay Connected

     Blog it UP!!! As we embark on a new school year, there is no better way to “get connected” with your learning community than blogging or microblogging.  Here are a few great sites to get you started: Blogs & Micro Blogging Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, […]

  18. Glogster, Edmodo & Wikispaces… Oh YES!

    The folks at Glogster EDU have been busy, busy, busy! If you aren’t aware of the latest updates to the platform… then continue reading this post. As a Glogster Ambassador, I am constantly using the product and answering questions about this awesome learning tool via email and Skype… or at various presentations that I have […]

  19. Michigan PD Opportunities – "Tech or Treat" on October 23

    Want to join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement? Then attend the DEN Fall Virtual Conference on October 23!  During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of two regional […]

  20. Spotlight on Zoo Atlanta

    Zoo Atlanta has many offerings for teachers. Visit Zoo Atlanta to earn PLUs, to take your class on a field trip, register for teacher appreciation days at the zoo, or book a Zoo Mobile visit to your school. Visit the educators page on the Zoo Atlanta website for more information!