Monthly Archives: September 2010

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

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

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

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

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 —— for Bluebonnet Award Nominees and more American Library Association — — for Caldecott, Newbery, and many more Other

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.” {} Upload pdf or other types of documents and create a free published document. You can then share this document via Email,


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

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

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