Archives for October, 2010

  1. Tech or Treat 2010: Out of This World Ideas for Showcasing Student Work with Porter Palmer

    This post was created by Patti Ruffing during the Virtual Conference. DEN Virtual Conference attendees were wowed in session two by Porter Palmer’s Out of This World Ideas for Showcasing Student Work. She directed us to research from Chris Weber’s Publishing with Students: A Comprehensive Guide, especially his information on web-based publishing for students. She […]

  2. Welcome New DEN STARs!

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Kari Baransky, CT Andrea Bills, TX Jeffrey Bird, TN Alissa Black. AZ Nancy Brennan, FL Tamara Campana, FL Carol Campbell, TX Beth Cavallaro, FL Erma Costner, OK Marty Creech, NC Anna Czekaj, NC Denise De Clair, FL Valerie Favel, Saskatchewan Sarah Fischer, SC Patricia Fuentes, FL Pamela Giles, FL […]

  3. Join the DEN on Edmodo!

    While Edmodo is primarily known as a filter-friendly, safe way to do microblogging and social networking within schools, they’ve slowly been introducing features that make it a great tool for collaboration in general. We’ve been using it quite a bit at our various institutes and have found it to be incredibly effective for managing group […]

  4. Upgrades to the DEN Blog: One for all!

    One of the perks to being a STAR Discovery Educator is that you get a free blog hosted by Discovery Education.  You can use it to document your learning, share your experiences with the DEN, host your class blog, or just about anything else that comes to mind. No matter how you decide to use […]

  5. Global Education Conference

    Bienvenue! Welcome!! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Seja bem-vindo(a)! Bienvenido! That’s the greeting you’ll find when you visit the homepage of the upcoming Global Education conference. It’s a virtual conference, not unlike the K12 Online Conference, or even our own VirtCon, except that it runs nearly 24 hours a day for the duration of a week. There are […]

  6. Digital Media Workshops from LACOE

    Los Angeles-area educators, two hands-on workshops on classroom digital storytelling are available from Los Angeles County Office of Education. Lights, Camera, Learn!: Opening the Door to Video in the Classroom In this hands-on workshop, teachers and administrators of all grade levels and subjects will learn how to use ?lmmaking as a tool to engage student […]

  7. 4. Discovery Streaming and…

    Special Education Having taught special education for some years, this is still an area close to my teacher heart.  Some ways to use Discovery to help this special set of students: > Closed captioning videos can provide a visual – auditory link to help with reading, whether for general reading or for specific content areas.  […]

  8. A STAR is Born in Maryland!

    A new feature of our Maryland LC Blog is to recognize the STARs who have recently joined within our state.  So, welcome to all the new STARs for the months of September and October: Laurie Levitt Tracy Carpenter Samantha O’Gwin Jaclyn Friedlander Joy Long Tameka Woodruff One of our new STARs was randomly chosen for […]

  9. Virtual Conference Archives posted!

    Six hours worth of fantastic professional development have now been converted and posted!  You’ll find sessions from Gail Lovely, Hall Davidson, Kyle Schutt, Porter Palmer, Whitney Mihoulidies, and Steve Dembo, all available for viewing online or download. Did you attend the Virtual Conference?  If so, share a highlight or two from the event in the […]

  10. Discover Our Heroes

    Day of Discovery Event:  Discover Our Heroes (sponsored by Discovery Education and the Kansas Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council) When:  Saturday, November 6th Where:  Bradley Elementary School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Time:  8:30 – 2:30 Cost:  FREE (lunch will be provided) Join us for a day of Discovery Education and Digital Storytelling at Bradley Elementary, located […]

  11. Discover Arkansas

    Join Discovery Education’s Arkansas Leadership Council for a fabulous event on Saturday, November 6, 2010, as we explore Hot Springs, the perfect site to learn about Arkansas History. Hot Springs has a colorful heritage and the honor of having one of the first national parks. This event, which focuses on Arkansas History, emphasizes how Discovery […]

  12. Sign up for the CUELA Tech Fair

    Join other 21st century instructional leaders from the Los Angeles-area and take part in CUE Los Angeles Tech Fair!  Registration is currently open, and there’s still time to sign up to present.  Here’s the info: November 13, 2010 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Culver City High School 4401 Elenda St. Culver City, Ca 90230 Register […]

  13. Great Opportunity Ahead – MassCUE

    Next week educators from all over Massachusetts will come together at the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  It is at this conference several years ago that I became quite intrigued with Discovery Education.  I attended a break out session that featured Hall Davidson and learned so many valuable […]

  14. Documen-Tree

    Sorry for having avoided blogging for a time. We’ve been slowly updating our blog engine and I didn’t want to tempt fate until all the pieces were working properly. I’m going to hope enough of them are in place to share this contest with you. Once again, I know it’s short notice, but even if […]

  15. Tech or Treat 2010: Costume Contest Finalists!

    Considering the creativity on display Saturday, it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to ten finalists. However, with three Flip cams at stake, that’s just what we had to do! Review all ten finalists, and then use the polling widget below to cast your vote! Voting will be open until Friday morning, and the […]

  16. Tech or Treat, costume gallery!

    During the Fall Virtual Conference, the theme of the event was Tech or Treat.  We encouraged people to dress in costume, and I have to say that some people really outdid themselves!  In the next post, I’ll be posting the top 10 entries that you can vote on, the top 3 of which will be […]

  17. Energy Balance 101 with Shannon Miller Archive

    In case you missed it! Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller joined us Thursday Oct. 21  for a webinar on Energy Balance 101. The most decorated American gymnast in history inspired attendees to embrace a healthy active lifestyle and encourage their students to do the same. Here’s the archive: This engaging new curriculum, jointly developed […]

  18. Tech or Treat at GPB

    Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com. The Georgia DEN LC had a great time hosting an in person event at GPB for the Fall Virtual Conference. LC members in attendance were MP3 (Monique Liles, Patrice Weaver,  Patti Morton, and Patti Grammens), along with Kati Searcy and Heather Temske.

  19. SC DEN Event: SC EdTech 2010

    Will you be attending SC EdTech 2010 in Myrtle Beach? If you’re already attending the conference, then mark your calendar for Thursday evening- you have a date with the DEN! The SC DEN Leadership Council would like to invite you to dinner on October 28th, at 5:30 PM. We will be gathering at Amici’s Bistro […]

  20. DEN Virtual Conference Is Here!

    Fall VirtCon 2010 Saturday, October 23, 2010 9AM to 3 PM ET Download the flyer Cost: FREE Register for the virtual sessions (Beginning at 8am ET, you can click this same link to join the event!) Schedule: 9-9:50 AM It’s Not the Technology, It’s the Education Gail Lovely Web 2.0 tools are cool. iPads, cell […]