Archives for October, 2010

  1. Check It Out

    Check out these awesome upcoming events from MEGA at NC State University! 1. Please join us for our upcoming MEGA event … Critical Thinking in 21st Century Classrooms: Technology + Web 2.0 Tools Thursday, November 4, 2010 – 3:15 – 6:00 PM The Friday Institute, Raleigh, NC Directions: Come learn how YOU & your school […]

  2. Welcome New DEN STARs!

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Jacqueline Albus, VA Keri Baldwin, WV Sandra Baustert, FL Lisa Chambers, AK Janice Cranford, FL Marsha Cruce, FL Lori Davis, IL Marie DesJardins, Saskatchewan Mary Dhein, AZ Aimee Engleka, PA Carl Frank, AR Michele Giardino, NJ Rachel Heil, VA Lisa Hughes, IN Lisa Hunt, RI Deborah Kelchner, RI Betty […]

  3. Mindmeister feature a hit with educators

    Mindmeister is an online, collaborative mind-mapping tool that give students (and teachers) an opportunity to organize their thoughts, brainstorm, and collaborate with just a few clicks. One feature that teachers are finding very useful is the history feature. By clicking the “Toggle History View” icon in the lower right corner, they can view the history […]

  4. Tundra Connections

    Thanks to our friends at Polar Bears International (especially STAR DE Julene Reed) we have the distinct pleasure to offer our DEN community the opportunity to participate in a series of live webcasts from the tundra – Tundra Connections – where your students can meet and talk with world-renowned scientists while they’re right in the […]

  5. We’re watching you, too…Mr. Dembo

    Anyone who has been part of the DEN for even a second knows how talented, collaborative and creative Steve Dembo, our Director of the Online Community and Social Media Strategy, really is.  He is a thought leader in education – Teach42.  He is a Wizard of Web 2.0.  And now he is one of the […]

  6. DENSI Project: Interactive PowerPoints Using Discovery Education

    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, Deborah Heigel on Interactive PowerPoints Using Discovery Education. Click here to download the presentation. All Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more […]

  7. Tech or Treat Virtual Conference Saturday

    This Saturday, October 23, Discovery Education is sponsoring a virtual conference, Tech or Treat.  You also have the opportunity to join an in-person event in Brockton.  So, if you want to share the experience with other like minded educators, register now to attend the in-person event at  the Baker Elementary School in Brockton, Massachusetts.  You […]

  8. Tech or Treat Live in the Piedmont!

    Fall Virtual Conference & COSTUME CONTEST Winston-Salem, NC Krankies Coffee 211 East Third Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Saturday, October 23 9 AM to 1 PM (or 3 if we last) Register here: Contact: Judy Uhrig (336)918-4455

  9. A 21st Century Science Symposium: Salem, Oregon

    You’re invited to a special event featuring Dave Salmoni! Saturday, November 6th, 2010 9:00am – 3:00pm *Breakfast and lunch included* Join fellow K-8 educators and administrators from across the state to experience how dynamic digital content engages students and improves student achievement in science. Meet Discovery Channel personality, zoologist and predator expert, Dave Salmoni, as […]

  10. Great Web 2.0 Resources for students

    There are some really great Web 2.0 Resources for Students out there that can help students with their school work, getting organized, and using other Web 2.0 resources. Here is a list of some of my favorites. TRACKCLASS: Trackclass is a great, free resource for students. The site allows students to track their classes and assignments, […]

  11. Tech or Treat with us Saturday!

    The fall virtual conference is Saturday! Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today. During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the […]

  12. New STARs Over Texas

    Texas might be known as the Lone Star State, but within the DEN it is the Many STAR State. We currently have 296 STARs and that number is increasing all the time. In fact since July 16th, we have had 32 people apply and become STARs. We would like to welcome them and will be […]

  13. Tech or Treat in Person Event in Cedar Rapids

    I would like to encourage all of you to particpate in the October 23rd Discovery Education Virtual Conference titled Tech or Treat.  For more information on the conference and link to register, go to: If you are interested in attending an in-person event for the October 23rd virtual conference, we are having a gathering […]

  14. Webinar with Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Shannon Miller

    Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation just announced the launch of a new online curriculum powered by Discovery Education. Promoting ways to help young people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance – calories in and calories out – this curriculum is now available at no cost to educators at Olympic gold medal gymnast  Shannon Miller […]

  15. President Obama to appear on Mythbusters!

    Straight from the White House… At the White House today, President Obama hosted the White House Science Fair celebrating the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. During his remarks, President Obama announced his participation in an upcoming episode of Discovery Channel’s popular series, MYTHBUSTERS. But that’s not all! […]

  16. Prepared to be Wow-ed!

    Several videos on YouTube have made the rounds recently as they have addressed perceived issues within our current educational system as it relates to the world around us. I received another video today that both challenged and “wow-ed” me as an educator. I believe that you will also be moved by both the message and the method […]