Archives for November, 2010

  1. Know a Great Science or Math Teacher in NC?

    The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science and/or mathematics content and who have outstanding performance records in educating children. […]

  2. 5. Discovery Streaming and….

    The Holidays! As the winter break draws nearer, have you found that the students are less attentive than usual?   Discovery Streaming has items to help! First, some holiday title suggestions from the catalog:  The Magic School Bus: Holiday Special — grades 2 – 4 Christmas Tales from Foreign Lands (various titles in series) – grades […]

  3. DE Professional Development Team Heads to B.C.

    Discovery Education Professional Development staff fly out to northwest Canada to breathtaking views and snowy mountain tops. Teachers at  School District #36 in Surrey, British Columbia participated in a day of hands-on training. Teachers were inspired to drive student learning  using digital media in the classroom. Read more about the day at Surrey from our Discovery […]

  4. Introducing the DEN Admin Academy

    For more than 5 years now, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has been fervently pursuing our singular goal of connecting educators to their most valuable resource, each other. Today, we are pleased to announce that we are expanding our outreach to school and district leaders with the launch of an administrators’ strand, the DEN Admin […]

  5. DonorsChoose + Groupon = Opportunity!

    I’m certainly not Oprah, but both and Groupon make my list of favorite things. For those of you who are not familiar with these tools, here’s a snapshot. is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to donate to classrooms. Teachers across America post classroom project requests on Then, you […]

  6. Celebrate Our Heroes – Fort Leavenworth

    When thinking of November we first think of Thanksgiving and it being National Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, for many, their is one day that remains quite special to those of us that have had friends and family members give their lives so we may enjoy life, freedom, and ability to make our own decisions. […]

  7. Happy Thanksgiving!

    The SC Leadership Council would like to thank ALL of the great Discovery Educators in the Palmetto State who have joined the SC DEN! We hope to hear from you on the blog or in-person at one of our upcoming events. But we have LOTS to be thankful for, so why stop there? Grab a […]

  8. Giving Thanks

    On this Thanksgiving Day, it only seems appropriate to reflect on some of the things I have gained through my affiliation with Discovery Education and the DEN. I give thanks for: *The videos and resources that help make so many things more real for my students. *The fantastic professional development opportunities – Summer Institutes, webinars, […]

  9. Create a Story, Donate a Gift

    From now until December 17 STAR Discovery Educators and their students have the opportunity to earn holiday gifts for students in need by submitting entries to the The Hub Create a Story Contest. For every contest entry from students of STAR Discovery Educators we will donate a toy to a local charity in Silver Spring, […]

  10. Free Workshop for DC Area High School Students

    Are your students interested in math and science research? The Siemens Foundation is hosting a free workshop for high school students in the Washington DC area. “Getting Started….The Road to Creating an Original Research Project”, will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4:00pm at: The George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building […]

  11. Online Computer Lab Sign up

    Are looking for a way for teachers to sign up for time in the computer lab online?  I just might have a solution for you.  YouCanBook.Me is an online schedule maker that is linked with Google Calendar.  There is a great video on the company website showing some of the features. It’s worth viewing.  We […]

  12. Chicago Public Schools Goes Digital with Discovery Education

    On Saturday, November 19, 2010 educators from across Chicago Public Schools attended a Day of Discovery at the SHEDD Aquarium in Chicago to learn how to utilize digital media from Discovery Education to enhance science instruction.  The day began with an opening from Phillipe Cousteau and was followed with breakout sessions designed to help educators […]

  13. Bits and Pieces from NYSCATE

    This past Saturday through tomorrow is the New York State Computers and Technology in Education conference. In keeping with the theme of “Sharing the Responsibility of Tomorrow”, I wanted to share with you some useful resources I learned about. Check out these Wild Wacky Worthy Web 2.0 Tools at Some of the tools you will  find  on this […]

  14. Dear DEN…

    Dear Discovery Educator Network, Recently I had my annual get-together with some close friends from college, most of whom are teachers. One of them is not only teaching her regular courses but is also an adjunct at her local community college. She bemoaned the fact that she had been asked to share her many resources […]

  15. is a great site that provides free e-courses for kids all around the world. This site has engaging and interactive courses for kids in online safety, computer skills such as using Google, typing, and core subjects like language arts, math, and science. Most of the courses are for elementary school-aged children, and involve dynamic […]

  16. Skype Guest of the Week

    Jennifer Bond, a DEN STAR educator from the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in Michigan, has a “Skype Guest of the Week.”  This past week, JoAnne Kaminski, a Reading Specialist from Wisconsin, visited Mrs. Bond’s 3rd grade classroom. The two educators connected as a result of Mrs. Bond’s post on the Skype in Schools wiki which describes how […]

  17. DEN Stars Shine at MassCUE

    The DEN presence was very apparent at this year’s MassCUE Annual Conference at the end of October. Stars presented on a variety of topics showing the range of interests and expertise in our professional learning/sharing network. Several of us also gathered at lunch on the first day; it was great to put some names and […]