Monthly Archives: November 2010

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,

Day of Discovery at Saint John, New Brunswick School District #8

What an amazing day with engaging activities, sharing ideas and learning about Discovery Education at the Day of Discovery at New Brunswick School District #8 in Eastern Canada. Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media and Online Community at Discovery Education, kicked off the day as the keynote speaker sharing his inspiring and creative session on

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

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

Philippe Cousteau & Discovery Education head to Saint John, NB

Discovery Education Canada launched a two day event at School District #8 in Saint John, New Brunswick kicking off a new partnership. Today hundreds of students joined Philippe Cousteau and Discovery on-site and in a live webcast sharing his passion for the ocean. As an educator and conservationist, Philippe urged students to take action to make

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

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

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