Archives for December, 2010

  1. Venice Beach Photowalk – CHANGE OF DATE – December 18, 2010

    Join DEN Members for a morning of photography, networking, and fun, all while adding more resources to the DEN library of media! DEN STAR and digital photography expert Ken Shelton will be on hand to lead us on a photowalk – the same route that was part of the Worldwide Photowalk this summer. We’ll explore […]

  2. Does your gift list include FETC?

    If you haven’t  registered for FETC yet, you may want to do so by December 17th.  If you do you will save $50.00 on your registration.  This year’s FETC  is going to have a strong DEN presence this year.  February 1st, Discovery will be hosting a Day of Discovery. This year’s Day of Discovery site […]

  3. Tundra, Polar Bears, Killer Whales … Oh My!

      Don’t all of you just love working with teachers who are always willing to try new ways to engage their students? One of those teachers from my District is Shannon Findley, grade 4 teacher at the Riverdale Elementary School in Dedham, MA. Her students reflect her enthusiasm and passion for learning and sharing.  When […]

  4. Tech & Learning Virtual Forum

      Just in case you missed it – Stacey Kasse of New Jersey’s DEN LC team wants you to know you can . . . EXPLORE. LEARN. CONNECT. Tech & Learning introduces an exciting virtual event unlike any other: Virtual Tech Forum . We’re taking our renowned, groundbreaking live Tech Forum events and bringing them […]

  5. – easy, free file sharing

    I just learned about this week and was pleasantly surprised. I had been looking for a way to share files with others who don’t have a Dropbox account. I tried Let’s Crate the other day, but found that it had a limit to the size file you could share. doesn’t. Just like Let’s Crate, ge.ttallows you to […]

  6. Chrome OS – Great for Education

    Yesterday, Google debuted Chrome OS, their operating system for computers. Chrome OS is based on the Chrome browser. Your apps are available from the Chrome Web Store. There are already a lot of apps available. You will have the ability to work offline also. What I like about Chrome OS is that this is a very lightweight […]

  7. Can We Talk?

    It is 9:09 am Wednesday morning.  I have been awake since 6:30 am.  So far today I have checked my work email, my hotmail and gmail accounts, voicemail, twitter, facebook, my elfster gift exchange with my PLN, and the headlines from  I spent a half hour in the car driving my nephew to school.  […]

  8. STARs Over Camden

    Saturday was one of those mornings that you really wanted to stay in the flannels, but the Camden City Technology Department lured about 50 educators out with the bright lights emanating from STARs Tonya Wilson and Edward Ward.  Other STARs in Camden’s Discovery constellation were present also. Ed and Tonya presented upcoming and current tech available in the district.  […]

  9. Google Science Fair

    I received this email from NASA-AMES today and I had to pass it along.  What an opportunity! Get your students together and get ready to jump on this STEM activity! “On the 11 January 2011, Google is launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO […]

  10. Welcome New STAR Christine Hansen!

    HI!  After attending the Day of Discovery at New Brunswick School District 8, I have become a STAR Educator.  I am currently a vice principal at Barnhill Memorial Middle School in Saint John, New Brunswick and teach grade 9-12 science.  I am enjoying using Discovery for my classes as the videos are easy to find […]

  11. Holiday Mail for Heroes

    Don’t forget that the American Red Cross is sponsoring Holiday Mail for Heroes again this year. Send your holiday greeting cards to the Red Cross by Friday, December 10, and they will get your heart felt greetings out to our troops, veterans and their families. This is a great project to do with your students, […]

  12. Discovery Ed at SLATE

    This Wednesday and Thursday, a conference new to me will take place in Wisconsin Dells.   SLATE, School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education, is the name of this conference. According to the conference website, this will be a comprehensive educational technology conference designed by leading education associations to meet the needs of all educators.  The main […]

  13. December Ed Tech News You Can Use

    Edublog Awards It’s that time again – time to vote for the 2010 Edublog Awards. The DEN was nominated for the following categories: Best Educational Use of a Virtual World and Best Educational Webinar Series. The link to vote for those two categories are listed below. While voting for the DEN, take time to vote […]

  14. Museum Box

    Museum Box is an interesting Web 2.0 tool. It allows users to create virtual boxes that displays various types of media on the faces of the box. You can design the boxes to have layers, which affords viewers an opportunity to follow the research as well as develop a response to an argument presented on […]

  15. Discovery Educator Exclusive Promotion

    DEN and SchoolTown Discovery Educators are the best! You teach with a special passion and commitment to engage students with knockout lessons featuring great multimedia resources. We made SchoolTown’s eLearning, sharing, and collaboration platform for you. SchoolTown helps you create digital courses to supplement your classroom where you can leverage resources like Discovery and any […]

  16. Another DEN Star at MassCUE

    Stephanie Golas presented at the MassCUE conference recently along with her colleague Joanne Najarian. They presented “iPod – Education and Learning in Your Hand.” This session looked at the capabilities of iPods for teaching and learning. This tool is much more than an MP3 player.

  17. Everyone Has A Story

    My story begins at the Day of Discovery my district hosted this week. I love Discovery and try to share my love that all Discovery has to offer with anyone that will take a minute to listen. I also love participating in workshops, webinars and whatever the Discovery Education staff members to share. Why do […]

  18. Toyota Teen Driver

    Do you know any teen drivers? Yesterday, Toyota and Discovery Education introduced Toyota Teen Driver, a free online destination for educators, students and parents that promotes responsible driving for teens both at home and in the classroom. In addition to parent-focused resources, the website offers a digital curriculum including lesson plans, activities and discussion starters […]