Archives for January, 2011

  1. Nice Mini Conference (Open to all)- January 29, 2011

    Saturday January 29, 2011 8:00 am to 1:30 pm Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL Attend  the seventeenth annual NICE Mini Conference sponsored by Northern Illinois Computing Educators(Chapter of Illinois Computing Educators). Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Forum. During this time, you can meet our 2010 Mini”Grant winners and […]

  2. Florida DEN Fun

    Discovery and the Florida DEN are hosting several fun filled days for Florida Den members in January and February. The first event is a live SCIcon event on January 22nd in Bradenton, Florida.  SCIcon is a great way to network with other science teachers. This event will not only feature a DEN Science Guru, but […]

  3. This Weekend is SCIcon 2011!

    There’s still time to register for SCIcon 2011 on January 22, 2011.  DEN SCIcon is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. This year’s SCIcon will have a special presentation […]

  4. February Texas DEN Newsletter

    The February issue of LoneSTAR squared, the monthly publication of the Texas Discovery Educator Network, is out! Read about the upcoming TCEA conference and and article about retaining girls in STEM programs, along with regular updates. Click below to view it full-size. Open publication – Free publishing – More texas den

  5. Free Technology 4 Teachers!

    As an Instructional Technology Specialist, it’s my job to help teachers find relevant technology resources, provide them with the latest tips and tricks, as well as ideas on how to integrate all of this into their day to day teaching.  One resource I think is worth it’s weight in gold is Richard Byrne’s website/blog titled […]

  6. Closing The Achievement Gap With Baby Talk

    Last week NPR had a story about the importance of infants, toddlers and preschoolers having rich experiences with language. I recommend the story (you can listen by clicking here) and the book that reports the data discussed in the NPR story.  I believe every school leader, educator and board member would benefit from knowing about […]

  7. TeachMeet Georgia at KSU

    The ETC at Kennesaw State University is very pleased to be participating with an enthusiastic group of teacher volunteers to host TeachMeet Georgia at the KSU Center on January 21-22, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Just in case you are not familiar with TeachMeet events, they are free professional learning opportunities […]

  8. One Minute Museum Series

    Dive into works of art! The class would discover timeless works of art from the top art museums in the world.  The fun and zanny cartoon characters give a short lesson of the history of the artist or the context  of the work. The art spans many different eras and styles. Lots to choose from…. In the […]

  9. Administrative Leadership: Paving the Path

    I recently wrote an article for the MACUL Journal, and the topic, “Essentials for 21st Century Teaching and Learning,” created a dilemma for me. As a teacher, I immediately narrowed my view to that of the classroom teacher’s necessities. My brainstorming produced a rich list of resources, along with qualities and attitudes, which I believed […]

  10. Information Whateracy

    What is Information Literacy? In this digital age, there is a lot of talk about Information Literacy. First and foremost, information literacy means having information skills. These skills require individuals to be familiar with print materials (books, periodicals, and so forth), as well as with the electronic resources in the Library/Media Center (Internet, CD-ROMs, and […]

  11. Web 2.0 Tool of the Week: WiZiQ

    Engage digital natives and create a blended learning environment in your classroom by offering online classes! Create a virtual classroom with whiteboard features to teach live classes, give online quizzes, or archive classes for future reference. Teach content and online learning skills to your students today, with the WiZiQ virtual classroom!

  12. Learning on Facebook from Former Students & Discovering Fabulous Things

    Up early on Sunday morning, reading Facebook and came across a repost from a former Salisbury High School student, Mike Wohlberg. He was ahead of his time in many ways, especially good in the fine arts, and an expert in technology, media production, almost anything tech related. I learned so much from him. So I […]

  13. Food for Thought

    Can gaming change the world? This TED Talk raises some interesting ideas about the power of games. This presentation begs the question … How can educators use the aspects of games that make them so engaging in our instruction.

  14. Martin Institute Spring Conference

    Clif Mims, TN DEN LC member, Executive Director of the Martin Institute, and teacher extraordinaire, has forwarded the following announcement for a fantastic professional development opportunity in West Tennessee… I’d like to invite you to the 2011 Martin Institute Spring Conference, Teaching for Tomorrow, to be held February 3-4 at Presbyterian Day School. See the […]

  15. The New Year, New You Webinar Series

    Start off 2011 on the right foot with a full series of free professional development that is perfect for both educator and administrator. We’ll start with the basics and expand each week to explore administrative tools and resources, student access, and creating online quizzes and assignments. To Register: Back to Basics: A Discovery Education […]

  16. Sarah is a new Canadian DEN STAR!

    Hi! My name is Sarah Blanchard and I just became a DEN STAR Educator! What school do you work at and what is your role? My primary role is teaching Grade 3 to a wonderful group of busy children. I am also one of three Discovery Education lead teachers at Forest Hills School of School […]

  17. FETC Pre-Conference 2011

    Join us Feb. 1 for a STAR-studded affair at FETC. The DEN pre-conference event is a great way to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over the country. We have a fantastic lineup of special guests this year including FETC?s opening keynote speaker, Reed Timmer from Discovery Channel?s hit series Stormchasers. FETC Pre-Conference […]

  18. ISTEs Introduction to Inquiry-based Learning: Part 1

    Neil Stephenson on Inquiry-based Learning Our school district has been very proactive in delivering multiple choice options for our professional development and I have been equally active in sharing these resources from our high school‘s Instructional Coach with you. Today I am pleased to share yet another initiative via our district’s subscription to ISTEs webinar […]

  19. The Electric Company – Unlock the Power of Words

    Note: The IDEAL site for Arizona’s educators hosts Verizon Thinkfinity in the Curriculum Resources menu. Verizon Thinkfinity partners with The Electric Company® to connect with today’s kids, parents and educators.  The Electric Company is an Emmy® Award-winning multi-media literacy experience designed to bridge the literacy gap among 6-to-9-year old struggling readers. Jump into The Electric […]

  20. DEN SCIcon 2011

    January 22 is almost here! We’re gearing up for the 2nd annual DEN SCIcon and hope you’ll join us either virtually or in one of the in-person events planned across the country. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective […]