Archives for February, 2011

  1. Interactive Whiteboard user?

    Good sunny morning, I’ve rarely got time for original writing, possibly because I’m reading in my spare time instead. The blog linked below caught my attention, and I was happy to see she addresses two well known IWB in Arizona classrooms. “If you’re new to Interactive Whiteboards, chances are you’ve had a couple of training […]

  2. Going to San Francisco for NSTA?

    You don’t have to wear flowers in your hair… BUT, we’d love for you to join the Discovery Education team at NSTA in San Francisco, CA for a special dinner where you will have the opportunity to network with fellow Discovery Educators from all over the country. When? Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:00 PM – […]

  3. Goals for the Common Good

    “Those who advocate for greater investment in education often make the economic argument: more education leads to higher wages and is critical for financial stability and independence. They’re right. Robust evidence supports the view that higher levels of educational attainment are linked to higher incomes, less unemployment, less poverty, and less reliance on public assistance. […]

  4. Lets Bowl

    The Kansas DE Leadership Council invites DEN members and STARS to join us in Manhattan, Kansas on March 2, 2011 at 7:30pm CST. We will be hosting a night of bowling in the Kansas State University student union as a Pre-MACE Conference event. So, come join the fun and learn about being a DE “STAR”. […]

  5. Proposals Wanted

    Hello DEN members.  Teaching the Hudson Valley is looking for proposals for their summer institute, Place and the Digital Native.  This institute, which runs in July at Hyde Park, will explore the idea of how, when and why we use technology and social media when teaching about place. Let’s see if we can get some […]

  6. MD LC Roadtrip to Hershey, PA

    The Maryland DEN LC received a warm invite by our new regional manager Cynthia Brown to attend and present at the PETE&C DEN pre-conference event. A number of us took  a learning vacation to Hershey. We definitely had a blast and created a glog of our highlights. If you missed this event don’t worry, there […]

  7. ICE Conference Recap

    The ICE Conference wrapped up this week with plenty of great learning and sharing taking place.  Several DEN STARS were at the conference, including a few from Wisconsin and California.  Ken Shelton was a Spotlight Speaker this year  He flew in from California and shared his wealth of knowledge with conference attendees.  Dennis Grice also […]

  8. “Stir it Up” with Discovery: Michigan PD Event, March 19

    Michigan Educators:  You are invited to attend a technology conference on Saturday, March 19 at Sarah Banks Middle School (Wixom, MI)  from 8:30am-3:15pm. This event will focus on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming teaching practices through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.  Presenters are from Discovery Education, the […]

  9. Get Fed with RSS Feeds!

    Okay, so it’s kind of a cheesy tag line, but don’t you sometimes just feel “hungry” for new ideas? With the constant updates that are being made to technology and with the vast array of information available online, we have the option of having a “buffet” spread before us each day using resources such as […]

  10. Administrators Who Use Twitter

    Don’t miss “Administrators Who Use Twitter” with Kathy Schrock today at 2pm ET.  This special webinar is exclusively for school system leaders… but teachers can join too! (Invite your administrators to come learn with you.) Register here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/adminacademy2010 With your help, we have the opportunity to provide real support to school and district leaders through […]

  11. Register for the Quest for Curiosity!

    Join the challenge!  What sparks your curiosity?  Are you supporting your students’ inquisitive minds?  No matter the grade you teach or the academic focus of your classroom, the Quest for Curiosity is a great challenge that will engage your students in a journey that will help them harness the skills needed to shine in the […]

  12. Discovery Education Class at the Apple Store

    RESERVE YOUR SEAT! Date: Saturday, February 26th. 2011 Time: 8 am -10 am Apple Store in Saddle Creek, 7615 W Farmington Blvd Germantown, TN 38138 The Tennessee DEN LC is hosting a training at the Apple Store.  These trainings are always informative and lot of fun!  During this time the Apple folks and TN DEN […]

  13. Quest for Curiosity is Here!

    STAR Discovery Educators check out this message from Cynthia our DEN manager This past Friday, Discovery Education launched the Quest for Curiosity, a teacher led activity allowing students to navigate Discovery Education STREAMING resources to find answers to 10 questions spanning their curriculum!  No matter the grade or academic focus of the classroom, the Quest […]

  14. Great Opportunity from Tech & Learning!

    Tech & Learning is looking for innovative educators to participate in two spring edtech conferences: Boston, MA — April 8, 2011 (keynote Mitchel Resnick) Chicago, IL — May 6 (keynote Wesley Fryer) They have set up two source codes: BOS11DEN and CH11DEN for the Discovery Educator Network to get a reduced rate of $185 Find […]

  15. Wisconsin’s in the News

    If you’ve been under a rock the last week or so, you might not be aware of the current political situation brewing in Wisconsin.  Last week, the Governor introduced a bill, called the Budget Repair Bill.  This sure seems like a good idea, but there are concerns.  Education in the state will be impacted.  One […]

  16. Annual CUE 2011: Discovery Education will be there – will you?

    Don’t Miss Annual CUE 2011! Annual CUE 2011 March 17-19, 2011, Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs, CA http://www.cue2011.org Your CUE Full Conference registration includes General Session and Closing Session Keynotes, Thursday Keynote, over 200 speaker presentations, Diverse Learners Symposium, TechEd session, poster sessions and 100,000 square feet of vendor displays with the latest in […]

  17. NCTIES – Only 1 Week Away!!

    Celebrating 40 Years!!! You have exactly one week left to make arrangements to attend NCTIES in Raleigh, March 2-4, 2011.  According to the twitter feed, 1300 people have pre-registered and you can still register onsite next week.   Here is a list of the featured speakers for Pre-conference and Concurrent Session: Rushton Hurley – Keynote Speaker […]

  18. Quest for Curiosity-Eventbrite

    All teachers registered by March 20, 2011, will gain access to the Quest for Curiosity on March 21, 2011. Registrants will receive a “Quest for Curiosity Kick-Off” email containing the contest questions, tips and tricks for getting started, and access to the submission form. Teachers will be responsible for compiling student responses into a single […]

  19. Web 2.0 for President’s Day

    Since it is President’s Day, we as educators have to focus on what accomplishments many Presidents’ have achieved. There are several ways to use Web 2.0 tools to bring these President’s to life. This thought crossed my mind when I asked my son this morning what his school day would be like for President’s Day.  He […]