Archives for February, 2011

  1. NewsdaySchool Journalism Awards

    NewsdaySchool Journalism Awards To Recognize and Encourage Excellence in Student Journalism on Long Island Long Island Educators – Have your students try their hand at writing for a newspaper.  This student journalism contest, sponsored by Newsday, gives middle and high school students an opportunity to have their work judged by Newsday reporters, photographers, and editors. […]

  2. Discovery Education Sneak Peek 2011

    Virtually join your friends at Discovery Education’s Sneak Peek 2011 featuring Jeff Corwin, EMMY®-Award winning TV personality & Discovery Education’s leading animal behavior expert. Get a first look at dazzling content, meet Jeff Corwin’s favorite furry and scaly friends, and learn about the innovative programs your colleagues are implementing to drive student achievement. Join us […]

  3. Mashed Media: Old Media, New Web, and Your Own Great Stuff: Hall Davidson #DENPETEC11

    Hall Davidson’s DEN PreCon Resources: PETE&C KickOff Taking a Page from the Perfect Digital TechBook pdf Taking a Page from the Perfect Digital TechBook pptx Mashup Breakout Session pdf Mashup Breakout Session pptx I attended this session twice, the second time to film it. I will be posting the video when it is rendered in […]

  4. Take A Page from the Perfect Digital Techbook: Hall Davidson @DEN PreCon

    Lance Rougeux introduced Beyond the Textbook and Homeroom announcements with a Beyond Inspiration video. Our 6th Annual DEN PreCon began in 2005 and DE has continued to support Discoverystreaming/Plus and have continued to move forward their expansion in 3 states. They have moved Beyond the Textbook to a techbook. It’s hard to predict what will […]

  5. iPad Session at PETE&C Precon…will you be there?

    I can’t wait for PETE&C to get started.  Especially since it kicks off with the Discovery Education Precon Event highlighting “the” Hall Davidson as our opening keynote!  If you haven’t registered, but are interested in going, send Cynthia an email at cynthia_m_brown@discovery.com Another feature of our Precon is the iLearn with iPads session.  I’ll be […]

  6. Things I Think You Should Read

    Here’s another installment of Things I Think You Should Read, from the Wisconsin DEN blog.  These are a few blog posts that made me smile, question, wonder and think recently.  I added a little commentary next to each one this time. What I Didn’t Learn in College (I think we can all relate) From: Blogging […]

  7. Webinar Archive: Save the Sticks, Save the Bottles, Save the World

    Last night’s webinar featured the 2010 winner of the Elmer’s Glue Crew Challenge, Alexandra Dexheimer.  I’ve been on many a webinar these last few years, but rarely have I seen a more active group of attendees, soaking up the information Alexandra was sharing and adding their own experiences to the conversation.  It was a wonderful […]

  8. Join Tech & Learning for the Tech Forum Tour

    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 […]

  9. My Top 10 Free Discovery Resources

    Dave’s Top 10 Lists Discovery Resources They are all free. They are in no specific order of preference. Click on the links for more information about each one and it’s use in education. Discovery Education is an excellent resource for teachers. Many teachers know about Discovery Streaming, the Discovery Channel, or even Discovery Middle School […]

  10. See IDEAL & DE @ MEC 2011

    Join IDEAL at MEC 2011! Be immersed in three days of learning and collaboration created especially to meet the needs of Arizona educators. Interact with the IDEAL team, network and explore what’s new in educational technology. Join this collaborative effort while gaining valuable professional development hours. Bring your whole team to MEC2011! Register Now > […]

  11. Discovery Education, Celeb-style, at MSET

    If you’re planning to go to MSET this April, consider joining us at the Discovery Education Digital Media Lab.  During the conference, April 12 and 13, Discovery Education and STAR Discovery Educators will be delivering interactive, hands-on sessions in the Digital Media Lab. Here’s a preview of our featured sessions: 21 Ways to Reach the […]

  12. SciCon Archives

    You want archives from this year’s SciCon?  You got ‘em!  Visit the SciCon 2011 page to view archives from three of the sessions as well as Reed Timmer’s closing presentation (embedded below). Did you attend this year’s SciCon?  If so, what were your takeaways from the day?  Have you tried anything you heard in the […]

  13. Welcome, Cynthia Brown!

    The Mid-Atlantic region has had to weather a lot of snow and ice lately, but a ray of sunshine comes in the person of Cynthia Brown, who stepped into the position of the region’s DEN account manager in December. In her role she supports Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Washington, […]

  14. DEN PreCon 2011 Schedule

    Join us for an exciting day at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center on Sunday, February 13, 2011 as we explore 21st century learning Beyond the Textbook. School begins at 8:30 AM with dismissal at 3:30 PM. Hall Davidson‘s Keynote starts our day and sets the theme as together we Take a Page from the […]

  15. Poetry in Motion XLV

    I’ve said it before, one of the great rewards of teaching is getting to watch kids learn and grow up. And to take that a step further, seeing those “kids” as grown-ups can be just as rewarding. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching and coaching with a few former students. A few have managed to […]

  16. Discovery Student Center Lights Up the Mind

    The Discovery Student Center is an incredible tool for students, and it puts the power of digital media in the palms of their hands.  The only limit is your students’ imaginations.  Many Discovery Streaming users are aware of this fantastic resource, but I wanted to share how much my students love having their own accounts […]

  17. Welcome Tom Metuzals to Discovery Education!

    Tell me about your role at Discovery Communications? I’m the Regional Director for Central and western Canada, Tom Metuzals. I work in the Toronto office.  I’ve been with Discovery since January 2011. What do you love about Discovery? The fact that we are transforming classrooms and helping teachers engage students is exciting for me. Nowadays […]

  18. February Ed Tech News You Can Use

    Many ed tech educators will travel to Austin, Texas this week for the Texas Computer Education Association conference. There are a number of sessions that will feature Texas DEN Stars as the presenter. If you are attending the conference, hopefully you registered to attend the DEN Pre-Con event at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum […]

  19. Shifting Time & Space: PETEC Virtual Conference

    In an email from Eric Rosendale, Ed.D., Assistant Executive Director, IU 27, comes the best news, especially if you could not attend PETE&C this year, in person, that is. According to Rosendale, The PAIMS organization, as an active partner and member of the PETE&C board, has organized a few virtual conference experiences for PETE&C 2011. […]

  20. Guest Blogger Jennifer Brinson’s Reflections on #EduCon 2.3: Inspiration Despite Exhaustion

    Brinson’s new blog, Learning Litany Jennifer Brinson is a STAR Discovery Educator, PA DEN LC Events Team, Keystone Technology Integrator and an occasional guest blogger on the DEN Blog Network. After spending the last three days attending/participating in EduCon 2.3 at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA my body is screaming for sleep and my […]