Archives for March, 2011

  1. Spring 2011 Virtual Conference Held in Verona, WI – all Wisconsin DEN Members are Invited!

    Think Outside the Book with thousands of educators from all over the world as we connect during this unique professional development experience! Learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction as well as discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network. Prizes, breakfast refreshments and […]

  2. Missouri DEN visits the National Archives

    Missouri Discovery Educators visited the National Archives in Kansas City, MO. We had a very informative tour and discussion of the resources at the National Archives. Discovery produced a very informative video about the Archives that is on display. Upcoming events at the National Archives in Kansas City This is our group. You can learn […]

  3. A Shelfari Success Story

    l. to r. Tam, Ann, Kathy Nothing beats a success story, and this is one if ever there was. What follows is that story, told by the person who created the climate for it to occur. She is a Technology Integration Specialist, K-12 in a neighboring district. She posted her story to the CFF Listserv […]

  4. DEN March Madness Final Four

    Many of you may not know this, but I used to be quite the b-ball player.  As you’ll see to the left, I won a lot of contests in my day.  Unfortunately, I didn’t grow much after that picture so despite my killer crossover and shooting prowess, my hoops career went from NBA dreams to […]

  5. Explore the Blue Essay Contest Winner

    The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing campaign and Discovery Education announced the grand prize winner of the ‘Explore the Blue‘ essay contest. Students were asked to compose a short essay describing an outdoor fishing or boating experience and touch upon the importance of protecting and conserving our nation’s waterways. Grand prize winner, […]

  6. Administrator’s Day of Discovery in Silver Spring, MD: Registration Now Open

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Administrator’s Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 6, 2011. This event has been specifically designed for area Administrators including: Building Administrators; District Administrators; District Personnel; and Curriculum Coordinators and Supervisors, and it will be framed by the following essential […]

  7. iSpy with SciSpy!

    If you’re a fan of the natural world (who isn’t?) and have an iOS device, there’s a new app from the Science Channel that you’ll want to check out.  It’s called SciSpy and it’s akin to your own personal game of Eye Spy that you can play in your own backyard.  The app provides a […]

  8. Evernote – great app gets better with web app updates

    by David Andrade, Evernote, the “remember everything” app has made updates to their web app. Evernote allows you to take and share notes, clip web pages or parts of web pages, upload files, upload photos and search text in photos, and much more. I’m a huge fan and user of Evernote. There are downloads for Windows […]

  9. Blindness isn’t Black

    Hello Educators! I want to extend a special invitation to those of you in the KC area to attend our exhibit, “Blindness Isn’t Black,” a VSA Missouri statewide touring exhibit of work by nine artists with disabilities. In 2009 VSA Missouri published Blindness isn’t Black, an anthology of work by 23 Missouri artists and writers […]

  10. Spring has Arrived!!

    Let’s talk about some Web 2.0 Tools that will inspire Creative and Colorful Projects to pop up in your Classroom! Students love to learn new ways of expressing themselves and finding new creative outlets.  We have heard of some of the popular Web 2.0 tools that are classroom friendly like Wordle, Voicethread, and Animoto. Prezi […]

  11. National Poetry Month

    It is almost National Poetry Month!  Take some time out to read some poetry! I have enclosed 30 ways to share poetry in your classroom from If you have more ideas please share. Have a great Poetry Month! Enjoy! 30 Ways to Celebrate         Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day The idea […]

  12. Symbaloo

    STAR Discovery Educators can now take advantage of a special (and free) offer from Symbaloo. Simply follow the link after you log in to the DEN site. Is anyone currently using this site?  Would love to read about it, if you would care to comment.

  13. It is time to leverage

    Education needs to move forward.   The status quo is not productive.  Many more children and young people can benefit from good, solid learning opportunities. As leaders we need to leverage technology, the thinking of many, our collective resources, and the opportunities around us to meet the challenges of making schools dramatically more effective places of […]

  14. 8. Discovery Streaming and….

    Gifted and Talented Students So, I’ve recently taken an online course on differentiating instruction for GT students.   Differentiating instruction can certainly be a challenge in today’s heterogeneously grouped classrooms., but with a bit of help from Discovery it can be done.  Here are a few ideas to start with: Tiered Assignments — covering the same […]

  15. New England Day of Discovery

    There are not enough exceptional adjectives to describe  these terrific days of learning and networking provided by Discovery Education.  This past Saturday in Brockton, MA was no exception. The four (plus) hour drive was well worth it, despite the few side bars while going to and from the new, refreshing and colorful, Mary E. Baker school. […]

  16. JB + JC + FB + GE3D = A Better Mousetrap for Teaching Julius Caesar

    “So, your teaching Julius Caesar and that means you’re in Rome. What do you eat in Rome — Italian Ice, right?” Jen Brinson in AM Class So Jennifer Brinson began her Google Earth Tour with 8 varieties of Italian Ice for my tenth grade students who are currently working on putting the characters from the […]

  17. Registration Now Open: 2011 Day of Discovery in Silver Spring

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Beyond the Textbook Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 7, 2011.  This interactive event will provide area educators with an exciting and enriching day of professional development focused on creative ways to engage 21st century learners using digital media […]

  18. DEN March Madness Elite Eight

    The Sweet Sixteen results are in! In Game 1, Movie Maker/iMovie defeated cloud-based movie editor JayCut (Teach42’s new favorite thing) 59 to 41. In Game 2, social networking tool Edmodo brought the heat, beating collaborative media space VoiceThread 60 to 40. Game 3 featured video slideshow creators  Animoto and Photo Peach. Although a powerful competitor […]

  19. Join us in Georgia for Spring VirtCon 2011 at the Tellus Museum!

    Register for this in person event in Georgia here: *Virtual Sessions (All times are eastern) 9 AM Time, Differentiation and Online Publishing: Dr. Lodge McCammon Dr. Lodge will discuss practical strategies that can be implemented to increase valuable classroom time while meeting the needs of diverse learners. He will show samples of how low-barrier […]