Archives for April, 2011

  1. Project-Based Learning with Tim Childers, DEN Guru #svc2011

    Some people go above and beyond. Tim Childers very graciously (and under less than ideal conditions) shared his PowerPoint. I am sitting in the dark with no electricity and 15 minutes left on my laptop battery. I have a faint wifi signal from my phone. Tim Childers is the first generation DEN GURU, and his […]

  2. Time, Differentiation and Online Publishing Dr. Lodge McCammon

    Dr. Lodge McCammon is no stranger to Discovery; he has created special presentations for many of our special events. Today, he joins us with Katie, a teacher and co-presenter from NC. Lodge works with the Friday Institute and has created the FIZZ Learning Framework. Lodge says that the new generation of learning is publishing, a […]

  3. 9. Discovery Streaming and…..

    the last month of the school year. The state testing is done for most; the students — and teachers too actually — are brain-tired; what do we do?   Turn to Discovery, of course! Some suggestions: have HS students explore the world of work and careers with an eye toward future — summer work or college; […]

  4. Share Your Library of Binders

    As many of you know I am a dedicated user of LiveBinders. Tina and Barbara have done an excellent job of listening to their users in making enhancements to this web 2.0 tool. Their most recent update allows for users to embed their entire bookshelf on their own site while maintaining interactivity. Here is the […]

  5. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 2-6 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful to have a community of incredibly passionate and creative educators like our STARs. As a small token of our appreciation for the work you do we have something fun for you every day next week. Be sure to visit the DEN blog every day […]

  6. Get bustin’ and meet the MYTHBUSTERS!

    You have a few days left to get your “Bust-A-Myth” entries in!  On April 30th, the entry period will close and we will narrow the field down to five finalists, one of whom is going to win a trip to San Francisco to attend a taping of the MythBusters.  And if that wasn’t a big […]

  7. How I find the resources I share with others

    By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy Some of the readers of my blog and colleagues have asked me how I find the resources that I share on this blog, so I decided to tell you. 1. Google – I do Google searches for different things like “educational technology”, “social networking”, “web 2.0″, “project based learning” and any other […]

  8. BYOD?

    This morning, I had an energetic conversation about the hows, whys, and wherefores of allowing students to bring their own technology devices (BYOD) to school with a local colleague. We were both preachin’ to the choir, but this conversation has to begin somewhere. As budgets are cut and technology improves, it only makes sense that […]

  9. Upcoming Discovery Events

    Hello, DEN STARs! I wanted to reach out to you with some friendly reminders about upcoming DEN events. April 30, 2011 > 2011 DEN Spring Virtual Conference The 2011 DEN Spring Virtual Conference is coming up this Saturday, and it features a fantastic lineup of presenters including Dr. Lodge McCammon and Rushton Hurley who will […]

  10. Join Museum and Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff for an exciting weekend of spring in the mountains! This trek is partially subsidized by a grant from Toyota through the Friends of the Smokies, so you can’t beat the price! Email Mike Dunn (mike.dunn@ncdenr.gov) or Melissa Dowland (melissa.dowland@ncdenr.gov) or for more information. Registration information found […]

  11. Join us this May for the Discovery Education STREAMING: What’s New, What’s Ahead Webinar Series!

    Join us this May as we look back at the 2010-2011 enhancements to Discovery Education STREAMING while showcasing integration strategies for leveraging the new tools, content, and resources in the classroom. During this live event, we will also highlight upcoming, compelling content and provide a sneak peak into the 2011-2012 back to school enhancements from […]

  12. FREE!

    Did you know the U.S Department of Education has a website that links to free teaching and learning resources compiled from dozens and dozens of federal agencies?  From photos, primary sources, animations, videos and more, FREE lets you browse by topic, grade level, time frame, media type and other criteria.  You can even sign up […]

  13. Webinar Series : Take Your Students to New Heights with Discovery Education SCIENCE

    Enhance your use of Discovery Education SCIENCE for Middle School in the classroom with a full series of free webinars designed for new and veteran users. Join us as we explore the full range of resources available, showcase effective ways to supplement your existing curriculum with engaging digital content, and share the experiences of Connecticut […]

  14. Registration is Open for The Upstate NY Day of Discovery

    Discovery Education, the Central NY Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), and Fayetteville-Manlius Schools are pleased to present the Upstate New York Day of Discovery at Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Manlius, NY on Saturday, May 14th. Designed specifically for New York educators, this interactive day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate […]

  15. DEN Summer Institute- Apply TODAY

    The DEN Summer Institute for 2011 will take place from July 9-14, 2011 at the University of San Diego, in  sunny San Diego, CA. TODAY is the deadline to apply. So get hopping! Up to 125 STARs will be invited to attend the DEN Summer Institute. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow […]

  16. School leaders can benefit from reading about ideas focusing the future

    Chen explains how six leading “edges” of innovation are challenging the inadequacies of our current education system amidst today’s technologically sophisticated world. These edges include The Thinking Edge, The Curriculum Edge, The Technology Edge, The Time/Place Edge, The Co-Teaching Edge, and The Youth Edge. In this digital age, the number of new ways to teach […]

  17. iPad2 Event @ Apple Store, WI

    Join us at the Apple Store  in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00  a.m. to learn about how the iPad2 is being used in education.  Discovery Education members are invited as we explore how the new iPad2, along with the thousands of apps. now available in the Apps Store […]

  18. I Write Like?

    Do you write like Edgar Allen Poe?  How about William Shakespeare or even Sojourner Truth?  Have you ever wanted to have your writing analyzed to determine who you compare with among the greats?  Honestly, I do not write like any of them.  However, according to “I Write Like“, I do write like Cory Doctorow.   This […]

  19. ISTE DEN Pre-con

    The Discovery Educator Network’s pre-ISTE event, celebrating the DEN’s sixth birthday, will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA.  This professional development and networking event for DEN members from across the country will feature presentations from our DEN Gurus, DEN team members including the one and only Steve […]