Archives for May, 2011

  1. Iditarod is Coming to Boston!

    June 1 Workshop Join us for an afternoon and evening of 21st Century Classroom Ideas!  Education Leader of Iditarod Education, Diane Johnson will conduct two workshops for teachers who would like to participate in creative lessons to engage their students in many curriculum levels. Iditarod – a 21st Century Teaching Tool for the Classroom Embassy […]

  2. The Gravity of the Situation

    Background Information: The mythical story of an apple dropping on Newton’s head is simply one way to describe gravity.  Dropping a large textbook and a feather is a way to illustrated it, but what if you really want to define it.  Turns out, it’s not so easy. Explaining Einstein’s general theory of relativity to an […]

  3. Tech Tip of the Week:How to embed DE videos in PowerPoint!

    Did you know that you can download Discovery Education videos for use in your classroom PowerPoint presentations? In recent years, embedding DE videos in PowerPoint has become one of the most popular uses of our content for student users. It’s quick and easy to do! First, locate the video you want to use, and verify […]

  4. Stone Mountain Park Appreciates Teachers!

    Stone Mountain Park is showing appreciation for teachers by offering active certified teachers and principals free adult Adventure Passes the week of June 12-17th. Teachers can purchase up to six additional Adventure Passes for $20.00 each. While visiting the park investigate the great standards aligned field trip options for the 2011-2012 school year. Visit the […]

  5. School’s Out for Summer!

    School’s out for summer and it’s time to prepare for next year! Check out some of these web 2.0 planning and collaboration tools and make next year’s lesson planning and administrative tasks a breeze! Zoho: Check out the great, FREE, collaboration tools at http://www.zoho.com. Zoho has a host of free tools to make collaborating with […]

  6. No SmartBoard? Use an iPad!

    After finally getting my own iPad this Spring, I have found that I am using it almost daily in some of the classes that I’m teaching. At my school, I’m still using a chalkboard, so I have no Interactive White Board. But, I have found some great apps in the last few months that give […]

  7. Summer PD in Navajo County – bus tour!

    One hot summer, one cool opportunity! The Navajo County Educational Services Agency (ESA)  has arranged for a 30 passenger wi-fi bus to tour Northern AZ for four days. Educator/passengers will will stop at sites from Kayenta to Whiteriver for PD presentations based on content targeting AZ Social Studies standards. During the ride, prepared educational videos […]

  8. New content related to Current Events!

    In this month alone, two new and relevant resources have been added to Discovery Education! Just in case you missed the events earlier this month, the DEN team has added the resources to Discovery Education, so you will be able to use them in your classroom and engage your students with what is going on […]

  9. Flipping a Lesson

    Are you flipping the classroom or flipping a lesson?  Please share with us, in the comments, what you are doing and how it is working in your classroom or school.   Am I the only one that did not know about flipping the lesson until just this year?  This is a new topic for me, and I […]

  10. GO TEAM STREAM!

    This year some of the Support Team and a few members from our amazing Renewals team are participating in the Global Corporate Challenge.  Over the next few months we’ll each be logging our activities and steps (with the help of our pedometers* provided to all participants) each day.  Once our activities are logged, we can track how […]

  11. Muggles No More! SoCal Goes Geocaching

    On Saturday, May 21, sixty-five Southern California educators, community members, and kids gathered at Santiago Park in Santa Ana for great morning of geocaching! Diane Main and Barbara Barreda kicked off the day with the low-down on geocaching, including ideas for math, science, and social studies connections and classroom management strategies. With those ideas in […]

  12. A New Angle

    I know you’ve seen them, those panoramic images on Google Earth, shot on the streets of major cities around the world. And now (soon – June) you can shoot your own with an iPhone 4 and this little camera affectionately called Dot360. Gotta wonder what’s gonna happen when this gets into the hands of science […]

  13. End of the Year Excitement

    It’s the last week of school for me at my school in the mountains of North Carolina. We are wrapping up testing, hosting awards programs, and have miscellaneous school wide events scattered throughout the week. So, what can I do in between? Believe it or not, the students don’t actually want to watch movies and […]

  14. DENny Awards

    Just this past Tuesday, May 17th, the 3rd annual DENny Awards was held via webinar. Illinois DEN Star Charlene Chausis received the award of DENthusiasm for her participation and excitement at DEN events that were held during the year. Charlene was also a semi-finalist in the DEN Guru competition. CONGRATULATIONS Charlene!! You make us proud to be from Illinois!! The […]

  15. SE Michigan Geocaching Day

    The Michigan Leadership Council hosted three events across the state for teachers as part of Discovery Educator Network’s Geocaching Day!  Events were held in Battle Creek, Flint, and Milford.  It was a great day of collaboration, learning, and outdoor fun.  The Milford group found 7 caches along Milford Trail, a path that goes from the […]