Monthly Archives: May 2011

Favorite Video – World’s Best: Magnificent Beasts

Favorite Video – World’s Best: Magnificent Beasts

A common question I get asked is “Chris, what is one of your favorite videos within Discovery Education Streaming?” One of my personal top videos would be “World’s Best: Magnificent Beasts“ which counts down the top 10 places to see the most magnificent animals in that area, including : Siberia, Africa and the US National

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

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

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

Google Apps for Education – Guide to Going Google

Everyone who knows me knows that I use a lot of apps and resources from Google. They are free, of high quality, and very useful. The Guide to Going Google is a resource from Google that helps educational institutions implement Google Apps for Education in their system. It is divided by University and K12 Editions. The K12


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

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

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

Meet some more members of the DE Support Team!

Waiting for more introductions to the of the team? Well, you are in luck! Here are more team intros, including the Level Two Support team. Level Two, as described by Michael Huaraca (DE Support, Level Two) : “The level 2 is a [group of] highly trained super operatives whose life-threatening missions ensure that customers’ computers