Archives for May, 2011

  1. Registration Open: Orlando Evenings of Discovery!

    Hello Florida Educators!  Are you located near Orlando?  Are you looking for a reason to visit Orlando?  Join us next week at the Orlando Science Center for one of two interactive evenings of professional development. Presenters will demonstrate strategies for using Discovery Education STREAMING resources for digital storytelling and how to access these resources on […]

  2. Top Ten Tips for Assessing PBL

    Edutopia, which is sponsored by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, has an engaging new teacher guide that can help teachers design and assess project-based learning.  The Top 10 Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning is a colorful PDF you download at the site. The tips are organized to follow the progression of a project. First comes the planning, then the […]

  3. TX DEN Geocaching Day -Houston

    TX DEN Geocaching Day Register here for the Texas Discovery Educator Network Geocaching Day in Houston. We have a limited number of spots for this event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for educators. Family members are welcome. Saturday, May 21, 2011 Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Noble Road Wilderness Trail in George Bush Park, […]

  4. Getting Started Geocaching with Your Students

    Decide what part of the curriculum you want to integrate with GPS devices?  Anything goes!!!!  What do you want the students to learn from the activity or how will completing this activity enhance the curriculum that you have taught in the classroom? Find out how many GPS devices you have available to use and determine […]

  5. Join in the Maryland Geocaching Day!

    If you are a newbie to Geocaching like me, then the DEN’s Geocaching Day is a perfect event to have fun and learn with others. Never heard of Geocaching? Here is a little intro video…. Fred Delventhal is leading the Maryland Geocaching Day with a fantastic theme! Here is more information from Fred’s blog: […]

  6. Online learning is an international phenomenon

    In the Washington Post article by Renee Hawkins on Friday May 13 she clearly states that ‘online learning is an international phenomenon” and backs up this claim with facts such as the following: • Turkey now has 15 million K-12 students learning online. • South Korea has started a national virtual school. • The Middle […]

  7. Wisconsin Apple Store iPad 2 Event

    On Saturday, May 14, nearly 30 educators attended a 2 hour iPad2 event at the Apple Store in Madison, WI from 8:00-10:001 a.m..  To kick off the event, each participant received a cool Discovery Educator notebook, and an Apple Field Trip t-shirt. After introductions, we divided into three groups of 10 and were treated to […]

  8. Please Vote for Us!

    Hi All, One of my fifth grade teachers and I are finalists in the “Bust-a-Myth” Video Challenge. Students used Discovery Education content and tools to investigate a popular science myth (Will cola clean a penny? Discolor a tooth? Dissolve a steak?). We are the  ONLY elementary school competing in this event! We need VOTES to […]

  9. DEN STAR over Kansas

    As we wrap up the 2010-2011 school year the Kansas Leadership Council will be looking to highlight new KS DEN STAR members. We start of this summer asking that you please welcome Bryan Akins to the Kansas Discovery Educators Network “STAR” family. Keep checking back for new postings as we look to host events each […]

  10. 3rd Annual DENny Awards

    Join us on Tuesday, May 17th at 7 PM ET for a very special DEN webinar – the third annual DENny Awards. At this much talked about, black tie event (although it’s virtual so wear what you want) we will recognize members of the DEN community who have gone above and beyond for the community […]

  11. Celebrate the DEN’s 6th Birthday at the DEN’s Pre-ISTE Event

    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 […]

  12. Educational Spaces

    The physical layout of our classrooms and libraries can play a large part in creating a positive learning environment.  We often get ideas about how to arrange our classrooms and libraries from colleagues, taking a peek inside their learning space.  Wouldn’t it be great to take a peek inside the rooms of colleagues outside of […]

  13. Education Twevolution

    Yesterday, Region 10 had their 2011 Technology Conference. At the beginning of the conference, it was announced that the twitter #hashtag for the conference would be #r10tech. As I typed in my first twitter post with the hashtag, I heard those around me asking what a hashtag was and I even heard one person say, […]

  14. Up Day of Discovery 2011 Resources

    Porter in Session 1 What a week! Solid Teacher Appreciation from the DEN, some great new tools, capped by a Day of Discovery at Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. The first session I attended was Porter Palmer‘s Teaching Humanities in the Digital Age. She had already curated her presentation in, our newest […]

  15. It’s Geocaching Time!

    The History Trail GeoChallenge kicks off May 14! Georgia’s new geocaching game highlights 14 state historic sites and challenges kids and families to learn more about Georgia history. To learn more about this event visit: More information on geocaching can be found at these sites:

  16. Spring Virtual Conference

    Thanks to everyone who joined the GA DEN at the Tellus Museum for the Spring Virtual Conference! Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. There were hands-on activities to complement the virtual sessions. For those who were unable to attend, follow this link to the archive of some great sessions!

  17. May Webinar Series Begins This Week!

    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 […]

  18. Artpad Digital Canvas – wow!

    Oh my! This tool came to me this morning on my Diigo bookmarks list. Extremely intuitive, allows the artist to save and send. So easy to use, I can hardly wait to share it with my nieces and nephews. Please try it and tell us how you could use it. Create bookcovers – illustrate scientific […]