Archives for June, 2011

  1. Looking for an alternative to the summer project?

    Each year students leave with their summer reading lists and are expected to do a report or summary type project upon their return to school. Why not give them the option to create a book summary in Photo Story or create a Glog. Students love to be creative and given the opportunity to express themselves. […]

  2. Patti Duncan

    Howdy! My name is Patti Duncan and I am very excited to be blogging on the Science Blog. I am the newest member of the Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK Implementation team. I am really looking forward to my role as Manager of Instructional Implementation and everything that I will get to do with you in […]

  3. Trinette Green

    Hello Everyone!! I am Trinette Green. I am an Instructional Implementation Manager for the Discovery Education Science Techbook. I’ve been with Discovery Education for a year and I am based in the Miami, Florida office. Before joining Discovery, I served as a science teacher and an instructional technology administrator in Wisconsin. I am married to […]

  4. Mike Bryant

    Hey everybody. My name is Mike Bryant and I’m thrilled to have joined the Instructional Implementation side of the Discovery Educator Network.  Like Brad Fountain, who introduced himself yesterday, I am the other Director of Instructional Implementation for the Discovery Education Science Techbook.  I’ve been with Discovery Education for almost 6 years and am based […]

  5. Alabama DEN Team Rocked McWane’s World!

    Alabama’s DEN STARS had time to meet and share ideas Wednesday, June 16th, when many were in Birmingham attending the Alabama Technology Education Conference.  The event, called “McWane’s World Rocks the Stars,” was held at the McWane Science Center, a popular hands-on science center located close to the conference’s downtown meeting place.  A delightful and […]

  6. Discover Your Impact (June 17, 2011)

    What type of impact can you have on your local community?  Customer Ops employees had an opportunity to find out as we joined over 3000 Discovery employees internationally who participated in the second annual “Discover Your Impact Day” and volunteered at numerous projects local to their respective offices. I caught up with about 100 of […]

  7. Preview our new features for 2011!

    We are constantly working to improve your Discovery Education experience, which means updating current content, as well as updating the look, feel and functionality of the site! Our changes for the upcoming year have not gone live (yet!), but please feel free to preview the new features for Back-to-School 2011. How do you preview these […]

  8. Brad Fountain

    Hello all!!  My name is Brad Fountain and I am extremely excited to be a part of the Science team that will contributing to this blog.  I currently serve as the Director of Instructional Implementation for the Discovery Education Science Techbook.  Prior to this current role I served as the Science Specialist for Discovery Education […]

  9. New content in STREAMING Plus

    If you have been searching Discovery Education STREAMING and using digital media in your classroom we’re sure you’ve noticed the “Recently Added” button above your search results (see image below). Educators often wonder why we would include  this button and how it might be helpful for them.  Our goal is to always provide numerous ways […]

  10. Science Techbook Model Lesson Presentation

    Last week, the Support team was invited to a demonstration of how to use the Discovery Education Science Techbook in an active classroom environment, presented by Patti Duncan. The class began with a few assessment questions about the topic for the day, “Sound, Pitch and Volume”.  All of us “students” were surprisingly silent, but once […]

  11. Spotlight: Thematic Focus

    Thematic Focus is a resource in the Teacher Center that gives you great ways to incorporate Discovery Education content into your classroom! It provides weekly teaching topics that include video segments, lesson plans, and student activities to help you get the most out of DE streaming! Covering a diverse range of topics and subjects, Thematic […]

  12. edcamp LA is Getting Close (July 9)

    On Saturday July 9th on the campus of UNO the first Louisiana unconference will take place. As one of the organizers, I proudly present edcampLouisiana. What, no thunderous applause? Oh, you don’t know what an unconference is and you’ve never heard of an edcamp. Well, not so no ago I stood right where you are […]

  13. Trust me on this one!

    Please watch this short (a little over a minute) video.  It is an awareness test. Maybe after you watch it once you will want to watch it again.  I know I wanted to do this. Enjoy!   Please click here.   AND please watch the video before reading the rest of this post. A person can […]

  14. DEN Summer School 2011

    Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of free professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network! DEN Summer School is August 1-4. Starting at 11am ET each day, join us for 3 hours of action packed learning. Here’s the schedule. Block 1 Digital Storytelling […]

  15. Things I Know You Must Read

    Usually, this portion of the Wisconsin DEN blog is titled “Things I Think You Should Read.”  I’m changing that just a little this time.  I’ve come across a few blog posts recently that I think are ABSOLUTE MUST reads for all educators.  You might have seen these already, but if you haven’t I think you […]

  16. LearnBoost – free online grade book and lesson planner and more

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy LearnBoost is an online grade book and lesson planner that is available for free to educators. It has a grade book, lesson planner, attendance, reporting and calendar. It is easy to use, visually appealing, and you can share information with students and parents. The lesson planner is integrated with state standards and […]

  17. Science of Cooking – great resource to engage and excite students about science

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy The Science of Cooking is a wonderful site from the Exploratorium that explores the science behind food and cooking. Categories include eggs, candy, spices, meat and more. Each category has information, resources, recipes and more and explores the science of the food idea and how cooking it affects it. It really is a fun […]