Archives for August, 2011

  1. Fighting Poverty thru Film

    California Bay Area teens were challenged to make a PSA promoting a program to cut poverty in half by 2020. You can watch the two finalists, cast your vote for the winner to be aired on local television, and watch a behind the scenes documentary to get some ideas about how your students can make […]

  2. Global Corporate Challenge Update

    About 15 weeks ago, 7 Discovery Education employees formed “Team Stream” to compete in the Global Corporate Challenge.  In summary, the GCC consists of the team tracking each of their steps with use of a pedometer and together trying to get the most steps and travel the furthest on the virtual map. We started out […]

  3. Discovery and 21st Century Teaching and Learning

    According to the website: The Partnership for 21st Century skills, teaching and learning have become all about collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Discovery and DEN offer all of these skills to teachers and students through Discovery Streaming and the many DEN events that are offered through out the year to the DEN and the […]

  4. Livebinders Workshop in St Louis

    Featuring LiveBinders Join Discovery Education and the Missouri DEN Leadership Council on Thursday, September 15 from 4:00-5:00 pm Kratz Elementary 4301 Edmunson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63134 Back to School Event featuring: *Discovery Education’s Student Center *LiveBinders Introduction ht *Common Core Overview Cost: Free Limit: 20 Participants Registration:   or contact Melissa Robison 314-223-7700

  5. Do you think, “The Classroom Is Obsolete: It’s Time for Something New”?

    As I read the following article by Prakash Nair from Education Week, it began to make me wonder just where are we in education. Are we limiting our students’ growth and learning experience? Will technology change the obsolete classroom? Is there a need for those four walls? Can public education handle a transformation such as […]

  6. Nominate a Science Educator

    Do you know a great teacher who deserves to be recognized for excellence in the classroom and beyond?   Nominate them for a North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) award today at! The deadline for nominations is September 15.   Awards include: – Outstanding Student Teacher in Science Award – District Outstanding Science Teacher […]

  7. Bloggers U-Write!

    DE is hosting a series of general blogging webinars (maybe with Steve Dembo?) which will include basic information on how to: customize the look and feel of the blog, create posts and pages, add multimedia and embedded objects, as well as general strategies for successful blogging. If you are new to DE blogging, want to […]

  8. Using Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK To Promote Literacy in ANY Classroom.

    Educators all across the nation are unearthing the power of Discovery Education when it comes to promoting literacy skills.  When it comes to science education, literacy skills play an important role in developing the “scientifically” literate learner.  This webinar highlights ways to use a variety of Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK resources to enhance such skills […]

  9. Hurricanes? Politics? Stock Market?

    How many of your students watch, listen, or read about important events happening in the United States and the world? If they are like my students and my children, knowledge of current events is extremely limited. Flocabulary is a great tool to use in your classroom to quickly review the week’s happenings through The Week […]

  10. Back to School with DE Streaming

        What better way to start the school year out than with an overview of all the wonderful resources that Discovery Streaming has to offer.  On Wednesday, August 24 new staff at Verona Area High School had an afternoon filled with technology exploration.  Staff members created their own Discovery Streaming accounts to start out […]

  11. Are You a DEN STAR? You Already Have Four Points in the Membership Season!

    Calling all DEN STARs!  In the DEN Membership Season, you’ve got four points already! Register and start reporting points today! Here’s How You Win!  The 2011 Back to School Membership Season Line-up: Be a team player: Attend a Back to School webinar and kick-off the school year prepared with new content, resources and tools […]

  12. Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero


                    Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero premieres commercial free TONIGHT on Discovery Channel. From executive producer Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television, Discovery Channel and Science Channel comes the story of hope from darkness, life from ashes, a dream born from a nightmare. Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero  showcases the men and […]

  13. Favorite Things: AudioPal


    I’ve been thinking for a while that Oprah isn’t the only one who should get to have a list of her favorite things. As the self-proclaimed DEN Princess, I’ve decided that I too shall periodically share a favorite thing. Today, I’ll start things off with a tool that I learned about first during DEN Summer […]

  14. Discovery Education Canada: Back-to-School 2011 Webinar Series

    Join us for the Discovery Education Canada Back-to-School 2011 Webinar series as we explore the basics of Discovery Education STREAMING, join in the Discovery Education STREAMATHON, build upon 50 more ways to utilize digital media, and create digital stories with Discovery Education. Register today All times listed are Eastern Time. Discovery Education STREAMING: Back […]

  15. Grow the DEN, Look Awesome


    The DEN Membership Season is in full swing – show your Discovery Education Team Spirit and win prizes by reporting events that reflect active use of Discovery Education curricular tools and resources and active participation in the Discovery Educator Network (DEN). To show off your winning ways, our top point winners will receive this limited-edition […]

  16. “Engage” With the Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK

    The vast array of resources found in the Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK are arranged according the the 5E Learning Model. The 5E Learning Model is a component of the constructivist learning philosophy which holds that students learn best when they are exposed to experiences that allow them to build their own understanding of a concept […]

  17. What are reasonable student outcomes? And how might technology help our students reach those outcomes?

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    Greater opportunities to apply literacy Stronger motivation to use literacy behaviors Strategically reading to learn and/or to be entertained Strategically writing to make meanings and/or to accomplish purposes Thoughtful reading for meaning Greater expression and clarity in writing Reading and writing with confidence Speaking with precision and clarity Actively listening with comprehension Persistent thinkers demonstrating […]

  18. Conference Solution on the Go

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    Do you need to have a conference call but aren’t sure of a good route to take? Do your colleagues and friends have a hard time making it onto a web-based conference call, like Skype? Do you struggle with reliable internet, right at the time when you were scheduled for an online meet-up?   Check […]

  19. Teacher Appreciation Day at NCMLS in Durham

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 FREE ADMISSION FOR TEACHERS and one guest! The North Carolina Museum of Life and Sciences in Durham is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 27. We will be offering free admission for public and private K-12 teachers (with school ID) and one guest. Come see the Museum through the eyes […]

  20. Spotlight on the Georgia DEN LC: Patrice Weaver


     Patrice Weaver Operations Manager and DEN STAR Education Services Division Georgia Public Broadcasting Patrice Weaver is the Operations Manager of the Education Services Division of Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Prior to being appointed Operations Manager she served as Senior Project Manager and Executive Producer for a variety of video projects.  She has won two TELLY awards […]