Archives for August, 2011

  1. Curiosity in the Classroom

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    Discovery Education is excited to announce the launch of Curiosity in the Classroom , a joint initiative from Discovery Education and Intel designed to satisfy students’ curiosity and extend learning concepts found in Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking television series, Curiosity . In support of this initiative, DE and Intel have teamed up to launch CuriosityintheClassroom.com . […]

  2. BYOD?

    The 2011-2012 school year is rapidly approaching, and I wonder how many districts are discussing the increasingly-popular “BYOD” or “Bring Your Own Device” approach to technology? Rather than prohibiting these items, this policy encourages students to bring in cell phones, iPods, iPads, laptops, and other mobile technology to be used in the classroom. The advantages […]

  3. Spotlight on the GA DEN LC: Monique Liles

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    GA DEN LC Blog Chair – Monique Liles Monique has been with the DEN for four years, and has 6 years of teaching experience. She is a special education teacher, and works with students with emotional behavior disorders. She is an advocate for bringing youth from at-risk to at-promise status, and is the State Coordinator […]

  4. Have You Tried the ASSIST App?

    ASSIST is an iPod Touch/iPad app enabling teachers to collect assessment data for summative, common, and formative assessments. With the ASSIST app the iPod Touch and iPad are a Mobile Teaching and Assessment Platform. ALL In Learning provides the framework for utilizing ASSIST effectively in its professional development seminar. How does it work? Download the […]

  5. Outstanding PD with Teaching Channel

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    Every once in a while we have the opportunity to be a part of a new initiative. Here is your chance! Through my PLN I learned of a relatively new web resource for professional development and a platform for sharing best practices (Beta version launched in June). It is called Teaching Channel, a California Public […]

  6. DE + Weston Woods = Wow!

    When I first started using Discovery Streaming, it seemed like it was my go-to resource for Science and Social Studies. Slowly, I started finding more and more ways to integrate it into my math instruction. Reading and Language Arts instruction were the last ones to come along because I couldn’t wrap my head around the […]

  7. The DEN Back to School Membership Season has begun!

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    The Discovery Educator Network Back to School Membership Season has begun!   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). Visit http://links.discoveryeducation.com/DENbts2011 Register and start reporting points today! Here’s How You […]

  8. Letter to First Graders

    DEN star Kathy Cassidy, from Saskatchewan, welcomes new students to her classroom with this great letter. It sets the tone for a fun, interactive year . And she has  a similar letter that goes to the parents. Here are the links again:  http://t.co/MEX2zD8 and their parents http://t.co/NzJaEXb Let us know, in the comments section, if […]

  9. Wisconsin Shutterbugs

    Can we say “DEN Shutterbugs”?? On Friday, August 5, Wisconsin DEN photo enthusiasts had an amazing day.  Meeting at the Milwaukee Public Market at 9:45 a.m. with cameras of all sorts in hand, approximately 15 Wisconsin DEN members and guests had their 1st Annual Photo walk on the beautiful Milwaukee Riverwalk. Broadening their photography skills, […]

  10. Planning Ahead to Dot Day

    Are you a fan of Peter H. Reynolds? If you aren’t sure who he is or about the great things that he and FableVision do for kids and learning, stop reading this right now and go visit his webpage. Seriously. Go! If you are back, or just still here, then you know that Peter H. […]

  11. Assessment Thoughts from your LC Members….part 1

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    Hello DEN Community and welcome to a series of blog posts designated to invoke your thoughts, ideas, and reflections concerning assessment in education.  Over the next few weeks several Leadership Council members have offered to share their thoughts on this popular topic in order to start the conversation.  We can’t wait to read your reflections […]

  12. NMNH: There’s An APP for THAT?!

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    After an amazing week of 21st Century STEM networking at One Discovery Place, working with Siemens and Discovery to advance STEM program development through The Siemens STEM Institute, I wanted to share with you a few of the big surprises that are waiting for you to explore. We had the unique, exclusive opportunity to get […]

  13. streamathon 2011

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    The 6th annual streamathon has been scheduled for September 14, 2011. We’ve got a 11 hours of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DEstreaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! Already back to school? Set up a […]

  14. Welcome Back Events in Florida!

    Can you believe the school year is right around the corner? The good news is we have two great Welcome Back DEN events in Florida!  That’s right, within the next week your DEN Leadership Council has organized two events to help get the school year started!  If you are in North Florida, come join us […]

  15. Back to School in NC

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      It won’t be long before the schools in North Carolina are back to work, and what better way is there to kick off a new school year than with a Day of Discovery? Mark your calendars now because DEN will be hosting a special event for NC educators at the Biltmore House on Saturday, September 10. […]

  16. 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT)

      The deadline for call for proposals of The 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT) has been extended until  August 26, 2011. With the theme of the conference as “Do IT! Transform Learning, Shape the Future”, the organizers invite educators, school leaders and researchers in the education-related field to submit papers […]

  17. Back-to-School Webinars

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    Did you enjoy the Summer School Webinars last week?  Are you looking for more ideas of how to use Discovery Education in your classroom?  Perhaps you were hoping to see some more “how-to” sessions for learning about setting up student accounts, creating writing prompts with the Builder Tools, or assigning content to students in the […]

  18. Two Great Back to School Events

    Two Great Back to School Events Please join us as we prepare for a new school year. We are planning two great events and hope you will join us. Staples and a chance to win great Discovery stuff: We will have a table at Staples on Saturday, Aug 13, during Teacher Appreciation day from 9-12. […]