Archives for September, 2011

  1. Tech or Treat in Texas

        Join us for a local DEN event held in Pasadena ISD. The DEN Tech or Treat Virtual Conference will be held on Oct. 22 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm (Central Time). From mashups to digital stories, you are sure to enjoy learning and creating for your classroom. Lunch will be provided and space is […]

  2. Bringing the Chase to Iowa!

    One of the really cool things about Discovery Education is that we can bring the world of Discovery, and its talent to educators around the country.  And on, Monday, October 17, 2011 we’re bringing Reed Timmer, Discovery Education’s Chief Meteorologist from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers to Iowa for a special reception with Iowa educators. If […]

  3. Whoo Hoo Westchester, NY – Here We Come!

    Attention all New York-area educators – The Discovery Educator Team is coming to town! That’s right!  On Saturday, November 5, 2011 we’ll be delivering the Westchester Day of Discovery at the Westchester County Center. What’s a Day of Discovery and why should you attend? Designed specifically for New-York-area educators, this interactive day of free professional […]

  4. Texas DEN STAR Joli Brock in the news

    The DEN is all about educators who expand the walls of their classroom to the global community, and Texas DEN STAR and Leadership Council member, Joli Brock, of McKinney ISD, has done just that. Along with her students, affectionately called “Brockstars”, Joli has used various technologies in her classroom to bring the world into her […]

  5. What’s GNU?

         What’s GNU? So, I’ve been trying out and hearing about a few new things on the technology scene.  Some of my latest finds and learning more abouts are: — seen the little +1 button by some of the websites in a google search?  Here’s more on that: if this, then that — —  […]

  6. Wisconsin Virtual Conference Event

    The Wisconsin DEN LC is proud to present an IN PERSON event on October 22nd as part of the DEN Fall Virtual Conference. Saturday, October 22, 2011 Muskego High School, Muskego WI 8:30-2:00  Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online or both! […]

  7. Home Stretch of the DEN Membership Season – These Places Still Need Players!


      In the final stretch of the DEN Membership Season, who will take home the coveted DEN MVP jerseys?  For most places, the game is down to the wire, but in some states and provinces, the field is wide open!  I don’t want to totally give it away, so if you happen live in a […]

  8. iPad Implementation

    Mark your calendars, and get ready to register for this event.  Registration will open on September 19, 2011 Questions should be directed to: If your school or district is implementing, or planning to implement iPad in the primary grades, then you will want to be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. The Auburn School […]

  9. Back to School Webinar Series: Connect your classroom with Discovery Education

    Back to School with Discovery Education: Maximizing student engagement using Discovery Education. Register for the session on  September 29, 2011 at 7pm EST: Are you looking for new ways to engage your students with Discovery Education? Why not put the power of learning at their fingertips through our redesigned Student Center. With unique logins students […]

  10. Columbus Day

        Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at  The letter tells of […]

  11. Columbus Day

      Christopher Columbus Columbus Day will be celebrated October 10, 2011.  I like to begin my lesson on that day reading sections from a letter that Columbus wrote without letting the class know who it is from or that it is Columbus Day.  The letter is a primary document found at  The letter tells […]

  12. Sharing is Fun

    It’s great to share. Sharing is at the core of the Discovery Educator Network. Sharing best practices. Sharing resources. Sharing ideas. You get the idea. So here’s a quick way to share resources you find with in the service.

  13. Science Saturdays

    Science Saturdays are a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Windows on the World theater at 11:00 am. Science Saturdays mainly target middle- and high-school students to show them the vast world of scientific research and allow them to […]

  14. All New Webinars from DE- Check them Out!

    Jumping into the Digital Stream- Tuesday, September 27 at 7 EST Introduction to lesson plans and some of our favorite web 2.0 sites that you can put to use in your classroom tomorrow Clean Up your Act- Tuesday, October 11 at 7 EST Learn new and creative ways to go reduce the paper and increase […]

  15. Allowing Students to “EXPLORE” Science Content With the Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK

    Visit any Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK concept page and you will find TONS of resources arranged by the 5E Instructional Model.  A component of the constructivist model, the 5Es lesson focuses on student participation.  Once “Engaged” students are then invited to “Explore” concepts in a way that allows them to develop their own understanding. The […]

  16. Last but not least, meet Kevin!

    Kevin graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2008 with a degree in Psychology.  He loves movies, football, lacrosse, and hanging out with his family and friends.  He has a two year old Retriever mix named Taylor, who is the cutest/sweetest dog ever!  When not at work, Kevin likes to stay active and goes hiking and […]