Archives for September, 2011

  1. The convergence of globalization and technology will eventually touch everyone

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    We school leaders know that some of our students are tech savvy and we know that many of our students are without access and opportunity for adequate technology experience.  We also know that the adult world our students will enter will be full of technology.    Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum the authors of That Used To Be […]

  2. And We’re Off!!

    Hello Virginia!! We, here at the LC (Leadership Council), would like to welcome you to another great year with the DEN! We have a lot of great events planned this year. We know your time is precious so lets jump right into introductions. Intro We hope you all are off to a great year. Please […]

  3. Creating QR Codes for Class

    Every where you look, you see a funny looking square with a cool design. Most of you know that is a QR code. The automobile industry first used the code to fast track production. Today, QR’s contain information for the purpose of advertising and sometimes just for fun. Businesses are using them on mailouts to […]

  4. NYDEN: Hudson Valley NYSCATE

    Save the date!  The 2012 NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference has been scheduled for March 3, 2012.  They are requesting proposals for this conference until December 1, 2011.  Follow this link for the RFP: http://nyscate.org/conferences.cfm?subpage=305

  5. Literacy Technology for the Classroom: “A Story Before Bed”

    “A Story Before Bed lets students, teachers, and even parents record videos of themselves reading from a large collection of online children’s books (currently over 300 books). Unlimited playback of recordings is available on iPad, iPhone, Mac, or PC”  Click on the link: http://www.astorybeforebed.com/schools          Watch a youtube video “Classroom Literacy Technology – A Story […]

  6. Meet Jennifer on our Level 1 Support Team!

    Over the Summer we made some changes at Discovery Education, including adding some new members on the Level 1 team.  At the end of this week we will be introducing Jen, Walid and Kevin. Jennifer has been with Discovery Education for just about 3 months now. She is a Licensed Practioner Nurse, Certified Health and Dance […]

  7. Only a few weeks left in Adobe Educator’s Choice Awards

        There are only a few weeks left in the Adobe The 2011 Educator’s Choice Awards awards program for educators. Any educator can enter. You submit your innovative teaching and learning materials and you could win some really nice prizes. Submit  your projects, lesson plans, curricula, tutorials, and more. Educators will rate the work submitted. There […]

  8. New Teacher Orientation – ideas and questions

    NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION   by David Andrade, CT DEN LC,  http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   I’m working on my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (I already have one in Educational Technology) and my current course is “Developing Teachers.” In this course we are looking at recruiting, training, and retaining teachers and this week we are looking at new […]

  9. Comic Strips for Reluctant Writers

     One of my favorite blogs is “Free Technology for Teachers” by Mark Byrne.  Everyday he shares an interesting tool or classroom resource. He also explains how the tool may be useful in an educational setting. For example, today (9/21) there is a 5-minute video posted explaining the Aurora Borealis and vocabulary building resources and widgets.  While perusing other […]

  10. Streamathon 2011 Archives

    Here are the archives from the 6th annual streamathon. Enjoy! Just click on the title to be taken to the video. Bend it, Break it, Bust it Loose: 10 easy ways Discovery Education STREAMING can change the way you teach Matt Monjan Jim Morrison once encouraged his fan base to “break on through to the […]

  11. Back to School: New Content now available for streaming users!

    Our content team is continuously working to update content available to all Discovery Education users. Here are some of our most recently added series for streaming users… The PBS NewsHour: Bin Laden Death a ‘Very Big Victory,’ But Not ‘Happily Ever After’ Jim Lehrer discusses the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on U.S. foreign […]

  12. A Day of Learning

       Simple K12 is offering a FREE day of professional development on Saturday, September 24, 2011. If you have Internet access, you can attend the information packed sessions all about integration and technology in the classroom. With 7 sessions to choose from, you are bound to find something to spark your interest. The keynote session […]

  13. Share Your Inner Rock Star!

    Are you an ed tech guru? Enthusiast or advocate? Maybe you’re a newbie who’s excited about learning and sharing new ideas? No matter what your background, you are needed at ISTE 2012! The call for presenters/proposals is now open! Submit your proposal online through October 5. You’ll find all information and instructions on the website.

  14. Teach to the Test

    Believe it or not, not all students hate tests.  When I was a student I loved being tested.  When other students would be frantically reviewing notes, shaking nervously and watching the clock as the seconds ticked down too quickly to T-time, I would sit at my desk excited and raring to go.  “How could a […]

  15. Discovery Education is taking ITEC by STORM

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    Discovery Education is honored to be a sponsor of the 2o11 Iowa Technology Education Connection (ITEC) Conference hosted at Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  The conference kicks off on October 16 with pre-conference workshops and this year Discovery Education is sponsoring a full day digital storytelling workshop with Joe Brennan, “Digital Storytelling: Get it […]

  16. Share What You Know and DO!

    ICE Conference 2012: Innovate – Collaborate – Educate Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center St. Charles, Illinois February 28- March 2, 2012 Submit a Proposal to Present at ICE Conference 2012! Share all the innovative things that are happening in your classroom or the great tricks you learned during last weeks stream-a-thon or other DEN […]

  17. DEN Day of Discovery at Biltmore

    Thanks to Dianne Ripollone for sharing about her DOD experience! The day started with Kyle Schutt welcoming attendees to a day of learning and “discovery”. Pumping the crowd up Kyle introduced Brad Fountain. Brad Fountain introduced the new Techbook for North Carolina, an online textbook. After Brad, Matt Monjan introduced the 9-11 website with a […]

  18. Recap: 9.11 Rise Reconnect and Remember

      To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Discovery Education partnered with classrooms nationwide to tell stories of hope, resilience and the rebuilding of Ground Zero. In partnership with Discovery Channel and SCIENCE, Discovery Education engaged students the world over—many of whom were not yet born or who were very young at the time of […]

  19. Builder Tools, How do you use them?

    As promised, here is another post from North Carolina Leadership Council member Diane Ripollone about how she loves to use the Builder Tools for evaluating student learning.  Enjoy! Discovery Builder Tools, How do you use them? written by Diane Ripollone, NC Leadership Council As a new year begins so do the questions. Some of my […]

  20. Web 3.0?!?!

    As we encounter increasing amounts of information and an almost infinite quantity of data on the World Wide Web, what can we do to try and make sense of it all? I came across this video produced by Judy O’Connell this morning. Rather than answering this question, it poses additional questions about what we can […]