Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sharing is Fun

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.

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

Texas gears up for regional conference

Texas educators are encouraged to attend the annual TCEA regional conference “The Power of U” being hosted by Regions 10 and 11 (Dallas-Ft. Worth) on October 22, at Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD. The small conference fee includes lunch!   This year is the first time academies will be included. The academies currently

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 09/27/2011

Virtual Tour Flyover – Build the Dream MLK National Monument virtual tour. Tags: MLK, virtualtour – By Dean Mantz K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating Evaluation: Part Five of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy | Edutopia Part 5 of 5 from Edutopia evaluating resources based on Blooms Taxonomy. Links to the first 4 reviews are available at the

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

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

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

The convergence of globalization and technology will eventually touch everyone

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