Archives for October, 2011

  1. Northern California Workshop – Harvesting the DE Classroom Manager

    Join Martha Snider, California DEN STAR and Leadership Council Member, for this hands-on workshop! About: This “Make and Take” is open to all! Not only will you learn how to create interactive writing prompts, quizzes, and assignments, you will discover how easy it is to use the Classroom Manager to provide your students with learning […]

  2. The One That Did NOT Get Away featuring Ben Parker

    Explore the Blue brought to you by the Take Me Fishing Campaign invites all K-6 teachers and students to join us for a webinar featuring Ben Parker Though he was “lured” by the big city life and dreams of wealth by the stock market, Ben Parker packed up and “cast” a different line.  Though everyone […]

  3. And the MVPs are…


    Congratulations to our Discovery Educator Network Back-to-School MVPs! These educators racked up the most points in the Back-to-School Membership Season challenge. They scored points by: Being a Team Player: Attending a Back to School webinar for 1 point. 2 Point Conversion: Passing along 2 different ways to differentiate classroom instruction using a single media asset […]

  4. Tech or Treat – Packer Style

    Last week marked the DEN Fall Virtual Conference.  Educators around the country took part in a free, online professional development opportunity.  In Muskego, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin DEN LC team put on a great in-person event in conjunction with the VC. Karie Huttner, one of the Wisconsin DEN LC members, shares a little about the event […]

  5. Fun Tech Tools For the History Classroom

    There are several great Web 2.0 tools that I just have to share with history teachers.   I have used for several years, and have created blog posts about this resource before. These tools have many great features to enhance learning in all subjects. Some of my favorite tools are the flash game generators, […]

  6. DEN Virt Con at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    By John Christopher, Colorado DEN Blog Chair This past Saturday, 40 educators attended the 2011 Fall Virtual Conference at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  It started off with an outstanding breakfast:  eggs, pastries, bacon, I think there was fruit too…but who eats healthy when your at a conference? In addition to that, the […]

  7. MassCue

    The MassCue conference is behind us once again!  I think it rains every year!!  Gillette Stadium is a great setting for the conference and I even got to say hello to Robert Kraft!  It was amazing what the elevator people were going through to see what elevator he would take and how they would have […]

  8. Fall VirtCon 2011 Archives


    The fall virtual conference Tech or Treat was Saturday, October 22, 2011. In case you missed a session or just want to re-watch some of the spooktacular sessions, here are the archives.     9:00 am The Monster Mash-Up with Traci Blazosky, DEN Guru Are you spooked? Is tech giving you a scare? Take a […]

  9. How to view Archived Webinars

    If you have ever seen a webinar advertised through the Professional Development section of Discovery Education, but were not able to attend, you are in luck! You can access all Archived Webinars through our site. Now available are several presentations that were featured in Streamathon 2011, including two webinars from Bill and Emily on the […]

  10. Grow Wings and Fly


    “Life is too short to spend time doing anything less than what you know is right.” So, says Astro Teller, Director of New Projects for Google. Although that is his current title, he is also the CEO of various enterprises, holds advanced degrees in areas of study that would make the average person’s brain hurt, […]

  11. How Curious are Michigan Educators?

    Let’s DISCOVER the answer together! November is almost here, school is in full swing, and maybe you could use a boost to launch you in to 2012. We want to remind you of an upcoming opportunity get that boost. Whether you could use a refresher on Discovery Education Streaming, are looking to learn some new […]

  12. Mythbusters Behind the Myth Tour

    Yes, Adam and Jamie, from Discovery’s extremely popular Mythbusters show, are coming to Connecticut!  They will be at the Bushnell in Hartford on March 30th (tickets go on sale November 11).  The show is supposed to be a combination of video clips and audience participation.  I was hoping there would be a matinee for school […]

  13. VC in the OC!

    Fall Virtual Conference, Anaheim, CA Saturday, October 22nd, teachers from around Orange County headed for Anaheim, California and Marshall School in the Magnolia School District for a day of technology professional development. Discovery Education Network’s 2011 Fall Virtual Conference featured live online presentations from educational technology leaders from across the nation focusing on topics such […]

  14. Getting started with the STUDENT CENTER

    What is the student center? It’s a great way for students to complete task (assignments, quizzes, watch videos, etc) assigned by their teacher and conduct research. Students can access the student center by logging in at Discovery Education with a username and password, created for the student by a teacher or administrator.   1. Customize! […]

  15. Tech or Treat: It was all about sharing Treats!

    Tech or Treats' Shining Stars!

    There were many treats, but no mean tricks to be had at last weekends “Discovery Education Virtual Conference, Tech or Treat”. After we listened to all of the incredible webinars provided by Discovery, we chose to have our own mini share session. Marie shared videos she created with students in a summer program. The school […]

  16. 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education

      This past weekend, the CT DEN LC sponsored the CT Day of Discovery. We held in-person sessions, along with having a room set up to participate in the Fall Virtual Conference. I presented a session on 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education. Here is the list and links to the sites. Please share it […]