Daily Archives: October 13, 2011

Using DE content and PhotoPeach to Create Visual Assessments

Using DE content and PhotoPeach to Create Visual Assessments

PhotoPeach and DEN content work great together when creating engaging visual quizzes to review content with students. http://photopeach.com/album/rmu0sr I created this quick quiz that was used as a warm up for my biology class to review plant tropisms. I used pictures from the writing prompts that accompany the Life video segment on plant tropisms, as

PETE&C 2012…Let your STAR shine!

Planning on attending PETE&C in February? Are you a STAR? Guess what? Discovery is taking over the Pre-Con! That’s right. The entire day is going to be a blast! DEN STARS should register for the pre-conference here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012 The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is pleased to present a special full-day pre-conference event. The day will

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 10/13/2011

Policy Priorities:Meeting the Goals of the National Education Technology Plan:The Digital Divide Tags: policy, goals, national, education, technology, digitaldivide, infographic A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Tags: ipad, apps, sites, classroom, guide iOS 5 for iPhone and iPad walkthrough | TiPb Insight and guides to iOS

Fall VirtCon In-Person Events

            October 22 is right around the corner and that means it is almost time for the Fall Virtual Conference! Please join in on the fun. There will be prizes for best costumes and lots of other goodies. Session descriptions are here: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/VirtualConference2011/ Here’s a list of all of the

And the Winners Are…

So, I’m not afraid to admit it–I’m a pretty competitive person.  When I was in school, I always liked contests and prizes  (Ok, I still do).  Sometimes the activities would be so much fun that we wouldn’t even realize that we were learning.  Now I like to translate that competitive spirit to my employees (and

Updating my iPad2

One of the teachers at our middle school sent out a reminder to teachers to connect their iPads to their iTunes accounts on their computer to make sure everything was up to date. I have to admit that I hadn’t plugged in for a couple of weeks, so I decided that last night was the time to take care of

Vote for Discovery Education @ SXSWEdu

Today, SXSW (South by Southwest) launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching