Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

Call for students to develop innovative products to solve real-world challenges

5th annual Spirit of Innovation Challenge continues its quest to transform STEM education  HOUSTON — Recently, Nancy Conrad, founder and chairman of the Conrad Foundation, officially launched the 2011-2012 Spirit of Innovation Challenge to encourage students to create technologies and products that solve global issues. For the past four years, the Innovation competition has helped

Upcoming DE Webinars

Register today for two of our upcoming webinars! Story of Learning: Digital Storytelling with Discovery Education STREAMING 11/8 7:00 pm Constructing stories requires deep understanding not just of discrete facts and knowledge, but also of the rich context of that information. Join us for an exploration of the creative ways to engage students across the

Web 2.0: Practical Applications for Everyday Instruction

  Web 2.0: Practical Applications for Everyday Instruction is a site from Salena Rabidoux at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.   The site is a simple, one page site that contains lists of Web 2.0 Activities by subject area. It includes descriptions of the activity and then the link.   It’s a great list of some

Free note taking and note sharing with Memonic

  Memonic is a free note taking tool I just learned about from Online Tech Tips (which is a great resource). There is a pretty full featured free account and a premium account that adds more features.   Memonic is similar to other note taking tools in that you can clip web content, take text notes, share notes,

Lesson Plans using Google Apps in Education

  I am a huge Google user. I use Chrome as my browser, Gmail, Google Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Tasks, iGoogle, Reader, Bookmarks, Sites, and Blogger. I have a CR-48 Chrome OS Chromebook. I use an Android Smart Phone. I know how to use Google’s apps. But, there are times when I’d like some ideas for using Google’s apps in the classroom that will help

Google Chromebooks for Education – updated pricing and info

    Google announced their  “Chromebooks” – notebook computers running Google’s Chrome OS this past summer.   UPDATED October 2011: Google is now offering schools and businesses the option to purchase the Chromebooks outright instead of using the monthly payment option.     There are two models right now. Samsung has one with a 12.1″ screen, 8.5 hours of continuous usage,