Archives for November 4, 2011

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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, […]