Archives for January 30, 2012

  1. More Reflections on DEN SCIcon 2012

    Both Jane and David have done a great job of highlighting features of the wonderful gathering of educators at the Mark Twain House Visitor Center this past Saturday. I am so grateful for them sharing their notes, summary comments, and links to the archived presentations. One of the highlights for me was being privileged to […]

  2. WI DEN iPad Event Feb 18!

    Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about how the iPad is being used in education. In addition, STEM integration ideas, the Discovery Mobile App., and a variety of other educational apps. will be shared. Discovery Education members are invited as we […]

  3. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook: Scientific Explanations in Action

    One of the most powerful tools within the Discovery Education Science Techbook is the Scientific Explanations Worksheet, which can be found under the Explain Tab within each concept.  This amazing tools provides a unique insight into the thought process of our students while providing students the opportunity to analyze and interpret data to construct meaning […]

  4. NC DEN SciCon

    On Saturday, January 28, a group of educators from western North Carolina gathered at the Kimmel School  at Western Carolina University for an exceptional in-person event surrounding DEN SciCon 2012. After working through the morning sessions of SciCon together, we enjoyed an amazing tour of the Kimmel School with two of their esteemed professors. Talk […]

  5. Meet the New Guy! Dan Choi

    Introducing the newest member of the DE level 1 support team; Dan, is eager to help with your technical needs. Dan graduated from Syracuse University in 2011 with B.S. in Information Management. He loves philosophy, books, movies, football, travelling, and above all else food. There are food lovers who like to analyze the taste and […]

  6. Florida Test C To Predict Student Proficiency On FCAT 2.0

    Just a note for our partners in the “Sunshine State.” The Florida Department of Education has formally set the new FCAT 2.0 state assessment achievement level cut scores. Since the predictions made by Discovery Education interim benchmark assessments are based on these decisions the Florida Test C interim benchmark will be a predictive measure of […]

  7. DEN SCIcon 2012 – what a great event!

      The 3rd Annual DEN SCIcon was held this past Saturday, January 28th. The DEN SCIcon provides participants with effective strategies for transforming science classes through effective integration of digital media content. The conference was broadcast live and online so many people joined in from home. There were also in-person events around the country, hosted by […]

  8. NICE Resources

    Northern Illinois Computing Educators held their Mini-Conference on Saturday, January 28th.  The Keynote speaker was Steve Dembo of Discovery, and his presentation of cutting edge Web 2.0 apps provided an energetic beginning to the event.  Would we expect any less?  The crowd was enthused, and Steve was dynamic – his breadth of knowledge and ability […]

  9. Are you Pinterested?

    Oh my… Another Internet addiction has hit, and I am working hard to balance it with my Words with Friends, Facebook, and all of my Google habits. The website is called Pinterest.com, and it is a visual buffet of anything and everything that might interest you. They describe themselves as an online pinboard, where users […]

  10. Win a Flip Camera and more in Dr. Lodge Music Video Challenge – hosted by Discovery Education!

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    You and your students could win fabulous prizes for your classroom with a 1-take music video! http://links.discoveryeducation.com/videochallenge What’s up? Launching today, the Dr. Lodge Music Video Challenge asks students to select one of Dr. Lodge McCammon’s standards-based songs, determine the dance moves, and film the music video in 1-take. What could I win? One grand […]