Archives for January, 2012

  1. Rock Our World!

    Verona Area School District Students Collaborate with Others Around the World, Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson Since the start of the school year, the 3rd graders in Ms. Karie Huttner’s class and the high school students in Ms. Julie Jenewein’s, class along with Ms. Rita Mortenson, have been busy making music, videos and skyping (video chatting) […]

  2. DEN SCIcon 2012 comes to SC

    The lowcountry/midlands will be the scene of teachers sharing refreshing strategies while enjoying their refreshments compliments of Chik fil a. Caver-Edisto Middle School will host the virtual science professional development day, Saturday, January 28, 2012. Everyone is invited. Just log onto to register for your seat at this fabulous day of networking.

  3. SC Shining Stars

    Introducing a monthly segment introducing you to one of South Carolina’s shining DEN STARs. This month we will introduce you to the Blog Coordinator, Norma Jean Rockwell. Mrs. Rockwell teaches Industrial Technology courses at Carver-Edisto Middle School in Cope, SC. She began teaching at CEMS four years ago; after beginning her teaching (3rd) career in […]

  4. Science Upclose

    When I am not thinking about teaching and using technology, I am engaged in some fiber activity – spinning, weaving, or holding my angora bunnies. But until recently I never brought this part of me into the classroom. Last year I wrote a proposal for donors choose to get cardboard looms and a silkworm farm […]

  5. Gold Rush Alaska: Six Sets of Gold Rush Lesson Plans

    For students and teachers who are fans of the Discovery’s Gold Rush Alaska the National Parks Service offers fifteen lesson plans about the Klondike Gold Rush.  The lessons are designed for use with students in grades two through eight. You can view the lessons online or download them as PDFs. The lessons are combination of […]

  6. More ways to Use Discovery Education Clips

      If you haven’t tried, you are missing a great resource.  I love to create video montages using pictures and clips from Discovery and other sources.  You just select your video clips and pictures, add text, music and transitions and you have a professional video montage that just took a few minutes to make!  […]

  7. Summer Science Sleuths at Duke University

    The Duke Center for Science Education is accepting applications for current 7th & 8th graders. Summer Science Sleuths at Duke is a 2-week, recreational, residential summer camp on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC. Campers who are selected through our application process will receive a full camp scholarship and a travel scholarship to […]

  8. Stop Motion

    I first tried making stop motion at ISTE this past summer and have been eager to try it with my students.  I knew that purchasing software to make these videos would be impossible so I was thrilled when I found a free Adobe Air app – JellyCam !  For a free app this is fantastic.  […]

  9. Evernote for Educators – get organized

    by David Andrade,   Evernote is a way to get organized. It is a great, free resource that allows you to easily capture information using whatever device or operating system you use. It then makes this information accessible and searchable from anywhere. Their tagline: “Remember Everything.” It is a digital notebook that allows you to take […]

  10. Discovery’s SCICon2012 – f2f event @ Terramar School (Deer Valley)

    There will be a “live”  Face to Face event to accompany Discovery’s SCICon2012.  The 2012 SCICon is a mini-conference (with an online twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. This event will be held at […]

  11. Evening of Discovery with Matt “Geekybird” Monjan

    Come and meet Matt Monjan, Vice Present of Discovery Education, this Tuesday night, Jan 24th at Hero’s in Old Towne, 117 N Mosely in Wichita. The event will begin at 7:00 and we will have snacks for your dining pleasure. Please reserve your spot at the 22nd. Matt Monjan has blended technology and education for […]

  12. Hall and Steve are Featured Speakers at NCCE!

    Northwest educators, come Blaze the Educational Technology Trail at NCCE 2012 – Seattle, March 13-16! Steve Dembo and Hall Davidson are featured speakers at this action-packed conference, and no doubt they will be sharing all kinds of great ideas and resources that will keep your fire ablaze! Early bird registration is available until February 10, […]

  13. Building the DEN in Canada

    It’s been 2 weeks since I began my official role as Community Manager for the Canadian DEN. Needless to say my mind is spinning with possibilities and the vast opportunities that Discovery has for teachers. While I was previously aware of many of these, I’ve been bombarded with so much more as I learn about […]

  14. ios5 Support Group

    If you recently updated to ios5 and/or received an iPhone for a gift- here are the top 5 tips I have shared with others. Please feel free to comment and post any additional tips for the greater good! TOP 5 TIPS I HAVE SHARED WITH NEW iOS5 USERS: 1- GRAPHICS IN TEXTS/MESSAGES: You can add […]

  15. January Seasonal Science Stream – Winter Wonderland: A Lesson on Precipitation and the Water Cycle

    Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th at 1PM ET for another edition of the popular Seasonal Science Stream series.  This month’s topic is Winter Wonderland: A Lesson on Precipitation and the Water Cycle.  During this broadcast students will learn all about the water cycle and learn amazing experiments to help your students better understand how […]

  16. Welcome New DEN STARs!


    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Monica Amador, FL Jessi Anderson, GA Holly Berg, GA Elizabeth Blair-Nussbaum, VA Michele Bond, NJ Christine Ciofolo, NY Cindy Dunagan, NC Kathy Fiedler, PA Mary Gilmour, NY Selena Jimenez, NC Jamilah Jones-McLean, NY Amy Miles, IN Heidi Williams, NC Terry Laughlin, PA Julie Jenewein, WI   We’re thrilled to […]

  17. Missouri DEn and Discovery Education Virtual SciCon Event in Kansas City

    We hope you can join us for this month’s event. The focus will be on Science and we will be taking part in UMKC’s Science Pioneers Teacher Resource Day. More information on this can be found at: As noted in our original invitation we will start the day with breakfast at Panera while watching […]

  18. Opportunities from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and NASA instructors for educator treks in February and March. The workshops are FREE and include take-home materials and lunch. For more information, contact Melissa Dowland ( or 919-733-7450 x 613). To register, please print and mail the registration form along with a $25 deposit (will be returned […]

  19. Martin Luther King Jr. Challenged Us to All Think Critically


    Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the Morehouse College newspaper The Marion Tiger in the January – February issue of 1947 about his concern for what it means to be truly educated. Among his comments were these: “To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are   prone to let our mental life become invaded […]