Archives for February, 2012

  1. The Value of Going to College

      This past weekend, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took on the conventional idea that getting a college degree is imperative for students to succeed in the real world. Of course, Santorum did not challenge this commonly held notion in an eloquent way, implying that it is a snobby ideal for pushing students towards a […]

  2. WI Unconference: EdCampMKE Registration is OPEN

    EdCampMKE Registration opened at 5PM on Feb 29th.  A great opportunity to learn, share and network with others from around the state. On Saturday, May 12, proactive educators will come together at South Milwaukee High School.  Space is limited,  so register early to guarantee yourself  this great free professional growth opportunity!  EdCamp attempts to offset costs through sponsor-ships. […]

  3. It’s elementary, my dear educator!

    I came across a link  to resources specifically designed to help elementary teachers with the following free resources: Bell Work Ideas Sponge Ideas Center Ideas Interactive Bulletin Boards Lesson Plans Thematic Units Reproducibles Class Certificates Another place that I have noticed that has amazing ideas for the elementary classroom is Pinterest. It is highly visual […]

  4. Six Flags Read to Succeed Final Submission Day!

    If your classes have been participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program, today is the final day to submit your students’ reading hours in our online portal! Read to Succeed is a free educational program from Six Flags and Discovery Education that inspires K-6 students to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete […]

  5. Top 20 Educators to Watch Includes Texas’ own Andrea Keller

    What an honor it is for Texas to have their very own National School Board Association Top 20 to watch on the Leadership Council! Below is the excerpt posted on the NSBA site. Make sure to take a moment and congratulate her! She certainly deserves it! Andrea Keller, LIFE K-5 Special Education Teacher, Elliott Elementary […]

  6. There’s Still Time!

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    Apply to attend the DEN Summer Institute 2012 by March 1 for a chance to have your airfare covered by the DEN. DEN Summer Institute 2012 Bozeman, Montana STAR Discovery Educators who are accepted to the DEN Summer Institute will experience a week of professional development and networking that they will never forget.  Apply today […]

  7. DEN Star Jan Abernethy SHINES at Pete&C

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    It has been a DEN-tastic day of Discovery here at the Pete & C Preconference. I had the pleasure this afternoon to attend PA’s own DEN Star Jan Abernethy’s presentation on her Ponderous Pandas… a 21st Century 5th grade classroom in Greenville, PA. Jan does an amazing job differentiating instruction with her students. She enables […]

  8. A Great Celebration of the Alaska DEN!

    The Discovery Educator Network held a social gathering on the Monday of ASTE to celebrate the launch of the Alaska Leadership Council (LC Members shown to the right: Ross Johnson, Jessica Cook, and LC Chair Marilyn Doore) and to spread the DEN word to other Discovery Education users.  The evening event, held at the Glacier Brewhouse […]

  9. Re: Dr. Lodge Video Challenge

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    Dear Community, It has come to our attention that some of you have been wrestling with our upload tool for the Dr. Lodge Video Contest. Uh-oh! While we are impressed with your persistance and stick-to-it-ness, we do apologize for the struggle.  We have called-in IT for support (yeah that’s right, even the techies call for […]

  10. A Great Collection of EdTech Pins

    I know so many educators that are becoming addicted to Pinterest.  Pinterest is a great resource for classroom ideas and a fun way to store and share your favorite sites, links, ideas, products, and images. If you are educator that is using technology in your classroom, you need to take a look at the pinboards […]

  11. 11 steps to planning Professional Development

    Professional development is an important part of education and educator’s professional learning. Unfortunately, professional development is not always planned or delivered well, or is not relevant to the staff. Here are some tips for planning professional development:   1. Develop a professional development committee to plan and coordinate.   2. Demonstrate examples of classroom technology […]

  12. Adobe PhotoShop Touch for iPad2 now available

      Adobe announces the availability of Adobe Photoshop Touch for the iPad2. Photoshop is the premiere, industry standard, for photo editing and effects and having it available for the iPad expands it’s usability.   The Android version of Adobe Photoshop Touch, along with other Adobe Touch Apps, was launched on Android back in November 2011.   Photoshop Touch brings core Photoshop […]

  13. Data Collection Tip To Explore

    Looking for ways to make sure that all of your students can show what they know and can do on assignments, quizzes or probes you build within Discovery Education? As we try to collect reliable and actionable data from our students, we sometimes worry whether our items become a test of English language understanding rather […]

  14. Apps Apps Everywhere, But Which One Do I Choose?

    “There’s an app for that.” How many times have you head that phrase? According to the Apple web site, “There are over 500,000 apps, for work, play and everything in between. The more apps you download, the more you realize there’s almost no limit to what your iPhone/iPad can do.” So the question is how […]

  15. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 2-27

    First and foremost we’ve upgraded our ISSUU.com account (that snazzy site that allows you to view this document online) so that you no longer see ads on the side AND you can open now open Matt’s Tips and Tricks on an iPad! Second – don’t forget to register for, and upload your student videos to, […]

  16. Prezi U

    As many of you know, Prezi is a great presentation tool and an excellent change of page from PowerPoint or Keynote.  I’ll be you didn’t know about a new community site that’s been recently created for everything Prezi in Education.  It’s called Prezi U.  Take a look at this post, from the Prezi U site […]

  17. NETS for Students…. What?

    In education, we have standards for all curriculum areas. But did you know about the NETS standards? The following are the NETS standards for students. ……. Really? I don’t have time for this too! Is this another bandwagon that you want me to jump on? ……. The NETS are really about transforming education in an […]