Archives for February 1, 2012

  1. STEMazing Night with Hall: Going Mobile

    On Wed February 1, I ended my first big Digital Learning Day by joining in with Hall Davidson for a Siemens STEM Webinar :Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) Your STEM Classroom. Hall Packed the hour full of so many great ideas using mobile devices to reach higher levels of analysis in the classroom […]

  2. NC DNA Day

    APPLICATIONS FOR NC DNA DAY 2012 ARE NOW OPEN! Please visit to have a young scientist visit your classroom and present an engaging, hands-on module covering a topic related to genetics and genomics! This year’s topics include:  Forensics, Genes and Disease, Immunology, and Pharmacogenomics. What Teachers are Saying…   DNA Day has been a wonderful addition […]

  3. LOTS of ICE This February!!!

    Now that February is upon us we have a lot to look forward to and I have heard the weather men are predicting a lot of ICE  (the ICE Conference that is)! Quickly approaching are Valentine’s Day, President’s Day but most importantly ICE Conference Week!!  In less than a month a large group of teachers will […]

  4. Mobile Media in the Classroom

    If you haven’t already done so, be sure and register for Hall Davidson’s webinar on mobile media.  It starts in 30 minutes!  Below is a description of what to expect: “Make your classroom walls expand! Mobile phones, iPads, and tablets have the ability to create and share learning both in the classroom and in the extended […]

  5. Mining Magnificent Minds

      Being a teacher means trying to help every child be successful in the classroom. However, ask yourself this question: What can teachers do to get the most out of their students? There are a lot of answers to this question such as differentiate instruction, use collaboration, conference with the student, make learning real and […]

  6. Are You Headed to the Zoo?

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    Hello Everyone! February is here. That means we are only a couple of weeks away from our first 2012 MI Day of Discovery! If you have already made plans to attend the Kalamazoo DOD we look forward to seeing you there. If you have yet to sign up, please do so here: The best […]

  7. Join Discovery Education at TCEA!

    Download a printable version of Discovery Education’s TCEA corporate room schedule here: DiscoveryEducation_2012_TCEA_flyer Discovery Education will be in lots of places at TCEA – from the exhibit floor (booth #1551), to featured sessions from Hall and Steve, to our very own room at the Austin Hilton where we’ll be doing sessions all day, every day, […]

  8. Farewell Picnik…. Hellllooooo iPiccy!

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    Bummed about Picnik going away? Believe me, I was too. That was one of the sites I’ve been recommending for about half a decade. Sure there are plenty of other options, but Picnik didn’t require a login (yay), was incredibly intuitive (yay), and had a surprisingly robust set of tools. One door closes, another opens. […]

  9. QR Codes in the Classroom

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    I recently created this presentation to share with the Reading Council of South Carolina to show educators, media specialists, and administrators how QR codes could be used in the media center and with literacy.  I have updated the presentaion to include examples of how QR codes can be used across the curriculum.   Do you have an idea […]

  10. Favorite Things: Bill Nye

    I love Bill Nye. I also love cover songs. They are my favorite genre, if that’s really a genre. Today, I discovered this really cool cover of Bill Nye the Science Guy: That made me ask, “I wonder how much Bill Nye stuff I can get through Discovery Education?” So, I logged in to DE […]