Monthly Archives: February 2012


DEN Star Jan Abernethy SHINES at Pete&C

DEN Star Jan Abernethy SHINES at Pete&C

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


Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 02/28/2012

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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


Re: Dr. Lodge Video Challenge

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


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


Common Core Resources For Educators

For many educators, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift from the standards and curriculum to which they are accustomed. That being said, there is a need for collections of resources that can help keep you up to date as the CCSS develop and are implemented. I would like to thank Chris


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


Android for Education resources and apps

A colleague asked if I could put together a list of some great Android apps for education and some great Android resources for a presentation he is doing on the Kindle Fire. Here’s what I came up with: Great Android Apps for Education and Resources for Android Comparison to iPad Every app I want or


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