Archives for February, 2012

  1. Apply to Become A DEN Guru

    Over the past six years, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has grown in many different ways including the variety of ways educators may participate in the community. You can be a Discovery Educator and participate in the online community. You can apply to become a STAR Discovery Educator and engage in both online and in-person […]

  2. Discovery Education Science TechBooks – great resource – more than an e-text

      Discovery Education has a lot of great resources for educators, many free (over 30). They also have fee-based services such as DE Streaming with thousands of videos, audio files, images, lesson plans, and much more.   One of their other resources that I have been using lately is the Discovery Education Science Techbook.   The Discovery Education Science […]

  3. DonorsChoose – a great resource for funding classroom projects/supplies

          DonorsChoose is an awesome site, created by former educators, that allows educators to create a project idea, select the materials and equipment needed, and get funding for those supplies. The teacher fills out the project format and selects materials and then DonorsChoose does the rest. Donors go to the site (and the site is advertised) […]

  4. Vonage announces free iPhone and Android apps for calling and texting

    Vonage announces iPhone and Android apps that allow you to call and text message other Vonage Mobile app users for free, worldwide, on iPhone and Android. You can also call any phone number in over 200 different countries at discounted rates. You can even purchase calling credits through iTunes or Android market accounts. Calls will work over WiFi, […]

  5. 10 Tech Skills Every Student (and teacher) need to have

      Last month, I wrote “10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future.” After reading a few articles about specific tech skills, I thought I write what I think are the 10 Important Tech Skills Students Need.   1. Internet Search - students need to know how to do a proper internet search, using search terms and modifiers. This […]

  6. SC Teachers: Free Environmental Education Opportunity Through the SC Dept of Forestry

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Spend seven days touring and learning about and the forests of South Carolina, examining sustainable forestry practices and the forest industry. This outdoor environmental education course is designed to provide an unbiased look into the impact forests have on our state’s environment, economy, and quality of life. Key topics include forest management; emphasizing […]

  7. APP ATTACK! 60 Apps in 60 Minutes with Brandon Lutz & Scott Snyder

    Supermen Scott Snyder & Brandon Lutz: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

    Are you ready for the fastest 60 minutes on the planet? Is there a faster conference session anywhere? Yes, if you count Brandon Lutz‘s legendary 60 in 60 crowd pleaser, possibly the most popular session at PETE&C any year. Lutz and his co-presenter Scott Snyder, both DEN STARS, have achieved legend status, famous for a […]

  8. iPad, uPad, wePad – Come Discover

    Are you ready for this? A whole morning of hands-on iPad learning! Join us for a morning of learning ranging from the beginner to the learner who wants ideas of how to incorporate this new tool into projects and advanced learning. Choose from 3 sessions of 45 minutes with time for sharing and lunch included. […]

  9. Michigan, are you ready?!

    KZoo RESA logo

    Cheryl Lykowski is ready. Gina Loveless is ready. Scores of other passionate, technology-using educators are signed up and ready.The Discovery team is ready. I just landed in Kalamazoo, MI today so I am definitely ready! So, I hope you are ready and as excited as I am about the Day of Discovery happening this Saturday, February 18th! Attendees […]

  10. Join Discovery Education at ASTE 2012!

    Join us at ASTE 2012 in Discovery Education’s dedicated suite in Hotel Captain Cook Tower II to find out more about how we’re transforming classrooms, empowering educators, and captivating students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content.  Spread the word with this DE_2012_ASTE_flyer! Sunday, February 26  8:30 – 9:30 AM – […]

  11. Opportunities for Iowa Middle School Science Teachers

    There is a great opportunity for middle school science teachers to learn about about biofuels and bionewables on the campus of Iowa State University. The 3 week academy is full of hands on lab activities, field trips to local industries, and presentations by experts in the field of biofuels and biorenewables. There is a weekly […]

  12. MashUp: ToonDoo and Discovery Education

    Are you looking for a fun way to integrate technology with a research project?   Try using ToonDoo.com with DiscoveryEducation.com resources to create factual comic strips! Start by using DiscoveryEducation.com with your students so they can learn about their topics.  Discovery has a variety of content for your students to explore (videos, articles, handouts, interactives, audio, songs, […]

  13. Youth Art Contest

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    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest Elementary, middle and high school teachers are encouraged to have their students participate in the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the seventh annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on May 18, 2012. The U.S. Fish and […]

  14. Jurassic Expedition Opportunity!

    dino dig

    The Schiele Museum of Natural History is now accepting registration for its annual Jurassic Expedition. This seven-day trip is a paleontology and geology field school. Participants will get to work with a paleontologist in the FS Quarry in Wyoming. They will also spend a day in Yellowstone, excavate fish and insect fossils, and collect petrified […]

  15. Enhancing Learning with DE Streaming-Collaboration

    My “where-have-you-been-all-my-life” relationship with Discovery Education began six years ago when I started teaching special education in a district who subscribed to Discovery Education Streaming services.   An epiphany! A wonder tool! A magic wand!  Well–OK, that might be a slight exaggeration of my feelings.  However, it is safe to say that I was definitely excited […]