Archives for March, 2012

  1. The Finals Are Set

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    It’s Animoto vs. LiveBinders in the finals of the 2012 DEN March Madness contest.  This is the last round and voting will close Monday night.  Get your vote in for your favorite tool to use with Discovery Education media.  

  2. WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association) Award Winners Make Connection with Discovery Streaming

    Hope Mikkelson

    We would like to congratulate, two outstanding teachers who were recent recipients of the WEMTA Grant! Ms. Cathy Houchin, from Watertown Unified School District won the Media and Technology grant for her innovative idea of a musical zoo. Her vision for the musical zoo is a unique collaboration between music teachers and media specialists. Her […]

  3. CA Mission Possible!

    Greetings California Discovery Educators! Grab your cameras (or camera phone). It’s time for our Spring PhotoWalk. Your “Mission” should you decide to accept it is to visit a California Mission in your area. Meet with your local CA-DEN members and, with cameras in hand, photograph your mission noting particular subjects that depict mission life, artifacts, […]

  4. What to do on SPRING BREAK?

    Spring-Break

      SPRING BREAK time is here.  Many teachers and students around the country are AMPED for some free/relation time. If you are going away on a family vacation, GREAT! But what is there to do if you are on a STAYcation (staying at home +vacation/break time)? If you are anything like I was as a […]

  5. The Sixth Podcast

    Steve gathers with Mike Bryant, Patti Duncan and Brad Fountain and talk a little more about techbook and we do the usual banter and silliness mixed in. Also, I promise to give out a prize but you have to play along. [podcast]http://ideasandthoughts.org/podcasts/DEpodcast6.mp3[/podcast]

  6. Removing Barriers to Digital Learning with Bill Goodwyn

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    CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, posted a blog post today that is will worth reading.  He addresses the initiative by  Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski to assemble the CEOs from the top 15 educational technology companies in the United States and address challenges facing classrooms across America. At Discovery Education, we talk to many districts […]

  7. WEMTA…. Here We Come!!

    So this week is our state technology conference, a place that gives educators an excellent opportunity to learn from each other. Amy and I are off to the conference on Friday to present. I just wanted to share our presentation. Wemta2012 View more presentations from Karie Huttner.

  8. Did you ever Wonder?

    Did you ever wonder if llamas really spit? How about what are ten strange holidays? Wonderopolis is a web site sponsored by Thinkfinity that poses questions like this accompanied by a picture or video and then text that answers the question. This would be a great way to add some novelty into a lesson, stimulate […]

  9. Discovery Education Assessment Takes To The Road

    This spring, Discovery Education Assessment will host several workshops and school visits with various school districts across the country. Some of the events are targeted towards teachers, while others are targeted toward administrators. These events are held in partner schools and feature professional development sessions as well as prize giveaways and a ton of fun. We […]

  10. And Then There Were 4!

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    The NCAA basketball tournament has reached the Final Four – and so has the DEN March Madness.  Hopefully, you’ve been following the DEN brackets and voting for your favorite.  Whether or not your favorites have advanced or not, it’s time to vote again and see who advances to the final round. The Final Four match-ups […]

  11. Seeing Green at the DEN Learning Carnival

    On March 16th the night before St. Patrick’s Day in Palm Springs California, the CA LC DEN hosted a DEN Learning Carnival.  The wonderful DEN event took place at the California State Computer Using Educator’s Conference.  Educators were invited to attend an evening full of fun with eight different learning stations to experience.  Attendees could […]

  12. DEAF STEM

    Interpreter from DEAF site

     DEAF Educational Access for Computational Science Are you looking for STEM resources to engage hearing impaired students? The Shodor Education Foundation has what you need to support all of your students in STEM curriculum content. Click here to view the Deaf Educational Access For Computational Science  (DEAF CS) website. Here you can view ASL annotated […]

  13. The Power of Glass Schools

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    Featured Distinguished Presenter from Discovery Education and Director of Social Media and Online Presence, Steve Dembo explored The Power of Glass Schools leading with Marc Prensky‘s term, digital natives. Defining them as multi-taskers preferring graphics before text, nonlinear learners functioning best when networked, preferring games to serious work, Steve asked what does a tribe of […]

  14. Welcome to a new Massachusetts DEN Star

    At the recent New England Day of Discovery, I briefly met Greg Limperis from Lawrence. He has a lot to offer the DEN community, so I was thrilled to learn that he became a DEN Star. Thank you, Greg, for sharing a little about yourself, your experiences, and your interests. Greg writes: My name is […]

  15. You’re Invited! VA Spring Virtual Conference Event

    The Virginia Leadership Council would like to invite you to attend the Spring Virtual Conference with us! The day will be about sharing digital media tools that make learning engaging and fun. It will be a day of  connecting you with your most valuable resource… each other! The Discovery Educator Network is mixing it up […]

  16. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 3-26

    I recently learned about this really cool and simple site called http://iPiccy.com. The site is a simple photo-editing tool. But when you pair it up with one of our 28K images and a digital storytelling technique, the six-worded story, you can really generate some great content. This week I’m highlighting the six-worded story, a lesson […]

  17. The Book Was Better….

    Movies that are based on best-selling books are not a new thing. It’s proven to be a popular and enduring practice since Hollywood’s golden age and the film industry counts on the popularity of the book to pull in viewers for the movie adaptation. However, many people do realize that there can be significant differences […]

  18. Here is Imformation for Educators and Leaders to Ponder and I HOPE ACT Upon

    The Learning Leader

    Are the issues of poverty, the lack of English as a first language and the fact that a student is labeled as a Special Education Student reasons why we, in America have many school systems that are experiencing static or regressive achievement results? Does it matter how educators approach the reality of today’s students? Can […]

  19. Steve Dembo: iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom

    Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media & Online Community

    Bright, learning device, technology leverager, iApps savvy. Think I’m describing the new iPad? Rethink–and meet Steve Dembo, Discovery Education‘s Director of Social Media and Online Community, Mr. iPad Mavin and today’s (1 – 2:30 PM Terrace Ballroom B) Featured Distinguished Presenter. Steve began his presentation with a confession: his initial bias against the iPad. But […]

  20. Ayuda! Pomoc! Tulong! Help! I’m an English Learner in a Digital Land

    Jannita Demian, English Language Learner Specialist

    Jannita Demian, one of my BFF from CA, was 10 minutes into her presentation when I arrived to blog, but considering the 4 city-block walk from Hall Davidson’s presentation, you would understand the late arrival. Using DiscoveringSreaming videos for English Language Learners, Jannita reminded us that we can reuse the same video for scaffolding multiple […]

  21. They’re Coming from the Cloud and They’re There to Help: The New Digital

    High Definition Hall Davidson

    Hall Davidson, Distinguished Lecturer and an amazing tech guru began his presentation by defining terms because they define us. Early “stuff” existed in itself, like floppy disks, CD Roms, flashdrives, a wired network but then progress. Now we can deliver that same information because we have more devices that move around, wirelessly. Wi-Fi and mobile […]