Archives for March, 2012

  1. Discovery and iPads

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    Saturday March 24th, educators from around the state learned ways to integrate Discovery and iPads into their instruction. Here are just some of the resources that were shared – Resource list. Thank you to Discovery for sponsoring this wonderful event full of learning, sharing, and collaborating. Stay tuned for an upcoming event in April!

  2. NCSSM Outreach

    The North Carolina School of Science and Math offers excellent outreach in STEM areas for NC teachers through workshops, collaborative efforts and presentations. They are now offering free webinars too! Check out this excellent list of live and archived webinars to help you meet your classroom STEM and Common Core objectives. Here’s a description of […]

  3. Revitalize YOUR Classroom with Discovery Education Assessment

    If you have ever felt overwhelmed as a classroom teacher, then this presentation will be exciting, dynamic, interactive–but best of all for you–a huge game changer. Jason Altman, DEN Account Manager and Assessment Specialist and Brad Weir, Discovery Assessment Manager will give you efficient and effective ways to develop time-saving differentiated instruction to benefit all […]

  4. Teachers, Technology and the Common Core Transition: Hope & Meixsell

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    Shanika Hope and Susanne Meixsell opened with a guided imagery task: visualie a highly effective teacher, then ask yourself what you see, hear, what are the kids doing, and what is the teacher doing? Post to your stick notes and then report out. Some answers: students voices, conversations, student engagement, problem solving, kids are doing. […]

  5. NCCTM Call for Proposals

    Are you an innovative math teacher? Do you have a unit that you students just love to do every year?   Speakers are needed for the 2012 State Mathematics Conference, October 25-26, 2012, Greensboro, NC The 2012 State Mathematics Conference is a wonderful opportunity to share research, classroom strategies, activities, and resources with your colleagues […]

  6. #ASCDCurios(ity)?

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    Are you curious about the DEN’s presence at ASCD? Wonder no longer. Here’s the schedule of featured and concurrent speakers and what’s going on in the Discovery Corporate Room. They include a stellar list with Opening Keynote Reed Timmer, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo,  Jannita Demian, Shanika Hope, Susanne Meixsell, Brad Fountain, Jason Altman, and Ginny Washburne. […]

  7. Newsmap: A Visual of Today’s News

    Newsmap is a site that provides a visual representation of the news as aggregated  from Google News.  What I like about Newsmap is the how color is used to differentiate between types of new stories.  For example, the blue headlines are all sports related while the gradients of those colors also show you how recent the […]

  8. Edmodo Has Gone Google!!

    I have been continually impressed with edmodo but now they have really done it! Edmodo has tied into google docs! If you haven’t embraced edmodo as a teacher, you are really missing out on a great way to keep your students and yourself organized and communicating! Now, with the power of Google Docs you can […]

  9. The Fifth Podcast

    Catchy title hey? Actually this is a pretty significant podcast for a number of reasons. 1. First one Steve and I have done together live. 2. No one was in an airport. 3. I nearly got through the podcast without mentioning the “p” word. 4. We went over 17 minutes. The real reason this was […]

  10. Expanding Your Horizons

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    About Expanding Your Horizons This career conference is designed to increase young women’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by giving seventh grade girls from North Carolina the opportunity to interact with female role models in related fields. Each year, professional women across NC volunteer their time for this conference to foster awareness […]

  11. Anyone Can Try The Discovery Ed. Science Techbook!

    The Discovery Education Science Techbook is a complete digital curricular resource that replaces traditional K-12 science textbooks and lowers district costs. It ignites curiosity and enhances learning via a powerful, simple-to-use program that helps teachers transition to the exciting world of digital resources. This Techbook is making a great impact on integrating 21st Century STEM […]

  12. #Appy Hour was an ‘Appstanding’ Success!

    The Texas DEN Leadership Council hosted a Twitter chat on Tuesday, March 20, called ‘Appy Hour’ using the hashtag #appyhour. If you saw tweets flying by sharing outstanding information or answering questions related to the instructional uses of apps in the classroom then you saw part of the #appyhour Twitter chat. Questions were posed throughout […]

  13. The Elite Eight

    The DEN March Madness event has moved into Round 2.  If you voted for your favorites in Round 1, now’s the time to see if they advanced or if they were left behind.  If you didn’t vote yet, what are you waiting for?  Voting for Round 2 is underway with the following matchups: Prezi vs. […]

  14. Sharks, Stingrays, and Social Learning? Join Us at the Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, SC

    We have a whole day of learning, networking, and fun planned just for you!  Our FREE Myrtle Beach event will be a fantastic opportunity to network with local educators and learn alongside the DEN and Classroom 2.0 communities.  Oh yea, and did we mention it’s at Ripley’s Aquarium?  Your day with us includes aquarium admission, virtual […]

  15. Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency

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    As I reflecting upon being in India I am reading and thinking about Gandhi and his contributions to India and to the world. Gandhi talks about the importance of connectedness between and among people.   He says, “Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.  Man is a social being.  […]

  16. StoryFest SC: Meet Authors Denise Fleming and Marc Brown

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    Join South Carolina educators and families to kick off Summer Reading programs across the state with award winning authors Denise Fleming and Marc Brown.  Storytelling provided by South Carolina’s librarians and storytellers. When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 9:00 am-4:00 pm Where: SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201 What: A day filled with family friendly events […]

  17. Is Free Always Good?

    Have you ever wondered how you would wade your way through all of the Open Educational Resources (OERs)? What makes them good, quality tools worth implementing? How can you ensure that they align with the Common Core and provide quality instructional assessment tools? To assist with this, Achieve, Inc. has developed eight downloadable rubrics designed […]

  18. Have you registered for Common Ground?

    There has been some changes since the days of the MICCA conference. We all had to get used to it changing to MSET, as the focus became more instruction and less hardware. Now the next big leap is from the MSET conference to Common Ground 2012. While MSET is leading the way for the conference, […]

  19. Qwiki Creator! Show What You Know!

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    Several months ago I created a post about a great site called Qwiki. Qwiki is a talking search engine that tells you about your searches. Back then I though Qwiki was great, but now I know Qwiki is going to revolutionize learning with Qwiki Creator! Soon you, and your students can show what you know […]

  20. March 24 iPad Hands-on Event

    March 24 – iPad Hands-on Event Agenda: 8:30 – 9 Arrival and orientation 9 – 9:45 Workshops 9:45 – 10 Share sessions 10 – 10:45 Workshops 10:45 – 11 Share sessions 11 – 11:45 Workshops 11:45 Lunch and departure Location: Glacier Edge Elementary 800 Kimball Lane Verona, WI 53593 Still want to attend? Let us […]