Archives for May 18, 2012

  1. DENny Awards- Go Team Georgia!

    I am so proud that I won a DENny award from The Discovery Educator Network– for my blogging work and help at Georgia DEN events. I think DEN member David Andrade said it best when he said the DENny Awards are the Oscars for Discovery Education. So once more– If you haven’t joined the DEN […]

  2. WhatWasThere – historical photos linked to Google Maps – visit the past!

      WhatWasThere is an excellent resource for geography, history, and fun. It connects historical photos to Google Maps, letting you see what places looked like in the past. You can tour locations, browse photos and even upload your own historical photos.       This is a great way to explore the world historically, or just […]

  3. Nature Works Everywhere – free resources for learning about nature’s factory

      Nature Works Everywhere is a great, free site from The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education. The site has resources to help learn about how nature works and the fact that nature is a factory, making many of the things we need.       There is an interactive online game that helps students discover the connections […]

  4. ISTE Newbie Project – help send a deserving teacher to ISTE conference

      ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) puts on a great, huge, educational conference each year. I was lucky enough to attend ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia last year (thanks to winning a Discovery Education contest that paid for it for me) and had a great time, learning, sharing, and connecting with educators from around the world. Philadelphia is also […]

  5. DENny Award Winners 2012 – Discovery Educator Network Awards

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      Last night was the DENny Awards 2012, the annual awards where the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Education honor DEN members for their efforts throughout the years. It’s the Oscars for us. In fact, the Discovery Education employees that ran the event were wearing tuxedo t-shirts!   You can view the entire thing, which was live streamed from Discovery Education […]

  6. For Administrators: Dear Colleagues, Guess what I learned…

    At today’s Admin Day of Discovery Kyle and I facilitated conversations about the free resources Discovery Education provides through our many partners, as well as the essential tools and ideas educators can access and use.  As we had multiple discussions with principals and tech specialists, the recurring theme became: “I’m going to send this stuff […]

  7. We have a gap to close between “what is” and “what should be” for all students and their learning outcomes

    Technology is an asset

    Technology is an asset when it comes to schools meeting the challenge of insuring that more students learn at higher levels. Whether you are a formal or informal leader in schools I believe it is important for you to know what you value when it comes to technology and learning.  Then it is important to […]

  8. The Ninth Podcast

    In today’s podcast we have special guest Lodge MacCammon who shares some wonderful insights on his creative process. We’re also joined by Kyle Schutt as we gathered after an “unconference” about Discovery innovation. We’ll maybe talk more about that another time but did reference an old Teach42 podcast. Show notes: Teach 42 podcast on unconference […]