Archives for May, 2012

  1. Classroom Management Tips from the DEN

    Last week, as part of a Teacher Appreciation Day promo with ClassDojo, we asked DEN members to share a favorite classroom management tip.  We noted 11 lucky entries would be picked and they’d receive an iTunes Gift Card from our friends at ClassDojo.  Well, the winners have been chosen and their names are listed below. […]

  2. Lists, Descriptions and Training Resources for Using Discovery Education resources

    Discovery Education has tons of resources, programs and applications for educators. How do you find it all and learn how to use them? The Discovery Educator Network and this blog is one way. Here are some more ways: Training Resources for Discovery Education Tools and Apps: – lots of great resources, tips, help and more. […]

  3. Been Looking At….

    Been looking at a few new things:   1. Teachers Paying Teachers– browse this computer science-technology section;  buy the lessons, etc created by educators  2. Vook — a new twist on ebooks — 3. Vidinstructor — ecommerce but could haveeducational applications —  What are you investigating?

  4. Rising Stars

    I am so excited about the DEN Rising Stars.  If you are in any of the cadres please be sure to check your Edmodo group and follow Discovery Education on Twitter.  There is a lot of information and fun to be had!

  5. School Technology That a Child Born Today Will Never Use

    Yeah, that title is a mouthful. I’ll let you take it in for a moment before making you nostalgic for the school technology of yesteryear. I was reading an article today on what current technology newborns will not be using once they are old enough. Some of it I can see happening (slow-booting computers, landline phones) […]

  6. NC Geocaching Day`

    If you are near the mountains of North Carolina, or just want to take a beautiful day trip, join Mark Jankowski, NC DEN Star and LC Member, for an awesome event for National Geocaching Day! This event is for pros and muggles alike. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own handheld GPS device either. […]

  7. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 5-14

    Who knew we had news? This week we’ll check out three different sources of “News” within Discovery Education. We’ll link to Lance Rougeux’s 62 page Summer Packet kit, check out a way to save video for offiline use on an iPad, and of course, we’ll highlight this week’s webinars. Open publication – Free publishing […]

  8. Bully – the movie. I recommend it to all educators and school leaders!

    Never Bully

    Bullying is potentially brutal.  So, when the topic of Bullying is presented in a documentary movie the movie cannot be made without tackling the ugly facts and patterns of this serious issue.  The movie Bully is not a ‘sugar coated’ covering of the topic.  It is a serious movie about a serious topic! My wife […]

  9. Quick Survey for DEN STARs!

    We need a favor from our STAR Discovery Educators.  We’re looking to gather your thoughts on the DEN.  Please take a few minutes, less than 5, to complete this very brief questionnaire about the Discovery Educator Network.

  10. Last Chance for STAR Discovery Educators

    DEN Teacher Appreciation Week Unfortunately, Teacher Appreciation Week is over, but we’d like to give our STAR Discovery Educators one more chance to take advantage of the incredible offers from last week.  Each of the offers, detailed below, were sent out last week, but in your busy schedule, you might have missed one.  These are […]

  11. WI DEN Members Take On EdCampMKE

    On May 12, EdCampMKE took over Milwaukee South High School, Drawing 21st C educators from all the neighboring states. Because of the extensive preplanning by Tammy Lind & Chad Kafka, the day started smoothly, with impressive organization and troubleshooting through the support from their tech and teacher team. We were networking with educators from MN,IL,MI […]

  12. Welcome to our new Michigan STARs!

    A warm welcome to the newest STAR’s of the DEN (Michigan)! Todd Bloch Hilary Grant Eric Kipling Gwenn Marchesano Michelle Moody Brian VanDerziel Welcome to the best educator community on the planet! Please go ahead and post a comment and tell us a bit about yourself.

  13. Teacher Appreciation Week – Day 5

    TGIF, right?  While Fridays are usually exciting for a lot of people, there are probably a few sad folks out there as well today.  Are you wondering why they’re sad?  It’s probably because it’s the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week.  At the DEN, we know you deserve be thanked and appreciated every day, but […]

  14. Join us for the ISTE Day of Discovery!

    Register today! 2012 ISTE Pre-Conference Day of Discovery University of San Diego Saturday, June 23, 2012 Join Discovery Education, Adobe Youth Voices, Discovery Educator Network Gurus, and educators from across the country for a Day of Discovery in San Diego, CA. This unique day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage […]

  15. DEN Dr. Lodge Video Challenge – Voting Process Update

    Dear DEN Community, First of all, Happy DEN Teacher Appreciation Week! This is one of our favorite times of the year because we get to celebrate the amazing work our STAR Discovery Educators do every day to inspire young people to pursue their interests and develop a love for learning. We hope you have been […]

  16. Teacher Appreciation Week – Day 4

    Our promotion today comes from our friends at Prezi.  If you’re looking to do something different with your presentations, you know, move on from the typical PowerPoint or Keynote slides, Prezi is a great alternative.  From their website, “Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The […]

  17. SMMUSD Summer Technology and SMART Educator’s Academy

    SMMUSD Summer Technology and SMART Educator’s Academy August 9-10, 2012 Brought to you by SMMUSD Educational Services Join the 6th Annual SMMUSD Summer Technology Academy and SMART Educator’s Academy. This two-day training will have over 50 hands-on training sessions, and topics will emphasize the integration of STEM in the classroom. Register at