Archives for June, 2012

  1. Things I Think You Should Read

    Over the past few days, I came across several articles that made me think, laugh, wonder, question, and smile.  I picked several of those articles and am posting them here because these are Things I Think You Should Read. From Dean Shareski – Keeping the “Professionalism” in the Profession. From Lisa M – Why Can’t We […]

  2. DE Sessions @ TIE Colorado

    Are you attending TIE Colorado this week?  If so, make sure you check out the fabulous sessions by members of the Colorado Leadership Council and DE Staff.  Also, come by our DEN Event on Monday night at 6:30pm in Bighorn C1. Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am – Hall Davidson – From Trees to Bits: Moving Education into the […]

  3. What Do You Want to Learn?

    Last week, I traveled to Greenville, SC for an Administrators’ Day of Discovery at the Upstate Technology Conference. Resources from all the day’s sessions are available here. I got to spend the day with principals, assistant principals, and other administrators sharing ways to use social media to build their personal learning networks (PLN). We discussed […]

  4. Welcome Romanian Educators

    We are thrilled to welcome educators from Romania into the Discovery Educator Network (the DEN).  Our community is very active and the members involved love sharing.  We’re looking forward to connecting and learning with you as we continue striving to make everyone a better educator.  If you’re a DEN member, do you have any advice […]

  5. Intriguing Students through the DE Techbook

    I just completed my first week of integrating the DE Science Techbook with a group of STEM middle school students, through  UW- Marshfield/ Wood County Continuing Education, who wanted to explore the wonders of weather, delving into how tornadoes and hurricanes gain their destructive potential. Now, I am a math teacher who integrates science and […]

  6. Introducing…. Mousey Mondays!

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    As we launched our brand new twitter account this past Monday, we decided to bring in a special guest once a week to help respond to any questions that might spark an answer lengthier than Twitter’s 140 character limit. This adorable little Chihuahua is Professor Mousey. Hash tag your questions, comments and topics you’d like us […]

  7. Listening>Turn Taking

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    When people gather whether it is to help: a school district that wants to figure out how best to use their technology resources, a state or region wanting to improve the environmental quality of its ground water, or nonprofit wanting to effectively reduce bullying among young people across the nation – the people coming together […]

  8. The Basics Of Viewing Benchmark Reports

    A special welcome to the new educators, schools, and districts partnering with Discovery Education Assessment. Whether you are a new teacher in a district using our Benchmark exams, a school that has joined district efforts in interim assessment for the first time, or a district in a state that has recently promoted the use of […]

  9. The Eleventh Podcast

    Today Steve and I chat with a few members of team Canada. Tom Metuzals, Andy Schaefer and Erika Duffey. We talk Canada, new cool stuff for DE and #ourimpact. Also, don’t you people like schwag? We didn’t receive any comments on our last podcast. There’s schwag in that one. This one too. For this one […]

  10. Next Appy Hour Tweet Chat– June 19th

    June 19th, 7 pm to 8 pm CST Topic: Using Apps and Devices with Special Needs Students Moderator – Betsy Ruffin with Special Guest Linda Rush Use hash tag #AppyHour #AppyHour is a Tweet Chat held on the third Tuesday of each month and hosted by the Texas Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network […]

  11. Show teachers the MONEY with creative fundraising ideas for classrooms and school programs!

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    Try some creative fund raising for your classroom! I know teachers who have had success with “Donors Choose“.  You can also post your classroom at “Adopt a Classroom“, or even set up “registry” supply lists at sites like Amazon or office supply stores.  Don’t forget Discovery Education’s Kathy Schrock who maintains a list of grant […]

  12. 10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

    This past January I wrote “10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have” and I have decided to modify it for the “10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have”. Here’s my list.   Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help […]

  13. EdTech Magazine’s 50 Must Read EdTech Blogs & my additions to list

      EdTech Magazine is a great, free website that has tons of articles, resources, product and service reviews, information and more about edtech topics and products. It is a great resource for any educator, educational technology specialist or director, or technology personnel.     They just published an article “50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs” that is a […]

  14. It is Summer! Now what?

    Well we were lucky this year! For educators in Maryland, the school year actually ended on time due to the mild winter. Once you get a little extra sleep and completely chill for a couple of days, it might be time to start thinking about how to make the most of the few weeks in […]