Archives for July, 2012

  1. Appreciative Inquiry: Bulding Capacity

    In our families, at work, in our communities, in the state and/or nation and globally there are issues.  Will have enough food, water, energy, educational opportunities?  Will our family, work place, and the people of our community, state, nation and world be able to be part of positive change?  Can the future be an improvement […]

  2. iPad Apps iLike

    I was lucky enough to spend a week with a group of wonderful educators at the Discovery Education Summer Institute.  Some of these apps I learned about from the conference and some I have used before, but most importantly, ALL of these apps can be used in your classroom- no matter what subject or grade level […]

  3. Mousey Monday

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    Happy Mousey Monday! Thank you to Brian and Janet Hallstrom for voicing their enthusiasm for Professor Mousey. He appreciates all the love! Brian asked, “What has been the overall reaction from the parents” (in reference to Discovery Education products)? Click on Professor Mousey to find out. Parents often call the Discovery Education Support team to […]

  4. Unlocking Creative Potential with Adobe Youth Voices

    In an exciting partnership with Discovery Education, The Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices Essentials Curriculum is helping educators unlock students’ creative potential by weaving digital media-making into their everyday teaching practices. The result?  Oneisha Freeman, an afterschool program coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia, experienced first-hand the effects of using media to engage young people.  With the Essentials […]

  5. EdmodoCon 2012

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    Edmodocon will be held on 8/8/12 from 10:00 A.M. EST to 7:30 P.M. Join other tech-savy educators for an informative virtual conference highlighting innovative uses of Edmodo and other technology tools in the classroom. Register for free here.

  6. Stay Connected with the DEN and #DENSI2012

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    From Porter Wideman Palmer’s, aka Princess Porter’s Weekly Update. Here are a few tidbits of information from the DEN Summer Institute that might be of interest. DENSee Videos – Elaine Plybon put together short video clips that can give you a glimpse of DENSI 2012. Photos from DENSI 2012 – This is the Flickr stream […]

  7. DENSI 2012

    Once again it is almost time to say goodbye to new and old friends alike and head back to reality. I look forward to working with STARs from other states and can’t wait to participate in some of the community projects that we have been discussing. After a few days at home (when my brain […]

  8. DENSI2012 Favorites

    My first ever Discovery Education Network Summer Institute is coming to a close.  I have made some amazing connections, learned a ton of new things, and have a plethora of ideas that I am going to try next year.  There have been a ton of amazing blogs that have already been posted, so I don’t want to […]

  9. DENSI daily recap: Day four

    The conference style format continued through the day today. Camp Counselor, Rita Mortenson, started our day teaching us a modified version of the electric slide, then she, Jan Abernathy, and Traci Blazosky performed a rap song about the Yellowstone trip. Our opening keynote speaker was Paul Anderson, who was Montana Teacher of the Year in […]

  10. Understanding the Discovery Education Assessment Calendar

    Colby Tillman of the Discovery Education Assessment Support team joins me again to discuss some of the things that she is having conversations about during her week. This is the second in a series of podcasts, and discusses the Discovery Education Assessment calendar, locations within the DE site to more information, and some specific activities […]

  11. Patti Duncan: Notebooks & Journals in the Media-Rich Classroom at #DENSI2012

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    Pennsylvania’s own Patti Duncan believes today’s student learns best when exposed to multiple modes of text. Helping them get all of the information they need from videos, images, reading passages, songs and interactive experiences can be a daunting task. Interactive notebooks, graphic organizers and reflective journals help them make the connections necessary to succeed. Get […]

  12. Kyle Schutt: Spelunking for Resources ~ Free Tools from Discovery Education at #DENSI2012

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    Kyle Schutt is part of the Discovery Team and part of what he does is let us know Discovery does. And that’s A LOT. How would you even know some of these things are there? That’s Kyle’s job. His resources can be found by clicking here. This presentation is about the gems of DE, and […]

  13. Paul Andersen: Reflecting on the Classroom Game Design at #DENSI2012

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    Day 2 of LiveStream-ing from Bozeman, MT at the DENSI 2012 Summer Institute begins with a keynote from Paul Andersen. For those of attending virtually, a special shout out to Steve Dembo, aka Teach42, for streaming all day from sessions in Ballroom A. Thanks, Steve! A very special thank you to Peggy George for providing […]

  14. DENSI daily recap: day three

    Today was the first day of the conference-style learning for DENSI participants. The day started off with camp counselor, Rita Mortenson, leading the group in the DEN shuffle. Once we were all awake and ready to go, the keynote speaker, David Warlick delivered a talk that got us all thinking about how we handle information […]

  15. Hall Davidson: Totally Fake Ways to Blow Your Kids’ Minds with an iPad at #DENSI2012

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    As mobiles like the iPad developed great apps for cameras, microphones, sensors, images, an imagination, there is a lurking potential for playfulness. Can iPads really see through the human body, X-ray inanimate objects, see through metal, detect emotions, and print out rocks? It appears that they can — or you can certainly make it seem […]

  16. Ginny Washburne: Brain-Friendly Learning at #DENSI2012

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    What does the latest brain research reveal about teaching and learning? Ginny Washburne will present the latest in neuroscience and explore how implementing a few simple brain friendly teaching strategies can assist in fostering a successful learning environment. Ginny’s goal is discussion, so our virtual audience will use the chat feature on LiveStream. Our session’s […]

  17. David Warlick, Keynote at #DENSI2012: Cracking the ‘Native’ Information Experience

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    Our very own DEN Princess Porter Wideman Porter kicks off the Monday session in Bozeman, MT where DEN STARS and GURUs join the DEN Social Media Team to teach and learn at the premier Discovery Education summer event. Following Porter’s inimitable introductions, Lance Rougeux, Executive VP, welcomed his virtual audience. Shifting to the Bozeman team, […]

  18. Mousey Monday

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    Happy Mousey Monday!! As the new school year approaches, one of the most frequently asked questions is regarding passcodes. A passcode is an 8 character alphanumeric identifier that is unique to each school that subscribes to Discovery Education’s digital services. A passcode can be used to create new teacher accounts for Discovery Education, or to […]