Monthly Archives: July 2012

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

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

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

Ginny Washburne: Brain-Friendly Learning at #DENSI2012

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

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

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,

Mousey Monday

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

DENSI daily recap: Day two

Today we had a field trip to Yellowstone National Park. We loaded onto three large buses and drove for three hours to Wyoming to see Old Faithful. Participants were given a photo challenge and around four hours to hike, walk, or just sit and enjoy the view. Porter scheduled it well – we loaded back

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 07/22/2012

9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers Tags: no_tag Sehri Sms Messages,Sehri Dua, Fazilat And Barkat Urdu Sms – Ramadan SMS Sehri Sms Messages,Sehri Dua, Fazilat And Barkat Urdu Sms,Ramadan SMS Tags: Sehri, Messages, Dua, Fazilat, And, Barkat, Urdu, Ramadan, SMS – By ayesha maan Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group


Meograph, a new application that uses Google Earth to make digital storytelling easy goes live today. I have previously posted about this application, and today you can sign up for your own free account. Meograph is like Photostory meets Google Earth, and makes adding geographic tags, images, and information from Google Earth to a digital

DENSI daily recap – day one

As Jannita Demian said, Discovery is all about wide open opportunities. Beautiful Bozeman, Montana seems to be the perfect place for educators to explore them. The first day of DENSI started off with registration, a photo op with Lance Rougeux and a networking activity during dinner. Participants had the opportunity to talk to and get

DENSI 2012 is here!

Today is the first day of the DEN Summer Institute in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. I’m Elaine Plybon, and I’m one of the camp counselors for the institute. Here are some of the ways I will be keeping everyone back home updated on the events at DENSI. I will be posting quick, unedited video snippets called