Archives for August, 2012

  1. Sites you may find useful, I do

    One of the tasks that I have placed upon myself before the school year starts is creating class lists and student accounts for the sites that my students and I use throughout the year. I have found them to be very useful as; a classroom management tool, content learning site, and even something fun to […]

  2. Welcome Back to School. Here are some Great Resources for All Educators

    Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Our district starts with teacher professional development and classroom setup this coming Thursday, K-9 start next Tuesday, and 10-12 start Wednesday. The summer has flown by!   The beginning of the year is always a little crazy […]

  3. Easily Assign our Interactive Text

    If you’re just now settling into the new school year and logging into Discovery Education for the first time since the end of last school year, you may have noticed a few changes, especially in the Discovery Education Science Techbook.  One of the many great benefits of a digital textbook, is that it’s constantly being […]

  4. Cache and Cookie’s Animal Alphabet Series: DEF


    A continuation of Cache and Cookie’s Animal Alphabet Series!   Kindergarten through second grade teachers may engage their students through DE streaming’s 25 minute full video titled “Animal Alphabet.” This video cleverly uses the animal kingdom to teach students their alphabet. You can also use this video’s segments to engage students–one letter at a time. […]

  5. As Promised – The First Day Tips

    Our Back to School Promotion with PhotoPeach has been spectacular.  The tips from DEN members have been great and we’re going to continue sharing what’s been submitted so far.  This time around, we’re sharing the “First Day” tips.  These tips to help make the first day of school a success.  Keep in mind, if the […]

  6. DEN Open House Week Sept. 10-14

      It’s the beginning of school, time for Open House. Well, the DEN is hosting our own Open House this month!  September 10-14, help us kick off the school year with DEN Open House Week.  We’ve got a great schedule of activities to help you share the DEN and even learn more yourself about the […]

  7. A Star Shines

    I had the privilege the other day of watching Lindsay Morhart of Holy Trinity School Division in Moose Jaw, SK showcase Discovery Education for her district’s opening school year PD sessions. Not only did she do a great job in sharing some of the new features of the new interface, but taught me a thing or two. […]

  8. Showcasing Youth Media

    I had the opportunity to join in on the fun this summer at our Day of Discovery in San Diego before ISTE where we had a supercharged day of professional development with our friends from Adobe to officially launch our partnership around the updated Adobe Youth Voices curriculum.  Since then, I’ve been exploring the endless […]

  9. The BulleDEN Board Project Overview


    We have an exciting new project to announce called the BulleDEN Board Project.  Bulle – a – what?  BulleDEN – just like bulletin, as in bulletin board.  I bet this rings a bell now. We’re looking for the best of the best bulletin boards out there.  These won’t be your average bulletin boards – these will […]

  10. Connected Educator Month Isn’t Over Yet!

    As you know, August is Connected Educator Month.  The DEN has participated in several ways, including our Collective Brain Webinars.  If you missed one of the sessions, you can find archives here, here, and here.  Stay tuned for information about our DEN Open House – details will be shared later this week. In the meantime, […]

  11. Back to School Webinar Series Continues This Week!

    As Mousey mentioned yesterday, Discovery Education is continuing to offer special weekly webinars designed to help teachers and students transition into the brand new school year with our various services. The focus this week will be on the administrative and user management functions for the site. Administrators will learn how to navigate My Admin, update user […]

  12. Mousey Monday


    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Today Professor Mousey wants to emphasize our Discovery Educator Network (DEN), which is available to all Discovery Education teachers and administrators. The DEN is overflowing with goodies for you. Educator Resources, Blogs, Forums, an Event Gallery and last but not least, Webinars! These web-based seminars are […]

  13. How are you feeling?!?

    It’s the question I am sure several of us have asked at least a dozen children in the past week as our kids, nieces, nephews, and friends head back to school. I have heard “scared” “excited” “nervous” and know the kids would be just amazed to hear that often times their teachers are feeling the […]

  14. Back-to-School with Matt’s Tips and Tricks

    Today marks the first day of school for most schools around the country and thus, so begins another year of Matt’s tips and tricks. This week we’ll explore all of the new enhancements to the Discovery Education back-to-school release. I’ve made quick little screen captures that show off most of the new features and functionality […]

  15. High-tech way to communicate with students


    Influential leaders are effective communicators!  Knowing your audience is a basic pillar for successful communicators. When a superintendent wants to connect directly with students – it may be time to be creative. Anthony Habra is a superintendent of Rudyard Area Schools in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Rudyard is a district of 900 students.  Tony wanted to […]

  16. International Dot Day 2012


    Get ready to Make your Mark! International Dot Day is just a few weeks away. Every year on September 15, innovative educators around the world celebrate International Dot Day by making time to encourage their students’ creativity. We love The Dot, so we just had to jump in on the celebration. We hope you’ll join […]