Archives for August, 2012

  1. We Can’t Get Enough!

    More and more tips are being shared by DEN Members and we couldn’t be happier.  If you haven’t heard, we’ve extended our promotion through September!  We still have premium subscriptions to PhotoPeach for DEN members who submit a tip!  This is a great chance for you to share your knowledge with the world! Here are […]

  2. Cache and Cookie’s Animal Alphabet Series: ABC

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    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. Every Friday for the next few weeks we will be […]

  3. The Monjan Index

    Every once and a while our VP of product Development checks in with me to get a sense of how educators from around the country are reacting to the features and functionality within Discovery Education. He calls this the survey “The Monjan Index.”   I feel like I have a pretty good pulse on our […]

  4. Join Me Virtually On My Adventure to the Polar Bear Leadership Camp

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    In just six weeks I will leaving on an amazing adventure to learn about polar bears in their natural habitat.  Thanks to Discovery Education and Polar Bears International, Tammy Einarson and I were the recipients of this wonderful trip.  We will be spending a week with zookeepers and other educators on a tundra buggy outside of Churchill, Canada […]

  5. SOS: A Support Group for Spouses Of STARs

    Hi, I’m Lance.  And my wife is a teacher. As the school year begins for most teachers around the continent my school year begins as well because I’m married to a teacher, and a STAR Discovery Educator at that.  Now, I started my career as a teacher and still consider myself a teacher, but when […]

  6. Announcing DEN Connects

    Have you ever wanted to connect your class with another but weren’t sure how to get started or what to discuss? This summer at the DEN Summer Institute a group of STARs got together to find a solution. On behalf of the community members who worked so diligently to get this idea up and running, […]

  7. Effectively improving our thinking together requires developing our skills, dispositions and knowledge

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       I have been thinking alot about what is takes to help adults develop the skills, dispositions and knowledge to intentionally think interdependently.  Below, you will find some of my thoughts. Qualities of Effective Collaborators                 Actions to Positively Impact your skills Appreciate the nature of adult learning Learn from or revisit the work of […]

  8. Is 200 A Lot?

    Do you think the number 200 is a lot?  In pennies, maybe not.  In worms, yes.  In grains of sand, no.  In Back to School tips?  Of course!  Our Back to School promotion with PhotoPeach has had almost 200 DEN members submit at least one tip.  Are you one of them?  If you’re not, it’s […]

  9. Learning 2.0 Conference

    Are you interested in learning?  Of course you are.  As you probably know, August is Connected Educator Month, and finding to ways to learn and connect online is a major focus of CEM.  Steve Hargadon, who helped the DEN with the Social Learning Summit, has put together the Learning 2.0 Conference.  The event is a […]

  10. Back to School Webinar Series!

      The Discovery Education webinar series continues this week, this time focusing on engaging your students with Discovery Education! There will be two sessions, with the first session being held on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 PM EST and the second session being held on Thursday, August 23 at 4 PM EST. The general information […]

  11. Things that Suck

    One thing that is wonderful about my work with Discovery, and there are many, is that I get to try out a lot of stuff. I was invited to present at LearnEast in Fredericton, New Brunswick which is a free conference for educators put on by Bryan Facey and Jeff Whipple. These guys do a […]

  12. Black Menu – access all of your Google apps from this great Chrome extension

      I’m a huge user of Google’s many apps and services. I use Sites, Blogger, Chrome, Chromebook, Android, Search, Reader, Calendar, Gmail, Tasks, and much more. While I have shortcuts on my new tab page in Chrome and on my Chromebook, I can’t fit all of them on one page. iGoogle is also being shutdown so I won’t have […]

  13. Leadership Week – Connected Educator Month

    Are you working in a “21st Century School or District?”  Maybe you are, maybe you’re not, but either way, you may want to check out the timely session below that kicks off Leadership Week for Connected Educator Month. Leadership Week Kickoff:  Ed21, Ken Kay LIVE 3 PM ET Today Ken Kay, Valerie Greenhill, and Ed21 […]

  14. Retaining Historical Student Assessment Data

    Curious about how to keep assessment records attached to students as they progress from the 2011-2012 school-year to the 2012-2013 school-year. This can be a challenge as these students will likely have changed grades, possibly changed schools, and may have even had some of their personal information change. However with the help of Stacy Hayes, […]

  15. Helpful Tip: Updating Student Grades

    This very special blog post comes from our very own Beau Horner: A lot of you proactive administrators out there are already getting your ducks in a row for Back-to-School time. We’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries about how to update student grades in our system. This can be achieved by utilizing our Bulk […]