Archives for September, 2012

  1. DEN Fall VirtCon LIVE in Star, Idaho – October 20th

    DEN Fall VirtCon LIVE October 20th, 7AM-­?2PM MST Star Elementary – Star, Idaho To register for this Fall VirtCon LIVE Face 2 Face event, visit: Join thousands of educators online and Face2Face as the DEN team goes house to house to house to explore the many digital treats available today. During this unique professional […]

  2. DEN Fall Virtual Conference for Knoxville, TN

    NOTE: We have had to cancel the belated Fall Virtual Conference scheduled for October 27 in Knoxville.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please find another great way to enjoy your Saturday!   The TN DEN Leadership Council is hosting a “belated” Fall Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  We are waiting a week due […]

  3. Tundra Connections: Join us Live from the Tundra


    Are you interested in taking your students to the tundra to observe polar bears?  Is that slightly out of your field trip budget?  Well, no worries.  We have once again joined forces with our friends at Polar Bears International® (PBI) to bring four incredible virtual field trips live to your desktop. Through PBI’s Tundra Connections® you’re invited […]

  4. DEN Goes Viral – Pick Your Topic

    The DEN Goes Viral, our collaborative project for DEN members, is moving ahead and we are now happy to share the topics of study.  For those unfamiliar with the project, here are the  details in a nutshell: Participants register for the project. Yes, you can still sign up! Team Leaders have chosen their topics of […]

  5. Integrating Adobe Youth Voices Essentials with the Common Core

    As we get back into the groove of the school year, aligning lessons with the Common Core Standards can be intimidating.  Thankfully, programs like Adobe Youth Voices Essentials  already taken care of the hard part—and are providing educators with tools specifically designed for integrating their curriculum with the Common Core. For those who aren’t familiar […]

  6. Rework Video

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        Projects are an excellent way for students to demonstrate learning.  They can also be introduced/framed with an essential question and provide for a variety of collateral learning as students dive into the curriculum.  Unfortunately projects can be a time hog if students aren’t given specific time limitations.  For that reason it is nice […]

  7. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 9-24-2012

    Wow – Monday almost got away from me!  This week we’ll explore five fantastic free resources from Discovery Education and its partners.  I also provide a link to a whole lot more (thanks to @ktschutt)!  We’ll also explore Sketch Nation Studio which is a very simple, intuitive and fun free app that can turn your […]

  8. Back to School with the DEN Promotion Ends Sunday

    Our Back to School Promotion with our friends from PhotoPeach ends on Sunday, September 30th.  If you haven’t submitted your favorite tip and trick, you still have a few more days.  We’ve already had hundreds of fantastic back to school tips and we’ve shared them here, here, and here.  Remember, if you submit a tip, […]

  9. National Digital Education Perspective Webinar


    State and National Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Education: A Conversation with Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov. Bob Wise   Wednesday September 26th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET) I received this invitation through  The Alliance for Excellent Education.  This Webinar is being sponsored by both the Alliance and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Because we […]

  10. Sign Up for the DEN Goes Viral Project


    We’re still looking for interested DEN members to participate in our DEN Goes Viral project.  We will be sharing the list of topics in a few days and can’t wait to interested educators to join a group and let the learning begin.  If you’d like more information about the project and are interested in signing […]

  11. Colorado LC Spotlight

    This week’s spotlight is on Christine Archer-Davidson Hi, my name is Christine Archer-Davison and I’m the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cherokee Trail High School in the Cherry Creek School District.  I’ve been in the district over twenty years and have been involved with technology in some way or another throughout my career.  I have a […]

  12. Fall Is In The Air!

    Fall! What a beautiful time of the year. The first snowfall, the changing of the leaves and wait….do you hear that? Is it the leaves changing color or maybe the animals getting ready for winter? No, that is the sound of Seasonal Science Stream. Join Discovery Education for our first Science Live Stream of the […]

  13. Evernote Skitch as a Teaching Tool

      Skitch is Evernote’s sketching app. It is a great app that allows you to create sketches and annotate, edit and save photos and sketches. It is very useful for taking notes that can’t be typed, annotating photos, and making sketches. It is available for desktop, iOS and Android.       Steve Lai, a teacher in Canada, has some […]

  14. Evernote Trunk for School – apps and resources that work with Evernote for School

      I love Evernote. I use it for everything. Lesson plans, lesson schedules, notes, web clippings, lesson resources, travel notes and much more. I can access it on any computer and from my smartphone. I can even share notes and notebooks with other people (like my students). It is an indispensable app for me.     […]

  15. K-12 Blueprint site updated – resources for planning and implementing EdTech

      This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.   The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. This is […]

  16. Google Course Builder – create your own online courses

        Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating […]

  17. Mousey Monday


    Happy Mousey Monday! Did you know that schools with active Discovery Education licenses can create user accounts for students as well? Well you can! There are two ways to create student user accounts: Teacher-Created Student Accounts 1. Teachers can access the Classroom Manager from anywhere on the site by clicking on Classroom Manager.     […]

  18. CGI and Discovery Education’s Bill Goodwyn

    Do you know about the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)?  In its seventh year, the mission of CGI is simple: turning ideas into action.  Discovery Education’s CEO, Bill Goodwyn, will be participating at CGI in a panel today at 12pm ET. “The Early Years: An Irresistible Investment Opportunity” moderated by Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of […]

  19. Great FREE Resources from Discovery Education

    This is the presentation I did this past Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery, in Groton CT. There are some great, free resources from Discovery Education available that can help teachers, students, and parents. The content and design of these resources is excellent are are great resources to help students learn.     […]