Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

What’s Your Advice for Going Beyond the Textbook?

What’s Your Advice for Going Beyond the Textbook?

There was a great article today on eSchool News about Albuquerque Public Schools’ transition from textbooks to the Discovery Education TECHBOOK.  Definitely worth a read – Albuquerque schools embrace ‘techbooks’ instead of textbooks. The article talked about some of the many benefits of this digital transition and also provided perspective from some educators about the challenges

The DEN Open House Series

As you begin another school year can you think of at least 1 educator who would be a great addition to the DEN Community? Someone who is eager to learn and willing to share their knowledge with others. Beginning next month the DEN is hosting a series of virtual Open House events for educators to attend to

Albuquerque Common Core Bootcamp Recap

From July 31st-August 1st 50 educators from across Albuquerque Public Schools gathered together for a 2 day Common Core Bootcamp held at Madison Middle School. Participants had the opportunity to dive into Common Core and network with their peers as they built flipped videos to highlight the instructional shifts for ELA and Math. Each day

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 09/04/2012

Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids Tags: weather, wizkids, Science, interactive, elementary, meteorology, education, resources Share what you know | Learnist Education alternative to Pinterest Tags: education, Pinterest, learnist, learning, curation, web2.0, tools, Images – By Dean Mantz How You’re Using Your iPad [INFOGRAPHIC] Nice infographic comparing the 3 different models of iPads.  Tags:

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 9-4-2012

I hope you enjoyed the last bit of a summer break.  The close of the long weekend brings us to the beginning of our new week.  And it wouldn’t be a new week without Matt’s Tips and Tricks right? This week we’ll explore the new closed captioning functionality within Discovery Education.  I provide step-by-step instructions,

DEN Open House – “My Introduction to the DEN”

My first official DEN event was in June 2008 at the Colorado Technology in Education Conference.  Discovery Education was hosting an “Evening with the Stars.”  My friend Gwynn and I signed up because we love Discovery Channel and we thought it was going to be a stargazing event. The Colorado TIE Conference is held at

Star Stories…Brian Harrison

During DENsi 2012 we had the chance to interview a few Stars and get their stories. The fabulous and talented Dennis Grice did the filming and we edited it down to about 3 minutes. We hope to create more of these and perhaps see some of you consider creating these yourselves. The idea is simply