Archives for September, 2012

  1. Scott McLeod’s DEN Goes Viral Presentation

    We have the archive ready!  Scott McLeod joined us last night to kick off our DEN Goes Viral collaborative project.  Scott shared some background to the creation and explosion of the Did You Know? videos and also gave some tips for users looking to create something similar. If you’re participating in the project or want […]

  2. Old School?

    What do you consider “old school”?  I have to admit that for me it conjures memories of Ms. Pansy Taylor in 2nd grade who bent our hands back to smack them with a ruler at the least provocation. **shudder**  Thankfully that isn’t common anymore! It comes to mind because we commonly hear different uses of the […]

  3. Cache and Cookie’s Animal Alphabet Series: MNO


    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.   […]

  4. Global Cardboard Challenge

    Many of use were inspired with the story of Caine’s Arcade blasted into the mainstream.  The original video nearly moved me to tears and definitely got me thinking about the role of play in learning.  If you haven’t watched the original, stop reading this and go watch it! To celebrate the one year anniversary of […]

  5. The 214 Challenge 9-20-12

    My very creative friend and colleague, Lance Rougeux started a project last year with his wife’s class. When he travels, he gathers information about the location and the students use the clues to figure out where in the world Mr. Rougeux went. He provides 2 facts, 1 clue, and 4 pictures (214) for the students. […]

  6. Who’s the Best Pirate?

    It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day and several people from the DEN and Discovery Education have put together short videos introducing themselves and letting you know a little about what they do.  If you haven’t seen the videos, they are awesome and can be viewed below.  We’re curious, who’s the best pirate?  Does Ginny get points […]

  7. Join Us As The DEN Goes Viral

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    We’re excited to introduce a collaborative project that kicks off with a special presentation from Dr. Scott McLeod, co-creator of the “Did You Know?” videos.  Viral videos, like the “Did You Know” videos, can be very powerful when it comes to spreading a message or sharing information.  Why is this the case?  Can these types […]

  8. Must See TV – Tonight!

    It’s not often, in these Netflix/Hulu/DVR times, that we sit down and watch a show in real time.  Tonight, just might be one of those nights.  Tonight, September 19th at 10PM ET on SCIENCE Channel, is a TV special called  This show documents the artistic and technical process behind Reach for the Stars, a […]

  9. Talk Like a Pirate Day

    The pirate speaks,”Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’s a fun day t’ brin’ out your inner Jack Sparrow and have some fun. Members o’ t’ DE Team have put together messages that we’ll be sharin’ throughout t’ day.  Enjoy these messages or we’ll have you walk the plank. The pirate speaks,”Do you know […]

  10. Engaging Students with Discovery Education!

    As our resident talking canine mentioned yesterday, this week’s webinar focuses on how to actively engage students using our Discovery Education services. A continuation of our Back To School Webinar Series, this webinar is great for teachers and administrators alike. Here is a brief synopsis of the event: Put the power of learning at your […]

  11. Take the Pledge: “No Text on Board”

    FACT:    97% of teens say texting while driving is dangerous BUT 43% of teens admit to texting while driving.* FACT:    Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.** FACT:    77% of teens have seen their parents text and drive. 75% say it is “common” among their friends.* Amongst these sobering statistics, […]

  12. BulleDEN Board Project


    We have decided to extend the deadline for our BulleDEN Board Project through October.  The new deadline to turn in your entry is November 1st.  Remember, we’re looking for the best of the best bulletin boards out there.  These won’t be your average bulletin boards – these will be BulleDEN Boards – your best display […]

  13. An Evening of Discovery

    What do you get when you  take folks from across Canada from their classroom, their kitchen, and their car  and connect them with 40 teachers in a local watering hole? An Evening of Discovery. Most of you have heard of Days of Discovery. These are full out events put on by Discovery during the day […]

  14. Online Safety Lesson Material

    Finding online safety curriculum for elementary students that in informative and engaging isn’t always easy.  The other day I stumbled upon two online stories that make learning about online safety fun and educational. Both resources are from Media Smarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy. The first is “Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of […]

  15. DEN Open House Recap


      Last week, we celebrated DEN Open House.  We are very proud of the Discovery Educator Network and we have some incredible members.  One of our goal’s with DEN Open House was to share information about the DEN so those who don’t know much about it can learn more.  We, the DEN Team, can talk […]

  16. DEN Goes Viral with Scott McLeod

    The Discovery Educator Network is excited to introduce a collaborate project centered around the Did You Know? videos.  For complete information about the project and how to join, read this.  To kick off the event, Dr. Scott McLeod, co-creator of the Did You Know? videos will join us. During the session, which will last 30-45 […]

  17. Colorado LC Spotlight

    This week we would like to introduce Jennifer Jensen Hello!  My name is Jennifer Jensen. I am the Instructional Technology Coach at Clear Sky Elementary in Castle Rock, Colorado. I am currently in my 17th year of teaching. Prior to moving into the technology role, I was in the classroom for twelve years. Most of […]