Archives for September, 2012

  1. Discovery Education Assessment Events In New Mexico

    Please join us during the 2012-2013 school year as we travel the country for local workshops that focus on our Discovery Education Assessment tools. These exciting and interactive afternoons and evenings of professional development will highlight creative ways to meet your students’ needs using your Discovery Education Assessment tools and resources. Prizes will be many! Next week’s […]

  2. September 2012 Techbook Times

    With the start of a new school year things are always a little crazy, but also full of excitement.  Most of you are excited to try new lesson ideas and work the great resources you have access to, like Discovery Education.  As part of our support for educators using the Discovery Education Techbook content we […]

  3. Matt’s Media Tips and Tricks 9-17

    This week we’ll explore how to download closed captioned files using the new interface. I also provide links that show ou how to manipulate the Closed Captioned text on both a PC and Mac. We’ll also examine a cool app that links to many more cool free education apps! Finally, in this edition, I provide […]

  4. Non-Fiction Resources

    Are you looking for ways to teach your students ways to tackle their comprehension of non-fiction texts? Check out this excellent resource from the Center for Urban Education. I love how the graphic organizers are simple to draw, so I don’t have to run copies ahead of time for my students. They are also broken […]

  5. If you teach in MICHIGAN you should READ THIS!

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    Hello Michigan Educators! Look at all that Discovery Education has in store for you this Fall! In Person: REMC 5 Day of Discovery (October 17) Details: REMC 7 Day of Discovery (October 19) Details: Virtual: Back-To-School Webinar Series (August 8 – September 27) Details: REMC Usage Drive (August 27 – October 24) Details:

  6. DEN Open House Podcast

    Here is the archive from today’s DEN Open House podcast. I am trying to fill the host shoes for Dean Shareski, who was traveling at the time of this Google Hangout. In this podcast we discuss “community” and the importance of having a community and tips for building a community. Enjoy.

  7. Dot Day Celebration with Paul and Peter H. Reynolds

    September 15ish is International Dot Day! Well, we headed to Boston and to Fablevision to do a special event for classrooms with Peter H. Reynolds and his twin brother, Paul. If you weren’t able to join us live, here’s the archive. Reading of The Dot, posted with the permission of Peter H. Reynolds.

  8. DEN Open House Archive

    Last night we hosted a virtual DEN Open House event. DEN STAR & LC members Heather Hurley, Linda Rush and Mary Carole Strother joined us in a Google Hangout to talk about their experience with the DEN. The goal of our open house was to give educators a personal introduction and overview of the DEN […]

  9. Techbook Times

    These are the Techbook times. So to help connect you with everything Techbook, we provide a monthly newsletter called, “Techbook Times”. Take a look at the September issue below.

  10. Cache and Cookie’s Animal Alphabet Series: JKL


    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.   […]

  11. Hanging with the Gurus

    This week we had a fantastic conversation with our DEN Gurus via Google Hangout!  Since it was a part of Open House week, we spent some time sharing how each of them got started with the DEN and what they remembered about their experiences were with the community.  Since we have just wrapped up Connected […]

  12. I pledge allegiance to the DEN!

    Posted on behalf of Cindy Dunagan Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”  I choose to post for Open House Week because it was exactly one year ago that I attended my first DEN event and what an excellent adventure this last year has been. On September 10, […]

  13. More Students Learning at Higher Levels: Leveraging Technology!


    Do we want to be part of a society where education truly benefits all?  Where education can lead toward upward mobility?  Do we want more students learning at higher levels? How can we as a society dramatically increase the numbers of young people who achieve at high levels in language arts, math, science and social […]

  14. Does This Bring Back Memories?

    I couldn’t believe my ears.  My daughter came home from piano lessons the other day and started playing a new song she learned.  When I heard it, I instantly thought of many great Discovery moments.  If you’ve been a part of the DEN for several years, you’ll undoubtedly recognize the tune below and it will […]

  15. The DEN Makes You Special

    It is a fact that there are some DEN Stars that are Gleeks. While the love for the show might come from the music or storyline, we feel the that same connection. If you have ever been at an in-person DEN event, you understand this quote from the first season. I realized in 2008 that […]

  16. Meet Me: Peg Hartwig’s Spirit of the DEN

    Hey all you DENmazing Educators! Welcome to the DEN Blog Open House! I am a STEM Math teacher and Tech Integration Specialist in Marshfield WI. I first learned of all the wonders of Discovery Education while experiencing the Siemens STEM Institute in 2010. While attending the STEM Institute, I was catapulted into real 21st Century […]

  17. Who’s On Your Speed Dial?

    I’ll never forget the day a kindergartner was sent to my classroom for bad behavior.  I knew the teacher was at the end of her rope to send him my way and that the goal was to get him to shape up.  When I started to discuss his behavior he actually said, “Are you almost […]

  18. September Edition of DEN UP

    As you settle into the 2012-2013 school year we would like to share the September edition of the DEN UP Newsletter with you. Here is a highlight of what we are covering this month: This time of year can have you feeling upside down. Don’t fear, learn how other educators are “FLIPPing” their classrooms. As […]

  19. New Webinar Series Equips NJ Educators with Innovative Tools to Help Students Succeed


    Calling all New Jersey educators! Discovery Education and Plymouth Rock Assurance – Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ are excited to announce the launch of the Professional Growth Academy Webinar Series: a free monthly program exclusively for New Jersey educators! The Professional Growth Academy will be led by Discovery Education and will give you tools to […]

  20. A Second Chance to Catch the Exciting Enhancements to Discovery Education!

    For those that missed the Exciting Enhancements to Discovery Education webinars last week, you still have two chances to catch them! The webinars will again be presented today, Wednesday September 12th and tomorrow, Thursday September 13th. Don’t miss your chance to get a peek at the great new updates that we’re offering this year! Here’s […]