Archives for October, 2012

  1. New England Day of Discovery!

      I attended the New England Day of Discovery in Groton, Connecticut two weeks ago and it’s clear that the enthusiasm for Discovery Education services continues to grow and grow. Flying in on Friday, I attended the Family Night event that was held so that parents can gain first hand experience of how Discovery Education […]

  2. Hey WI Teachers! Come Discover!

    Are you interested in a proactive, supportive community of educators who are ready to help you become a more effective 21st C educator? The DEN Fall Virtual Conference : Tech or Treat 2012, (Register) Discovery Education is offering both Live and Virtual/Live events for ALL educators! Whether your district has a Discovery account or not, […]

  3. Colorado LC Spotlight

    Our final team member is Deanna Duray. Hello from Arvada, Colorado. I work at Little Elementary in Jefferson County. I began my teaching career in the fall of 1992 and have had the opportunity to teach at every elementary grade level. I’m currently teaching 3rd grade. I’ve been enjoying the DEN resources and opportunities over […]

  4. Mousey Monday


    Happy Mousey Monday from Cache and Cookies!  Mousey has received a lot of phone calls this week asking about deleting user accounts. Mousey would like to use this Mousey Monday to explain the answer to this question. Discovery Education does not have a delete option on user accounts. The available option is called Archiving.  When […]

  5. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 10-8-2012 Digital Resources to Assist Decoding Text

    This is edition is part one of a two part series that explores how to incorporate digital resources into six reading strategies. Please share with your team, peers, and staff. This week we’ll explore how four dynomite digital resources complement three reading strategies (Breaking down the sounds – Phonemes, Chunking unfamiliar sounds and words and […]

  6. S.O.S: Silence is Golden

    Welcome to week 2 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Silence is Golden (PDF Version) BACKGROUND Discovery Education contains thousands of video segments.  Some may contain just the right audio you want, others the right imagery, and sometimes […]

  7. Great Biology iBook and Games to Teach Osmosis!

    Cell Signaling iBook

    This year Clayton County Public Schools, in partnership with researchers at UGA, launched a new case study platform and promoted the use of an awesome interactive Biology iBook. I, along with other science teachers got the chance to explore the new iBook and the case study on diffusion during the Clayton County Summer Institute. These […]

  8. Register Here Join Arkansas Discovery Education Leadership Council members Judy Pearson and Karen Wells for a day of learning and fun! Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Floral Elementary School 3900 Floral Road Floral, AR 72534 Lunch will be provided. To celebrate the Discovery Educator Network’s (DEN) 10th Virtual Conference, DE made some exciting shifts […]

  9. Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK Lab Coats – Earn Yours Today!

    How are you using Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK with your students?  We want to know.  More importantly, your colleagues want to know!  Share your awesomeness with us by submitting a lesson presentation, and we’ll say thanks by sending you a stylish Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK lab coat. Here’s the Challenge Create a lesson plan presentation […]

  10. Prizes! Prizes!

    REMC Usage Drive

    We are getting closer to the close of our special contest for Michigan Educators! If you have not already earned points and “medals” I have one question for you: “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!” Get started below and come back to this post as many times as you like to report additional activity!   Fill […]

  11. DEN Open House Archive

    Last night we hosted our second virtual DEN Open House event. DEN STAR & LC members Carmella Doty and Deb Thonus 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 from the […]

  12. Cache and Cookie’s Animal Alphabet Series: PQR


    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.   […]

  13. DENizens

    from "Denizens of Dry Land"

    Let’s ponder the meaning of denizen. A denizen is a resident or inhabitant of a particular place.  It ends up that being a DENizen here in the network is apropos considering that when we are looking for some new material to engage students we tend to inhabit the DEN looking for ideas or content we […]

  14. What’s the 4-1-1?

    It’s always a struggle to balance the craziness of today with the needs of tomorrow. How do you find time for continual professional development when you have 100 papers to grade, phone calls to make, laundry to fold and Modern Family to watch?!?! We realize educators are constantly in a time crunch and it is […]

  15. Poster My Wall

    I am LOVING PosterMyWall!  I have to thank my colleague Jennifer Morrison for sharing this great resource on our Discovery Education Edmodo site because it is a real find. PosterMyWall is an online site that will allow you or your students to instantly and FREELY create wonderful quality posters.  You can use the pre-loaded backgrounds […]

  16. Beyond the Textbook Event in New Jersey – Join Us!

    Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Samsel Upper Elementary School Sayreville, NJ Register at: Join the Discovery Education team for a free professional development workshop to help you go “Beyond the Textbook” with your instructional practices. Attendees will cycle through a series of workshops that provide practical strategies you can use in your […]

  17. Life is a Highway

    They say “Life is a Highway” but where is the roadmap? What signs are you seeing along your educational highway? Caution, Stop, No Parking, Winding Road, Construction Ahead…between Common Core, RtI and all of the other educational programs it’s no wonder teachers are feeling overwhelmed. On Wednesday, September 26th over 30 educators from across Miami-Dade […]

  18. Sign up for the DEN Goes Viral Project


    There is a short amount of time left for you to join our DEN Goes Viral Project.  In a nutshell, here are the details: Team Leaders have chosen the topics of study. You sign up for a topic that interests you. Over the next seven to ten days, your group will discuss and learn more […]

  19. October Edition of DEN UP Newsletter

    As you “fall” back into the school year we would like to share the October edition of the DEN UP Newsletter with you. Here is a highlight of what we are covering this month: Discovery joins forces with Polar Bears International to connect your students with polar bear and climate change experts. Strategy Spotlight Challenge: 3 Truths, […]

  20. FREE ONLINE: A New Educational Guide for Studying Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis

    Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s award-winning documentary Turning the Tide takes an in-depth look at the proposed solutions and bold engineering that can “turn the tide” on Louisiana’s coastal erosion problem. NEW! Turning the Tide: A Companion Teaching Guide and its companion video clips feature interactive classroom activities designed to educate students about the effects of coastal […]