Monthly Archives: December 2012

Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 15

Twenty Days of Techbook – Twenty ideas, tips and tricks as our gift to you during this holiday season – Day 15

The Learning RAFT RAFT is a writing strategy that helps students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing and the topic they’ll be writing about. By using this strategy, teachers encourage students to write creatively, to consider a topic from a different perspective and to gain practice writing for different audiences. Using a RAFT strategy

Techbook Live 2013

We are incredibly excited to announce TECHBOOK LIVE 2013. Saturday, January 26th: 9am – 2pm ET Techbook Live Flyer Click Here to Join the Virtual Event on January 26th Techbook LIVE focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.

Language Arts and the Common Core

English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS):  What Are Your Students Reading? The English Language Arts CCSS are not only aligned to college and career expectations, they are specifically spiraled in what’s called a staircase of increasing complexity.  This staircase helps us to identify what levels of text students must be able to read

Vote for your favorite DENmas Tree!

As part of the #DENmas season, I sent some supplies to the team and challenged them to create a #DENmas tree.  The results speak for themselves.  What do you think?  Vote for your favorite three #DENmas trees that were created by our team.  The winner will get a $25 gift card to Denny’s. Click here

Albuquerque Public School Instructional Coaches Set Sail

Using the implementation of Discovery Education as a metaphor to a voyage, DEN STAR, Susan Bowdoin, led a group of 28 instructional coaches from elementary and middle schools on a journey through the resources available to them through the Discovery Educator Network. The group broke down several elements that are critical to a successful voyage:

Discovery Education Thanks You

As we wrap up the year and head into the holidays, we here at Discovery Education would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our teachers and educators, for everything you do. Teachers mold the minds of the future. They give of themselves. They give their time, their attention, their caring, and their expertise.

Things I Think You Should Read

I probably should have called this post “Lists of Things I Think You Should Read” since almost every link takes you to a list of something.  Regardless, here are more articles and blog posts I’ve recently read that are worthy of sharing.  Enjoy. 10 Interactive Lessons by Google on Digital Citizenship 10 Things Your Students