Archives for December, 2012

  1. December Edition of DEN UP

    Tis the season for giving! We are sending you our favorite ways to stay connected with Discovery Education. Check out the December edition of the DEN UP Newsletter for information on: Events in a Box Explore the Blue Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt with Discovery Videos Rising STAR Reflections The DEN Wiki   Enjoy! Ginny and Jannita […]

  2. 500,000,000 digital learning resources delivered… 1 grand prize winner!


    Discovery Education has just delivered our 500 millionth digital learning resource, a milestone that highlights our commitment to transforming teaching and learning in classrooms across the world! Congratulations Sabrina Blankenship, a 3rd grade teacher from Wakefield Elementary School in Sherman ISD, Texas for viewing our 500 millionth digital learning resource! Sabrina has won 1 free […]

  3. Did You Know? – iPads in Education


    DEN members love to collaborate.  This was clearly evident when DEN members participated in our DEN Goes Viral project.  This project, which is explained in more detail here, involved members learning together about a particular topic,.  At the conclusion of the discussions, the group would share out what they learned.  For this project, the group […]

  4. Holiday spending can spark discussions on financial literacy

    From the commercials to the billboards, holiday shopping (and spending) can often spark great conversations with students.  If you’re looking to start a financial literacy conversation with your students during this time of year, or if you want to share some great curriculum resources with parents, take a look at one of our partners in […]

  5. NASA Educator Trek

    Join the Museum and NASA instructors for a FREE educator trek in January on the Saturday of our Astronomy Days event! And/or consider volunteering with NASA educators on Sunday to learn NASA activities and practice your presentation skills! Educators are welcome to participate in one or both of these great opportunities!   NASA Educator Trek: […]

  6. Flipping professional development


    I was recently invited to attend an in-service that I was really interested in. The presenter was “the expert” in the topic. Little did I know I was really entering in-service “he double hockey sticks”. I was in for a 3 hour lecture on Understanding by Design. The presenter was so knowledgeable and charismatic the lecture was bearable […]

  7. Even More #DENthanks Stories


    Here are several more stories of #DENthanks.  If you’ve missed any of the previous stories, you can find them here. From Kevin Bushman: My thanks is a little different. I’m the district’s Tech Trainer overseeing the implementation of Schoolnet as a pilot for the state. Because it’s new (Schoolnet) there is not much “meat on […]

  8. Mousey Monday


    Happy Mousey Monday, Cache and Cookie readers! Every media outlet has been buzzing about the lottery. Have you bought your lottery ticket yet? The idea of winning any prize brings positive thoughts and good feelings. Why not encourage your students to enter a few contests and sweepstakes for a chance to win some great prizes? […]

  9. S.O.S.: Surround Sound

    Welcome to week 9 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. Surround Sound PDF Version               Background Hearing a few notes of sound can transport us back in time to an important moment […]

  10. On Wisconsin!!

    Overture Center

    The DEN is about bringing educators together to network by creating common experiences. This past Saturday DEN members met in our state capitol, Madison to learn and share with each other. Starting at the Capitol building, participants learned about the history of one of the most important buildings in our state. The beautiful holiday tree […]

  11. Surrey, meet the DEN

    “Connecting educators to their greatest resource….each other.” That’s the core principle under which the Discovery Educator Network operates. The great thing is you never know what or how those connections are facilitated. This past week I was in Vancouver and have been impressed over the past while at the burgeoning online community of passionate, thoughtful educators […]