Archives for January, 2013

  1. DEN STARs in the News: Mark Barnes

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    Ohio STAR Discovery Educator, Mark Barnes (@markbarnes19) is featured on ASCD’s website in the book section. His new book, Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, is due for publication on February 18, and it is a featured ASCD member book. The book demonstrates how to create a Results Only Learning Environment. […]

  2. Mousey… Tuesday?

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    Discovery employees had the day off yesterday, but Mousey wanted to still make an appearance this week in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. His leadership for the community against racism through nonviolent campaigns moved hundreds of thousands of people. He is most […]

  3. Last Call Kansas!

    KS STARS! You are invited to meet some of the faces behind Discovery Education! On January 22 at Hero’s in Old Town in Downtown Wichita, leaders from Discovery Education will be there including Lance Rougeux, Jenny Bradbury, and Joe Diaz. They will be at Hero’s around 7:30 and would love to meet and greet with […]

  4. PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode Four

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    This is the forth post in a series highlighting DEN Stars who are presenting at PETE&C February 10th -13th 2013.  In the third episode    60in60 App Attack presented by  Scott Snyder and Brandon Lutz was spotlighted. Their presentation will be Monday February 11th in the Trinidad room from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm session code CL07. In this episode we will look at the […]

  5. S.O.S: And the Award Goes To….

    Welcome to week 16 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. And the Award Goes To… PDF Version Background Many of the strategies employed in classrooms today, deal with ways to enhance students cognitive skills.  If we focus solely […]

  6. Ag in the Classroom Grants

    North Carolina Farm Bureau is happy to provide agricultural outreach grants to North Carolina teachers through our “Ag in the Classroom…Going Local” program. These grants value up to $500 and will help teachers provide their K-12 students with valuable, real-world education and experiences about the agricultural industry, while adhering to Common core & essential standards […]

  7. Carolina (R) STEM Challenge for Grades 6-12

    As part of the N.C. Science Festival, Carolina Biological Supply Company is sponsoring the Carolina® STEM Challenge Competition. This competition is open to middle school and high school science teachers and their students. Complete the application below to apply for a free kit from Carolina’s new Carolina STEM ChallengeTM Physical Science series. One hundred applicants […]

  8. DEN Weekly Update 1-18-2013

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    Get your safety goggles ready because Techbook LIVE is just over a week away. Help us celebrate Digital Learning Day by sending pictures or short videos of digital learning in your classroom. Also, be sure to check out two new Content Collections in Discovery Education added just to help you grow professionally. Click here to […]

  9. NC Teachers & Sustainable Forestry

    Applications for the 2013 Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Academies are now being accepted! Both academies (coastal and mountain) will take place in June. This is a week of immersion into the forestry industry in North Carolina…. covering silviculture, economics, and history with visits to public/private forestland and mills. Lodging, meals, and transportation and covered for the […]

  10. Thanks to DE for Supporting Our Eco-Challenge!

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    From mid-November to mid-December I ran an eco-challenge with three of my elementary schools.  I challenged my teachers and students to reduce their use of electricity, paper, and plastic in the classroom and at home.  For a month, they kept track of their daily habits on a spreadsheet and tallied their points for turning off classroom […]

  11. Discovery Education and Science Pioneers

    Discovery Education and Science Pioneers invite you to a day full of Science Resources for Teachers. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 8 am-12pm   We will begin the day at Panera on the Plaza with free breakfast and sharing our favorite Discovery Science resources with local DEN Stars.   After breakfast, Science Pioneers will be […]

  12. Digital Gradebooks Save You Time

    The first semester is over.  Report cards have been sent home.  And many teachers have been comparing notes on how they put together their grades.  I have talked with a lot of teachers about the different grading apps, programs, and websites they use. Now that we work in a very data-driven profession, I thought I […]

  13. Alliance for Climate Education

    The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is a leading national organization that delivers free, exciting, science-based multimedia presentations on climate change science to high-school students. ACE also provides free resources for your  schools, students, and teachers.   This engaging presentation aligns with the North Carolina Science Standards & can fit easily into your curriculum, taking only […]

  14. The Importance of Learning Communities

    Thanks, again, to Twitter, a wonderful piece of media was shared with me.  In most cases, it’s a blog post or article that makes me think and reflect on education, ed tech, social media, or some other topic of interest.  This time around, a link to a TED Talk was retweeted by Joyce Valenza. When […]

  15. NC DEN Live Event

    Join the NC DEN and their special guests for an exciting day of presentations and hands-on breakout sessions. You will be treated to a light breakfast, lunch from Hero House and fabulous door prizes from our friends at Discovery Education. Only 5 minutes from Old Salem! Techbook LIVE focuses on providing participants with some of […]

  16. YOU Can Change the World

    Do your students turn off the lights when they leave your classroom?  Is your cafeteria doing its best to recycle?  Do your school grounds need some help from weathering and erosion?  Do parents turn off their cars when they are awaiting students to be picked-up at the end of the day? These are the types […]

  17. Workshop Series for Florida Educators

    Discovery Education is excited to provide interactive workshops for Florida educators! These workshops will provide users with exciting and enriching professional development, focused on creative ways to maximize Discovery Education Streaming, and an opportunity to connect and collaborate. You’ll leave this session feeling empowered to create rigorous and relevant media-infused learning experiences that support all […]

  18. 2013 MACUL Conference PreCon’s

    Below is a shameless plug for the SIGMM (special interest group multimedia) conference sessions that they are hosting. In fact, all the SIGs are hosting sessions. Click here for details on what there is offered. For those of us that have attended the conference and have not participated in the pre-con sessions you may want […]

  19. S.O.S: Scrambled Please

    Welcome to week 15 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. Scrambled Please PDF Version Background Most teachers, at some point in their teaching, have helped their students learn the important skill of sequencing. From class schedules, to steps […]

  20. Celebrate Digital Learning Day

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    Join us Wednesday, February 6 for Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized, educational experience. On Wednesday, join us as we celebrate with these great events. 1pm ET Don’t Worry… Get APPy Join Discovery Education students as […]

  21. PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode Three

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    This is the third post in a series highlighting DEN Stars who are presenting at PETE&C February 10th -13th 2013.  In the  second episode    Erin Prosser and Dr. Amy Kern’s session on RtII: Technology Resources is spotlighted.  Their presentation will be on Monday February 11th at 11:30am in cocoa suite 6 session code BL22. In this episode 60in60 App […]