Monthly Archives: January 2013


Ag in the Classroom Grants

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


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


DEN Weekly Update 1-18-2013

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


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


Thanks to DE for Supporting Our Eco-Challenge!

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


New DEN contest: Get Yourself on Google Maps!

Last May we did a Day of Discovery in Edmonton and the day before as we were leaving the school we came across this odd looking vehicle. Like the nerds we are, we grabbed our cameras and snapped away. Today, Mr. Dembo happened to check on this location and low and behold, we made it. From


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


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