Archives for February, 2013

  1. First #denchat Was Fun

    Thursdays at 8:00PM hop on to your Twitter account and search for the #denchat in the search bar. You will be pleasantly educated by some of the countries smartest, and most enthusiastic educators from the DEN! For the first chat the group asked questions, offered ideas and tweeted the location of their blog. The archive […]

  2. Meet Jeremy from MI at #DENSI2013

    This is Jeremy Badiner from Michigan. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story:   Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part […]

  3. DEN STARs in the News: Sandi Dennis


    We often hear about the great things educators are doing from other educators.  Sharing the successes of our colleagues is wonderful, but it’s even better when we read about the great things teachers are doing from those outside of our profession.  That was the case a short time ago when an article about the work […]

  4. NC DEN STAR Spotlight

    MEET CHANDA UNDERWOOD   Where do you teach? Rocky Mount, NC   What do you teach? 5th Grade Science   When did you become a DEN member? November 2012   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? Training, Ideas, science Techbook and the blogs   What’s your teaching super power? Science!   If […]

  5. Change the World and Win Big

    As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” We never doubted that your student citizens have some great solutions to environmental issues in your school, your community, and our planet.  Don’t miss your chance to share their […]

  6. It Takes All Kinds: Communities

    This is the third in a 4 part series. You can read  part one and part two if you like. This one is very specific to my work but hopefully will resonate at some level. The truth is this post has already been written, and is the post that got me thinking about this whole […]

  7. E-STEM Teaching Careers Day at NCSU

    Greetings from the College of Education at North Carolina State University!    The faculty and staff at the College of Education are pleased to invite your students to our 2ndAnnual E-STEM Teaching Careers Day (Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Teaching Careers Day)!     Friday, March 15, 2013 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM   The […]

  8. #DENchat Coming Thursday!

    Recently we announced the formal organization of the hashtag, #DENchat as a weekly Twitter discussion around topics of interest to members of the DEN.  Tomorrow, February 28th, is the launch date.  We will hold the discussion from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST.  Mark your calendars! And, like all things DEN, this is a collaborative effort […]

  9. Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Drawing Pad

    Ever wonder what great educational APP you should check out for your class?!? Welcome to the Spotlight Series on fantastic apps from Discovery Educators! Featuring this week’s app: Drawing Pad Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: There are many drawing apps out there, but this one is AWESOME!  It allows users to create with many […]

  10. Trivia Pursuit

    While the other families were out playing football on a holiday afternoon, mine was inside playing Trivial Pursuit or other academic trivia games.  The fun of the play encouraged our interest — and thus our learning– of various subjects.  It can do the same for you and your students. A recent sampling of my Trivia […]

  11. Blast off!

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    Blast off! Our friends at Connect a Million Minds are hosting an out-of-this-world sweepstakes that could have you and your family visiting a historic NASA space shuttle. To enter: 1) Go to now through February 28th at 12PM ET 2) Take the Connect a Million Minds pledge to connect young people to the wonders of STEM […]

  12. Favorites from the DEN Team

    The DEN Team loves sharing.  Below are a few more sites we think are worth sharing.  Whether these are new to you or not, try them out yourselves and with your students.  Let us know what you think.    

  13. Meet Zulma from MD at #DENSI2013

    This is Zulma Whiteford, STAR Discovery Educator from Maryland. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. She’s on the DEN Leadership Council too, so she’s joining us for a special DENSI PreCon on July 12 and 13 too! Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this […]

  14. PBL Hangout with Kathy Schrock!


      Thursday, March 14th at 7pm ET REGISTER Join Kathy Schrock and project based learning experts Ginger Lewman and Cynthia Treichler as they discuss authentic learning models and talk about successful practices that can be used to support whichever pedagogical model you would like to implement! What types of project based learning is there and […]

  15. The next digital generation


    Moore’s law is the observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of components on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. The period often quoted as “18 months” is due to Intel executive David House, who predicted that period for a doubling in chip performance (being a combination of the effect of […]

  16. Come Hangout and Learn

    What are you doing this Thursday, February 28th at 6pm? Come learn about how to integrate Discovery Education and iPads. Here is an example of just a little of what you will learn. This is just one of several excellent opportunities to learn about Discovery Education while never leaving the comfort of your favorite learning […]

  17. I WANT my MTV!

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: This post contains links to songs from the 80s so listening may result in Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol) Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance in “Thriller“? The 80s decade was ruled by music and for music junkies like myself it was Just like Heaven (The Cure). There were […]

  18. Preparing for the DCT LiveStream Event

    Today was the planning day for tomorrow’s LiveStream event from the Discovery Channel Telescope.  Kyle Schutt, Dennis Grice, and I arrived at the telescope this morning to test equipment, connections, and microphones to make sure everything is set for the event.  We took some photos and video footage of the facility and did some pre-event […]