Daily Archives: February 15, 2013


DEN Weekly Update 2/15/2013

DEN Weekly Update 2/15/2013

This week, we’re introducing the DEN Connects theme for February and March, telling you about several LIVE streamed events for classrooms, and sharing several opportunities for your students to win amazing prizes. We’re also announcing who was accepted this week to the DEN Summer Institute. Be sure to apply for your chance to attend.  


Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Toontastic

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: Toontastic Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: Toontastic allows you to create stories using Freytag’s Pyramid for story development. There are many settings, scenes, and toys (characters)


February Live Stream – Getting to the Root of the Issue

Join the Discovery Education Science Techbook team for a live broadcast series called  Science Live Streams.  This month, we’ll be coming live from Bay Lane Middle School in Muskego, Wisconsin.   During the Science Live Streams we will help you and your students make a direct connection between hands-on activities and digital resources. This month’s


Kids to Parks Day School Contest

Our good friend Buddy Bison from National Park Trust (NPT) is hosting the Kids to Parks Day School Contest to help teachers engage their students with their local parks. This national contest is open to all schools across the U.S. and in the U.S. territories. Students can submit proposals for a Kids to Parks (KTP) event


Fun Fact Friday: Flipping the White House

Did you know that when a U.S. President is sworn into office at noon on Inauguration Day, a hand-picked and highly trained team is tasked with transitioning the old administration out and moving the new administration in, all in less than six hours? Only White House staffers are allowed to touch a president’s belongings, and


DENapalooza Hits Atlanta!

The second stop on the DENapalooza tour has been finalized.  We’ll be stopping in the Atlanta area on April 27th.  Join the DEN for this exciting day of professional development with formal presentations from DEN STARs in the morning and an unconference in the afternoon. Registration is NOW OPEN! For more information about DENapalooza, visit


NASA Educators Workshop at UNC-Charlotte

Interested in exploring NASA resources that can help you enrich and enhance student learning in STEM? Ever wonder about Butterflies in Space or how you can have the Solar System in Your Pocket? The 5th Annual NASA Educators Workshop on STEM (NEWS 2013) will be held at UNCC on March 4, 5, and 6. This


The Harlem Shake – Discovery Style

Have you seen the latest viral videos going around?  The Harlem Shake meme could be on it’s way to replacing Gangham Style when it comes to views on YouTube.  The videos are popping up everywhere?  So what’s the deal with these?  What are they about?  This article on Mashable gives some background. From the article…