Daily Archives: February 18, 2013

PETE&C Day of Discovery Pre-Con is Awesome!

Taking a new twist on the day, the pre-conference was divided into sessions in the morning, an app slam at lunch and unconference in the afternoon. This was well received by the attendees, many of whom had never participated in an unconference before. Sessions included an augmented reality discussion about the following apps: Aurasma, iFunFace, Imag-n-o-tron,

DEN STARs in the News: Tim Chase

Attendees at the upcoming Northwest Council for Computer Education Conference in Portland, Oregon, will have the opportunity this year to hear from Oregon DEN STAR Tim Chase.  Tim has been selected as a Featured Speaker for the conference, which runs from February 26 to March 1st. Tim’s presentations at the conference include: Blended GooMoodleOdo Classroom Tues,

This week at DENvice: Heather is in the House!

  DENvice welcomes the ever talented Heather Hurley! Heather is taking on this week’s question – What are some of the ways you are using the Writing Prompt builder to engage students? Visit the DENvice page and let us know how you use this amazing resource with your students. What is DENvice? DENvice is a place to


I wanted to share some great STEM opportunities which are currently available to you and your students. Check these out! Siemens STEM Connect Webinar TWO EVENTS – LIVE FROM THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE! Presented by Jeffrey Hall, Director, The Rotunda at Lowell Observatory A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE February 26

Mousey Monday

  Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookie readers! Discovery employees have the day off today to celebrate Presidents’ Day! However, Mousey still wanted to check in, and wish you all a Happy Presidents’ Day!   Presidents’ Day is the federal US holiday officially designated as George Washington’s birthday. Washington’s actual birthday

2013 Pringles Challenge

Are you looking for an engaging way to bring science, engineering and design into your middle school classroom? Sign up for the 2013 Pringles Challenge!   What’s the basic idea? Small teams of students design a package which will safely transport a single Pringles potato chip through the US postal service to another school. The

Many More Students Learning At Higher Levels: Appreciating Both the Potential and the Complexity

We will benefit by appreciating both the complexity of dramatically improve education and the opportunity to uncap much more potential of our youth as we tackle the challenges ahead to improving education. There is no way to avoid appreciating the complexity of the many challenges related to improving education: poverty levels for children rising in

Human Body Study Lapbook

This year marks the transition for all 5th graders in North Carolina to the new Essential Standards from NC DPI. One of the concepts moving into fifth grade is the human body, which I love to teach. Check out this awesome resource on Squidoo with oodles of resources for teaching all about body systems. Click