Archives for February, 2013

  1. This week on DENvice: Sandi’s feeling the Edmodo love

    This week’s DENvice question has already generated a great conversation. A giant thank you to all of our DEN friends who have contributed their ideas! DENvice’s question for this week: Dear DEN, What Learning Management System (LMS) are you using or considering? I am looking at Edmodo, Haiku and Schoology. What others should I consider? […]

  2. Meet Lea Anne at #DENSI2013

    Lea Anne Daughrity is a DENvisory Board member from Texas. She’ll be at the DEN Summer Institute and would like to meet you there. Here’s a special message from her. The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The main portion of this year’s application is a […]

  3. Mousey Monday: Black History Month Resources


    Happy Mousey Monday once again from Mousey and the Discovery Education Support team to our Cache and Cookies readers! As National Black History Month draws to a close, Mousey wanted to bring to your attention several resources to share with your students in the classroom in honor of this month.   Black History Month, also […]

  4. s.o.s: Visual Walkabout

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Visual Walkabout PDF Version Background A visual walkabout’s purpose is to provide an opportunity to engage students in a concept that will be covered by providing them ‘sneak peaks’ of important components through the […]

  5. 5th Annual Technology Institute for Educators

      The 5th Annual Technology Institute for Educators is scheduled for April 19-20, 2013. This year the Institute’s theme is “FUTURE TEACH: Preparing Educators to Use Technology to Promote STEM Education in K-20.” We invite faculty, students, administrators, and staff to participate by submitting proposals and attending the Institute. For more information about the Institute visit […]

  6. Animals that Slither, Slide, Run and Hide


    ANIMALS THAT SLITHER, SLIDE, RUN & HIDE: A FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, AND FREE COMMUNITY EVENT  Would you like to meet turtle-tracking dogs and join them while they work? Do you know someone who wants to hold a turtle, a salamander, or a snake? How about a hayride to an amphibian pool, a bonfire with hot chocolate […]

  7. Congratulations to Michigander Edie Erickson

    I would like for you to join me in meeting and congratulating Michigan DEN Star, Edie Erickson! Edie is a 3rd Grade teacher from Manistique, Michigan and was recently accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute in Burlington, Vermont! Edie and I got together over “Google” during a recent snow day of mine and after […]

  8. DEN STARs in the News: Deanna Duray


    Deanna Duray (@dlpd17) got some great news in late January.  The Colorado DEN STAR’s classroom at Little Elementary in Arvada, CO, was one of seven classrooms in Jefferson County that were chosen to receive an iPad 1 to 1 grant from The Friedman Family Foundation.  The Denver Post wrote a short article about the grant.  […]

  9. DEN Weekly Update 2-22-2013


    This week, learn about three new community initiated projects: DENvice, #DENchat, and The DEN Zone. Don’t miss the free webinars and virtual field trips happening this week like a visit to the Discovery Channel Telescope and Google’s Doodle World. We’re also announcing who was accepted this week to the DEN Summer Institute. Be sure to […]

  10. Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver


    Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown. […]

  11. Blossoming to Science – Must See

    If you loved “Blossom” or if you love “Big Bang Theory,” this video is for you. If you want to pursue seemingly contradictory passions, this video is for you. If you work with kids who are trying to find themselves and their places in the world, this is for you. If you believe that we […]

  12. Meet Marco: An Amazing Educator With An Amazing Resource

    Last week I was in Albuquerque Public Schools working with a group of high school students who are members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Each of the 18 SAC members invited a teacher to attend a day of learning and professional development focused on Discovery Education. We spent the day with the teachers […]

  13. NC STAR Spotlight

    Meet Dacia Jones   Where do you teach? Catawba County Schools   What do you teach? Instructional Coach   When did you become a DEN member? March 2012   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? I love the family feeling! In less than a year I have acquired many new friends that […]

  14. Meet Alison from NC at #DENSI2013

    This is Alison Schleede, STAR Discovery Educator from Mooresville, NC. 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 […]

  15. PETE&C a debrief


    My PETE&C day started at 4:30 Am.  The goal was to get to Hershey before 7 am so I could take part in the Pete-Lets.  This was held each morning for presenters to get 2 min to sell their sessions.  They were only allowing the first 20 presenters who showed up to present.  I hit […]

  16. Brianna Adair and the DENSI “Cup Song”


    I’ll go ahead and confess that I have not seen “Pitch Perfect” so the Cup Song made popular there and then covered many times over on YouTube didn’t hit my radar until this week. Here’s the short history: 1937 Mainers Mountaineers released “Miss Me When I’m Gone” 2009 Lulu and the Lampshades posted their “Cups” […]