Monthly Archives: February 2013


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


#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


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


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

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Blast off!

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


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.    


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


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