Archives for February, 2013

  1. 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 […]

  2. Step Up to STEM


    Step up to STEM The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) will offer a new and exciting summer program for rising ninth grade African American, Hispanic and Native American students (current eighth graders) called Step Up to STEM. This free statewide residential program, which will be held July 7-19 at NCSSM’s campus […]

  3. My DEN Valentine


    I have been IN love with one man in my life! (My husband, Steve) Last summer-  I had to tell him that I was sharing a little of that love with my new DEN friends. He was okay with it. I guess that I am having a DENmance with over 125 new people right now. […]

  4. Snowball Fights Year Round

    This weekend, we’re experiencing a bit of winter weather here in North Carolina. My twins were upset that it wasn’t enough snow in which to play.  As I was thinking about how my students must be feeling, along with trying to plan for a big science test on forces and motion next week,  it got […]

  5. Micro-Teaching

    A few days ago, some DEN friends and I got in on the Beta test of a new “walkie talkie” video app called Glide.  I invited many more, but they closed the Beta testing right after we got in.  The premise is that we can connect with Facebook friends and send short video messages to […]

  6. 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.   […]

  7. 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) […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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… […]

  13. I <3 DEN by Carolyn Stanley


    I love the DEN because it keeps me in the loop. There is so much that we can learn from one another, and I’m so grateful for all the folks who spend time enthusiastically sharing what they have learned or tried and had success with – so that other educators and their students can benefit, […]

  14. Oh DEN, how do I love thee?

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    Let me count the ways…. One:  I love the company.  And I’m not just saying that because I work for them.  Day after month after year, this company has demonstrated that they’re in the education space for the RIGHT reasons.  When we have meetings about new products and ideas, it’s never a conversation about “How […]

  15. I <3 DEN by Judy Uhrig


    My love affair with the DEN began over 7 years ago when Brad Fountain was at our school for professional development, and told us about this “new” network of educators. Since then this whirlwind romance has taken me to exotic places such as Silver Spring, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Bozeman…….I have been showered with […]

  16. You’re invited to a DENtastic I.C.E.Cream Social!

    It’s gonna be DENtastic! Share your “toppings” (technology tips and lessons) with others while eating your own sundae treat! Be prepared to walk away with a smile, happy tummy and great ideas! If you prefer, we will have a cash bar. When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Where: New Orleans Ballroom at Pheasant Run Time: 5:30 […]

  17. I <3 DEN by Lori Abrams


    I love the DEN for allowing me to network with educators who are collaborative, creative, talented, fun, and make me feel respected and valued. I love the DEN for all of the resources available to help me be a more collaborative, creative, talented and fun educator! If you are on the DEN Leadership Council, you […]

  18. My Love Affair

    It’s so appropriate that I joined our DEN blog today, the day of love, so I can tell you about my love affair with Discovery Education and our solutions to implementing the Common Core State Standards successfully.  Wait…you haven’t heard?  Well, I’d LOVE to tell you more. I’m Karen Beerer, Vice President of Professional Development […]

  19. DEN is Taking Things to Heart!

    It’s February and our hearts are all a flutter!  Know what gets our hearts pumping the most?!?  Providing opportunities for our community to get connected… DEN Connected! Our DEN Connects team has been hard at work on new themes, lesson plans, activities, and more based on your feedback.  We’re thrilled to announce the next round […]

  20. I <3 DEN by Cheryl Woolwine

    Florida STAR Discovery Educator and member of the DEN Leadership Council, Cheryl Woolwine asked me to post her #DENlovestory for her. If you are on the DEN Leadership Council, you have access to post a blog right here. Tell your story about why you love the DEN. If you aren’t, you can add a comment […]

  21. The DEN shows the Love


    I find the DEN to be the best professional network I belong to.  If you’re not a member it is important to know that this is a network of people.  I had a real wow moment yesterday at PETE&C that emphasized this point.  I had just finished lunch with my friend and co presenter Drew Giorgi.   […]