Monthly Archives: March 2013


DEN STARs in the News: Jan Abernethy

DEN STARs in the News: Jan Abernethy

The 2012 National Student Mock Election Awards have been announced. Leading educational organizations, in conjunction with the My Voice National Student Mock Election, sponsored awards for outstanding student voter educational projects. The awards recognize the students, teachers, administrators and many others that helped advance civic engagement across the nation.  Pennsylvania DEN STAR and Leadership Council


DEN Weekly Update 3-29-2013

There is a lot going on in the DEN this week. Check out several virtual events for your professional growth like Future@Now, the Spring Virtual Conference, and a chance to learn from the authors of the social studies Techbook. Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite tools to use with Discovery Education in DEN


April Science Live Stream

Join the Discovery Education Science Techbook team for a live broadcast series called  Science Live Streams. 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 topic is “Science ROCKS”, a Lesson on rocks, minerals and the processes that create them.


Fun Fact Friday: The Statue of Liberty

As you probably know, Lady Liberty was a gift from France to the US…but did you know that she has a 35 foot waistline? The Statue of Liberty’s dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 28, 1886. She’s over 111 feet tall (not counting the pedestal), she is made of copper (the green is due to weathering),


S.O.S: Get a Clue

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Get a Clue PDF Version Background “All human experience is context dependent…. many investigators in reading education have stressed the importance of readers’ use of context in interpreting an verifying the meaning of words


DEN Reads… and Shares!

A few weeks ago, we kicked off the DEN Reads Campaign. We are hoping that our DEN readers and leaders will share their favorite books as recommendations for others. Several of our readers have really stepped up, and we wanted to share a bit of what the DEN is reading this month! Check out these


NC DEN STAR Spotlight

Meet EMILY CASABONNE   Where do you teach? Hawk Ridge Elementary   What do you teach? Computer Lab   When did you become a DEN member? Fall 2012   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? My favorite thing about being in the DEN is the feeling of community and support that I