Archives for March, 2013

  1. DEN STARs in the News: Jan Abernethy

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    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 […]

  2. DEN Weekly Update 3-29-2013

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    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 […]

  3. 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. […]

  4. Fun Fact Friday: The Statue of Liberty

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    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), […]

  5. A DEN STAR Ambassador’s Success Story: Meet Erik Gonzalez

    A few weeks ago we received a glowing email from David Futch (Discovery Education PD) who wanted to share his excitement for the success story of  DEN STAR Ambassador Erik Gonzalez from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Like a proud Papa, David shared his story with us and we knew instantly we had to share it […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. On the path to healthy choices with Fit 4 the Classroom

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    Discovery Education has joined forces with Sanford Heath and WebMD to create Fit 4 the Classroom. This site has amazing resources to help your students get moving, exercise healthy eating habits and think about making health conscious decisions throughout their day. My fellow DENvice team member Zulma Whiteford loves the Fit 4 the Classroom resources for her health classes. […]

  10. You’re Invited: Northern Virginia Spring VirtCon Face-2-Face Event

    The Virginia Leadership Council would like to invite you to attend the 2013 DEN Spring VirtCon with us! For event details and registration information, view the flyer embedded below.  Click here to view the flyer in a new window (recommended), and click here to download a flyer to share with others!

  11. Stars on Stage: episode #2

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    Posted for:Jessica Donaldson Where can you find STARs on Stage in April? So glad you asked!   We have three sessions in three states with three different DEN STARs, so prepare yourself for a standing ovation. Please support our STARs who are presenting in Florida, South Dakota, and Arkansas next month!   4/6/13  –  Florida Association […]

  12. A Snapshot of Where American Technology Education Fits in Globally

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    These are the rankings for the top colleges from around the world that competed in the international Collegiate Programming Contest in 2012. Students from universities from around the world competed for bragging rights and prizes at The 36th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals sponsored by IBM on May of 2012. The contest pits […]

  13. DEN March Madness-The Final Four!

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    Almost 1,000 votes have been cast in DEN March Madness and we’re down to the final four.  The tools below represent the top vote getters in this year’s competition.  Members of the DEN Community submitted their favorite tools, apps, and sites to use with Discovery Education, voting in round one narrowed our initial list of […]

  14. DEN Spring VirtCon – Show What You Know!

    We’ve extended the “Call for Proposals” deadline to give more people the opportunity to submit a session proposal for the upcoming DEN Spring VirtCon.  If you’re looking to share your knowledge with others and present to educators across the world, this is your chance. Here are a few questions and answers about presenting. What is […]

  15. Universal Learning Design #DENChat

    Last week, Lisa Parisi hosted our fourth #DENChat centered on the question of Universal Learning Design (UDL).  Several participants (myself included) had heard of UDL, but was unfamiliar with how it plays out in the classroom.  As a result, the conversation was truly a professional development experience. And that’s a good summation of all our […]

  16. #DENSI2013 Deadline: TODAY

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    The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The application window closes Today at 11:59pm ET! The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that tells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part of the DEN. […]

  17. Common Core Standards in Student Friendly Language

    Curriculum standards can be hard for adults to understand let alone students and parents.  The Curriculum Corner has an excellent solution.  They have created posters for grades K-5 that explain the standards in student friendly language.  Each poster is presented as a checklist so students can use it to see how they are doing and […]