Archives for March 10, 2013

  1. DEN Reads!

    “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman   Most articles that cite the common traits and habits of great leaders say that being a reader is one of them. Leaders read everything, not as an attempt at intellectual elitism, but for the constant consumption of knowledge. Even Forbes magazine […]

  2. How did testing and accountability become the main levers of school reform? ~ Diane Ravitch


    We all need to stop and think deeply about what we want for all children. I am convinced that the ‘easy answer’ of letting narrow products, “tests”, measure the value of schools to our society is foolhardy!  Further, I am convinced that our society needs to be investing in ways to improve education for all […]

  3. How To Use DE Media for Awesome Projects: Popplet

    One of my favorite applications to use DE images with is Popplet ( or also available as an App on the iPad).  Once you download your images from Discovery Education, they can easily be imported into Popplet to create an awesome, visual organizer that displays your students’ knowledge about the subject they are learning. Here is a […]