Archives for March 22, 2013

  1. LibreOffice 4.0 released – better performance and greater interoperability

          LibreOffice is a free, open-source, powerful office suite software that is a great alternative to Microsoft Office. I use it on my home computers. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and has six applications: Write (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw, Math and Base (database). It works great and the […]

  2. Google Slides Now Available offline

        Google Docs/Drive is a great, free resource that allows you to create, edit, share, collaborate on, and comment on Documents (Docs), Spreadsheets (Sheets), and Presentations (Slides), all online. Think Microsoft Office in the cloud with some other great features.   I use Google Slides (Presentations), the equivalent of PowerPoint, for all of my presentations. […]

  3. Meet Ketsana from OH at #DENSI2013

    This is Ketsana Phommalee, a new STAR Discovery Educator from Ohio. She’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about […]

  4. DEN Weekly Update 3-22-2013

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    This week, we have an update about the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, information about a special guest moderator for #DENvice, and the 8 tools that have advanced in DEN March Madness.  Be sure to save the date for the DEN Spring VirtCon on April 20. We’re also announcing two more people who were […]

  5. Fun Fact Friday: Grumpy Cat

    From "Discovery Channel US" Twitter page

    You may have seen the internet’s ubiquitous frowning cat on Facebook, or on Reddit, or maybe even at South by Southwest (aka SXSW, the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin) where Grumpy Cat recently made a special appearance, but did you know that Grumpy Cat isn’t actually grumpy? Grumpy Cat,  […]