Monthly Archives: March 2013

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How to Use DE Media for Awesome Projects: PicCollage App

How to Use DE Media for Awesome Projects: PicCollage App

PicCollage is an easy to use app for iPads or iPhones that will have your students creating beautiful posters in no time.   The great thing about this app is that you can import images from the camera roll, meaning you can save great quality images from Discovery Education and use them in your posters.


#DENSI2013 Deadline: TODAY

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.


New Offerings for Teachers from NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce our new additions to our Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) program!! IVC programs arefree to schools in North Carolina, with the exception of the return postage for select programs. Our new programs are curriculum correlated and target Elementary, Middle, and High School students! Please see


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


A New Webinar Series: On Common Ground with the Common Core

You are the first to know!  We are launching a new webinar series on the Common Core State Standards beginning in April.  Each webinar will feature unique CCSS implementation strategies, advice from expert practitioners and solutions from Discovery Education. The first one is on April 24th and features a conversation with Dr. Irene Fountas and


This week on DENvice: Creativity in the classroom

This week on DENvice, our amazing moderator is DENvice team member and Maryland LC member Selena Ward. Selena is incredibly passionate about giving her students opportunities to express themselves creatively. Here is this week’s question: In Kindergarten, students believe they are artists and have no fear when they create. For every year students are in


Need Money?

If you are an educator, I am sure that you are yelling YES at the screen right now. Funding our dreams in the classroom can be very expensive and unfortunately our schools can’t always help out. Have you tried websites like Donors Choose? Simple, simple to join and a very easy to write proposal. You


DEN STARs in the News: Jane Martellino

Congratulations to Connecticut DEN STAR Jane Martellino who was selected as Teacher of the Year for New Fairfield Schools in Connecticut for 2013.  Jane was also a semi-finalist for the State Teacher of the Year.  To see a complete list of award winners, click here. Congratulations Jane! Have you been recognized in your local newspaper?


Free PD Opportunity for NC Teachers

July 9-11, 2013 NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC   A FREE Professional Development Experience for North Carolina Teachers   During this 3-day teacher institute, teachers will participate in an in-depth investigation of the diverse environmental science, health and civics issues related to water quality in NC.  By using the interdisciplinary approach of environmental education,