Archives for March, 2013

  1. Keeping Learning Alive Conference


    Be a part of the first Keeping Learning Alive! Conference at Gardner-Webb University!   Don’t miss out on this excellent learning opportunity. Sign up today! Gardner-Webb University School of Education Shelby, North Carolina Saturday, April 13 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM It’s FREE! REGISTER HERE

  2. Water, Water, Everywhere Livestream

    2 hours and counting….The countdown has begun for the March Science Livestream featuring the ever engaging Patti Duncan. Join Patti at 1 pm eastern as she shares a lesson on the properties of water utilizing content and activities from the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Chat with us Live….create a Livestream account so that you and […]

  3. Meet Carlos from FL at #DENSI2013

    This is Carlos Fernandez, a STAR Discovery Educator from Florida. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his 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 you […]

  4. S.O.S: Quick Writes

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Quick Writes PDF Version Background Often times the sight of a blank white page is daunting to students who are not confident in their writing skills. Quick writes are a simple literacy strategy used […]

  5. DEN STARs in the News: Elaine Plybon


    Texas DEN STAR Elaine Plybon wrote an article about social media in the classroom that appeared in an issue of EdTech Magazine.  Elaine has presented a series of conference sessions on the topic of using the concepts of social media in the classroom and shares great advice in the article.  Take a look.   Have you […]

  6. Upcoming PLT Workshops in NC

    Check out this list of upcoming Project Learning Tree workshops in North Carolina! Remember, the Project Learning Tree PreK-8 and selected high school modules have been correlated to the Common Core Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards.  All of this information can be found at   For upcoming workshops, the bare minimum info is included here, […]

  7. Don’t Forget: Apply for #DENSI2013


    The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The application window closes Monday! 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. Tell us what […]

  8. The Beauty of PBL

    Problem Based Learning, or PBL, is gaining ground with great momentum across the country as more and more states, districts, and local schools turn to various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives.  And yet, some teachers appear to know very little about it.  While there is no way to give it a proper look-see […]

  9. Get on board OR get out of the way!

    I had the most fantastic day sharing Glogster EDU with 103 sixth graders. They had been studying World Religions and using DE to locate images and videos. Their teacher was just going to have them present their findings on a poster board….so old school! I asked if I could share with her a poster board […]

  10. NCSLA Distinguished Service Award

    The North Carolina Science Leadership Association will be presenting the  Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award  to a person who has performed a great service to science education in North Carolina. The award is sponsored by Fisher Scientific Education and will be presented a the Spring Meeting on April 27 in Cary ( To nominate someone, whether […]

  11. Mousey Monday – St. Patrick’s Day


                                Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey and the Discovery Education Support team to you, our Cache and Cookies reader! Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a holiday celebrated on March 17, which was this past Sunday. […]

  12. March Madness-Elite 8 VOTE NOW


    Over 650 votes were cast for Round 1 of DEN March Madness and now it’s time to unveil the Elite Eight!  That’s right, our first round is over and it’s time to cast your vote for your favorite tool/site/app in the second round.  If you’d like to read more about each of the 8 entries […]

  13. Googlicious

    Take over 300 attendees, 27 presenters, 55 workshops and 0 pages of paper, put it together and you get a Google Summit at Charlottesville, Virginia, 2013. Dedicated to all things Google, the sessions covered topics from “Getting Started” to “Google Ninja”, there was something for everyone. There were also many DEN Stars presenting for the […]

  14. This week on DENvice: Welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon


      This week on DENvice we welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon! We are super excited for a great week of sharing and learning. View the video for this week’s question. Then, head over to DENvice to share your thoughts with Dr. Lodge. Make sure to check out Dr. Lodge at NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and […]

  15. Going to the MACUL Conference? Check out these DEN STARs!

    (** Please note that any sessions on Wed. are Pre-Con sessions and have an additional cost)   Cheryl Lykowski (DEN Guru too!) 3 Count them! 3 sessions! You’ve Got the Power! Becoming a Google Power Searcher Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Global Explorers – Connecting and Collaborating Around the World Thursday, 2:30 pm – […]

  16. Using QR Codes in the Classroom

    Using QR codes in the classroom is a great way to start bringing in technology in a fun and engaging way. It can be a first project to tackle that doesn’t require much equipment and has a lasting outcome. The video, “Black and White and Scanned All Over,” shows an array of ways to use […]

  17. I Am a Logophile: update (and more)

    One of my favorite vocabulary games: 7 Little Words has officially released its junior version: 7 Little Words for Kids. Like the original,  you must figure seven words from the clues, using the letter blocks.    The junior version, however, takes the elementary age players through various worlds, including a scuba adventure, space travel, dinosaur […]

  18. DEN STARs in the News: Ruby Aguilar


    Texas DEN STAR Ruby Aguilar shared some of her great news with us and we’re sharing it with you.  Ruby was selected to participate in the Community Historical and Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) program at the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas. This NEH-funded program selected twelve educators from across the Rio […]

  19. DEN Weekly Update 3-15-2013


    In this week’s Weekly Update, we’re sharing some great virtual events coming up like a webinar on Wolfram|Alpha and a livestream about water.  We’ve also got information about DEN March Madness and certainly want you to save the date for the DEN Spring VirtCon on April 20. We’re also announcing two more people who were […]

  20. Class of 2013 DEN Guru Finalists

    Every STAR has his/her own special talents, skills, and passion for utilizing digital content across the curriculum. We want to continue to provide opportunities for STARs to share their knowledge with the community so we began the DEN Guru program. Through a competitive application process, up to 5 DEN Gurus are selected each year. DEN […]

  21. Your Digital Portfolio


    I know I have asked my students in the past to do a portfolio for various courses.  I think it is valuable for them to have a physical representation of their body of work.  I got to thinking (dangerous business) when I was filling out the DEN Guru application that I did not have a […]

  22. STEM Webinar: Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom

    Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 7pm ET Join us to learn more about one of the Internet’s most exciting and powerful tools! Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers – not by searching the web, but by performing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. […]