Archives for April, 2013

  1. SOS: Multiple Perspectives

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Multiple Perspectives PDF Version BACKGROUND Understanding a situation from multiple perspectives is an important skill for students to master. In addition, the theory of Multiple Intelligences (proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983) has been […]

  2. This week on DENvice: It’s an app smackdown!

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    This week on DENvice,  Zulma’s hosting a smackdown! Share your favorite apps and how you are using them in your classroom. What are your favorite apps? How have your favorite apps benefited your students? How have they increased student achievement? Share it out! We look forward to a great conversation this week. Thanks to all of […]

  3. DEN STARs in the News: Kati Searcy

    Georgia DEN STAR Kati Searcy has been named a receipient of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2013 Best Practices Teaching Award. The award is given for innovation and excellence in using their resources through classroom applications and student projects.  The $500 award can be used for professional development and Kati is using the money for her trip […]

  4. Mousey Monday – The Louisiana Purchase

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                                Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey! Tomorrow, April 30, in 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana Territory from France. This was known as the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase was 828,000 square miles purchased from France for $15 million. This area is […]

  5. Everything in the Cloud

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    On Saturday, April 13 approximately 30 educators from Wisconsin attended a two hour training sponsored by Discovery Education at the Apple Store, regarding digital content and “everything in the cloud.” The session focused on the potential of using resources such as iCloud to store, host and sync a variety of information. With many more mobile […]

  6. DEN Weekly Update 4-26-2013

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    Don’t miss out on the fun of DEN Spring Training. It’s happening right now. We’d also like to invite you to take the next step in growing with the DEN by joining the DEN Leadership Council. Let us know about your favorite places in North America by contributing to a special project. There’s a lot […]

  7. Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

    Curious how the progress this school year of the students you know and work with every day measures up? Discovery Education is pleased to announce that it has developed a new tool for educators to use to compare the performance of the students in their district, school, or classroom to a national sample. With just a […]

  8. DEN STARs in the News: Kathy Cassidy

    Canadian DEN STAR Kathy Cassidy is a published author.  Her new ebook, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, is now available through the PLP Network. From the site, “This highly interactive digital book — featuring dozens of color photos, six student-centered videos, and hundreds of live links to helpful downloads and […]

  9. Fun Fact Friday: Flying Saucers

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    Did you know that the FBI recently published a 1950 memo in which an Air Force investigator claimed to have seen flying saucers and alien bodies recovered in New Mexico? According to the memo, the craft were “circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies […]

  10. Say Not in Grief: When a student leaves us.

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    It is with a sad heart that I write this post. Last night a brave and strong student died from a long battle with illness.  Robert was one of the strongest people I have ever met.  Over his two year battle he never once said I can’t do that with respect to anything.  Robert continued […]

  11. Grants R’ Us

    I had the most amazing privilege of attending DENSI 2012 last summer in Bozeman, Montana. I met some of the most beautiful and talented people that I have ever known in education. We learned, ate, raced, danced, blogged, videoed, traveled, laughed, and then we unconferenced! During this unconference time about 15 people gathered and spent […]

  12. Literacy Night Encourages Family Participation

    DEN STAR Lesley Locke-Sellinger, a 5th grade teacher from Dooley Elementary in Clark County School District, recently hosted a Literacy Night where families were invited to discover Discovery Education. Below is a summary from the event. What I love most about this story is the fact that parents and students joined together to complete the […]

  13. DEN Spring VirtCon: That’s a wrap!

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    Twice a year we host a virtual conference.  And each time, when the event is over, I walk away shaking my head in admiration. I admire the presenters, who take the time to put together these phenomenal presentations.  They learn a new platform, put themselves out there in front of hundreds of educators, and spend […]

  14. A DENlibrarian inspires Reading with 21st Century Apps

    April is National Library month and I could not let this special month slip by with out sharing the story of how the DEN inspired one librarian to use her iPad to excite children about reading. This past January I had the pleasure of attending a Day Of Discovery with Dottie Smay, a librarian at […]

  15. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  16. Help Judge the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Discovery Education is seeking judges to review video entries for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The Young Scientist Challenge is the premier national science competition for students in grades 5-8. The competition is designed to encourage the exploration of science and innovation among America’s youth. Finalists will work side-by-side with 3M scientists on […]