Archives for April, 2013

  1. Special Screening: My Country Is Tibet


    Please join Discovery Education and BYkids as we present a special screening of My Country Is Tibet Discovery Education Headquarters   |   1 Discovery Place, Silver Spring, Maryland May 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm The evening will include a reception and a post-screening discussion with the young filmmaker and exiled king of Tibet, […]

  2. DEN Spring Training 2013


    Are you ready to keep that STAR status in shape? DEN Spring Training is just the thing to help. We’ll connect, collaborate, learn, and even earn some cool prizes like this awesome solar powered dancing butterfly. (You always wanted one of these. I know it. You know how I know? I have one on my […]

  3. Sustainable Forestry Workshops for NC Teachers

    This is the Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Academy’s tenth year in offering the Academy, and due to the popularity and the valuable learning experiences provided, the program has expanded during those 10 years.   Find more details on the web site including the online application and sample schedules.  There is no cost to you for the academy, but only […]

  4. NC DEN STAR Spotlight

    Meet KATE HONAN   Where do you teach? Opportunity Middle School   What do you teach? 6,7,8 Science and 8 Social Studies   When did you become a DEN member? February 2013   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? So far, it’s been a catalyst to making the most of DE resources, […]

  5. April Showers…

    Blog post written by Kelsey Johnson. …bring soaking wet kids into the classroom? Sure, we’ve all heard “April Showers bring May flowers,” but as teachers, you know that these showers may also bring on indoor recess as well. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do to keep your kids entertained while you’re stuck inside. […]

  6. DEN Techformation:Haiku Deck by Jessica Donaldson


    A post by Jessica Donaldson: Creating a simple, but beautiful story just got easier for the iPad. Haiku Deck [], an app by Giant Thinkwell, allows users to choose from a library of stunning images that are licensed under Creative Commons. However, like its 5-7-5 syllable Japanese poem namesake suggests, the “beautiful” part of Haiku […]

  7. A Reminder


    Sometimes it is hard to find the right words to say. Our very talented friend, Peter Reynolds seems to have an uncanny ability to simplify things and say them just right. We think this is one of those times.                       Download your own copy.   […]

  8. Reflective, Collaborative Dialogue and Action Around Effective Teaching and Learning


    If we care about the education of today’s youth it behooves us to take adult learning seriously. We adults can learn our way into the future or we can hold onto the status quo in our classrooms/schools or we can defer to the massive network of sales people promoting a multitude of educational products.   I […]

  9. More Updates on the Knoxville Virtual Conference

    We’re getting close now!  This Saturday, April 20th, is the Spring Virtual Conference for Discovery.  There are lots of great Live Stream feeds planned for the day.  And, there are also dozens of local events being hosted across the country as educators come together to share their knowledge and experience and learn together.  Knoxville is […]

  10. #DENChat 6 Is Archived

    Did you miss our 6th installment of #DENChat?  I know I did.  Work got in the way.  And then the weather.  And, well, I couldn’t get online for the chat.  Every week I hear from someone who, like me last week, didn’t make it.  That’s why there is an archive. These are important conversations among […]

  11. Earth Day Workshops – NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    The following workshops will be offered during Planet Earth Celebration on April 20th. Pre-registration is required!! Anyone interested in signing up for a workshop should email for more information. Workshop details are below:   The Backyard Beekeeper If you have ever dreamed of keeping honeybees or you simply find them fascinating, then this class […]

  12. Discovery Education At NSTA in San Antonio

    The NSTA national conference is over and what a conference it was!  Between our Corporate Room and our booth on the exhibitors floor we met many educators who were excited about the transition to digital classrooms.  Over the course of three days we hosted over 12 workshops and two lunch panels that were all enthusiastically […]

  13. Mousey Monday – Invasion of the Cicadas!


                                Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey and the Discovery Education Customer and Technical Support team! Brace yourselves for the impending invasion that is the Cicada! Cicadas are insects. Brood II Cicadas are set to emerge mid-April to late May from North Carolina […]

  14. S.O.S: Make it Concrete

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Make it Concrete PDF Version Background The idea of Concrete and/or Shape poems has been utilized in classrooms for years.  This week’s strategy puts a twist on the concept by using it as an […]

  15. WI DEN Stars at WEMTA

    Karie and Amy

    The Wisconsin DEN was well represented at WEMTA this past week. Rita Mortenson led several sessions focusing on iBooks, QR codes, as well as winning the coveted Justin Beiber life size cardboard stand. Stay posted to find out where Justin appears and what he is doing. Karie Huttner and Amy Klubertanz presented about using the […]

  16. Spring VirtCon: Important Announcement for TN

    We are one week away from one of the most exciting and productive professional development events available to teachers each year: The DEN Spring Virtual Conference!  Sessions will be broadcast all day over LiveStream.  In addition, there are dozens of locations across the US where teachers are gathering together to watch all or part of […]

  17. DEN Weekly Update 4-12-2013


    This week, we have some great news about the Discovery Education Techbook to share. We also have several great virtual events like a Livestream from a First Nation classroom, the DEN Spring VirtCon, and the April science stream on rocks and minerals. Don’t miss information on in-person gatherings like DENapalooza and “California DENning”. There’s a […]

  18. Discovery Education Techbook Brings Learning Alive

    Now until the end of June, educators in North America can experience what Techbook can do for their classrooms. Get exclusive access to a comprehensive digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks, engages students, and enhances teaching and learning. Whether your district has one computer per student or one computer per classroom, the Techbook has options […]

  19. Things I Think You Should Read

    It’s been a while since I’ve shared a articles that I’ve found interesting.  I’m sure you’ve been waiting for these articles so I’ll share more than the usual number.  Enjoy. If Twitter is Not PD, What Is It? Teacher’s Resignation Letter: My Profession No Longer Exists Who Cares About Devices? Share and Share Alike Connected […]

  20. Fun Fact Friday: One-Room School

    © John Doe / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Did you know that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, most small towns and rural areas had a one-room school? If you’ve never read or watched Little House on the Prairie, you may not be familiar with the term, but a one room school is exactly what it sounds like…a single free standing building […]

  21. Celebrate Earth Day by Connecting with the DEN!

      Join Discovery Education’s innovative project that connects students and teachers with Discovery Education’s resources, new web 2.0 tools, and each other! Register today: WWW.DENCONNECTS.COM   This month we are celebrating Earth Day by learning ways to protect the planet.  Students can explore Digital Dive scavenger hunts through Discovery Education resources, educators have access to […]