Archives for May 13, 2013

  1. Look What I Found: the continuing search

    Still exploring iPad apps…. here’s the latest finds: 3 D Classic Literature  provides access to a variety of classic literature in a pleasing visual style that nicely mimics reading an actual book.  It is not perfect yet, for example the font size can’t be changed- though it is a larger font that is generally easier on […]

  2. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week Recap

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    We hope you enjoyed DEN Teacher Appreciation Week last week.  We say it over and over again how proud we are of the educators in the DEN and how thrilled we are to have our STAR Discovery Educators sharing and connecting with each other as much as they do.  Last week, we had special gifts […]

  3. It Is A Good Time to Think About Summer and Young People

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    In The Untapped Power of Summer to Advance Student Achievement THE LEARNING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Beth M. Miller, Ph.D. (note: this hyperlink is to a pdf – so by clicking it it will download the document which you can then open) many excellent ideas and much useful information is shared. Some of the information is […]

  4. Learn More About Geocaching

    DEN Geocaching Day is coming soon – this Saturday, May 18 to be exact.  We have 14 DEN Geocaching guides around the country leading groups to find caches and have a good time together.  If you’ve gone geocaching before and live near one of the in-person locations, think about joining the others.  If you’re far […]

  5. Common Core Corner

    Last week I posed a couple of questions about the Common Core standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. The first question was What is this standard asking of a student? My response would be that students would need to identify evidence within their science textual resources that […]

  6. SOS: Twenty Questions

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    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.  Twenty Questions PDF Version BACKGROUND The game “20 Questions” is a widely known game that helps to encourage questioning and deductive reasoning. “The act of questioning actually has a physiological impact on the human […]

  7. How Nature Works to Make Clean Energy – LIVE Classroom Webinar, Thursday 5/23 at 1pm

    Join us for a LIVE Classroom Webinar Event May 23, 2013 at 1:00pm E/T How Nature Works to Make Clean Energy For All Classrooms Register Now In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Discovery Education is pleased to offer a Live Classroom Webinar event on exploring renewable energy sources with renowned conservation specialist M. Sanjayan, lead […]

  8. Things I Think You Should Read & Watch

    If you’ve been following along, you know that every once in a while ( and this time it’s been a long while), I share some articles and blog posts that I find thought provoking.  Well, here’s the latest installment of Things I Think You Should Read. Did you know that parents want their kids using […]