Monthly Archives: May 2013

DEN Weekly Update 5-24-2013

We’re excited to tell you about My DE for Students, a whole new experience for students in Discovery Education that includes overview pages of their services, new resources, games, a student blog, and opportunities to get involved in projects and contests. Today, we’ve launched Board Builder, the first ever Builder Tool for students. With the

Things I Think You Should Read

Here’s the latest post in my “Things I Think You Should Read” series.  Enjoy these 5 articles and then enjoy the holiday weekend. Did you know that social media can improve an entire school district? Doug Johnson wonders what professional materials you read and why? For public schools, Twitter is no longer optional. How do

Fun Fact Friday: Chickens

Did you know that chickens actually store away gravel inside their bodies to aid in the digestive process? Chickens (and other birds) have a special organ called a gizzard. When chickens eat, they ingest bits of gravel and stones. These stones (called gastroliths) are stored away inside the gizzard, and help to grind the harder

2013 DENny Awards

The prestigious DENny Awards were held last night honoring some of the many bright shining STARs in the DEN. We know that for every DENny Award presented, there are tons of other educators out there making great things happening. So, here’s a virtual DENny for all of you! THANK YOU.   Here’s the archive of

Announcing! DEN Trivia Contest Winners

  First, thank you to all the folks that entered our DEN Trivia Contest.  We hope you had fun AND learned a bit in the process! Second, here is the news from the contest: 27 people submitted responses. 18 had 15 or more correct answers.  They were: Mark Case NC Sheila Fredericks PA DiAnne Galm

A Teacher’s End of the Year Report Card

  I just finished carrying 46 boxes (and I counted), an assortment of bags, 30-40 posters and other such colorful things that hang well on cinder block walls, a bookcase, a book rack and and a classroom mailbox from the garage to the basement.  So it goes with the end of the year classroom cleanup.

Congrats Class of 2013!

We’re quickly approaching the end of May, and graduation season is in full effect! Whether you’re getting your students ready to graduate, attending dozens of graduation parties, or preparing to graduate yourselves, everyone is familiar with the excitement of this time of year. After working so hard to meet all of the graduation requirements, including