When I was in the classroom, this time of year was both exciting and hectic. I looked forward to the summer break, but at the same time, was scrambling to wrap up things in the classroom, prepare my room for the summer, and put together activities for my students to complete in the coming months.
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
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
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
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
To cheat or not to cheat.
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
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.
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
The Techbook Times Newsletter, a publication for all of those who are using, or interested in using any Discovery Education Techbook is available weekly. Click HERE to view the issue for the week of May 22, 2013