Monthly Archives: May 2013


Summer Learnin’, A Hangout with Kathy Schrock

Summer Learnin’, A Hangout with Kathy Schrock

Monday, June 3rd, 7PM ET – Register here! Join Kathy Schrock and faculty members of the Discovery Education/Wilkes University Instructional Media team as they share some of the best Summer Learnin’ opportunities for you to take advantage of! From MOOC’s to EdCamps, classes and conferences, you’ll discover exciting ways to keep the heat on throughout


Presentation Rubrics, K-8: 21st Century Skills and Common Core

The Common Core Standards address the “4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  They also address Speaking Skills.  I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (, a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field.   Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the


NC DEN STAR Spotlight

Meet ALISON SCHLEEDE   Where do you teach? Wake County Schools, Raleigh, NC   What do you teach? 9-12 Technology Integration   When did you become a DEN member? 2010   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? I love being able to learn from other educators across the country!  I have connected


DEN Techformation: Two Months Old

It has been two months since the birth of  Techfomation. We have had lots of great posts. We learned about WeVideo, Discovery and iPads , Haiku Deck, Evernote, Weebly, Mindjet, Twitter and Education, and Powtoon. It has been great but we are not even close to done yet!  We have scheduled post on EasyBib, Google Apps, Smore, Sock


Back-channel with Discovery Video and CoverItLive

I just found out about a free resource that I think would go great with a Discovery video. is a live blogging site.  Live blogging is where comments are posted to a blog while an event is going on.  It is used to cover sporting events, speeches and other news worthy events.  However never let


This week on DENvice: Tech integration is… Tech integration isn’t…

How would you complete these sentences? Tech integration is _____________________. Tech integration isn’t _____________________.  Head on over to DENvice and share your ideas! DENvice team member and Virginia LC member Cynthia Treichler is leading our conversation this week. And, another enormous thank you to Mark Case for chatting about geocaching last week! If you missed last


SOS: Snowball Fight!

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.   Snowball Fight PDF Version BACKGROUND Showing videos in class is a great way to engage students and bring learning to life. But often times, watching a video becomes a passive learning experience. In


DEN STARs in the News: Todd Nesloney & Dr. Chris Craft

The National School Board Association’s Technology Leadership Network came out with their “20 to Watch” list earlier this year.  Twenty education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.  Read more about