Archives for June, 2013

  1. DEN Techformation: Tools To Reach All Learners: UDL


    Universal Design for learning, or UDL,  is a set of principles that give all students an opportunity to learn. The following websites provide all the information teachers need to start using UDL principles in their classrooms.Use this summer to familiarize yourself with UDL and be ready to implement it in your classroom on the first […]

  2. UTC Admin Day of Discovery

    It’s gonna be hot in July! But guess where all of the cool people will be? The Upstate Tech Conference Administrator Day of Discovery! We hope you can join us. UTC Admin Day of Discovery • Wade Hampton School | 100 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville, SC 29609 • Thursday, July 11, 2013 • 8:00AM-1:45PM For […]

  3. DEN Weekly Update 6-28-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: The New Discovery Education Events Page Attend DENSI Virtually Building your PLN Click here to read the Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team    

  4. DEN STARs in the News: Karen Lirenman


    Canadian DEN STAR Karen Lirenman is the 2013 recipient of the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award, giving by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  This award recognizes a PK–2 educator whose work has had a significant positive impact on the use of technology in education.  Karen received her award at the ISTE Conference last […]

  5. Explore DEN Reads

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              I love how the DEN Community shares.  It’s what makes the DEN such a special community.  One example of the community taking the lead on sharing is DEN Reads.  DEN Reads is a place where community members suggest great books to explore.  Take a look through the DEN Reads posts […]

  6. Fun Fact Friday: Earthquake Resistant Buildings

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    Did you know that Japan (and some other countries) build buildings that are nearly earthquake proof? It’s true! Japan is very prone to earthquakes, so their engineers spend a long time determining how to make structures more resiliant to the effects of plate tectonics. These buildings are designed to move with the force of an […]

  7. DEN Techformation: SimpleK12


    So the summer has finally come and your looking for something to do on those rainy days ( like the next few on the east coast), how about puttin on some slippers in your PJs and taking a look at  They are a website dedicated to professional development for teachers through the use of […]

  8. Speed Dating, PD-style at #TSLA13

    I had the opportunity to present to educators at the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy (#tsla13) on Wednesday afternoon at Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Tennessee.  We has 2.5 hours for attendees to pass through a dozen or so session to learn about a wide-ranging list of STEM opportunities and programs to help as they integrate strategies and resources within their […]

  9. DEN Reads and Shares

    It’s time for this week’s additions to the DEN Reads suggestions. Have you taken any suggestions? Which have been your favorites?   Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Debbie Silver My Rating:    5: DEN Finger Worthy, This book is fun to read and has a great approach to learning strategies that target all sorts […]

  10. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    We are going with an ISTE themed post this week in the blog series – Chad’s Choices from the Community. Everything below – from the people I saw in San Antonio to the posts/tweets about the conference – is related to ISTE, the huge edtech conference that wrapped up yesterday.  If you missed other posts in […]

  11. DENvisory Board Candidate: Patti Grammens

    Patti Grammens has been part of the DEN community since the very beginning. With 13 years of teaching experience science, her DEN STAR membership, especially in the DEN Georgia community,  proved vital through her participation in and hosting of multiple Leadership Council events and working on the innovation and strategy team this year. She participated […]

  12. DENvisory Board Candidate: Mark Case

    Mark Case, a science teacher at Southern Guilford High in North Carolina, goes beyond the classroom by being an active member in the DEN community and integrating digital tools into the classroom curriculum. It is Case’s passion for sharing educational content, adapting to new technology for the future of education, and utilizing educational digital tools […]

  13. DENvisory Board Candidate: Tracie Belt

    Aside from teaching at Shorecrest Preparatory School in Florida, Tracie Belt has been an active member of the DEN community since 2006. She has experience teaching every grade level ranging from K-8th grade along with teaching internationally in Asia and Europe. Currently, she is a finalist in becoming a DEN Guru, attends all DEN virtual […]

  14. DENvisory Board Candidate: Joli Barker

    While Joli Barker is an elementary school teacher at the Slaughter Elementary School in McKinney, Texas, her title does not come close to ending there. Barker proved her candidacy through her active participation in numerous educational conferences and by holding a variety of positions across educational events and councils ranging from a member of the […]

  15. Mousey Monday – STEM Summer Camp


                                Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookie readers! Discovery Education encourages students as well as teachers to remain productive this summer. Following on last week’s post, we want to introduce a program we created for students to keep their curiosity […]

  16. DEN Weekly Update 6-21-2013

    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: The Discovery Student Network blog Attend DENSI virtually What’s happening at ISTE Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  17. Updates from the Great White North

    So before I begin updates let me just say I’ve been in Texas for a couple of events and looked up the weather and found this: I asked the audience during my talk if they could explain what 124F feels like. Then I offered my own weather report. I told them I could explain -40 […]

  18. DEN Reads and Shares

    It’s almost Friday, and it’s time for an update to our professional reading suggestions from the DEN Community. We’d love to hear about any books from our lists that you’ve read this summer. Leave us a comment to share what you chose to read and what you thought!   The Mind of Boys by Michael […]

  19. Learn More About ConnectED!

    While this may be old news for many, you might be interested to learn more about the White House’s latest proposal to support ConnectED, the digital transition taking place in classrooms across the country. Through this initiative, President Obama sets a country-wide goal of connecting 99% of classrooms with broadband and high-speed Internet access over […]