Archives for June, 2013

  1. Meet the New Summer DENtern!

    Saying goodbye to exams and final papers has never felt better with the thought of Discovery Educator Network as my next step. As the new social media and marketing intern for DEN (the DENtern), I am happily making a new home for myself in the Chicago office while surrounding myself with an inspiring, innovative, and […]

  2. STEM Connect Webinar Tonight at 7pm

    Sharing with the Fellows Presented by the 2012 STEM Institute Fellows & Kyle Schutt Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:00pm ET REGISTER Join us as we celebrate our 2012 Siemens STEM Institute Fellows and prepare for our 2013 cohort of Fellows at this summer’s Siemens STEM Institute. You’ll hear a variety of ideas on how to bring awareness and […]

  3. Discovery Education @ISTE


    Later this week, thousands of educators will be heading to San Antonio, Texas for ISTE 2013.  We know there will be a lot of DEN members in town looking to learn from others and share their knowledge as well.  My first involvement with the DEN started at this exact conference five years ago in the […]

  4. Live Sessions from DENSI – Join Us Virtually


    This wasn’t the year for you to attend the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great professional development offered this year.  There are a couple of ways you can participate virtually.  One is to follow the event hashtag (#DENSI2013) on Twitter all week long.  In addition, […]

  5. DEN Techformation


    Have you seen DEN Techformation, a weekly series on the DEN Blogs, about various tech tools?  Several DEN members, including Tom McLaughlin, Valerie Burton, Janet Hallstrom, and Karie Huttner, have taken the lead and are sharing information about various tools and how they can be used in education.  They done a tremendous job and this […]

  6. Groups – Cooperation – and the number of Women in the Group


    According to Science Daily:“When it comes to intelligence, the whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts. A new study co-authored by MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Union College researchers documents the existence of collective intelligence among groups of people who cooperate well, showing that such intelligence extends beyond the cognitive abilities […]

  7. Mousey Monday – Master of Science Degree in Instructional Media


                                Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookie readers! It is almost officially Summer! The first day of Summer is Friday, June 21 this year. Discovery Education alongside Wilkes University encourages teachers to remain productive this Summer and pursue a Master […]

  8. DEN Weekly Update 6-14-2013

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Attend DENSI virtually Updates about two blog series Information about a great webinar with STEM Fellows Click here to read the Weekly Update and to learn about these great opportunities. Your DEN […]

  9. Fun Fact Friday: Building a PC is a bit like Legos

    A home built PC

    Did you know that building a computer really is like Legos? It’s true! Modern PCs are made of off-the-shelf parts that snap together effortlessly. It’s easy to upgrade your computer, buying only the parts you need, and save money. You can even build a computer for a friend or family member from parts you may […]

  10. Are You a Cheater?

    I know for most of you, summer break has already started and for others, it’s starting very soon.  For those of you working year ’round, I know how you feel.  Summer break is a time to recharge and refresh, often a time not to do a lot of heavy thinking – at least these first […]

  11. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    It’s time for the first post in a new blog series – Chad’s Choices from the Community.  This series is designed to highlight the DEN Community in a variety of ways. My plan, for now, is to share a few blog posts or resources that were shared by a DEN member on Twitter. Keep in […]

  12. DEN Reads and Shares

    It is time to break out those reading lists again and dust off your library cards. The DEN comes to the rescue with more great professional reading suggestions for your summer and beyond.  Check out some more great suggestions.   The Ten-Minute In Service By Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux DEN Rating: 4, I lead […]

  13. DEN Techformation – Smore

    This week’s post adds a tool to your PUBLISH and SHARE tech tools toolbox. allows you to create quality posters, newsletters and flyers for projects, presentations, and events. It is easy to create a poster: 1st sign up. 2nd choose your desired layout. 3rd Arrange the elements to your purpose. 4th add necessary text, […]

  14. DENation Saves Lives

    "We love you. Your DEN Family"

    It takes a village to raise a child but DENation to save a life. Your collective faces, voices. and hearts pulled together to save my life. All of you every day in every way do something to complete me. You have kept me alive for a long time and I hope I have the chance […]

  15. Discovery Employees Making an Impact

      Last Friday, Discovery participated in its Fourth Annual Discover Your Impact Day. Almost 4,200 Discovery employees volunteered world-wide to make an impact in their communities. Employees were able to choose from several projects including feeding the homeless, revitalizing local schools, cleaning up parks, and many others. Although it was a rainy day here in […]

  16. This week on DENvice: Time to reflect


    The fabulous Heather Hurley is moderating DENvice this week! Here’s her message: Hi Everyone, Many of you have already finished the school year and have begun your summer vacation. This week we would like you to look back and reflect upon your year. What were some of your greatest successes with Discovery Education. Please take […]

  17. Things I Think You Should Read


    Here are a few more articles I found rather interesting lately.  Enjoy. Could you be damaging others’ online reputations? Here are 70 web tools organized by Bloom’s Taxonomy. This is an interesting post about teens and social media. What would you add to this list of 20 technology skills every teacher should have? Learning is […]

  18. 3M and Discovery Partner for STEM

    Go right now and click on this link.….DiscoveryEd has partnered with 3M to offer some fantastic lessons for STEM, called Science of Everyday Life. This is a new opportunity for teachers to find lessons, materials and give feedback. To sign up and review the materials visit this site: ………………………………. What a great way to share […]

  19. Mousey Monday – NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover


                                Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey and the Discovery Education team! A decade ago on this day, the Spirit Rover was launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. A Mars rover is an automated motor vehicle that moves itself across the surface […]

  20. #DENChat Ideas Needed

    This spring, a great team of DEN leaders started up #denchat, a weekly Twitter chat for educators, that took place on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM EST. The idea behind starting the chat was to engage more members of the DEN and teaching community to share ideas, provide encouragement, and ask challenging questions. We feel […]

  21. DEN Weekly Update 6-7-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you check out: Attend DENSI virtually Learn more about the Discovery Education/Wilkes Master’s degree Celebrate the DEN’s 8th birthday Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team