Monthly Archives: June 2013

Condor in flight

Fun Fact Friday: California Condor

Fun Fact Friday: California Condor

Did you know that in the early 1980s, the California Condor was nearly extinct, with only 22 left in North America? It’s true! The condor is a massive vulture, with wings spanning up to 9.8 feet, making it one of the largest North American birds (along with the Trumpeter Swan). Condors are scavengers and can


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


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


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


DEN Techformation: Jing by Jessica Donaldson

Posted for Jessica Donaldson * Flipped learning is a trend in education that is becoming a popular way to address the increasing needs of diverse learners. One component of flipped learning is the creation of content or tutorial videos, a component that leaves many educators feeling intimidated and hesitant to take the plunge. But video production


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