Archives for July, 2013

  1. Back to School Discounts for Georgia Teachers

    Staples and Office Depot appreciate Georgia teachers in McDonough, GA on August 3, 2013. Check with your local stores for times in your area. The Staples on Jonesboro Rd. in McDonough, GA will provide the following for teachers from 9:00 am -12:00 pm on 8/3/13: FREE shopping bag plus 20% back* in Staples Rewards® on […]

  2. DEN Reads & Shares

    Title: Wonder Author:  R. J. Palacio Rating: 5, This was a great read! It would be great for a classroom read to spark conversations about difference, disabilities, and acceptance of others. Favorite Line/Quote:  When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Idea Shift: One teacher gave students a precept each month. These […]

  3. Spreading the DEN Love!

    As I was returning home from the Discovery Education Common Core Academy today, I received a phone call from the coordinator of the Chittenden County Homeless Shelter in Vermont to thank our group for supplying them with the lunch bags to feed their clients.  The clients loved the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and […]

  4. Create Beautiful Data with Infographics!

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        Create beautiful data for presentations, or have your students create visually stunning posters from their data for FREE! I used an app called Piktochart to create a poster for my Earth Science students about careers in geoscience. I plan to teach my students to create similar posters from their science lab data, for […]

  5. Mousey Monday – Science Fair Central


                              Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers from the Discovery Education team! Mousey wants to draw your attention to our free Science Fair Central resource! The resource is free for teachers as well as parents! The resource gives step by […]

  6. EdCamp SC Is Coming Soon!

    Edcamp SC  is coming to Rock Hill, SC on Saturday, September 7th 2013!  We look forward to a day of learning.   Edcamp SC will take place at Sullivan Middle School.   The physical address is 1825 Eden Terrace Rock Hill, SC 29730. We are currently working with local businesses to secure discounted hotel room rates! […]

  7. DE Gets Pinning, This Week on Pinterest

    From classroom arts and craft activities to creative math lesson plans, Pinterest has it all. Take a look at DEN’s Pinterest Page if you haven’t already. This week we pinned multiple creative math and science lessons, classroom management tips, and brain break activities along with other classroom ideas. Here is a recap: Teaching fractions? Like […]

  8. DEN Weekly Update 7-26-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: A STEM Camp Update Reader’s Choice Top 100 Award Grow Your PLN Click here for this week’s Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities and more.  Your DEN Team  

  9. DEN Reads & Shares

    Title: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Author:  Tony Wagner Rating: 5, The content is excellent [well researched and great concepts to ‘chew on’], but also love that QR codes in the print book and built-in for e-books offer supportive videos. Idea Shift:  The interviews with young innovators provided a “consistent link […]

  10. Edulum Conference

    Are you looking for a professional learning opportunity for this summer?  Check out…    Edulum’s First Annual Teaching Conference Engage, Enrich and Empower   With Keynote Speaker: Tyronna Hooker 2011-12 NC Teacher of the Year   At UNCC on August 2nd from 8:30-4:00 Come learn and network with other teachers and administrators from North and South Carolina. […]

  11. Fun Fact Friday: Yogurt with a side of bugs?


    Did you know that many food products, including most brands of yogurt, are colored using a substance derived from insects? It’s true! You may have noticed Starbucks in the news a while back, announcing that they will no longer use the ingredient known as cochineal. Cochineal is a South American insect. The insect, and its […]

  12. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    Considering that my mind is still swimming with all things DEN Summer Institute, I’m going to continue sharing people and resources related to DENSI 2013. We’ll call this the third special DENSI themed edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. The first DENSI edition can be found here and the second here. If you want to […]

  13. DEN STARs in the News: Rae Ann Vandrovec


    North Dakota DEN STAR Rae Ann Vandrovec received some great news – she was named the 2013 Technology Leader of the Year for Large Schools in North Dakota.  A quote from an article in the Jamestown Sun, “This year’s recipients were recognized for integrating technological practices into their curriculum, embracing change and modeling and providing […]

  14. 3M Loves Teachers!

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    Click the link below, or the picture above, to visit the website and see all of the information that they have to offer teachers, parents, and students to keep them engaged in the study of science. Study the science of everyday life, visit innovations HQ, or work through a virtual lab on wind energy. There […]

  15. You’re Not a Newbie Anymore!

    DENSI 2013 has come and gone but I can’t let another day go by without reflecting on what an amazing week it was. This was my third DENSI and each one has left me a changed educator, colleague and learner. However what I think was so special   this time was watching all the newbies as […]

  16. My DEN Summer Institute Reflection…….

    So what was DENsi for me? 1400 miles, 150 educators, 10 days, revisiting old friends, making new ones, singing the “Sound of Music” soundtrack at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, 3 cones of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, Shelburne Museum, a Lake Monster baseball game, grant-writing sessions, 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain, visit to Urgent Care, 14 […]