Archives for July, 2013

  1. Fun Fact Friday: Nashville


    Did you know that Nashville is home to our DE Assessment team? It’s true! Here are a few more fun facts about Nashville: Downtown Nashville (©Sami99tr/Wikimedia Commons) Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve 1779. The 7th and 11th presidents, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, lived in […]

  2. DENvisory Board Candidate: Jeannine Shields

    Jeannine Shields specializes as an elementary teacher and technology/instructional coach at the William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle, New York. Currently a member of the DEN New York Leadership Council, Shields participates in the DEN through Google Hangouts and blogs along with the social media outlets Facebook and Twitter. In 2011 Shields won […]

  3. DEN Weekly Update 7-12-2013

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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: New content added to Discovery Education Streaming Follow DENSI Virtually Building your PLN DEN Reads Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  4. Chad’s Choices from the Community

    This week, we have the first of two special DENSI themed editions of Chad’s Choices from the Community.  The second DENSI edition will be posted next week.  The DEN Leadership Council will be arriving in Vermont tomorrow prior to the other DENSI attendees arriving on Sunday.  The people, blogs, and Person of Interest below are […]

  5. DENvisory Board Candidate: Zulma Whiteford

     Currently a member of the DEN Leadership Council and on the DENvice Team, Zulma Whiteford is a technology and foreign language teacher and STEM Chair at the St. Louis School in the Archdiocese school district in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, Whiteford integrates technology into her classroom curriculum, using DE Streaming, DE Science Elementary and Middle […]

  6. Stop Waiting To Exhale (My Thoughts On Inspiration)

    I posted my thoughts on inspiration (below) on my personal blog, but thought I would share it here as well. Many of you are headed to DENSI, or planning on watching some of the engaging presentations via Livestream. There is no doubt you will walk away inspired. But will you also take the time to […]

  7. Chompie, A Twitter-Tale from ISTE

    Gwynn Moore (@gimmym) and I (@apstechgoddess) had some fun chasing down Chompie at ISTE a few weeks ago. Instead of tweeting a single “We found him” tweet, we decided to have a bit more fun with a whole series of tweets that told a story.  Here is our Twitter-Tale. Last morning of #iste13. Starting with […]

  8. DEN Techformation: Ask 3


    A teacher is working with a small group and doesn’t want to be interrupted with every small question, so they set the policy “Ask 3 before me.” This simple phrase was the inspiration for TechSmith’s app Ask3. While there are other strong educational screencasting/interactive whiteboard apps like Explain Everything and Show Me, there are a […]

  9. DENvisory Board Candidate: Karen Wells

    Teaching at Midland High School in the Midland District of Arkansas, Karen Wells is on the Leadership Council for Arkansas responsible for scheduling events that bring state-wide educators together. She is a mentor to educators and works with Discovery Education Partnership Managers to help connect them with DEN administrators and technology professionals in Arkansas. Wells […]

  10. DEN Gone Country Mini-Institute Announced


    Yes, it has been a long time coming, but the TN Leadership Council can now (finally!) announce our “DEN Gone Country” Mini-Institute!  You will want to read this article in its entirety to see exactly what is happening and how to apply. Nashville is not only the home, but the capitol of Country Music.  Music […]

  11. DENvisory Board Candidate: Tony Spittell

    Teaching in the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, California, Tony Spittell specializes in the instruction and integration of technology inside the classroom and in the general learning world. As a member of the DEN Leadership Council, Spittell shares his DE experiences and supports teachers through presenting at multiple tech conferences in California including CUE Annual […]

  12. Mousey Monday – Discovery Student Adventures


                            Happy Mousey Monday to all of our Cache and Cookie readers! Mousey wants to share the 2013 and 2014 Discovery Student Adventures!   This is the Ultimate Field Trip! There are no hidden costs, no extra charges and no add-on expenses. Discovery […]

  13. DEN Reads and Shares

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          The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson My Rating:  5: DEN Finger Worthy; GREAT reading. Once you start, it is hard to put down. My Favorite Line/Quote:   For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim […]

  14. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    This week, we have a special holiday edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community.  If you’ve seen previous posts, you know that this series highlights the DEN Community and shares articles you should take a look at, people to connect with, and a person of interest. Information from the Community DEN STAR Tracy Carpenter shared Why […]

  15. Fun Fact Friday: Star Trek inventions that became reality

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    Did you know that quite a few of the technological marvels from television’s Star Trek started out as science fiction, but are now reality, or even commonplace? It’s true! Cell Phones: It’s funny when you think about it. Remember flip phones? Captain Kirk had one before they were cool! While mobile phones are now a […]

  16. DENvisory Board Candidate: Carol Scholz

    Carol Scholz, the Technology Supervisor/Director at the Idaho State Department of Education plays an active role within the DEN community through her eager participation and the utilization of different DE products. She is charge of the Programs and Digital Learning page on the Idaho state government website giving information about becoming a DENstar along with […]

  17. DENvisory Board Candidate: Paula Naugle

    As an Elementary Teacher at Bissonet Plaza Elementary School in the Jefferson Parish Public School District (located in Louisiana), Paula Naugle specializes in math, science, and social studies while being an active member in the DEN community specifically using social media. Recently, for a day during ISTE13 Naugle took over the DEN Twitter account and […]

  18. Exciting News! DENSI Live!

    I have never attended the Den Summer Institute, but I’ve always envied those who have. This year it takes place in our own neck of the woods, Burlington, Vermont. Congratulations to all those wonderful DEN stars who were chosen to attend. But guess what! The rest of us are not going to be left out […]

  19. DENvisory Board Candidate: Conni Mulligan

    DEN Guru and STAR Discovery Educator Conni Mulligan is an Instructional Technology Coach in the Buncombe Country Schools district in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in technology integration. With DEN’s birth, Mulligan stood right beside; she supported the DEN in 2005, became a DEN member in 2006, and continues to provide staff Development for teachers […]

  20. Get Ready for Next School Year with!


    Use the free tools at to help you randomly pick students to call on, create interactive activities to use with your whiteboard, and engage students with an abundance of interactive learning tools. Students can make fake social media pages for historical figures , scientific elements, or any other creative educational use you and your […]