Archives for August, 2013

  1. A Few of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things

    Image Credit:   Welcome to a new series written by the Discovery Educator Network’s Blog and Social Media Team! In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Discovery Series and how we’re using them in classrooms. This week, we’re looking more into animated versions of classic children’s stories  published by Weston Woods.  […]

  2. A Lifetime of PhUn

    This week gives the potential for a lifetime of PhUn. PhUn week reached over 10,000 students last year and they would like to increase those numbers. There are freebies given to both the teacher and the students. PhUn Week is a nationwide outreach program building connections between scientists and their local schools. PhUn Week is […]

  3. DEN Weekly Update 8-30-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Hangout with Kathy Schrock Back to School Webinar Series DENvisory Board Elections – LAST DAY! SXSWedu Click here to read the Weekly Update and to learn about these great opportunities and more. […]

  4. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    You probably went through withdrawal last week because Chad’s Choices was on hiatus, but lucky for you, it’s back.  Take a look below at great people and content from the DEN Community.  If you’re not familiar with Chad’s Choices from the Community, it is designed to highlight the DEN Community in a variety of ways. You’ll find […]

  5. Project based learning in math

    Confident Professor at Blackboard

     I just finished reading a post in Education Weekly that was given to me by my principle Chuck Malone . He asked us to comment on it with respect to our content area using google+ and I thought I would re-post it here. “Pick compelling subjects: help students frame big but specific questions;” (Deeper Project Based Learning, Tom […]

  6. Much Ado About MOOCs, with Kathy Schrock!


    Monday, September 16th, 8 PM ET Register today! Curious about MOOC’s? These massive open online courses are created to allow participants to work at their own pace and also embed all types of collaboration and communication among the participants. This fall, Wilkes University will be offering a MOOC for K-12 and pre-service educators entitled “Teachers + […]

  7. STARs in the News: C.J. Fattig


    Idaho DEN STAR and Wendell School District teacher, C.J. Fattig, wrote a grant to remodel her non-science classroom into a Science classroom. The $20,000 grant was awarded by the Monsanto Fund and it will enable her to put in plumbing, a tile floor to replace the carpet, a ventilation system, and science tables to replace […]

  8. Recognizing Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s DEN STARs

    At Discovery Education, we believe in connecting educators to their most valuable resource, which is each other.  One way of achieving this is through the DEN. A global community of education professionals that are passionate about transforming the learning experience with digital media, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) connects members across town and around the […]

  9. MLK March on Washington Event Tomorrow: Reminder

    This is a quick reminder to tune-in tomorrow at 9:00am for a one-of-a-kind Virtual Field Trip to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic march on Washington. This event is intended for high school classrooms. “50 Years of Struggle:  Youth Driving Economics, Education, and Social Change” will […]

  10. Virtual Field Trips

    Here are some virtual field trips that are worth exploring: Polar Husky Programming: Free to the entire K-12 community, explore Arctic dogsled expeditions and Arctic research as the vehicle through which K-12 teachers and students gain an understanding of natural and social sciences while experiencing the cultures of the Arctic. Global Trek: Created by Scholastic, students can […]

  11. Design Thinking: Where our thinking starts will effect where our thinking goes


    There is a big difference between the probe “What’s wrong?” and the probe “What works?” Below you will find a graphic based on the thinking of a successful architect.  Peter Saurcerman,  an architect for 35 years in Northern California.  He believes that groups thinking together in response to the “What works?” probe will be more […]

  12. Mousey Monday – Discovery Education Streaming Plus Trial


                            Happy Mousey Monday readers!! Mousey wanted to share with our educators the 60 day trial offer we have for Discovery Education Streaming Plus: Discovery Education Streaming Plus now offers instructional support for educators to implement the Common Core Standards! The trial is […]

  13. DEN Reads Goes Fishing!

    For all of you who have been waiting for the big announcement from DEN Reads, here it is! We are going live with a DEN Book Club event with an excellent professional read with far reaching applications, from the home to the classroom to the school building to the district level. Fish! A Remarkable Way […]

  14. A Sense of Wonder

    Come out to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for a free screening of “A Sense of Wonder” plus Q&A with Kaiulani Lee   Thursday, August 29th, 7pm Daily Planet Theater, NRC   When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring” in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a […]

  15. DEN Weekly Update 8-23-2013


                This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: High School Virtual Field Trip DENvisory Board Elections New DEN Community Site SXSWedu Panel Picker Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your […]

  16. Field Day!

    Post by Andrew Harshey Later this afternoon, our team will be participating in a field day for some healthy competition between Discovery Education’s employees. It’s Sales vs. Support in the battle for the title of Discovery Education’s A-Team! With games such as tug of war, pillow sack races, three legged races, and water balloon tosses, […]

  17. Start The New Year With Technology


    I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year.  But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson.  (Don’t […]

  18. Back to School Goodies for You!

    Our pals over at Symbaloo had this nifty idea about gathering some of their friends together to give you some sweet stuff to celebrate back to school. While we are going to have some exciting news of our own headed out to STAR Discovery Educators in a few short weeks, we couldn’t help but jump […]