Archives for August, 2013

  1. First Day of School Ideas!

    Try something new for the start of school this year. Here are some suggested activities form some leaders in education. There are suggestions about seating assignments as well as thoughts for making new students feel at home in your room. Robert Byrne: Tom Barrett – 36 Ways to get to know your class better: Edudemic […]

  2. How Much Is Too Much?

    As an education technology specialist for a regional education service center in Connecticut, I spend a large portion of my time helping teachers who are valiantly attempting to learn new and innovative ways to engage their students in positive learning experiences. In one of the districts I am currently working with, not only are the […]

  3. “Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge” Starts Today

    As global environmental challenges increase, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are looking to our country’s future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Since 2008, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge has tasked K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom, school or community and […]

  4. Vote Today for Discovery Education at SXSWedu!


    Discovery Education is excited to have a panel and presentation in the running for the 2014 SXSWedu conference. This year’s panel entry features Discovery Education CEO Bill Goodwyn and Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen discussing how the combination of broadband connectivity and high quality digital content create the authentic learning environments students need for college and career readiness. […]

  5. NEON Citizen Science Academy – Sign Up Now

    NEON Citizen Science Academy – Registration is Open NOW for the Fall Session Would you like your students to become Citizen Scientists and learn about phenology and climate issues?  Learn how with NEON’s Citizen Science Academy. The NEON Citizen Science Academy offers facilitated self-paced online courses for K-12 Formal and Informal educators wanting […]

  6. Just Say “Yes!”

    This week I am beginning a new career venture. After 17 years in elementary classrooms and 13 years as an elementary library media specialist I am moving into a position as a middle school MRS  or Media Resource Specialist. This move has been completely my choice and one I weighed carefully. I am nervous, scared […]

  7. 5 Days Remaining: Augmented Reality for Newbies :)

    Wikipedia explains augmented reality as “…a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data… which the view of reality or real life is digitally modified” Think of this as if you are looking at a flower and someone places a transparency […]

  8. DEN Weekly Update 8-16-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Back to School Webinar Series New Titles Added to Discovery Education Streaming DENvisory Board Elections New DEN Community Site Click here to read the Weekly Update and learn about these great opportunities […]

  9. Did You Know…

      Did you know that the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources office maintains a “Contests and Awards” page that is full of opportunities for schools, clubs, individual students and teachers? Many of these contests can serve as the basis of student science projects (group and individual) and may also lead to funding or […]

  10. Resolutions for the New School Year


    I am not one for making New Year’s resolutions. I do, however, make a list of resolutions for each new school year. The start of the school year and my birthday are in close proximity. So, I think that both of those situations combine to create an impetus for reflection and change. My resolutions for […]

  11. EdCamp SC Right Around the Corner!

    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! […]

  12. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    It’s time for yet another post in the incredibly DENtastic blog series, Chad’s Choices from the Community.  This series is designed to highlight the DEN Community in a variety of ways. You’ll find a few blog posts and resources that were shared by a DEN member on Twitter. Keep in mind, while others may have also […]

  13. Nominate an Excellent Science Educator

    Know an outstanding science educator? Nominate him or her for a NCSTA Award .     Awards given in the following categories:   Outstanding Student Teacher in Science (elementary, middle, and high levels)   District Outstanding Science Teacher (elementary, middle, and high levels)   Distinguished Service in Science Education in North Carolina (elementary, middle, high, college/university, administrator/supervisor, non-school […]