Archives for August, 2013

  1. Try Discovery Education Streaming Plus Today!

    Begin Your Free 60-day Trial of Discovery Education Streaming Plus Today! Inspiring students is hard work. That’s why the new Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus supports educators with thousands of hours of multimedia content that excites and engages students, while simultaneously providing educators with instructional support to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards. Redesigned with […]

  2. DEN Reads and Shares

    Thanks so much to all of you who have taken the time to share your favorite professional reads over the past months. I know there are lots of DEN Stars and other educators who have benefited so much from your spirit of sharing. As we have highlighted each of the titles, I wanted to share […]

  3. International Dot Day

    I spent part of yesterday working in my classroom, and one of the first things that I needed to do was prepare this…   It is just an empty space right now, but it is ready – and so am I! We are ready for International Dot Day! I have to admit that this is […]

  4. Engagement Discovery Style


    This year I had to miss the Discovery Summer Institute and it reinforced to me why Discovery Education, The DEN and DEN Events are so important to great teaching. All of these activities promote engagement and engagement makes learning fun, memorable and sustainable. Discovery Summer Institute engages teachers from all over the world. Each person […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. DEN Weekly Update 8-9-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: DEN Gone Country The new DEN Site Discovery Student Adventures blog DENvisory Board Elections Click here to read the Weekly Update and learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team […]

  7. DEN STARs in the News: Terra-Lee Gratton


    Earlier this year, Canadian STAR Terra-Lee Gratton‘s students were featured in an article in the St. Paul (Alberta) Journal.  The students were given a unique opportunity to dig up artifacts and learn about a civilization from thousands of years ago, all without leaving the comfort of the school.  The interactive experience was put on by […]

  8. Fun Fact Friday: The Oregon Trail


    Chances are, just about anyone who went to elementary school during the 80’s and 90’s has seen or played the educational video game The Oregon Trail. You may even have been at the receiving end of the game’s iconic Game Over message, “You have died of dysentery”…but did you know that the game was originally […]

  9. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    It’s time for yet another post in the incredibly awesome and popular blog series, Chad’s Choices from the Community.  This series is designed to highlight the DEN Community in a variety of ways. Take a look at the information below. You’ll find a few blog posts and resources that were shared by a DEN member on […]

  10. Announcing the DENbrarian YA Book Selection for August: The Fault in Our Stars


    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!  Wanna join us?  We’re looking for 10 Media Specialists who would like to select the book for DENbrarian! In October, the lovely and talented Susan Gauthier from Louisiana will be our hostess.  Click here if you’d like to take over for a month! DENbrarians- get […]

  11. Change!

    My school is adopting the Discovery Techbook this year. I am responsible for the implementation of the Science and Social Studies components. As all of you know, this is a significant change in the way content is delivered to students. Along with change comes anxiety, especially with long-time teachers who might not be comfortable with […]

  12. 14 Days Remain: Don’t forget to write! (Edmodo)

    I would classify Edmodo as an online communication tool for a group of people. That group can be teachers, teacher/students/parents, a social group, grade level or department. Using Edmodo can be a substitute for a face-to-face meeting or eliminate off task activity. As a part of DiscoveryEducation Network, I have used Edmodo in our Summer […]

  13. DENvisory Board Elections


    The mission of the DENvisory Board is to continue to make the DEN membership experiences meaningful and engaging for all participants, help the DEN (members) stay active and grow, provide a venue to showcase and share talents of our members, and provide a continued sense of community through active, positive, and professional leadership. The DENvisory […]