Archives for September, 2013

  1. Discovery Resources Explored

    Today I had the opportunity to share Discovery Resources with all of the Secondary Media Resource Specialists in my district.  While most of them have been aware of Discovery as a great source for videos supporting our various curriculums they had no idea of the depth and breadth of the available resources. We also explored […]

  2. New Addition To High School Interim Assessment Suite

    Attention high school teachers and administrators. Have you been waiting for a companion to the third course math interim assessment offered through Discovery. We are now pleased to announce the availability of English III assessments! English III classes can now be created through the bulk import Class List template. Also, for teachers, classes can be added […]

  3. SOS: Fakebook

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.  Fakebook PDF Version Background According to a 2010 study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average 8-18 year old spends 7.5 hours interacting with media each day. If we want to engage students, […]

  4. Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability: A Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Channel Headquarters

    Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability: A Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Channel Headquarters If you saw Chad’s post about what the DEN is doing for Connected Educator Month you know that there are a number of virtual events available for your students to participate with us.  To wrap-up our STEMtember promotion (yes, we know the date is in October […]

  5. Two Great Promotions for DEN STARs

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    If you’re a DEN STAR, have you taken advantage of our exclusive promotions that are available to you? We sure hope you have, but if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Perhaps you need more information. Read on. One offer, from our friends at 3M provides the Discovery Education Science Techbook to all STAR […]

  6. Connect With the DEN During CEM

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    October is Connected Educator Month and the DEN, a community who connects educators to their most valuable resource…each other, has a long list of activities available throughout the month for you. There are plenty of activities for you, the connected educator, but also plenty of opportunities for those not as connected, to take steps towards […]

  7. Tomorrow belongs to those that can collaborate and create in concert

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    I really believe that tomorrow belongs to those that can collaborate and create in concert.  Given the fact that the federal government is likely to shut down tomorrow – I really believe that tomorrow literally and figuratively belongs to those that are will to to think interdependently. I don’t believe that for an effective collaboration […]

  8. Let’s Fish! – Part 3

    Here’s Our Schedule of Events… What are your options? Remember, do what you can, when you can!  1. Sign up to participate in and follow the #denreads hash tag on Twitter. Go ahead and introduce yourself, telling your name and when you are from. Decide how you want to follow. 2. Keep up with the DEN Blogs. We […]

  9. Mousey Monday – Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

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                            Mousey decided to make a special appearance today to bring to our Cache and Cookies readers our webinar series for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge! The webinar series is a part of Discovery Education Celebrating STEMtember! http://www.wecanchange.com/STEMtember?utm_source=CustomerSupport&utm_medium=STEMtemberblog&utm_campaign=WCC+Fall+2013 The webinar series […]

  10. Fun Fact Friday: Nikola Tesla

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    Did you know that Nikola Tesla, inventor of the Tesla Coil, also invented the AC (alternating current) system that is still used to power our homes even today? It’s true! Considered eccentric by many, Tesla was a brilliant inventor, and was briefly employed by Thomas Edison as an electrical engineer. Tesla and Edison went their […]

  11. DEN Weekly Update 09-27-2013

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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: Exclusive Promotions for DEN STARs DEN Fall VirtCon Schedule Connected Educator Month DEN Connects A Virtual Field Trip Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  12. What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8a-1p?

    What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8a-1p?  Consider joining us at Stoner Prairie Elementary for the Fall Virtcon.  http://virtconlive.com/locations/Stoner_Prairie_Elementary_School This face to face event will be hosted at Stoner Prairie Elementary School in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The online sessions will be viewable on a large screen as well as spaces will be provided for […]

  13. What Is A DEN STAR Event?

    Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending the DEN Gone Country Mini DEN Institute in Nashville, TN. I spent the weekend with 34 remarkable educators learning about the art of songwriting and it’s use in the classroom. Our culminating activity was to mash-up what we learned with images, videos, and songs in Discovery […]

  14. Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

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    Happy Thursday Cache and Cookies readers!! Just checking in to update everyone on the current happenings around Discovery Education! *NEWSFLASH* September has been renamed STEMtember in support of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge! The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is a new age type of science fair. This isn’t a […]

  15. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    I hope you’re exploring the resources shared in this blog series and are making new connections.  There’s more great stuff and great people listed below.  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 a few blog posts and resources that […]

  16. On this day…

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    On this day… In 1513, Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered what was referred to as, the “South Sea” (Pacific Ocean). On September 1, 1513, Balboa led an expedition in search of gold with about 200 Spaniards and many natives. On the journey across the isthmus of Panama, Balboa encountered many obstacles such as jungles, mountain […]

  17. 10/9 at 1pm ET: Virtual Field Trip From the Autodesk Gallery

    Exploring Design – The Gateway to the Future  October 9th at 1pm ET See how STEAM subjects influence real-world design!  Come join us for very cool Virtual Field Trip from the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco on October 9th at 1pmET.  The Autodesk Gallery is a showroom of innovative design to illustrate projects that make use of Autodesk technology, to support industries […]

  18. Mousey Tuesday – STEMtember

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                          Mousey decided to make a special appearance today to bring to our Cache and Cookies readers our ongoing webinar series for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge! The webinar series is a part of Discovery Education Celebrating STEMtember! http://www.wecanchange.com/STEMtember?utm_source=CustomerSupport&utm_medium=STEMtemberblog&utm_campaign=WCC+Fall+2013   The webinar […]

  19. DEN Gone Country – Some Parting Thoughts

    This past weekend 35 educators descended on Nashville for Discovery’s DEN Gone Country mini-institute.  In spite of the fact that there was a Titan’s game on Sunday, A Taylor Swift concert Friday and Saturday nights at the arena, the Nashville Symphony playing on Saturday night, a brand new food festival going on Saturday, and a […]

  20. SOS: Jigsaw

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.  Jigsaw PDF Version Background Jigsaw is a well known cooperative learning strategy that empowers students from a “home” group to focus on one aspect of a topic. “Just as in a jigsaw puzzle, each […]

  21. New Changes Within DE Assessment For BTS

    Discovery Education recently hosted an informational web-based event that provided educators with a closer look at the newest assessment features and resources. And we wanted to make that available to all. During this webinar, educators engaged in an interactive 45-minute exploration of the enhanced assessment platform. Click here to access and play the video. You […]

  22. Calling Triad, NC, Atlanta, GA & Birmingham, AL STAR Educators

    Bring service learning into the classroom with the Belk Service Learning Challenge and you could win student scholarships and teacher prizes! Serve to Learn, Learn to WIN! The Belk Service Learning Challenge, a partnership between Belk, Discovery Education, and the International Society for Technology in Education, encourages Birmingham area students in grades 4-8 to develop an […]

  23. Let’s FISH – Post 1

    Kicking Things Off… Over the course of the next two weeks, we will post a series of four blog posts to the DEN blog in a “Let’s FISH” series. We will be tackling, in short snippets, different parts of the book. This will be just one of the ways that you can choose to participate […]