Archives for September, 2013

  1. Project Polar Bear

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    Project Polar Bear – Save the Date! Polar Bears International presents the 2013  Project Polar Bear Contest!   Ice Ice Savers Team Bright young minds outsmart CO2 2012 Project Polar Bear Winners What is Project Polar Bear? Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people, groups, and classrooms to collectively make […]

  2. Did you know…

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    Did you know…Kangaroos can’t hop backwards? Because of their exceptionally muscular tail and huge feet, it is extremely difficult for them to move backwards at all. Their tail is so big and strong, it is used almost like a fifth limb when fighting. They will balance on their tail and use both enormous feet to […]

  3. Rita’s Got the 4-1-1… Do You?!?

    A note from DEN Guru Rita Mortenson: Welcome Back to Another Great Year with Discovery Education and the DEN! With the start of each new school year, there are so many goals I have and projects that I want to share, not only with my students but with my DEN Community.  I have enjoyed staying […]

  4. It’s STEMtember!

    The 2013-2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge — the premier national K-12 environmental sustainability competition – is now open! To help familiarize you with the Challenge, we are offering K-12 educators several opportunities to learn more during STEMtember, our big back-to-school event. Join us tonight, Wednesday, 9/11 at 7pm ET for the first of our We Can […]

  5. Great Offers 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. We couldn’t help but jump in on this special chance for you to get some free stuff. In case you missed it over the summer, Discovery Education launched STEM […]

  6. A Day of Remembrance

    It has been 32 years ago that my father passed away.  I remember that morning like it was yesterday.  Some days I find myself reliving it like a movie playing in my head. We owned a family business in Wynne, AR.  My parents had recently purchased a second building to expand, and over the winter […]

  7. SOS: Puppet Pictures

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Puppet Pictures PDF Version Background Using puppets to learn new vocabulary is a fun and creative way for students to connect with the new terms as they use it in their own words. By […]

  8. Streaming Plus for DEN STARs

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    Discovery Education and the Discovery Educator Network are excited to announce another special promotion exclusive to STAR Discovery Educators.  As a DEN STAR, you now have special access to the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus. Your access will run through the end of October.It gets better. You and your fellow community members can extend the […]

  9. An Alternative to ‘Polishing the Status Quo’

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    The existing state of affairs in the environment, education, healthcare, workers rights, nutrition, transportation, energy or in many other areas leads people to look for change. Focusing on the preferred future rather than just steps away from the current situation has the potential to lead to transformative change.   Further, when a community of people focus […]

  10. One Community, Five Voices

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    Digital transformation in our school systems can’t happen without the support of an entire community. Administrators, principals, teachers, parents, students, and communities must work together to create and sustain a culture of change. During the week of September 23, Discovery Education will be hosting five virtual events from around the country featuring the voices of […]

  11. It’s time to DEN UP!!!

    Every month, we want you to DEN UP with our monthly newsletter featuring Tech Tips and Tricks, DEN STAR educator spotlights, activities for your students, events for you, some of our favorite blog posts, and much more. Here’s what we’re featuring in September’s edition of DEN UP! DEN Connects: All new and improved featuring this […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update 9-6-2013

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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 Hangout with Kathy Schrock Back to School Webinar Series New DENvisory Board Members International Dot Day Click here to read the Weekly Update and to learn about […]

  13. Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire September 29

    Discovery Communications is a lead sponsor of the Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire being held Sunday, September 29 in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. We would like to invite DEN members to join us! The Mini Maker Faire brings together Makers of all types for a spectacular display of art, science, technology, craft and engineering. This “do-it-yourself” […]

  14. What’s the 4-1-1?!?

    Back by popular demand the monthly webinar series  “What’s the 4-1-1?”  that highlights 4 integration strategies for using Discovery Education, 1 educational program and 1 hot topic. Each webinar allows you to walk away with a bag full of new tips, tricks and resources.  Check out our fall line-up below and register today! Click HERE […]

  15. Angels in the DENfield

    Angels in the DENfield As the baseball season winds down, and the school year revs up, it’s time for a California DEN event. Come share and network with DEN members at Angels in the DENfield on Monday, September 23rd. The event is open to DEN STARS, DEN members, and potential members/STARS. Be prepared to share your “Home […]

  16. DEN Fall VirtCon – Tech or Treat?

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    The DEN Fall VirtCon: Tech or Treat Saturday, October 19, 2013 Combining the Best of Virtual and Face-to-Face Events The DEN Fall Virtual Conference is a free professional development event for educators to learn about the most effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional practices. It is unique because of its blended environment. The sessions will […]