Monthly Archives: September 2013


DEN Gone Country – Some Parting Thoughts

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


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


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


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


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


Mousey Monday – Checkers Speech

                        Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! On this Day in 1952 was the deliverance of Vice Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon’s infamous Checkers Speech. Senator Nixon was accused of secretly accepting money from wealthy donors. The speech took an offensive


DEN Goes Fishing THIS WEEK

This week we are FISHing with DEN Reads!   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


Apply to Present at NC TIES

The North Carolina Technology in Education Society holds a conference each spring where teachers and leaders across North Carolina, and the nation, meet to share ideas and inspiration for ways to increase student engagement and achievement through the use of technology. This conference is my favorite of the year because it highlights teachers who are

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Verona Area Schools in Verona, WI joined in the fun on International Dot Day!

International Dot Day, a day where the world is encouraged to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration was celebrated this year on Sunday, September 15. This incredible day encourages students to “make their mark” in the world. In Verona, WI students got a jump start and celebrated a bit early. On Thursday, September 12, the Verona