Archives for October, 2013

  1. 3D Printing – My First Exposure

    I knew that 3D printing, crafting three-dimensional objects using CAD and a variety of materials from plastics to metal, existed, but it was a mystery to me. I know that these printers have become more affordable such that they are in the price range of more schools (a little over $2,000), but I knew very […]

  2. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    Is it really November? Depending on when you’re reading this, it might still be October, but nonetheless, 2013 is winding down. Chad’s Choices is still going strong. Chad’s Choices from the Community 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 […]

  3. On this day…

    John Adams

    On this day… John Adams, the second president of the United States, was born on October 30, 1735. Before serving as President, Adams earlier served twice as the first Vice President of the United States. Prior to his time in office, Adams made name for himself as a political philosopher and outspoken independent mind. John […]

  4. The Story of How I Found My Joy

    Written by DEN STAR Diana Williams. Reposted from the Innovative Learning Blog I have a confession to make. I’m terrified of flying. After the harrowing experience of a “non standard landing” (translation: plane crash) I had had a difficult time with flying. If I had a choice between a three day camel ride or a […]

  5. Join Us for the State of the DEN

    Tuesday evening at 7pm ET, we’re holding the somewhat annual State of the DEN address. Come join us and find out about all of the great things going on and ways that you can connect, collaborate, and learn with others in your DEN community. We’ve update a bunch of stuff around the DEN, so let […]

  6. Mousey Monday – National Prohibition Act


                          Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! On this Day in 1919, US Congress passed the National Prohibition Act, known also as the Volstead Act, which established prohibition in the United States. This meant that the production, transportation and sale of alcohol […]

  7. Achieving Energy Balance Together

    Byline: Jessica Donaldson  Health education is one of those topics that we can all agree is needed. That happens in PE, right? It doesn’t have to just happen there. To be honest, it can’t continue to be treated as something that is only taught during PE. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control […]

  8. SOS: Who Are You?

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Who Are You? PDF Version Background If we want students to focus on learning, we must first make sure they feel safe and secure. “Before students will turn their attention to cognitive learning (the […]

  9. DEN LC Event in Eastern PA

    Pennsylvania LC Member DiAnne Galm is hosting an upcoming DEN event and you’re invited. Please join the DEN Stars of Eastern PA for a day of learning, networking, collaboration at Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA. When: Sunday, November 10 Where: 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd Kempton, PA 19529 Time: 9:30 am-2 pm Hawk Mountain is an […]

  10. This Week’s Board Builder Featured Board


    This is the last Sunday of Connected Educator Month, and as you know, we’ve been sharing a featured board, created using Discovery Education’s Board Builder every Sunday of October. You can see the previous Featured Boards here. Board Builder is a great tool for users to create “multimedia posters” that can hold text, images, and […]

  11. Journey To Online Teaching -Online Teaching – Blog Series

    Multi Media Internet Laptop with Objects

    Last week I wrote a post Online Teaching Strategies Suggestion? After more consideration I have decided this would make a good blog series “Journey To Online Teaching” (JOT).  I plan to write about my journey to becoming an online teacher in the fall of 2014.   I have started my journey by taking the first of two […]

  12. The Air Force Collaboratory: Project 3

    Your student’s idea could help launch a GPS satellite into space in 2014! High school students from around the world have collaborated on the first two Air Force Collaboratory projects with great success.  Thousands of ideas have been shared to create real solutions to real challenges.  The Search & Rescue 2.0 and Mind of a Quadrotor […]

  13. DEN Weekly Update 10-25-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Exclusive Promotions for DEN STARs DEN Fall VirtCon Archives DEN Reads Book Study State of the DEN Webinar Click here to read this week’s DEN Weekly Update. Your DEN Team

  14. Five More to Follow


    This is the second post in our 5 to Follow series.  To read the first, go here.  As you know, the DEN is about connecting educators to their most valuable resource…each other. We try to do that in a variety of ways, but have always found that the best connections begin from an initial sharing […]

  15. Chad’s Choices from the Community

    Can you believe Halloween is only a week away? Connected Educator Month (CEM) is still going strong and so is Chad’s Choices!  You do know that one of the goals behind Chad’s Choices is very similar to that of CEM – connect educators to each other, ideas, and resources, right? With that being said, enjoy this […]

  16. Exciting Enhancements Coming To Progress Zone

    Attention all educators with access to Discovery Education’s Assessment tools. We are pleased to announce an upcoming enhancement to Assessment and additional components within Progress Zone that we are equally proud of, and excited to debut. We’ve held on to all of the features that you hold dear, and listened and learned from the ideas […]

  17. How Do Your Students Handle Failure?

    The Mythbusters Explosive Exhibit just opened at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  I was lucky enough to tour it before it officially opened.  I love the hands-on nature of the exhibition and that you get to declare tests as confirmed, plausible, or busted.  I thought about how my students would do with these. […]

  18. STEM Camp Powered Fun at the Boys & Girls Club

    This Saturday in Harrisburg was STEM-tastic at the Boys & Girls Club!  Local STARs connected to the DEN VirtCon and helped get students excited about the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). During Family Fun Day we got our hands-dirty (literally…food coloring doesn’t come off as easy as you might think) and worked […]

  19. On this day…

    Apple iPod

    On this day… On October 23rd, 2001, Apple released the first line of iPods, offering “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and created by Apple Inc. The first iPod was released about 8 months after the release of the Macintosh version of iTunes, Apple’s media player […]

  20. DEN Techformation – Pixlr


    The ability to edit photos has become an indispensable tool in an educators box.  I am a math teacher and in order to create assessments, worksheets, study guides, lesson presentations…etc. I need to be able to edit pictures, create drawings, and combine elements of them both into one element on a page.  Until the last few […]