Archives for October, 2013

  1. “You as a leader” . . . Questions to ask yourself . . .

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    This is not a complete list. Hopefully it has questions that will get you thinking about your current or future potential leadership service.   What are your dispositions as a leader? Do you see yourself as someone who can think interdependently? Do you see a need for and/or a value in – intentionally growing and […]

  2. SOS: Tweet, Tweet!

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Tweet, Tweet! PDF Version  Background Many educators use Twitter to as a way to build their Professional Learning Network (PLN) and share what they are doing in the classroom. Twitter is a social media […]

  3. Be A Good Egg Contest – $5000 for your school

    Join Discovery Education and the American Egg Board in celebrating the journey food makes from the farm to your table, and enter to win a ” Be a Good Egg Contest” $5,000 educational grant for your school and an egg donation to a local food bank in your school’s name. Just launched for the 2013-2014 school year, the “Be a Good […]

  4. Mousey Monday – A Virtual Field Trip from the Museum of Science

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                        Mousey is tuning in LIVE on Thursday October 17, 2013, at 1:00pm ET to join us from the Museum of Science in Boston, one of our nation’s premier informal learning institutions. http://siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showWebinarLanding&c=30 Register here: https://mosbostonma.eventbrite.com/ This event will explore the natural and human-made world through […]

  5. Board Builder Featured Board

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    Each Sunday of Connected Educator Month, we will be sharing a featured board, created using Discovery Education’s Board Builder. Board Builder is a great tool for students to create “multimedia posters” that can hold text, images, and video. The great part of Board Builder is the seamless transition with content from Discovery Education. However, students […]

  6. 50 Ways to Use Board Builder

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    Over the summer, the Discovery Education Student Center received a major upgrade. One of the newest and best features is the addition of Board Builder. We’ve been hearing rave reviews of Board Builder (coming soon to Teacher accounts) and know many of your students are doing wonderful things with it. If you’re not familiar with […]

  7. DEN Weekly Update 10-11-2013

    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 Schedule Connected Educator Month A Virtual Field Trip Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  8. Five to Follow

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    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 of ideas and thoughts. Over the years, we’ve seen connections in the DEN grow into wonderful friendships […]

  9. Fun Fact Friday: DEN VirtCon

    Did you know that the DEN VirtCon is coming up soon? The Discovery Educator Network Fall VirtCon will be taking place on October 19th from 9am to 4pm ET. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual flagship community events, and typically has more than 2500 educators from all around the world attend! This is a […]

  10. New Mexico Educators: Experience the Excitement Sat. Nov. 2

    As part of our commitment to transforming teaching and learning, Discovery Education invites you to a free, local learning and development opportunity, designed specifically for New Mexico classroom teachers, administrators, and support staff. This unique day of professional development will highlight creative ways to deliver world-class content and effective ways to evaluate student progress in […]

  11. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    As you hopefully already know, Connected Educator Month (CEM) is underway!  One of the goals behind Chad’s Choices is very similar to that of CEM – connect educators to each other, ideas, and resources.  With that being said, enjoy this week’s post.  In addition, take a look at the new section of the post – […]

  12. DE Virtual Field Trips Build Powerful Connections

    Looking for a great way to connect learners across grade levels and curriculum? Look no further than Discovery Education Virtual Field trips. The virtual field trips are free and offered during the school day so students can participate in real time. This week  Shorecrest Preparatory School held a virtual field trip event.  It was hosted […]

  13. Discovery Education Student Advisory Board

    We are pleased to announce that the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year. All high school students with active Discovery Education accounts are invited to apply. The Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is a group of students in grades 9-12 from across North America engaged with digital […]

  14. Learning Everywhere, All the Time

    We’re thrilled to share with you a  guest post by Dr. Heath E. Morrison, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Shakespeare wrote with a quill. Stephen King writes on a computer (mostly). Sixty years ago, surgeons removed diseased organs with a scalpel. Today’s surgeons cut with a laser. When I was a boy, changing a transmission in a […]

  15. Teacher Open House

    Join Museum staff for an evening overview of all the NC Museum of Natural Sciences has to offer teachers! Meet the scientists and educators that can show you how to use the incredible resources made possible by this state-of-the-art facility to bring science to your students in innovative ways. Come explore the Investigate Labs, Naturalist […]

  16. The ‘culture’ of conflict must be changed!

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    When I think about conflict that tends to festers in disagreement I also think about the possibility.  I think about the potential opportunity of working together and finding a way to discover an agreed upon common good.  I know that that many might find my thinking “soft” and “wishful thinking”.  I know that the whole […]

  17. Mousey Monday – America’s Top Young Scientist

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                              Mousey is tuning in LIVE tomorrow, October 8, 2013, from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET to see who will be named America’s Top Young Scientist!!!!!! There are 10 middle school students who are finalists to the 3M Young Scientist Challenge!!!   The Discovery Education 3M […]

  18. SOS: PechaKucha

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. PechaKucha PDF Version  20 x 20  Background PechaKucha is a presentation format that was developed by architects in Tokyo in 2003. The idea behind this presentation style is to show 20 images, each for […]

  19. Board Builder Featured Board

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    Each Sunday, we will be sharing a featured blog, created using Discovery Education’s Board Builder. Board Builder is a great tool for students to create “multimedia posters” that can hold text, images, and video. The great part of Board Builder is the seamless transition with content from Discovery Education. However, students can also upload their […]