Archives for November, 2013

  1. Open Doors – Unlock Your Future

    Inspire Your Students to Take the Next Step Towards Career Readiness with the Open Doors: Unlock Your Future Challenge and you could win $10,000! Take the Challenge! Just launched for the 2013- 2014 school year, the Open Doors: Unlock Your Future Challenge, a partnership between the Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and The Association of […]

  2. DENapalooza 2013 – That’s a Wrap!

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    This past Saturday, we wrapped up the 2013 DENapalooza Tour.  If you’re not aware, the tour included 10 full day professional development events across North America. I was fortunate to host and attend the tour stops in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Bradenton, while my fellow DEN team members led events in McKinney, Winnipeg, Boise, Denver, St. […]

  3. Administration Support

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    Submitted by Rita Mortenson Every teacher knows that the support of the administration (in terms of time, money, attention and recognition) can make or break any innovative idea or initiative that anyone tries to initiate in a school setting. Today, I was fortunate to witness two amazing administrators at Bedford South School, part of the Halifax […]

  4. SOS: Sound Check!

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Sound Check PDF Version Background When students are learning new information, it is important to engage their senses. Video leverages both visual and auditory senses, but if students are not asked to do something […]

  5. Mousey Monday – How the Earth Works

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                          Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education is always adding new and fresh content for our users! Our recent series addition called How the Earth Works is exclusive to our Discovery Education users and comes from Discovery’s Science Channel. The […]

  6. DEN Fall VirtCon – “A Bewitching Combination: Student Facilitators, Professional Development & Livebinders

    On October 19, 2013, Discovery Education again wowed us with their full day of presentations, 23 in all. Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/den-fall-virtcon-archive.cfm I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with […]

  7. Affordable 3D Printing at Your Fingertips

    Affordable 3D printing at your fingertips from 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen! Ink is released from the pen, hardening into a solid design very quickly. Visit the 3Doodler blog for more information about this product, and to pre-order for $99.00. http://www.the3doodler.com/about-us/ Free stencils are available on the “teach” link. What will your students […]

  8. DEN Weekly Update 11-15-2013

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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: DEN Community Calendar The Hour of Code Seasonal Science Stream New Content in Discovery Education Streaming Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more.   Your DEN Team

  9. Belk Service Learning Challenge & DEN STARs

    Calling STAR Discovery Educators in Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, and the triad region of North Carolina: We hope you’ve already heard about the Belk Service Learning Challenge.  We want you to know that we’re especially excited to be able to support our STAR Discovery Educators as you enter this rewarding project.  To help your students […]

  10. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    Connect with DEN through Chad’s Choices from the Community, a blog series 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 DEN member on Twitter. Keep in mind, while others may have also shared the same post/article, I saw it posted by […]

  11. The Hour of Code is Coming!

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    The Hour of Code is now just a few weeks away. If you haven’t heard already, we’re supporting this unprecedented movement to help 10 million students try computer science this December (9-15). We’re asking you to join us. Please host an Hour of Code for your students. For details, see this handout and this this […]

  12. DEN Fall VirtCon – Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age

    If you missed the DEN VirtCon Tech or Treat, it’s not too late.  Follow the link to the archives.   Be sure to check out the session “Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age” presented by the author of a book with the same title, Troy Hicks. He also wrote Digital Writing Workshop […]

  13. STEM students make a difference with The Air Force Collaboratory projects!

    High school students from around the country have collaborated on the first two U.S. Air Force Collaboratory projects to great success. Thousands of ideas have been shared and the Air Force is working toward creating real solutions to real challenges. Project 003: The Launch of GPS IIF is now underway, and we need students to help us complete […]

  14. On this day…

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    On this day…   The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a national memorial in Washington, D.C., was established on November 13, 1982. It pays tribute to the U.S. service members who fought in the Vietnam War, those who lost their lives in service, and service members who were Missing In Action during the War.   The memorial […]

  15. Why Become a STAR?

    Why become a DEN STAR?  Those of you already active in the DEN probably have your own answer to that question.  When new members to the DEN Community apply to become STAR Discovery Educators, they have the option of answering the question, “Why do you want to become a STAR Discovery Educator?”  We took at […]

  16. Why Be Active?

    Byline: Jessica Donaldson While exploring the Energy Balance 101 curriculum from the Together Counts program, I came across a fun and important lesson for grades K-2 and 3-5. The lesson is entitled Why Be Active? and prompts students to think about the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. The lesson plan’s “instant expert” section gives […]