Archives for November, 2013

  1. Thinking Together, Working Together and Playing Together

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    CBS News presents a story that makes a strong case for thinking together, working together and playing together as very good things.  This is a story of Michigan middle school that plan and implemented actions that made a difference for a fellow student and potentially helped many others to see the value of their motives […]

  2. SOS: Connect The Dots

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Connect The Dots PDF Version Background It’s easy to get caught up in the race to ensure that the curriculum is “covered” by the end of the year. This does not guarantee that the […]

  3. Mousey Monday – Veterans Day


                      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! More importantly, happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day is an official federal holiday in the United States that honors those who have served in armed service, known as veterans. The day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the […]

  4. Planting Trees for the Environment


    Thanks to a grant from Polar Bears International and Roots & Shoots Korea, Nursery Road Elementary now has 15 new trees!  This weekend we held a planting event and invited our students, staff, and community out to plant trees with us and to learn how trees can help our environment. Did you know that trees […]

  5. DEN Weekly Update 11-8-2013


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: DEN Community Calendar A New DEN Zone Podcast DEN Connects thinc Differently webinar New Content in Discovery Education Streaming Click here to read about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update. […]

  6. Become an Agent of Change: Learn How on Wednesday, 11/13 at 7pm ET

      Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni brought some friends to visit the National Elementary School Winners, for Grades 3-5, at Kelly Mill Elementary School in Cumming, GA. You could win an interactive Discovery assembly, a $5,000 school grant and more! Empower your students to make a difference with the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, […]

  7. Discovery Education Acquires Espresso Education

    We are thrilled to share some exciting news from Discovery Education. Recently, Discovery Education acquired Espresso Education, the leading provider of primary school digital education content in the United Kingdom. From Discovery Education CEO, Bill Goodwyn – “For more than 10 years, Discovery Education has transformed teaching and learning across the U.S. with the highest […]

  8. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    The Chad’s Choices train 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 DEN member on Twitter. Keep in mind, while others may have also shared the same post/article, I saw it […]

  9. DENbrarian ‘Free-For-All Thursday’ !

    Sandi Dennis, DENbrarian

    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!   Last month the lovely and talented Susan Gauthier from Louisiana selected the book to celebrate reading and all things Star Wars … and we read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. This month we’re taking a break from a selected book and posting […]

  10. On this day…

    Basketball's Inventor Dr. Naismith

    On this day…   Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born on November 6, 1861. Dr. Naismith, a Canadian-born teacher and coach, invented basketball while teaching physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.    Dr. Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario, Canada and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, studying […]

  11. DEN – Techformation Piazza


    Piazza is a free online Course Communication system.  It  is an online platform that facilitates interaction among students and instructors in an efficient and intuitive manor.  It was started as a way to help students who were stuck on homework problems get unstuck with the help of their classmates, TAs and professors. The list of what you can […]

  12. Board Builder – Now Available for Teachers

    The wait is over! Board Builder, the exciting tool for users to create multimedia posters, is now available for teachers.  This great tool, available for students for a while now, is ready for you to explore even more.  Create posters and projects that include text, photos, and video!  The great part of Board Builder is the […]

  13. Tuesday 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing


      Lance Rougeux, VP, Learning Communities & Educational Consultants 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing In the context of conceptual shifts and crosscutting concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that we think outside the box, outside the book, and outside the classroom, […]

  14. This week on DENvice: It’s an admin share out

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      Are you an administrator? An aspiring administrator? Join us on DENvice this week. Virginia DEN STAR and DENvice team member, Heather Hurley, is sharing out her best advice and resources for administrators. Make sure to visit and add your thoughts to this week’s conversation. Here is Heather’s first post…… I think it is funny seeing the word […]

  15. November DEN Community Calendar


    November is here and after hearing so many great comments about the DEN Connected Educator Month calendar of activities, we’ve decided to continue with the idea. You can always find the community calendar on the DEN Community site, but we’ve included it below as well. Explore the DEN Community Calendar for November and see what’s […]

  16. Polar Bears A to Z

    Thanks to our friends at Polar Bears International, I am in Churchill, Manitoba – the polar bear capital of the world – for Polar Bear Week.  Starting tomorrow we will be making virtual connections with students, educators, classrooms, zoos and other organizations to share the experience of what it’s like on the tundra.  With polar […]

  17. STEMulating Tundra Connections LIVE this Week!


    It’s that time of year again.  Welcome to Polar Bear Week! Join us live from the tundra this week as we help bring to STEM to life in your classrooms through a series of live webcasts featuring scientists and researchers with very interesting STEM careers and starring polar bears who are chilling right outside our […]

  18. SOS: Figure it Out Together

    Welcome to the Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Figure it Out Together PDF Version  Background Figurative language helps make writing come alive. Students’ capacity to understand and apply figurative language is a key ingredient in language arts instruction and is particularly […]