Archives for January, 2014

  1. DEN Weekly Update 1-31-2014

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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: February DEN Calendar Digital Learning Day Future@Now DEN Connects: Olympics Click through to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  2. STEM Educators: This is your Friday Assignment

    If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of STEM resources, engage in hands-on professional development that pushes your thinking, and connect with like-minded educators, you have homework this weekend! That’s right, because on Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm ET the application window closes for the Siemens Sumer of Learning.  Want to know what you’re missing? […]

  3. We Love Groundhog Day and So Will You

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    Flashback with me if you will to February 2, 2010. The DEN Groundhog made his first appearance and our lives have been forever improved. If you missed the event, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Watch live streaming video from discoveryecducation at livestream.com As you can see, we have long loved the groundhog and […]

  4. #DENchat Tonight

    Tonight’s #denchat topic is “Beating the Winter Blah’s.” Join hostess, @kellyhines (Kelly Hines), at 8:00 pm EST for a sharing time of your favorite tips and tricks for beating the winter blah’s and blues. It’s the time of year when snow days can ruin plans and kids can’t get outside to play. What do you do to […]

  5. Future@Now: Feb. 26

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    Join Discovery Education for the second annual Future@Now forum to discuss the transition from traditional classrooms to digital classrooms. Built off the discussions from last year, this new agenda focuses on the critical steps necessary to successfully implement digital learning. Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition will give attendees the opportunity to hear practical advice […]

  6. Thinking About: Words – Frames – and Change

    Kim Cameron of the University of Michigan organized these words in a certain way to illustrate a point.  I have mixed them up.  Here is the mixed up list of his words. PLEASE CONSIDER RESPONDING TO THE TWO QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW BEFORE READING THE REST OF THE POST. By responding I mean grab a piece […]

  7. SOS: Half The Picture

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Half The Picture PDF Version Background: In essence, the active processing theory rests on a principle of “use it or lose it” (Kaufeldt, 2010). This means that students must be actively involved in what […]

  8. DENbrarian Update- READ with us!

    Hi DENbrarians or potential DENbrarians (or folks who love to read…)  All are welcome read great YA titles with us, sign up to pin with us, follow us on Facebook, or even volunteer to pick the book for a month. Here are the links you’ll need to get started or to update your information in […]

  9. DEN Digital Learning Day: Feb. 5

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    Digital Learning Day, organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education, is an annual celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. For members of the Discovery Educator Network, digital learning is not just a […]

  10. STARs in the News: Heidi Morgan

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    Illinois DEN STAR Heidi Morgan, was selected as a MIDWEST SPOTLIGHT EDUCATOR for 2014 for the METC Conference. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers. Heidi also presented at last year’s DEN Fall VirtCon.  You can view her archived presentation here. Read more […]

  11. Mousey Monday – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  Today in 1996, 18 years ago, Germany first observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day is for the memory of victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews during World War II by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler. January […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update 1-24-2014

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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: Techbook Live! Digital Learning Day Future@Now DEN Connects: Olympics Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  13. Fun Fact Friday: F-35B vertical take-off and landing

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    Did you know that the experimental F-35B fighter plane is capable of taking off and landing without a runway? It’s true! While typical planes need to get a “running start” to achieve enough speed in order to take off, the F-35B (created by Lockheed Martin) is different. It has a unique feature known as VTOL, […]

  14. DEN Connects: Olympics!

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    Are you and your students excited about the start of the Winter Olympics? The excellence, the competition, the history… so much to explore. Join us now for a special DEN Connects Olympics theme. We look at the History of the Olympics, Training for the Olympics, the Paralympics, and Hosting the Olympics. DEN Connects allows you […]

  15. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    Time for another edition of Chad’s Steve’s Choices for the Community!  No, this isn’t a hostile takeover, I just didn’t think it fair that Chad gets to hog all the fun!  So this week, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the blogs and Twitterverse and aggregated together some of the most interesting nuggets.  From articles to infographics, […]

  16. #DENchat Tonight

    Tonight’s #denchat topic is “Blended Learning.” Join hostess, @catebeck (Cate Beck), at 8:00 pm EST for a discussion of the principles of blended learning, a discussion of pro’s and con’s, and tips and tricks for implementation. This is a hot topic today, so join in!   Here are a few great tips on the best ways to […]