Archives for February, 2014

  1. DEN Weekly Update 2-28-2014


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: March Community Calendar DEN Spring VirtCon DEN March Madness Two Virtual Field Trips Click here to read the DEN Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team […]

  2. Reducing Paper

    Ever since we have implemented portable devices and carts in our middle school, the paper and toner budget has exploded. For a school grades 6-8 with 1100 students, we use over 380 cases of paper and over $12,000 in toner. It would have been higher, but our principal stopped purchasing toner at the end of […]

  3. #DENchat Tonight

    Thanks to Lisa Parisi for a great chat last week! This week,Paula Naugle will be leading our #DENchat to share, explore, and gain ideas and resources for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Even if you are not a CCSS location, let’s look at the learning objectives together and see how best to teach […]

  4. SOS: Poetry Slam

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Poetry SlamPDF Version Background If “Pictures are worth a thousand words” then why not use imagery to inspire student writing. “When learners are situated in an environment similar to what a poem describes, they […]

  5. On this day… birth of Levi Strauss!


    On this day in 1829, Levi Strauss was born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (now Germany). Strauss moved to New York in 1846, where his brothers owned a dry goods business. In 1853, Strauss moved again—this time to San Francisco, California. Strauss opened his own dry goods business on the West Coast, and called it “Levi Strauss […]

  6. DEN Techformation: Teaching with Technology Thoughts

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    I began my teaching career in 1995. Over the past 18 years, I have integrated information technology into my instructional process and curriculum development. I have accomplished this by looking for technology that improved student learning and made me a more effective teacher. My guiding question when evaluating technology has been “What technology will help […]

  7. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    Welcome to another Tuesday edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. You can find new posts in this series every Tuesday for the foreseeable future. If you’d like to explore previous posts in this series, you can do so here. Articles from the Community Maryland STAR Aaron Smith shared You Know Who’s in Charge of Your […]

  8. Making Stuff with DE: WeVideo Tutorial

    The student-directed tutorial for using Discovery Education resources with WeVideo is now recorded and archived. You can find this short, 8-minute tutorial below, archived in, and at this link: Please encourage your students to watch and learn! (More tutorials to come in the next few months.

  9. It’s All About Hockey!

    With the completion of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the world was focused on athletes competing in all sorts of winter sports. Hockey remains the most popular of the winter sports. I won’t even mention who won both gold medals. Discovery Education is excited to take you a little deeper into Canada’s national sport. No, not […]

  10. DEN STAR Strives to Stop Cyberbullying

    Students created a button in order for social media users to click to report cyberbullying.

    In every classroom, there’s a possibility that a student will be bullied; however, the typical fight, or cruel exchange of words, on the schoolyard has transformed into viral videos of bullying and the making of fake profiles on social media that continue to embarrass and degrade students. Whether it’s on the school’s campus or over […]

  11. Mousey Monday – Black History Month


    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  It is the last week in February, the Black History month. The annual observance of this month is also known as African-American History Month. This month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first […]

  12. In Search of Class of 2014 DEN Gurus


    We know that the DEN community is full of talent. Every STAR has his/her own special talents, skills, and passion for utilizing digital content across the curriculum. To recognize that talent, we established the DEN Guru program. DEN Gurus are STAR Discovery Educators who possess expertise in one or more pedagogical topics, have demonstrated their expertise […]

  13. DEN Weekly Update 2-21-2014


    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 March Madness DEN Spring VirtCon Future@Now DEN Guru Applications Upcoming Virtual Field Trip Click here to read about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update. Your DEN Team […]