Monthly Archives: February 2014

On this day… birth of Levi Strauss!

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

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DEN Techformation: Teaching with Technology Thoughts

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

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

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.

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

DEN STAR Strives to Stop 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

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