Archives for February, 2014

  1. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 3

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 15-20 minute segments. This […]

  2. DENapalooza in Milwaukee

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    The 2014 DENapalooza Tour will be stopping in the Milwaukee area on Saturday, April 5th. Join educators for a free day of professional development from members of the DEN Team as well as STAR Discovery Educators from Wisconsin and beyond. The free event will help you get the more out of your school’s partnership with […]

  3. Integrated Physics and Chemistry Course Added to Science Techbook for Texas

    Just last week, we added a new Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) course to the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ for Texas. Built from the ground-up and developed specifically for Texas school districts, the new IPC course is fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Now available for educators statewide, Science Techbook […]

  4. #DENchat Tonight

    Thanks to Cate Beck for a great chat last week! This week, Lisa Parisi will be leading our #DENchat on tips and ideas for keeping the stress down and the learning up for the final days before state testing.  Join in and share! We can’t wait to see you tonight, and every Thursday, at 8:00 […]

  5. SOS: Paper Chat

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Paper Chat PDF Version Background The Paper Chat teaching strategy is a cooperative teaching and learning strategy that empowers students to take part in group activities. It is a helpful strategy to use when […]

  6. METC14 Resources & Presentations

    I had the good fortune of visiting St. Louis, Missouri last week for their Midwest Education Technology Conference (#METC14).  Below are the presentations and resources I shared in my sessions.  Thanks for sharing them with your colleagues!   Spelunking for Resources – Free Tools from Discovery Education   Shared Intelligence – Building your PLN with […]

  7. On this day… Thomas Edison patents the Phonograph!

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    On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. Phonographs were among the first devices to both record and play audio recordings. Phonographs record audio using needles, which use sound waves to create etches into a foil-covered cylinder. As the cylinder rotates, a second needle runs along these etches and plays the recorded audio. […]

  8. Register Today: Live Virtual Field Trip with the Google Doodlers

      Meet the team of illustrators and engineers who design the Google homepage logos From Sketches to the Google Homepage Wednesday, March 5 @ 1pm ET Discovery Education is traveling to the Google headquarters to meet the team of illustrators and engineers who design the Google Doodles- Google’s playful and fun homepage illustrations. Join us for […]

  9. DEN March Madness…We Need You!

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    I know, it’s only February, but based on the weather many of us have been experiencing this winter, we want March and spring to come faster than you can say DEN! Once March hits, the weather will start getting nice and we can begin thinking about flowers, the sun, and green grass, but right now, […]

  10. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    We have a new time slot! Welcome to a Tuesday edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. You can find new posts in this series each Tuesday for the time being.  If you’d like to explore previous posts in this series, you can do so here. Articles from the Community Colorado STAR Jennifer Jensen shared […]

  11. Seeds and Deeds

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      A gardener spends time with seeds and the dynamics of seeds Gardeners learn things about seeds Not all planted seeds will germinate Not all that germinate will survive Not all of the food that may be produced will be eaten by humans – ground hogs, deer, rabbits, raccoons, . . . may get to […]

  12. DENSI: What is all the fuss about?

    As teachers we often work in isolation. The daily demands of classroom instruction, lesson planning, assessment, curriculum integration, meetings, continued professional development and district directives leave us with precious few minutes to spare for our personal and family life. How do you recharge and connect with like-minded educators? DENSI 2014 is your answer! If you […]

  13. Mousey Monday – Presidents’ Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! Today is the President’s day! In the United States. Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. This holiday is in honor of George Washington’s birthday, the first president of the United States. Both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays are […]

  14. South Carolina Middle School Association Conference

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    SCMSA  provides a fantastic opportunity for middle level educators at the annual conference.  If you work with young adolescents in any capacity, you don’t want to miss the SCMSA conference! February 28- March 2, 2014 Sheraton Conference Center, Myrtle Beach, SC Conference Information Meet up with DEN Star and Leadership Council member Norma Rockwell at the SCETV […]

  15. Why Schools Should Encourage Students to Become Builders and Makers

    Why Schools Should Encourage Students to Become Builders and Makers -Monique Liles Building Learning Spaces: There are many platforms for students to build and engage in transformational play that will enhance critical skills needed for the global 21st century economy. Students are building and making a variety of objects from 3d worlds such as Minecraft,, […]

  16. Attention Ye Lords and Ladies

      HUZZZAH and welcome Ye Lords and Ladies, and anyone who has even an inkling for FUN, festivities, and edutainment to the first DENaissance Faire. Embrace your imagination for a spectacular day of learning from and with artisans, story tellers, courtiers, alchemists, fortune tellers, and musicians. Bridge time and talent as we weave together traditional […]

  17. DEN Weekly Update 2-14-2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update “Spreads the DEN Love” and is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: February Science Stream February DEN Calendar DEN Summer Institute Future@Now DEN Connects: Olympics Click here to read the DEN Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities […]

  18. New DENtern Welcome Message

    Ariana M. Taylor, social media marketing DENtern at Discovery Education.

    Hello DEN STARS, I am the new social media marketing DENtern and am thrilled to be working for Discovery Education this spring. Currently, I am pursuing my MBA with concentrations in marketing and management at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  I aspire to engage the current Discovery educators via social media, while also DENforming […]

  19. PETE&C Lives Up to Expectations

    Each February educators from PA, MD, DE, NJ and more descend upon the “Sweetest Place On Earth” – Hershey,PA for the annual PETE&C conference. This showcase of exemplar integration lessons, products and ideas inspires hundreds of folks to try something new at their home district. From keynotes to informal conversations at the fireplace, teachers gathered to […]

  20. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    Here’s another edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. If you’d like to explore previous posts in this series, you can do so here. Also, I think I’m going to change up the format a little, but am not sure exactly what that’s going to look like. Do you have any suggestions? Articles from the […]

  21. Great Leaders Summit

    This summer interact with some of education’s most respected and innovative leaders in a vibrant small-group setting for a professional development event hosted by NASSP in cooperation with Discovery Education and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. July 20-24, 2014 Discovery Education Global Headquarters Silver Spring, MD   Learn more about the event here.

  22. #DENchat Tonight

    Thanks to Dorie Glynn for a great chat last week! This week, Cate Beck will be leading our #DENchat with a Valentine’s Day twist. We’ll be sharing our favorite things about Discovery Education and the Discovery  Educator Network. If you aren’t a STAR yet, we’ll also share how to join in. We can’t wait to […]