Archives for March, 2014

  1. Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

    Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing […]

  2. SOS: There’s an A.P.P for That

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. There’s an A.P.P. for That PDF Version Background Authors and audiences both have a wide range of purposes for communicating. The importance of purpose in reading text based situations cannot be overstated. It is […]

  3. DEN Event at the Apple Store

    On Saturday, March 29 nearly 20 educators from the Madison, WI area had a chance to participate in a Discovery Event at the Apple Store! The event started at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and great conversation.  Next, participants had an opportunity to learn about some of the 200+ new features that Mac OS X Mavericks has […]

  4. Denapalooza DC


    The first Denapalooza of the year was held this weekend in Washington DC. The day was filled with all types of activities. There were opportunities to learn about coding, 50 Ways to Use DE in your classroom, the Board Builder, creating a GoogleTour, Project Based Learning, OneNote, 20 ideas to get you to June, Digital […]

  5. DEN March Madness – Round 3


    We started with 16, and after more than 2,000 votes, we are down to 4. It’s your time to determine who makes the finals of DEN March Madness 2014. The DEN Community has shared 16 various tools they love using with content from Discovery Education and after two rounds, of voting, there are 4 remaining. […]

  6. DEN Weekly Update 3-28-2014


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: DEN March Madness Making Stuff Webinar DEN Spring VirtCon What’s the 4-1-1? Webinar Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update. Your DEN Team   […]

  7. Fun Fact Friday: Ludwig van Beethoven


    Did you know that Beethoven often dipped his head in cold water prior to composing? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Ludwig van Beethoven: Beethoven’s first symphony was so bizarre sounding, it was initially believed to be intended as a musical joke. His Symphony No. 9 was the first known symphony to […]

  8. Wanted: Principals Like You

    Are you an innovative principal, assistant principal, department head, or school leader? Are you interested in participating in an immersive professional development event tailored specifically at helping you build the leadership skills and knowledge needed to create dynamic digital learning environments in your school? If so, the Great Leaders Summit is for you! Join us […]

  9. #DENchat Tonight

    It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the last #DENchat of March. We “meet” every Thursday night at 8:00 PM ET using a chat format on Twitter. Use the search feature in Twitter or your favorite hosting client (like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck), and follow the hashtag #denchat. Even throughout the week, there are amazing resources […]

  10. On this day… Robert Frost was born!


    On this day in 1874, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost was born. For the first eleven years of his life, his family lived in San Francisco. Following the death of his father, the family moved to Massachusetts, where Frost developed an interest in reading and poetry. After high school, Robert Frost attended Dartmouth College […]

  11. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    It’s March and the madness is full swing. It’s also Tuesday and that means another edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. Take some time to explore more articles and people from the DEN Community, the best educator community around! If you’d like to explore previous posts in this series, you can do so here. Articles […]

  12. An Evening of Women Inspiring Girls


    Tonight from 7-8pm CDT, Discovery Education and Girls Inc are partnering up to host “An Evening of Women Inspiring Girls,” an event aimed at increasing an interest in STEM subjects and careers amongst young women. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the evening will include inspirational activities fornearly 150 local, underserved middle school girls. During […]

  13. DEN March Madness – Round 2


    Did you know that almost 1,500 votes were made during the first round of DEN March Madness? The DEN Community certainly shared their thoughts on their favorite sites and apps to use with content from Discovery Education to narrow the original 16 down to 8. It’s time to continue the voting as we move on to […]

  14. DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

    Student in Chelsea Murray's class works on Moon and Tides Menu Project.

    Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this […]

  15. Mousey Monday – Spring


    Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! Last week Thursday, March 20, was a change in season and officially the first day of Spring! A season involves new weather, ecology and hours of daylight. As the Earth rotates around the sun, depending on the Earth’s position, this dictates the seasons. Discovery […]

  16. SOS: Things That Make You Go Hmmm

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Things That Make You Go Hmmm PDF Version Background Whether it is connecting to the movies that we watch, connecting to others, or connecting to the texts  that we read, making connections is a […]

  17. Huzzzah!

    Hear Ye Hear Ye all lads and ladies of the shire and beyond. You have missed the celebration of the NC DEN Ren14. Where were you? This was the most whimsical, thematic Discovery Day ever. The fun festivities began with the game show “Family Feudalism” which set the tone for the day of learning. This […]