Archives for May, 2014

  1. DDay Resources from DE

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    On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, in one of the largest amphibious military operations in history. This mission led to a foothold in Europe, and eventually to the defeat of Hitler’s Army. The 70th anniversary of this event falls next week, so let’s take some time to investigate resources […]

  2. Fun Fact Friday: Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

    Did you know that Levar Burton recently started a Kickstarter (a crowd funding service) to re-launch an all new Reading Rainbow site, and that it raised 1 million dollars in 24 hours? It’s true! Burton, and Reading Rainbow have been covered by Fun Fact Friday before. His tireless efforts to promote reading and literacy have […]

  3. DEN Weekly Update 5-30-2014

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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: DEN @ ISTE DEN Fit Friday What’s the 4-1-1? Webinar Spring VirtCon Archives Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update. Your DEN Team

  4. #DENfitFriday

    Hi, I am Andrea Keller and I am a fast food aholic… but more importantly I LOVE Challenges! So, when #DENfitFriday came through my email I was SUPER excited!  Haven’t heard of #DENfitFriday? Check out the website http://denfitfriday.com/ “#DENfitFriday is a fitness initiative for educators within the DEN that encourages them to make healthier lifestyle choices.  Through workouts, […]

  5. DEN Birthday Bash at ISTE

    It’s time for a party! The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is turning 9 this summer and we’re going to celebrate by hosting a Birthday Bash in Atlanta during the ISTE Conference. We’d love to have you join us and connect with other DEN Community members. You’ll also have a chance to learn about continuing your education […]

  6. Summer #DENchat

    School’s out for summer! That’s true for some but not all. Many are still plugging away into June! Still in school or already catching some time at the beach, #DENchat will continue into the month of June.  See what is coming up below: June 5: Paula Naugle (@pnaugle) is helping you get set up for learning […]

  7. Don’t Be Sorry

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    “I’m sorry”. That’s what more than one teacher said today as I did a walk through at Caulfeild Elementary School in West Vancouver. Caulfeild is a wonderful school where principal Brad Lund and team have been working to transform this school into an inquiry focused environment built around strong digital access. What’s interesting is that […]

  8. Spotlight on Strategies

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    I’ve been fortunate to attend several events lately where the spotlight has shined on our Spotlight on Strategy series. We’ve held 5 DENapalooza events this spring and at each one, have focused at least one session on this Discovery Education gem. The feedback we received after each event was very good, but many of the […]

  9. Summer Lovin’ Webinar

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    Join us on Wednesday, June 4 for another What’s the 4-1-1? webinar. This month, the topic will be Summer Lovin’ – ideas to keep you and your students connected throughout the summer. In addition, we’ll share four integration strategy, a partnership program, and a trending educational topic. Wednesday, June 4 7:00 pm ET     […]

  10. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    May is almost over and for many of you, the school year has either ended or will end soon. Now’s the time to continue learning and sharing. Take some time to read this week’s edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. Explore this blog series to learn more about the DEN Community and the resources […]

  11. Join Tomorrow at 1pm ET: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly

    REGISTER TODAY: An Ultimate Cool School Assembly Bending the Elements: Exploring the Way the World Works Tune into our Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Assembly as Patti Duncan presents fun and interactive science activities and highlights the importance of science literacy. During this webcast, students will be amazed as they witness interactive demonstrations and mind-blowing experiments […]

  12. Board Games

    Hi! This is Becky, one of the newest members of the Cache and Cookies blog team. Starting next week I’ll be bringing you the Calendar of Cool, which will detail something  interesting, significant, or just plain cool from history or the modern day. This week, however, I wanted to talk about something that has existed […]

  13. SOS: Stem Completion

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Stem Completion PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Students gain a greater understanding of content when they make authentic connections.  To that end, this strategy uses […]

  14. iMake iLearn – Minecraft EDU Community Project

    Background Knowledge and Discovery Education To build background knowledge about different types of communities, I started by using Board Builder from Discovery Education.  Board Builder allows you to create an interactive poster with embedded videos. I chose an overview video of communities and in the text there is a link to a padlet about communities. […]

  15. DEN Weekly Update 5-23-2014

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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: Virtual Field Trip to the White House DENny Awards Archive Ultimate School Assembly Spring VirtCon Archives Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update.  Your […]

  16. The 2014 DENny Awards Ceremony

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    The prestigious DENny Awards were held last night with much fanfare. This annual event is an opportunity for your Discovery Education team to formally recognize some of the amazing things that members of the DEN community are doing. We know this is just a small sample of the greatness in the DEN, but are thrilled […]

  17. Event of the Week featuring Chelsei Fox

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    Some events are up close and personal, with just a few educators getting together over lunch.  And others are a little more… international. This week, our Event of the Week was submitted by Chelsei Fox!  She had the honor of being one of the educators representing the United States at the Microsoft in Education Global […]

  18. Thinking Outside the Book with Kawartha Pine Ridge

    The Discovery team had a great time today in Canada with our partners at Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB. We talked about some big questions: What is text? What do we want learning to look like? What are the chances that the Blue Jays and Pirates will be in the World Series? Below is the presentation […]

  19. Tech Wednesday with Justin

    The Arc Ever sit across from someone and think to yourself, I wonder what they’re listening to? Well I don’t know about you, but I certainly have. To set the pace for tech Wednesday I wanted to introduce you to something I think you’ll find very cool. I recently came across a truly extraordinary pair […]

  20. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    Please take some time to read this week’s edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. Explore this blog series to learn more about the DEN Community and the resources being shared. Articles from the Community North Carolina STAR Heather Rogers shared this fun post answering 13 science questions you were too embarrassed to ask. Colorado […]

  21. SOS: Secret Story Recipe

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Secret Story Recipe PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Graphic organizers are great visual communication tools that allow teachers and students to use pictures and/or words […]