Archives for June, 2014

  1. SOS: Yes, No, Maybe So

    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Yes, No, Maybe So PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background In order to be able to build a foundation to cite evidence for what students are […]

  2. Calendar of Cool: First National Braille Challenge


    Today marks the 13th anniversary of the first-ever National Braille Challenge. The National Braille Challenge is a unique academic competition created to encourage blind children to learn Braille, the written alphabet used by the blind. The competition tests students’ skills in various language arts subjects, and is open to students from the U.S. and Canada. […]

  3. iMake iLearn – Summer Learning

    Coursera – Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course Description:Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students’ interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities, […]

  4. DEN Weekly Update 6-27-2014

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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: DSN Summer Series Spotlight on Strategies LIVE from DENSI Chad’s Choices from the Community Click here to learn more about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update.   Your DEN […]

  5. DSN Summer Series for Camp, Rainy Days, Fun!

    Are you spending your summer with any students? Maybe you are leading a summer camp session for gifted students, or maybe you are teaching a summer school class. If you are looking for some themed, educational activities, try our Discovery Student Network Summer Series. We’re just about to enter WEEK 5 and we’ve already taken […]

  6. Tech Wednesday

    Hello! I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I wanted to present a brief piece highlighting  technical feats within the film industry. Technology has created many magical moments for movie goers throughout the years. But there is one movie in particular that set the bar for feature film innovation. The Star Wars […]

  7. LIVE from the DEN Summer Institute


    There are a lot of educators looking to learn this summer and while many will not be able to be in Nashville for the DEN Summer Institute this year, the learning can continue for many. In fact, there are several ways for you to experience the learning if you are somewhere other than Nashville. A group […]

  8. Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

    The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They […]

  9. One Idea: with Idaho’s Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent, Meridian Joint School District #2

    In the first of a series of interviews with the thought leaders driving the digital transition nationwide, Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Meridian Joint School District #2 Superintendent Dr. Linda Clark. The leader of Idaho’s fastest growing school system and member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools, Dr. Clark’s One Idea focuses […]

  10. Blogging Tips and Tricks from DEN pros

    Whether you’ve just started using the DEN blogs or have been running a personal blog for years, it’s always helpful to get a refresher on best blogging practices. Here are a few tips and tricks on blogging from the Discovery Education community managers, the Leadership Council social media/blogging team and other blogging experts.   “A […]

  11. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    It’s the Tuesday before ISTE and the DEN is gearing up for this great conference. There’s a lot being shared on Twitter these days and below is just some of the good stuff I found. Take some time to explore people and information from the DEN Community. If want to look at previous posts in this series, […]

  12. We Need Your Help! Channel Your Inner Mascot

    Last year, Chompie, Discovery Education’s mascot, made an appearance at ISTE to promote Discovery Education and the DEN. You may have seen Chompie outside of the convention center last year welcoming educators to ISTE, posing for pictures with conference attendees, or near a session where Steve Dembo, Hall Davidson, or another Discovery Education master was […]

  13. Spotlight on Strategies: Instructional Media Bonus Edition

    For this week’s Spotlight on Strategies we are bringing you not one, but twelve new ideas.  I had the privilege of working with educators from all over the country for the past seven weeks through the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program. We explored a variety of ways to develop students’ minds through the […]

  14. Discovery Education Summer School Recharges Educators

    “Teachers are solar powered.  They re-charge during the summer” Discovery Education is proud to announce a month long blog and events series that includes a variety of information to help re-charge educators with digital tips and tricks before they head back to school. On Mondays, learn the creative ways Discovery Educators have been engaging their […]

  15. DENapalooza Visits the Yellow Brick Road

    The Kansas DEN Leadership Council wants to invite all Discovery Education subscribers and STAR educators to participate in DENapalooza Wichita. On Saturday, August 23, Discovery Education will be offering a FREE day of professional development and connecting with your peers at Challenger Middle School in Goddard, KS. The day will start at 9am with formal […]

  16. DEN Weekly Update 6-20-2014

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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: DSN Summer Series Spotlight on Strategies fit for the Classroom Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update.  Your DEN Team

  17. Chad’s Choices from the Community


    It’s Terrific Tuesday and with that great news comes another edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. As you begin your summer break or wrap up your school year, take some time to explore some people and information from the DEN Community. If want to look at previous posts in this series, you can do so here. […]

  18. Calendar of Cool: First Ice Cream Factory Opens

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    On June 15, 1851, chef Jacob Fusseli opened the first ice cream factory in the world. The United States now leads the world in ice-cream production, churning out 1.6 billion gallons a year, all thanks to that humble Pennsylvania factory. In modern factories, scientists and engineers spend countless hours making sure the ice cream is […]

  19. #DENfitFriday- What is your Status?

    I wrote about the awesome #DENfitFriday challenge here at the very end of May.  I was on a roll!  I had been religiously doing the various challenges, keeping up with my eating, and walking EVERY day!  Then disaster struck… (insert ominous Da-Da- Duuuuhhh here) known as the end of school! Now, you might say.. end of […]

  20. DSN Summer Series: Week 3 — At-Home Science

    The DSN Summer Series continues this week with the launch of the At-Home Science board. Many students are off for summer break and already into the DSN Summer Series. Help your students stay connected — make sure they’re aware of our Summer Series boards!   This week’s Summer Series is an interactive, fun show of […]