Author Archives: Ariana Taylor

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Farewell DEN STARs

Farewell DEN STARs

Not all educators are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to create engaging events (e.g. DENaissance Faire) or attend conferences to enhance their teaching skills (e.g. DEN VirtCon); However, as the spring social media marketing intern for Discovery Education, I learned that DEN STARs are unique educators who are willing and passionate

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Propel Charter School Highlights Students’ Entrepreneurial Talent

Proper Charter School students are surely making a difference as they enhance their entrepreneurial skills via developing business plans. Propel Schools – a not-for-profit, federation of public charter schools – is based in Pittsburgh, PA, and strives to transform public education so that high-performance public schools are accessible to all children. Maura DeRiggi, Marketing and

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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

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

DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique 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

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6th Grade Science Honor Students Strive to Improve the Environment

Barbara Orr is an educator at Freedom Intermediate School located in Franklin, Tennessee, where she teaches 6th grade Science. Each year the Honors Science students enter a national competition in order to make a positive difference in the world. This year, the students chose to do the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Orr’s

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Full Schedule Now Available for Spring VirtCon

Are you interested in finding out what amazing presenters and keynote speakers we have planned for the DEN Spring VirtCon? Check out the full schedule that is now available. The DEN Spring VirtCon will showcase effective ways to integrate digital media. The theme for this event is Digital Transformations, and will continue the discussion that

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Discovery Educator Network Wins CableFax Award!

On Thursday, March 13, CableFax held the 2014 Digital & Tech Awards Luncheon in order to recognize the best of the web and cable technology. The DEN was amongst four other finalists – The Walking Dead, Portlandia, Spartacus and Oprah’s LifeClass – for the 2014 Best Online Community/Social Networking award. And you’ll never guess whose

Students created a button in order for social media users to click to report cyberbullying.

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

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

New DENtern Welcome Message

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

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