Posts By Brad Fountain

About Brad Fountain

I have been with Discovery Education since 2005 and currently serve as the Director of Instructional Implementation for the Science Techbook. I have more than 13 years of educational experience and am married with two children, ages 3 and 7.

  1. Have Your Students Glog about it!!

    If you are looking for a great way to bring the digital world into your Science Class then check out glogster or the education only version glogster/edu.  You first question is probably “What is a Glog?”.  Well a glog is a graphical blog where individuals or groups can share information.  Glogs allow users to incorporate […]

  2. Young Scientist Challenge

    Do not forget that the last day to submit applications for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is next Wednesday, May 20, 2009.  Students are required to submit a one-to-two minute video entry about a specific scientific concept.  This year’s topics are: (1) Demonstrate a method, or fabricate and employ a common device or […]

  3. Science Class

    We are excited to be broadcasting our second Science Class next Tuesday, May 5th at 1 PM. The topic this month is Chemical Reactions. During the class we will be exploring different types of chemical reactions including physical versus chemical, exothermic and changes in energy. If you would like to perform one of the experiments […]

  4. BESSIE Awards are Best Served in Pairs

    What’s better than winning a 2009 BESSIE Award?  Winning TWO 2009 BESSIE Awards!  Discovery Education Science – Elementary scored a Best Science Web Site for Upper Elementary award for the second year in a row, and Discovery Education streaming won for Best Digital Video Library in the Teacher Tools category.  “We are grateful to the […]

  5. Questions from Our Youth

    It seems every day I am asked by my four year old daughter some science question about a typical object that I have just taken for granted. The other day she asked me about why the stop glowed at night. Fortunately, I had just been given the answer by 3M for a project we did […]

  6. Join the DEN at NSTA

    Join us for two great events at NSTA in New Orleans! The Perfect Ingredients: Discovery Education Science, 3M, and Your Class Connect with fellow STARs on Thursday, March 19th from 5:30-9:00 PM at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a special workshop where we’ll investigate the science behind everyday household items from 3M and […]

  7. METC Conference

    Had a great time presenting at METC. With over 6 inches of snow during the two days the cab ride in was a little scary, and we had fun pushing the car up the hill after our DEN dinner. The sponsors from CSD were tremendous and I cannot thank them enough for considering me when […]

  8. Podcasting in Education

    We had a great group of teachers attend a webinar tonight on Podcasting in education. It was wonderful to hear so many educators excited about starting their own classroom podcasts. The program I mentioned in the presentation that I find the easiest to use is audacity and it is free for both mac and pc. […]

  9. Understanding Your Students’ iBrains

    Thank you to everyone for their discussion and feedback on the presentation.  Please add additional comments to the blog so that I can continue to develop the presentation.  This was it’s first run so I want to continue to develop it.  The virtual conference was a phenomenal event and kudos to everyone who attended, participated, […]

  10. New Teacher Survival Central, has launched!

    Discovery Education has joined forces with Walden University, mimio, Adobe Systems, Inc., Elmer’s Products, Inc., and CDW-G to launch New Teacher Survival Central, a new website featuring a robust array of classroom tools designed to welcome and support educators new to the teaching profession. Offering tips, tricks, tools, and practical suggestions for easing entry into […]

  11. South Regional Institute

    What a great day yesterday was in Huntsville, AL. We had a great time learning all about Discovery Education streaming and the other great resources our attendees shared. (My personal favorite has to from zefrank.com and it is the frog. Makes me laugh EVERY time!!! Thanks Carolyn Rains). For those who may not have been […]

  12. WOW!! You can do that with PowerPoint

    The presentation from the streamathon has been highly requested and is not finally here. For the scrolling ticker effect what I recommend is that you simply copy the slide from my powerpoint and paste it into your powerpoint. You can simply change the text section of the scroll to meet you needs. The application for […]

  13. Kentucky Educational Television Continues Commitment to Providing State Educators and Students High-Quality Digital Media

    KET EncycloMedia, a partnership between KET and the Kentucky Department of Education, offers teachers and students more than 5,000 videos, 50,000 video clips and thousands of digital images, all searchable by keyword, content area, grade level, and Kentucky academic standards. KET is Kentucky’s most accessible and comprehensive educational institution, and a leading example of how […]

  14. Join us online for the 3rd annual streamathon!

    Here at Discovery Education, people are doing daily calisthenics, stocking up on coffee and preparing I.V.’s full of Red Bull.  And that can only mean one thing…  The third annual Discovery Education streamathon is coming!This year’s streamathon features presentations by all your favorite members of the DEN team, from Hall Davidson to Lance Rougeux, and each of […]

  15. Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge launches TODAY!

    If you’ve been salivating over the idea of jumping into the Challenge since we first announced it, then today’s your lucky day!  Starting today, middle school students across the Unite States are being encouraged to “go green” and team up for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the first and only national K-12 […]

  16. Palm Beach Conference

    I had the pleasure of spending time with a very enthusiastic group of teachers from Palm Beach County Schools on August 6th.  I was captivated by the enthusiasm for new technology and innovative teaching strategies.  During the conference educators were exposed to new integration tips for DE streaming, the DEN, the builders, and multiple web […]

  17. Petal Conference

    It was a thrill to spend last Thursday in Petal, MS.  It was exciting to have so many fans of Discovery Education streaming.  As promised, but a little delayed, I have uploaded the presentation from the conference.  Please feel free to download the presentation and share it with other educators throughout MS.  I look forward […]

  18. SCETV Summer Workshop

    As always it was a thrill to work with all of the wonderful individuals at SCETV and share with the wonderful educators from across South Carolina.  I am always energized by the passion of today’s educators and their willingness to continue to learn for the betterment of their students.  For those in attendance please feel […]

  19. Leon County Day of Discovery

    As promised, but delayed, below you will find the presentations from the Day of Discovery Event on Friday, June 13th.  Please feel free to use these presentations to share with other interested.  Thank you again for your interest in Discovery Education. 50 Ways to Integrate Streaming Digital Storytelling

  20. Broward County Discovery Education streaming

    We had a great time in Broward County last evening.  Thank you to everyone who took the time out from your evening to learn some new tricks and tools to incorporate into Discovery Education streaming.  As I promised the PowerPoint and Google Earth code has bee linked below. Broward County Discovery Education streaming x-treme Google […]

  21. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Day of Discovery

    What a wonderful day we just had in Charlotte!!!  The entire Discovery Education team thoroughly enjoyed their time with a group of nearly 100 passionate educators from across the district.  These dedicated educators voluntarily gave their Saturday to continue their own professional development and improve instruction for students.  A special thanks goes to out Scott […]