One of the coolest Virtcon sessions was Tech Treats or Tricks, by Kathy Beck (no relation). The session focuses on tools to help students research in the digital age. You can view the archive here. This is one of those great sessions where you come away with new ideas and new sites to explore as
Education technology can be very effectively leveraged to provide functional and engaging learning opportunities to students with disabilities, as Sam Blanco demonstrated in her VirtCon session “EdTech in Special Ed”. iPads are an especially motivating tool to use with students who have diverse learning needs. And there is so much untapped potential for students
When I grow up, I want to be like Miss Frizzle–the hair, the dresses, the pet lizard…and of course, the magic school bus. Thanks to Discovery, you too can go on adventures with Miss Frizzle and her class with the animated science series “Magic School Bus”. To explore all things science, Miss Frizzle transforms a
Confession: I have seen most, if not all of the episodes of a show called “Grossology”. I can blame this partially on the fact that I have an 8 year old son who revels in anything with the words ‘snot’, “poop’ and ‘fart’ in it. The first time I saw Grossology I was conned into
One of the most popular sessions at our DENapalooza Denver event last month was an unconference session allowing teachers to complete their STAR application. We’re so excited to welcome the following new DEN STARS to the Colorado Council! Tara Ail Jeff Allen Debbie Barr Tanya Cunningham Heather Fortelka Linda Horne Christi JohnsonLaura Kannaka Beth
“Don’t try this at home–we are what you’d call ‘experts’.” When you hear these words, you know it’s MythBusters time. Subscribers to Discovery Education Streaming are lucky to be able to have on-demand access to many Mythbusters episodes to use with their students. (Note: It may be that Mythbusters is for Discovery Streaming Plus subscribers
It’s #DENchat time on Twitter this evening. Our topic? Well, that will be up to you. It’s “Open Mike Night”. Since it is Connected Educators month, we’re connecting you to each other. We’re going to try an “I have….who has…” format. For example: “I have a great lesson on the Revolutionary War and Paul Revere’s
Just a reminder to join us for #DENChat Thursdays. Tomorrow (10/10/13), we’ll be on Twitter starting at 8 PM EST to share ways that we curate and share resources. Just search for the Twitter hashtag #DENchat, and be sure to tag your tweets with that same hashtag. See you then!
Don’t forget, our Thursday Twitter Meetup–#DENChat will be tonight (8 pm EST). I’ll be hosting the topic, which will be all about how to create Mash-Ups using Discovery Education content. See you then!
Image Credit: http://mla.multiview.com/userlogo/mla/58174v1v1.jpg Welcome to a new series written by the Discovery Educator Network’s Blog and Social Media Team! In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Discovery Series and how we’re using them in classrooms. This week, we’re looking more into animated versions of classic children’s stories published by Weston Woods.