Posts By Dacia JONES

  1. Why Join the Den?

    DEN: The Discovery Education Network! The DEN is a community of educators who share. Nope- that is too general…..it is a family of dedicated, passionate believers in the well-being of students, who become part of your life and stay there. Over the past two years, I have been blessed beyond measure with these friends called […]

  2. My DEN Summer Institute Reflection…….

    So what was DENsi for me? 1400 miles, 150 educators, 10 days, revisiting old friends, making new ones, singing the “Sound of Music” soundtrack at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, 3 cones of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, Shelburne Museum, a Lake Monster baseball game, grant-writing sessions, 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain, visit to Urgent Care, 14 […]

  3. I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

    I always laugh when I see that commercial. I don’t know why. I mean- it is pretty sad…the old man or lady are lying on the floor and they can’t move. I couldn’t understand why they were in that predicament and why they couldn’t get themselves up…..until TODAY!  I am tired. I mean really tired! […]

  4. Grants R’ Us

    I had the most amazing privilege of attending DENSI 2012 last summer in Bozeman, Montana. I met some of the most beautiful and talented people that I have ever known in education. We learned, ate, raced, danced, blogged, videoed, traveled, laughed, and then we unconferenced! During this unconference time about 15 people gathered and spent […]

  5. Tweet Anxiety!

    Yesterday was quite an interesting day on Twitter! The DEN Stars were tweeting anxiously to find out if anyone had heard about DENSI 2013. At first it was fun and light-hearted! Just cute little comments saying, “I can’t wait” or “So nervous”. At around noon (EST), the tweets became more intense….”Has anyone heard anything? ” […]

  6. Need Money?

    If you are an educator, I am sure that you are yelling YES at the screen right now. Funding our dreams in the classroom can be very expensive and unfortunately our schools can’t always help out. Have you tried websites like Donors Choose? Simple, simple to join and a very easy to write proposal. You […]

  7. The dreaded phone call!

    I want to give you a heads-up, this blog has NOTHING to do with school. Just needed to share with my friends. We (my husband and I) got the dreaded phone call today. You know the one- where someone on your daughter’s phone says, “Hi this is….your daughter has been in an accident. Can you come […]

  8. Get on board OR get out of the way!

    I had the most fantastic day sharing Glogster EDU with 103 sixth graders. They had been studying World Religions and using DE to locate images and videos. Their teacher was just going to have them present their findings on a poster board….so old school! I asked if I could share with her a poster board […]

  9. Call 911-DEN

    I have been a fan of Discovery Education for a long time. When our school system purchased for everyone, I was in heaven. The clips, the lesson plans, the images….everything worked for me. I had no idea that I was only seeing such a small part of DE. Last year, while reading a blog, I […]

  10. Tired of Begging!

    I am so sick and tired of having to beg for every little thing I need for my schools. I have to go incognito to Home Depot or Lowe’s Home Improvement stores and get paint chips for vocabulary and math games. There are just so many excuses that you can come up with for that. […]

  11. Another Point of View

    I had the privilege of escorting 111 fourth graders, staff, and parents to Raleigh, NC via the Amtrak on Monday. Our plans were to visit the Legislative Building, NC Science Museum, and Museum of History. Well- those were the plans! We arrived at school at 4:45 am and began our journey. The Amtrak was delayed […]

  12. #World Read Aloud Day

    Today 90 sixth graders traveled over 6000 miles without ever leaving their classroom. Using Edmodo and Twitter, I was able to  find many willing classrooms to SKYPE with them on World Read Aloud Day. Mrs. Hattar’s students’ practiced reading several selections from their Reader’s Notebooks and were able to share them with students from Newton, Massachussetts; […]

  13. My DEN Valentine

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    I have been IN love with one man in my life! (My husband, Steve) Last summer-  I had to tell him that I was sharing a little of that love with my new DEN friends. He was okay with it. I guess that I am having a DENmance with over 125 new people right now. […]