Posts By Dean Mantz

  1. 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 […]

  2. If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

    Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dean Mantz. I have been teaching since 1994 in Central Kansas. My connection to Discovery Education goes back to the early days of the DEN and United Streaming. The DEN has been a major player in how I taught my history classes and developed as an […]

  3. Last Call Kansas!

    KS STARS! You are invited to meet some of the faces behind Discovery Education! On January 22 at Hero’s in Old Town in Downtown Wichita, leaders from Discovery Education will be there including Lance Rougeux, Jenny Bradbury, and Joe Diaz. They will be at Hero’s around 7:30 and would love to meet and greet with […]

  4. Last Call for Kansas Virtual Conference

    The Kansas DEN LC invite you to attend the Day of Discovery Tech or Treat Virtual Conference in Goddard, Kansas at Challenger Intermediate School (335 North Walnut Street, see map below). October 20th is a day that is sure to be a lot of fun, and classroom changing! This year’s presenters are absolutely amazing and […]

  5. What Does A 21st Century Classroom Look Like?

    I am currently working with pre-service students attending Sterling College as well as facilitating the “Technology in the Classroom” course online.  In trying to explain what a 21st Century Classroom and Technology Integration should look like I wanted to show off the power of my PLN.  Therefore, I ask that my PLN members and blog […]

  6. Scavenger Hunt KS DEN LC Style

    As a way to promote Discovery Education here in Kansas, the Leadership Council will be conducting a scavenger hunt as part of Discovery Education’s Teacher Appreciation Week events. Members of the KS LC will be sending out email messages each day providing a question. The questions will take each participant through a variety of Discovery […]

  7. Dodge City “Discovery”

    Joing the posse and ride into Dodge City, Kansas on February 11, 2012 (Saturday). Even though, Wyatt Earp, “Bat” Masterson, Gunsmokes’ Matt Dillon will not be present, the members of the Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council will be. Those interested, ride into town and meet us at Dodge City Middle School (2000 6th Avenue). View […]

  8. Day of Discovery at USA Conference

    Discovery Education returns the America’s Heartland by sponsoring a Day of Discovery in Wichita, Kansas (Wednesday, January 25, 2012) as a pre-conference for the Unified School Administrators of Kansas Conference. Kansas administrators will have the honor of listening to Matt Monjan as the keynote speaker as well as Justin Karkow and Joe Diaz during breakout sessions. […]

  9. A Model of Objectives

    –> Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. –> via celt.iastate.edu How many educators are asked to develop objectives to be integrated into lesson plans for administration, grant applications, or even individualized education plans (IEPs)? Nearly every teacher correct? I encourage everyone to review this website from Iowas State University. […]

  10. Goodies Shared in Goddard

    October 22nd provided educators from central Kansas the opportunity to connect, collaborate, share, and create as they participated in the Discovery Education Network “Tech or Treat” virtual conference. The participants came from nearby towns like Hutchinson, Augusta, Wichita, as well as Goddard. We even had one educator make the drive from McPherson which is about […]

  11. Last Call! KS Tech or Treat in Goddard

    The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council is looking forward to our time collaborating, learning, and creating with our fellow educators during Discovery Education’s “Tech or Treat” virtual conference October 22nd. It is not too late to register and participate with us at Challenger Intermediate School. The physical address for Challenger is 325 Walnut Street, Goddard, […]

  12. Do I or Do I Not Update to iOS 5?

    Were you one of the millions updating their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad today once Apple released their iOS 5 update? I was and with mixed results. In updating our new iPads at school, I was successful in updating 1 of 3 without issues. Thus, I did not update the other 22 iPads. Upon Tweeting […]

  13. Surfs Up….DEN Summer Institute

    We all know how powerful Discovery Education Network Day’s of Discovery are when it comes to connecting, sharing, and learning. Well, the DEN Summer Institute in San Diego, California starts July 9th and runs through July 14th. For those of us less fortunate folks unable to attend the unbelievable learning opportunity, I have established a […]

  14. Come join the fun whether you are in Philadelphia, PA for the Discovery Education Pre-Con at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) or joining us virtually. Starting at 9:00 am EST Discovery Education will be leading a day of adventure and collaboration with educators across the US. Be sure to check-in as Tweets and direct comments are […]

  15. Kansas Represented Well

    Tuesday night brought the 2011 Discovery Education DENny Awards.  This special webinar is for all Discovery Educator Network STAR educators to join in celebrating the events, performances, and growth of our PLN.  During the celebration multiple DEN personalities including Porter Palmer, Steve Dembo and Lance Rougeux presented information on upcoming events, including the Geocaching Day (Saturday) […]

  16. DEN STAR over Kansas

    As we wrap up the 2010-2011 school year the Kansas Leadership Council will be looking to highlight new KS DEN STAR members. We start of this summer asking that you please welcome Bryan Akins to the Kansas Discovery Educators Network “STAR” family. Keep checking back for new postings as we look to host events each […]

  17. Googling Creative Commons

    Educators and students are always looking for images and media to be integrated into a variety of classroom projects.  Some of those projects may be book reports, digital storytelling projects, or podcasts. To some of us, relying on Flickr for images licensed under Creative Commons is our second stop after searching DE Streaming images.  Creative […]

  18. Share Your Library of Binders

    As many of you know I am a dedicated user of LiveBinders. Tina and Barbara have done an excellent job of listening to their users in making enhancements to this web 2.0 tool. Their most recent update allows for users to embed their entire bookshelf on their own site while maintaining interactivity. Here is the […]

  19. I Write Like?

    Do you write like Edgar Allen Poe?  How about William Shakespeare or even Sojourner Truth?  Have you ever wanted to have your writing analyzed to determine who you compare with among the greats?  Honestly, I do not write like any of them.  However, according to “I Write Like“, I do write like Cory Doctorow.   This […]

  20. DE’s version of American Idol – DEN Guru Style

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from some of the DEN’s best and brightest. 12 DEN Guru finalists have been selected and are presenting next week for a panel of judges and you! We hope you’ll join us. Monday 4/18 6-8pm EDT (Register here.) 6pm- Charlene Chausis   ePub and the Future of the Book 6:30pm- […]