Posts By Dean Mantz

  1. Interactive Human Body

    In this time of education initiatives including 1:1 and Interactive Whiteboards, Google has taken another step towards solidifying their role as an education resource. Prior to Christmas break, one of the hot topics on Twitter was Google Lab’s Body Browser.  I found the conversations very interesting  and I decided to investigate the new Google Lab’s […]

  2. Celebrate Our Heroes – Fort Leavenworth

    When thinking of November we first think of Thanksgiving and it being National Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, for many, their is one day that remains quite special to those of us that have had friends and family members give their lives so we may enjoy life, freedom, and ability to make our own decisions. […]

  3. Discover Our Heroes

    Day of Discovery Event:  Discover Our Heroes (sponsored by Discovery Education and the Kansas Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council) When:  Saturday, November 6th Where:  Bradley Elementary School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Time:  8:30 – 2:30 Cost:  FREE (lunch will be provided) Join us for a day of Discovery Education and Digital Storytelling at Bradley Elementary, located […]

  4. Discovery Education at your fingertips…..literally!

    On October 8, 2010 Discovery Education streamed across the web using Livestream to announce their release of Discovery Education on the iPad.  Yes, your fingers can now do some walking through Discovery Education. This site provides you a wealth of options with videos already matched up to meet your interests.  Here is the list of […]

  5. Join DEN in Branson, Missouri

    The Discovery Education Leadership Councils for Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas invite you to participate in a joint event providing face-to-face learning while enjoying the DEN Virtual Conference.  The Virtual Conference event is planned for October 23rd at Branson Elementary West with a Geocache/photo walk to take place at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery by Lake […]

  6. DEN Streamathon

    Streamathon 2010 The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! (All times are eastern […]

  7. Google Apps goes YouTube

    In reading through my Google Reader subscriptions I came across a Google Docs blog posting talking about tutorial videos for several of their applications.  The applications include spreadsheets, forms, documents, presentations as well as functionality within each application.  Additionally, I feel there are two great features available on the Google Docs YouTube channel.  The first feature is how the […]

  8. Call for Science Resources

    Discovery Education and 3M have joined forces to create ScienceofEverydayLife.com, an exciting new program that stirs imagination and encourages students to explore the science that is all around us.  Launching in September,ScienceofEverydayLife.com will feature standards-aligned lesson plans, an interactive area dedicated to learning more about innovation, a sweepstakes and more!Now is your chance to provide your ideas […]

  9. New Year New Star

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

  10. Social Side of Bookmarking

    Last May, Steve Dembo (@teach42 on Twitter), from Discovery Education, asked if I would be interested in participating in their Summer School 2010 webinar series.  It did not take me long, maybe 30 seconds, to agree on presenting as part of the PLN Week.  Steve asked if I would discuss Social Bookmarking (Social Bookmarking in Plain […]

  11. Learning with the DEN

    Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of free professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network (DEN)! DEN Summer School begins August 2. Click on any of the session titles below for more information and to register. All sessions start at 11AM ET. Week […]

  12. Enhancing LiveBinders

    The ladies of LiveBinders, Tina and Barbara, have announced recent updates to enhance the ability of this great web 2.0 tool. The enhancements have improved searching for educational resources (education based binders), the long awaited functionality of managing uploaded files, and providing insight into the methods used to secure your LiveBinders files. Here are the […]

  13. DENny Award 2010 Recognition

    We would like to thank all of our Kansas Discovery Educators and fellow DEN STARS across the country for recognizing the efforts of the Kansas Leadership Council bloggers.  Those bloggers responsible for keeping everyone informed are: Erin Misegadis (Also received an individual DENny Award) Amie Stoffel Mary Frazier Tanya Szanto Dean Mantz (Also received an […]

  14. DEN 3.0 LIVE!

    If you participated in our Spring Virtual Conference or our Teacher Appreciation Week, then you already know that change was in the air.  Well, today we go live!  The next generation of the DEN community website is up and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  It features an all new look and feel, designed to keep […]

  15. TWEET FOR EDTECH TODAY!!

    Join in the following initiative in support of Ed Tech funding sponsored by CoSN, and the EdTech Action Network:   Join the campaign! Today, MAY 12, advocates from across the country are tweeting for education technology funding. Funding for classroom technology is in jeopardy, but together we can make our tweets heard and urge Congress […]

  16. Make a Difference on Earth Day with EarthEcho International

    Have you decided what to do for Earth Day? EarthEcho International is offering an exciting opportunity for you and your students to make a positive difference this April 22…or anytime during the year! Visit the Water Planet Challenge Preview Site for a service-learning guide for middle and high school students that walks them through the […]

  17. DEN Spring Training 2010

    (This is a re-post from the National DEN Blog via Lance Rougeux)   Welcome to DEN Spring Training 2010!  From now until May 21st STAR Discovery Educators have the opportunity to show how active they are in the DEN.  Below are twenty challenges that test whether you are still working your way up from the Grapefruit […]

  18. Come Learn With US

    DEN Summer Institute: Apply Today!The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA just twenty minutes west of Boston.  Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, week-long networking and professional development event.  Apply today!   April 12 […]

  19. The "First STAR" I See Tonight

    The Kansas Leadership Council would like to welcome Sara Pittman to our family of Discovery Education STAR Educators.  Please welcome her with open arms and help spread the word what a fantastic professional learning community we have in the Discovery Educator Network.   See you on March 4th and 5th in Manhattan, KS for the MACE […]