Posts By Debbie Bohanan

  1. Descriptive Writing (Borrowed and tweaked from a MySpace quiz)

    By Cheryl Watford, Network Manager, Auburndale Senior High School, Polk County Can you create an example for your subject area?  For the TITLE, choose an emotion or a color that represents your Unit Topic along with a nickname. (You will not mention the subject anywhere in the writing.) Sentence 1:  Choose one of the following… ·        While in class […]

  2. Are You A DEN GURU?

    The DEN is looking for a few good gurus.  Do you have what it takes?  Do you want to be one of the fab five for the inaugural   year? Here is the nitty gritty but you can check out all the details on the DEN National Blog.  DEN Gurus will: be featured as regular contributors […]

  3. How to be a Scientist?

    As we return back to school our county mandates that we spend 8 days teaching the students how to be a scientist. The first two days I conducted my own experiments and the kids really enjoyed the activities.  On the following day, I decided to use the textbook and see how the students responded.  It […]

  4. Discovery's Summer School Webinars

    If you are like me, school has started this week and you are busy with meetings and getting our classroom ready for open house and the first day of school.  If you resemble this remark, you may have also signed up for some of the amazing summer school webinars only to discover that your school […]

  5. Teacher Open House at the Orlando Science Center

    If you live near the Orlando area and would like to attend the Orlando Science Center’s Open House, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 29.  You will need to RSVP either by email or phone.  The flyer below contains all the information about the event.  Let me know if you plan to attend and we […]

  6. Teacher Appreciation Saturday

    Teachers, do you want to be appreciated?  Do you enjoy receiving goody bags full of teacher supplies?  If so, this Saturday, August 15, 2009 is your lucky day.  Staples and Office Depot are hosting their annual Teacher Appreciation Events at 9:00am.  Bring your id and sign up to join their teacher rewards program.  Staples offers a great deal for […]

  7. Welcome Back!

    The new school year is just around the corner and I would like to take a moment to welcome every back to school.  There are some new and exciting changes to DE Streaming this year that you will definitely enjoy.  How many of you are aware that you will be able to create a class […]

  8. DEN Webinar Series Announced!

    As you begin thinking about the upcoming school year and your professional development, check out the DEN Webinar Series running August 3 – August 27.  The sessions will include topics such as Digital Storytelling, School Leadership, Science and Web 2.0.  All of the DEN Summer School Webinars will begin at 11 AM ET. You can […]

  9. National Educational Technology Plan

    Now is the time for change and the National Educational Technology Plan is the place to start.  At NECC 2009, a collaboration event was created to gather “high impact, researched-based recommendations” from teachers and education professionals that would help drive the future of education and technology.  Today’s students need a plan to bring their education […]

  10. Freedom Walk

    This was posted on the National Blog…but was asked to pass along on state blog: Walk to support our Armed Forces and their families On Sept. 11, please join the DEN team and the Military Channel as we partner with America Supports You, a Department of Defense program recognizing citizens’ support for our military and […]

  11. Back to School Blues…

    Can’t hardly believe it’s been 2 weeks since I’ve posted anything. Bleh…I’ll just blame that on getting back to school and being in Hilton Head Island for my final vacational blowout before back to school time. Many of us are heading back to school here in Florida this upcoming week. If you are an 11 […]

  12. Software Purchasing Site

    As my esteemed colleague Debbie B. points out, school is rapidly approaching for us Floridians. I start back on Monday (11 month extended contract guy here!) very much to my chagrin. As we move back to school, we all need some sort of software or other tech goodie to buy with any Lead Money you […]

  13. Are You Thinking About Your Students Yet?

    As August approaches, do you find yourself thinking about the  students who will be in your class this year?  Wouldn’t it be great if each one of them came with a blueprint into their learning styles?  What if you knew the multiple intelligence of each student in your classroom before you began planning your lessons?  […]

  14. Florida DEN Academic Excursion

    Somewhere over this past week our National Florida Institute was called this, an academic excursion. I really came to like it, isn’t that what we as educators want our students to strive for? It seems a vague concept, how can academics and excursion go together for them? I’ve a saying that I picked up years […]

  15. 2 days to Florida Institute

    I’ve been packing now for the last 2 days to get ready for Sunday’s beginning to the DEN’s 2nd of 3 Summer Institutes. I guess this summer I’ve been very blessed as this is my third event I’ve been able to take part in with the DEN since the end of school. Personally, I think […]

  16. Reflections from NECC – Cheryl Woolwine

    I’m a little late (2 days actually since she got it to me via email). I called Cheryl on the phone and asked her to put together her reflections of the NECC experience to share with everyone. In her words: Atlanta NECC was fantastic! I really enjoyed all aspects of the conference! The best was […]

  17. NECC Envy

    So how many of you are sitting out there reading the blogs and thinking, "I wish I was at NECC".  Well, the good news is that you can relive the best sessions of the conference through a podcast.  All you need to go is go to iTunes and seach for Conference Connections in the podcast […]

  18. NECC Precon Event Stone Mountain, GA

    How fitting that for our DEN NECC Preconference Event that we were meeting in Memorial "Hall" at Stone Mountain, GA. Our morning started with a continental breakfast overlooking the relief sculptures here at Stone Mountain. The view of course was spectacular and brought back memories of climbing up Stone Mountain when I was a wee […]

  19. NECC Bound!

    Today’s the day. In about 2 hours the trusty family car will be loaded and on the road north to Atlanta. After a quick stop in Wildwood, FL and Camp Wildwood Girl Scouts Camp to pick up my daughter I’ll be on I-75 and ready to settle in for the constant droning of pavement under […]

  20. Guest Blogger – Jillian Gay

    I had the pleasure to meet STAR DEN member Jillian Gay on Tuesday at the Day of Discovery at the Peabody here in Orlando. She was ‘uber’ nice when asked if she would guest blog her experiences from Tuesday’s event. So in her words: I’ve dedicated myself to staying focused on anything buy school for […]

  21. Day of Discovery – Orlando, FL

    One thing that I’ve come to love in the year and a half that I’ve been a DEN member is seeing and being with members of the Discovery Education team. Top to bottom some of the most energetic educators that I’ve come across, and with one goal in mind, making our jobs as educators easier. […]

  22. Day of Discovery – Discovery Education Science Connection

    Little did I know that I would receive this event announcement following the heels of my last post about professional development and teacher leaders. Next Tuesday will be a Day of Discovery at the Peabody Orlando on International Drive (Download fl_desc_day.pdf) Highlights for day include: Opening Presentation – "Don’t Look at the Duck! The Wonderful […]

  23. What are you doing this summer?

    Please forgive me as it’s been a good week and a half or so since I sat down to blog for the DEN. I’ve been in a funk since the end of school came, I think it’s partially the stressing situation of moving campuses. Nothing like moving eh? Today marked the first day that I […]