Posts By Heather Hurley

  1. Web 2.0 Tuesday (because Wednesday is a holiday): Boolify

      Boolify was created because parents, librarians and teachers felt that it was too difficult for children to understand web searching. Boolify makes it easier for students to understand their web search by illustrating the logic of their search, and by showing them how each change to their search instantly changes their results. It’s simple, […]

  2. VA DEN Stars Make the News

    Congratulations to Sally Norton-Darr and Chris Bugaj two Virginia STARs from Loudon County who recently made the headlines of the October 27, 2009, edition of eSchool News. Check out the article “How to be a Leader with Assistive Technology: Two AT trainers recommend easy in-class solutions — and share their strategies for success ” to […]

  3. Welcome Neighbor!

    Welcome to the Maryland Leadership Council Please join me in welcoming the Maryland Leadership Council. Maryland DEN members have always great supporters  of  Virginia events. I am so glad that they now have their own council and can’t wait to collaborate with our newest LC. Stop by their LC Blog and welcome them Maryland DEN […]

  4. DEN Summer Webinars Updated

    I hope you all are having a relaxing summer. If you want to do some learning while you are laying on the beach, check out the updated calendar of summer webinars. There are some great webinars that will feature DE Streaming/Web 2.0 integration. To see the calendar and register for an event, click here. Enjoy […]

  5. Come one, come all to the…

    Virginia DEN’s Digital Photography Day of Discovery ! Date: Friday, July 17, 2009 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Best Buy 12151 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602 757.930.8945 Summer is here! What better way to celebrate the summer than to learn new tips and techniques for taking some awesome vacation photographs…all right in […]

  6. The Future of Educational Technology

    Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to examine how technology, innovative education tools, and digital content are transforming and improving education in America.  The DEN’s very own Scott Kinney, Vice President of Outreach and Professional Development for Discovery Education, served as one of seven panelists who testified as to how technology […]

  7. Lights, Camera, Action!

     Join Fellow DEN Members for a Frames Webinar! We love the DEN for all of the great resources they provide us. Hopefully you were one of the lucky members to receive a free copy of Frames. To help you get started using this exciting animation and digital storytelling tool Steve Dembo has set up a […]

  8. Upcoming DEN Events

    Two Very Special Webinars for your Students Young Scientist Challenge: Tips from America’s Top Young Scientist Need tips for submitting a winning video entry? Join us for a webinar with special guest Melissa Rey, America’s Top Young Scientist of 2008, on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 1 PM ET.  Learn more about the Young Scientist Challenge […]

  9. CRSTE Day of Discovery – Literacy 2.0

    Sponsored by CRSTE and Discovery Education Register at When:      May 30, 2009 8:30am – 3:30* pm – lunch is provided An additional special session will be held for Staff Developers, ITRTs, Technology Coaches, and Curriculum Staff – 3:30 – 4:30 pm Where: Washington-Lee High School 1301 N. Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22201 (just a […]

  10. Tell the DEN Your Story

     The Discovery Educator Network is seeking feedback from educators who have participated in the DEN and/or attended DEN-sponsored events. This survey should take you about 5 minutes to complete. The DEN really appreciates your feedback. <a href=”” title=”Impact of the DEN Survey”>Fill out my Wufoo form!</a>

  11. Don't Forget – DEN Virtual Conference This Saturday!

    Spring Into Action at the DEN Virtual Conference! Saturday, April 25, 2009 9 AM to 3 PM (EDT) Register Today! Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you […]

  12. Free Teaching Resources for Earth Month

    Think Green is a new K-12 resource from Waste Management and powered by Discovery Education. Complete with standards-based lesson plans, compelling videos, interactives, and Think Green® resources to engage students and extend the learning to the home, is a powerful new suite of tools for educators seeking new materials to enliven environmental lessons. Think […]

  13. ISTE – Digital Photography in the K–5 Classroom

    Digital cameras can be used to engage and empower learners, but many of you may wonder how you can use this technology in your classrooms. Learn how digital cameras can be used to help students observe, conceptualize, share, and communicate with the world around them. This ISTE webinar showcases digital photography projects for elementary teachers […]

  14. 2009 SIGtel Online Learning Award Competition

    Deadline April 4, 2009 Have you and your students been involved in an original, online learning activity? If so, we encourage you to enter the 2009 SIGtel Online Learning Award competition. Since 1991, ISTE’s Telelearning Special Interest Group (SIGtel), has recognized creative teachers for their pioneering use of online networks to provide innovative learning opportunities […]