Posts By Jason Cochrane

  1. Tech or Treat in Person Event in Cedar Rapids

    I would like to encourage all of you to particpate in the October 23rd Discovery Education Virtual Conference titled Tech or Treat.  For more information on the conference and link to register, go to: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/fall-virtcon-2010 If you are interested in attending an in-person event for the October 23rd virtual conference, we are having a gathering […]

  2. ITEC Conference

    Plan now for the 2010 ITEC Conference on October 10-12, 2010 at the Coralville Marriott: This year’s ITEC Conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa, October 10-12, 2010. This conference promises to be exciting with keynote speakers Vickie Davis on Monday and Doug Johnson on Tuesday.  Sessions and workshops for 2010 will be aligned with the Iowa […]

  3. 2nd Annual DEN Geocaching Day May 22nd

    Jane Suiter will be hosting the second annual Discover Educator Network Geocaching Day at Kennedy on May 22 at 9:00.  If you are interested in attending, contact Jane Suiter at jsuiter@cr.k12.ia.us Participants will receive lunch and have a chance to win some prizes from Discovery Education.

  4. Greetings From You Iowa DEN Leadership Council

    Central Iowa Student Technology Fair Judges Needed: The tech fair will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the morning at the Ballroom and Great Hall at Iowa State University . (See the ITEC website for more information at http://www.itec-ia.org/en/tech_fair/central_student_technology_fair/ ) Judging is a great experience (you will work with a partner) and if you […]

  5. Upcoming Events

    DEN Summer Institute: The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, weeklong networking and professional development event. Educators can currently apply. DEN Spring Virtual Conference: […]

  6. Attention Iowa Discovery Educator Network Members:

    A first ever science-themed virtual conference – DEN SCIcon 2010 – will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010. The agenda will be posted soon at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/scienceinaction/denscicon Registration is already open for the virtual sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon NOTE: This would be a great opportunity for Iowa DEN members to meet via the Iowa Communications Network and attend […]

  7. 2009 Fall Virtual Conference

    During our in person meeting at Kennedy High School during the virtual conference we had the opportunity to listen to Jen Dorman, Mike Bryant, and Steve Dembo. We were given several great resources during the presentations.   To see Jen Dorman’s resources click HERE. Jen’s presentation was called, “Do You Have the Audacity to Podcast?” […]

  8. 2009 Fall Virtual Conference

    Anyone interested in attending an incredible day of professional development should make sure to sign up for the fall virtual conference. There will be some amazing presentations to virtually attend. To check out the list of presentations click HERE. To sign up for the Cedar Rapids virtual conference and partake in some refreshments and peer interaction […]

  9. October 6th Webinar!

    Join the Iowa DEN for a webinar on the 6th to learn cool ways to incorporate DE streaming content into your lessons. I will be discussing unique web tools to use with the DE content. Some of the web tools I will discuss are: Prezi, Webspiration, Wordle, iWeb, Google Earth, DE Calendar, Photobooth, Quiz Builder, […]

  10. Dates to Keep in Mind

    Join us this Thursday, September 17th for an brief intro to some of the new DE streaming features and learn some of my favorite uses of DE streaming in the classroom. September 23rd is the date for the Fall Dicovery Education Streamathon.  You can register by going to the 4th Annual Discovery Education Streamathon! There is […]

  11. West Branch Siemens Challenge Winners!

    Information from: http://wecanchange.com/national-winners/ & http://wecanchange.com/media-room/ Team Name Team Dead Weight Location West Branch, Iowa School West Branch Middle School Students: Jathan Kron, Justin Roth, Brennan Nelson Teacher/Mentor Hector Ibarra Description: Team Dead Weight’s goal was to get the word out about the dangers of lead wheel weights in vehicles, and to help to phase out […]

  12. Back to School Webinar!

    DE Streaming and the Discovery Educator Network!   Learn exciting ways to incorporate Discovery Education Streaming media into your classroom from educators across the country. Learn how to use the Discovery Educator Network to further your own professional development and learn about new technology tools other teachers are using. September 17th 3:30-4:30   During the […]

  13. Students Return From South Africa

    Four students from Cedar Rapids Kennedy recently returned from an experience of a lifetime. The students spent 12 days in South Africa learning about the culture, history, and wildlife of the area. Students recorded their journey on the Discovery Student Adventures blog site along with other trips occurring this summer to Australia and China. They used blogger […]

  14. DEN Geocaching Day in Cedar Rapids

        On May 30, 2009 we will host our first-ever DEN Geocaching Day!  Every STAR Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 30 and have some fun geocaching.  Do you want to join us? For muggles (non-geocachers) and pros alike, STAR Discovery Educators Bridget Belardi and Conni Mulligan will host […]

  15. DEN Survey

    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. We really appreciate your feedback. Fill out my Wufoo form!

  16. Spring Webinar Through the ICN!

    Spring Into Action at the DEN Virtual Conference 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 have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of […]

  17. Prezi

    I just recently found out about this online tool. You can think of it like a giant, never ending piece of paper where you can zoom in and create a path for students or teachers to follow. You can embed pictures, text, audio, etc. Visit http://prezi.com/ and take a peek at the various ways you could […]

  18. Want to go on a Discovery Student Adventure?

    Australia, South Africa, and China + 9 DEN STARs + 36 DEN STAR Students + Your Dream Come True = A Discovery Student Adventure! It’s the ultimate equation for DEN STARs and definitely our dream come true for you!  We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Discovery Student Adventure Program. What’s a Discovery Student […]

  19. Yaplet

    If you have never used or heard of Yaplet I would suggest giving it a try. Yaplet allows you as well as your students chat on any website at any time. If you are assigning students to find a particular DE Streaming clip they can use yaplet to chat with each other about the clip […]

  20. ITEC

      The World of the Digital NativeThe 2008 Annual Educational Technology Conference at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines this Sunday 10/19 -Tuesday 10/21. We are very fortunate to have two great keynote speakers, Hall Davidson and Alan November. If you are planning to go to the conference feel free to look at the conference program to […]

  21. Weebly

    I have been recommending this site for a few teachers around the school lately who want their own websites. In the past we were using publisher because it was the only web developer tool we had already loaded on our computers.With Weebly you can build your own site, upload it to the web, host it […]

  22. netTrekker d.i.

    This online resource is an educational search tool that connects students and educators to more than 300,000 educator-approved web resources that support the complete K-12 curricula and the 21st century learning skills. Teachers will save time searching by finding just the right resource to differentiate instruction for their students with resources that are arranged by […]

  23. gFlash+ and DE Streaming

    For those of you who own an iPhone or iPod touch I am sure you are aware of all of the amazing application available for the two devices on the iTunes App store. I recently came across gFlash+, which is an app that allows you to create flash cards for both devices. If you haven’t […]