Posts By Justin Karkow

  1. Discovery Education Sneak Peek – Come see what’s new within Discovery Education streaming

    As you know throughout the year we collect your Discovery Education suggestions and comments.  Then, every summer, we take your suggestions and launch enhancements to the site.  Well this summer is no different and I am really excited in the direction that we are moving!  For example, the Assignment Builder, Writing Prompt Builder, and Quiz […]

  2. Discovery Education's Impact

    Hello Alabama Educators!  As we begin to look forward to the 2010-2011 school year, we invite you to share your stories of how Discovery Education has impacted your students and your classroom.  Please leave us a comment below and invite your friends and colleagues to do the same. Thank you in advance for taking time […]

  3. Additional NC Site for Geocaching Day Announced

    Okay Charlotte area!  You didn’t think that we forgot about you, did you?  Brad Fountain and I (Justin) are looking forward to hosting a morning of Geocaching at the US National Whitewater Center.  You can visit the invitation below for details.  Space is limited, so be sure to let us know soon if you will […]

  4. Back to School in Houston

    When most teachers have to start thinking about letting go of their summer and start preparing for the fall, they do so reluctantly.  Not in Fort Bend and Houston ISDs!  Over the last two days, I had the pleasure of sharing the good news about the new features of Discovery Education streaming with over 200 […]

  5. A Day at the Park with the DEN

    Houston was the place to be on Saturday (7.25) as 55 educators from the Houston area arrived bright and early at Minute Maid park for a Day of Discovery.  Following a ball park lunch (hot dogs!), the group was given a tour of the ball park that included a visit to the Diamond Club, the […]

  6. DEN Webinar Series Announced!

    Who ever said summer school isn’t fun?  Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of complimentary professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network (DEN). The series will run from August 3 through August 27 and will feature sessions on Digital Storytelling, School Leadership, Science and Web 2.0.  All of the sessions […]

  7. Back to School Preview 2009

    We’ve got some wonderful enhancements coming your way this fall!  Discover the undiscovered and learn about new content and functionality for the 2009-2010 school year. Register today for a Discovery Education Back-to-School Preview webinar to learn all about the new enhancements to Discovery Education streaming that will be coming your way this summer.  We will […]

  8. World Changers!

    We’d like to congratulate the first, second and third place winners in this year’s Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge! And the winners are (drum roll)…. Grand Prize Winners: Team “Dead Weight” from West Branch, Iowa – West Branch Middle School Students Jathan Kron (age 12), Justin Roth (age 13) and Brennan Nelson (age […]

  9. A BIG time in the “Little Apple!”

    If you ever want to visit a town that oozes with character, be sure to visit Manhattan Kansas, home of the K-State Wildcats! In addition to being the “Little Apple,” the streets are filled with purple passers by and some of the nicest students you will ever meet. Our time in Manhattan was filled with […]

  10. A Warm Welcome in Phoenix

    95 educators traveled from as far as Flagstaff to spend their Saturday in beautiful Phoenix AZ for a Day of Discovery at Castro Middle School. The day started off with an inspiring message from Cathy Poplin followed by a journey into the digital media frontier. The day was fast and furious, but everybody went home […]

  11. Texas STARs Shine Bright at TCEA Pre-Conference Event

    The Texas Spirit Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum lived up to its name as 172 educators representing 41 Independent School Districts, education service centers and independent schools assembled to learn how to use Discovery Education streaming to bring the world to their students.  The motto of the day, “satisfy your curiosity,” […]

  12. Austin Day of Discovery, Dec 6, 2008

    Austin Day of Discovery, Dec 6, 2008 Saturday was a day filled with new ideas and new connections…the perfect combination! Thanks to our presenters Diane Sidoroff, Arturo Guajardo and Howard Martin, we covered a LOT of material. 59 teachers walked away with strategies for digital storytelling, adding new life to PowerPoints and taking advantage of […]

  13. Region 1 Day of Discovery (Edinburg TX)

    We had the perfect recipe for fun on Saturday for the Region 1 Day of Discovery including a full room, paper cow patties, ideas…ideas…and more ideas, playdough, and a crew keeping an eye on the TX/KS game for us! Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this. On behalf of Linda, Brad and myself, we […]

  14. We’re TWO WEEKS away from the close of the fall DENliest Catch fishing season and here’s the scoop.  Our boat, “Center of Attention,” is rocking and rolling with a whopping 100 new STARs in the central region!  This is WONDERFUL!  We’re on our way, but there is some VERY close competition that we are up […]

  15. Final Reminder: Discovery Connect tomorrow!

    To attend this webinar, with or without your students, simply follow this link and register!  Tomorrow is going to be our first Discovery Connect of the year.  I really think both you and your students will enjoy it and learn quite a bit, so I hope to see you there!  U.S. Air Force Major Paul […]

  16. Here You Go Region 4

    It was great meeting you this morning! As promised, here are the handouts and files for the items that I shared with you. You will also find much more by logging into DE streaming and visiting “Professional Development” at the top of the page. Movie Maker Instructions Photo Story 3 Instructions iMovie Instructions Adobe Premier […]

  17. OKCPS Is Off and Running!

    Okay…OKCPS knows how to have a good time!  There are a number of highlights from last Friday’s Day of Discovery that come to mind, but the clear winners are: 1. OKCPS does the best “DEN Finger” in all of the Central US, 2. Friday’s group was WAY too much fun, and 3. SONIC Blue Coconut Creme Slushes rock!  Thanks to […]

  18. Thank You Wichita!

    Curtis Middle School was hopping on Saturday!  50 educators representing a number of schools and specialties showed up bright and early…ready to roll.  Our group of “pioneers” made a courageous journey into unfamiliar territory, dodging “cow patties” and having a lot of fun along the way.  We shared ideas about how to make sure our students are […]