Posts By Justin Karkow

  1. New Teacher Survival Central

    Here is some great news for your new teachers!  (Where was this when I was setting up my first classroom?) Discovery Education has joined forces with Walden University, mimio, Adobe Systems, Inc., Elmer’s Products, Inc., and CDW-G to launch New Teacher Survival Central, a new website featuring a robust array of classroom tools designed to welcome […]

  2. Who will be Central’s “KING/QUEEN CRAB?”

       The DENliest Catch promotion is underway, and to make things more interesting, we will be having a competition between the Central STARs.  We will be awarding the title of “KING/QUEEN CRAB” to the STAR who recruits the most STARs between now and December 1st.  In addition to bragging rights, the “KING/QUEEN CRAB” (yes, it […]

  3. To Wyoming and Back…

    Tavel tip…if you ever get a chance to visit Caper WY, GO!  What a beautiful part of the world!  A special thanks to Kevin Pagett, Dave Herman and the entire Natrona team for being such gracious hosts last week! Candace and I enjoyed meeting with representatives from your schools last week and appreciated your questions […]

  4. DEN LC Institute Members Featured in Education Week

    As if having a fantastic week wasn’t enough, the DEN Leadership Council team from the LC Institute in Silver Spring are now enjoying a moment in the ed tech spotlight.  Featured in the Sep 10 issue of Education Week (Sep 5 online), the crew’s infectious enthusiasm spilled over onto the pages as they shared highligts […]

  5. Stream-a Thon 2008: Not 1…Not 2…But 12 Hours of Fun!!

    That’s right!!  Back by popular request, the third annual Streamathon is coming your way on September 23rd, from 9AM EDT until 9PM EDT.  The whole crew…Hall Davidson, Lance Rougeux, Steve Dembo and the DEN Account Managers…will be sharing a series of “WOW!  I didn’t know that I could do that!”-packed sessions on how to integrate the newest […]

  6. Fast and Furious at Fort Bend

      Q.  What is better than carry out from Pappa’s BBQ in Houston?  A.  An afternoon with the middle and high school ITSs in Fort Bend ISD.  We moved quickly this afternoon and covered a lot of ground together.  Today’s presentations are posted below.  Please be sure to check back for the latest and greatest.  […]

  7. A Big Time at KLRN

    Six hours of exploring new ideas would humble many people, but not the crew who visited us at KLRN today.  Conversations continued into the parking lot as our newest group of STARs to be made their way home.  It was a day of firsts…first Google Earth video embedding, first Second Life visit, first trip to the DEN…and first […]

  8. Go Ahead…CHANGE THE WORLD!!!

    THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION, DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS AND NSTA ANNOUNCE MAJOR PARTNERSHIP TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER K-12 SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION INITIATIVE, SIEMENS WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD CHALLENGE.  Click here for more information about this amazing opportunity.  More information to follow very shortly.

  9. In the Presence of Greatness

    I returned home from the National Institute in Silver Spring MD three days ago and I am still exhausted!  It took me five straight days of networking with over eighty of the most amazing teachers in the DEN before I gave in and admitted that I am hopelessly stricken with FMS (fear of missing something).  […]

  10. HOLD THE PHONE!

    For those of you who were not able to attend Hall’s session on students using cell phones at NECC, never fear! On July 17th, Education Week did a great job of summarizing a number of his points in the article “Students, Turn On Your Cell Phones Please?” Be careful…this is thought provoking stuff!!

  11. Howdy from Texas!

    Some people might run away from a day of staff development on a hot Sunday afternoon on the outskirts of San Antonio.  Not these brave Kansas teachers!  They survived a day of dodging long horns, cow patties and trick ropers.  Just when things started to settle down a bit, Jim Clark from Wichita decided to stir […]

  12. TX STAR in the Spotlight!!

    TX STAR and LC chair Linda Rush recently enjoyed a moment of fame in the EdTech spotlight when she shared how technology has help her support ELL instructors in the April issue of The Journal: http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22396_4.  Way to go Linda!  I guess STARs really DO shine brighter in Texas!

  13. A Stellar Success!!

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory was hopping on Sunday night after the Phoenix Mars Lander successfully landed on the polar ice cap of Mars. STAR Discovery Educators and AZ Leadership Council members Darcy White, Diana Laufenburg, Allison Oswald-Keene and I were honored to represent the DEN at the JPL as history was made 422 million miles […]

  14. A Stellar Success!

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory was hopping on Sunday night after the Phoenix Mars Lander successfully landed on the polar ice cap of Mars. STAR Discovery Educators and AZ Leadership Council members Darcy White, Diana Laufenburg, Allison Oswald-Keene and I were honored to represent the DEN at the JPL as history was made 422 million miles […]

  15. Hello Greenbush!

    What a wonderful day we had yesterday!!! It was very nice meeting everyone and sharing ideas with you. Thank you Brad for all that you did to help make yesterday such a success! As promised, the presentations from yesterday can be downloaded using the hyperlinks below. Don’t forget to sign up to become a Star […]

  16. Hello Greenbush!

    What a wonderful day we had yesterday!!!  It was very nice meeting everyone and sharing ideas with you.  Thank you Brad for all that you did to help make yesterday such a success! As promised, the presentations from yesterday can be downloaded using the hyperlinks below.  Don’t forget to sign up to become a Star Discovery Educator so […]