Posts By Lance

About Lance

I’m a former middle school teacher who loves working with educators and students from all over the globe. Helping to build and support the DEN community has been my passion since it began in 2005.

  1. Why you should attend DEN’s Fall VirtCon

    In one week, we will host the DEN’s annual Fall Virtual Conference for educators from all around the world.  Our virtual conferences (fall, spring and SCIcon) are a blast, and we all learn so much as a community.  And, they are very well attended.  But, I always wonder why we don’t have every single educator […]

  2. Happy DEN Teacher Appreciation Week

    What a week!  We hope you’ve had as much fun celebrating with us as we’ve had.  But, we’re not quite done yet. Today we’re cleaning out the closets and awarding some very special DEN Mystery Packs to a bunch of lucky STARs. If you completed yesterday’s form, you’re already in the running.  If you didn’t […]

  3. DEN TAW…Splashtop Remote

    At the back of the class, little Stevie Dembo needs help. But you need the students to continue working on the problem displayed on the projector from your PC.  So what do you do? Fire up Splashtop Remote and now you can magically connect to your class PC or Mac from your iPad, iPod or […]

  4. DEN TAW…Label Daddy

    LabelDaddy’s labels are a huge hit with the DEN team.  I’ve had one my blackberry for years and it looks as good today as it did when I stuck it on. Label Daddy now offers hundreds of Disney icons and new popular Marvel icons as well. All STARs can now label the things you love […]

  5. DEN TAW…Animation-ish

    Animation-ish is an easy-to-use animation software program that inspires creativity and enables children to “show what they know.” Sparks creative thinking and imagination! Provides engaging activities that integrate creativity across the curriculum. Helps teachers enliven lessons and improve understanding through visual representation. Boosts technology literacy skills. Supports beginner web-authoring skills and graphic design. The ten […]

  6. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: Day 4

    On day 4 of our very special week-long celebration of STARs, we have a bunch of friends who have joined in on the fun to give away some great prizes today. is giving access to their beta site to all STARs.   Be the curator of your favorite topic!  Create your topic-centric media by collecting […]

  7. Exclusive Event: Live from the White House

    Teachers and students are invited to join Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, for a very special webinar on Thursday, May 5 at 1PM ET. Presentation (15 minutes) Ben will provide context and perspective Q&A from Students (15 minutes) Students will have the chance […]

  8. Have a Peachy DEN Teacher Appreciation Day

    You’ve heard again and again, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, but what if you could add a thousand words to your photos, and some music? That’s the idea behind PhotoPeach! DEN Quiz Spring 2011 on PhotoPeach With PhotoPeach, you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your students with music, captions, […]

  9. Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day

    It’s a DEN tradition that we celebrate the official Teacher Appreciation Day with some sort of Discovery-themed promo, benefit, extraordinary offer, and the like.  So in 2011, as Discovery Education helps teachers go beyond the textbook, what better way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day than to explore Discovery Education’s groundbreaking DE Science Techbook for students […]

  10. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week 2011

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  We are very pleased to kick off DEN Teacher Appreciation Week 2011 with “a very” cool gift for our STAR Discovery Educators from our friends at Avery School Products. Avery School Products is dedicated to supporting educators and they’ve partnered with Discovery Education to offer DEN STARs an exclusive free prize pack […]

  11. DEN March Madness Final Four

    Many of you may not know this, but I used to be quite the b-ball player.  As you’ll see to the left, I won a lot of contests in my day.  Unfortunately, I didn’t grow much after that picture so despite my killer crossover and shooting prowess, my hoops career went from NBA dreams to […]