Posts By Lori Twiss

  1. iPad Implementation

    Mark your calendars, and get ready to register for this event.  Registration will open on September 19, 2011 Questions should be directed to: institute@auburnschl.edu If your school or district is implementing, or planning to implement iPad in the primary grades, then you will want to be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. The Auburn School […]

  2. Launch & Lift Off

     Discovery Stars gather in Auburn at 5:30am to watch and photograph the balloons launch on the first day of the Great Falls Ballon Festival. Following the launch breakfast was a treat which was then followed by Discovery workshop to prepare for the start of the new year.

  3. Can we put the hardcopy text aside?

    Discovery offers great opportunities for teachers. Science teachers at Edward Little are investigating ways to go without a textbook.  They are exploring the great opportunities Discovery has to offer. For teachers the Science packages and the builders will help enhance the curriculum, for students it will help each of them as they incorporate their space in the […]

  4. The Maine Event aka The Lobstah Event

       Getting to an event in Maine can be an experience in itself……..but WELL WORTH it! Teachers from central Maine gather to learn more about DEN. The group was almost 1 to 1 with Star members and new members. All participants reviewed the new website interface and were introduced to the many tools that they have […]

  5. Discovery Education has a new look!

    Greetings !      On July 8th the new website went live. There are many exciting new features that will enhance your teaching. As with many websites when changes of this magnitude occur somethings do slip by. The discovery technicians are welcoming comments and constantly working to fix any of the bugs that occurred.  Please don’t […]

  6. Leadership Council Attends National Conference

    In June Mauri Dufour, Carol Miller and Lori Twiss attended the National conference at Discovery Communications. The days were packed with exciting news on upcoming features and the new website. We met our new regional manager, Michael Hakkarinen, he is very energetic, is looking forward to working with us and coming to Maine. Keep posted […]

  7. DEN Virtual Conference

    Saturday, Oct 24, 2008 Edward Little High School will  host a DEN virtual conference which will provide a unique opportunity to learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction as well as discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network. And it’s free!  We happen to have many slots […]

  8. Learn how to use Discovery Education in your classroom

    DEN staff will be sharing a series of information-packed sessions on how to integrate the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Among the topics slated for presentation are an introduction to streaming media, tips and tricks for integrating digital media with popular Web 2.0 websites, and strategies for incorporating free movie […]

  9. STAR DE member to study in Japan

      Erin Towns, World History teacher of Edward Little High School has received a Japan Memorial Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad. Erin will start her adventure in Tokyo and spend time visiting Universities and schools. She will have opportunities to talk to teachers, students, parents and spend a few days living with a family.  Before Erin heads […]

  10. Looking for talented STAR members

      A reminder from our regional director:    Every year STAR Discovery Educators are asked to report at least two events they have conducted in the past school year in order to have their contracts renewed for the following season (i.e., maintain STAR status for next school year). Give your agent some additional leverage to […]

  11. Maine Den 'Bears' the ice for Virtual Conference – First Maine Event for 2008

    Feb 2, 2008, in spite of the ice & sleet storm Den’s Virtual Conference in Central Maine was attended by local teachers. Lance Rougeux presented ‘Lost in Translation’, explained how many of todays students are bilingual, their second language being text messaging. Matt Monjan presented ‘Building A Bigger Blogger’ which introduced web applications that can […]

  12. Don't Miss Out

    You can win one of the 5 wireless labs, each of which will include: 20 notebook or tablet computers from HP, Lenovo or Toshiba 3 wireless access points from D-Link, Linksys or NETGEAR 1 Bretford mobile cart 1 Promethean interactive whiteboard 20 Promethean Activote integrated personal response system 1 video projector from Epson or NEC […]

  13. Learn what Discovery Education can do for you!

    Join us for the 1st ever Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference! Saturday, February 2nd Central Maine/Auburn 8:30 – 3:30 Eastern time Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration at http://Community.DiscoveryEducation.Com/virtualconference.You will be notified via email with site information and confirmation of acceptance. Registration ends Thursday Jan. 31, 2008 at noon. The DEN Virtual Conference is a national […]