Posts By Lynn Reedy

  1. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

    Designed for students in grades 3-5, Digital Passport consists of free web-based games and videos to engage students in learning about how to use the internet.  There are five modules that students can complete to earn badges toward a Digital Passport.  Teachers create student accounts and can receive reports on student’s progress and success.  The […]

  2. Virtual Field Trips

    Here are some virtual field trips that are worth exploring: Polar Husky Programming: http://www.polarhusky.com/ Free to the entire K-12 community, explore Arctic dogsled expeditions and Arctic research as the vehicle through which K-12 teachers and students gain an understanding of natural and social sciences while experiencing the cultures of the Arctic. Global Trek: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/ Created by Scholastic, students can […]

  3. Resources for Common Core State Standards

    I just recently ran across an educator’s guide from Edutopia about the various resources for understanding the Common Core State Standards. The links they provided are very helpful and include links to videos as well. If you have a tablet or iPad, two amazing apps for Common Core are Edutater Core Standards and MasteryConnect.

  4. EdWeb- Another Excellent PLC

    I recently stumbled upon edWeb.net and I cannot say enough great things about it.  In the short time I have become a member, I have attended several webinars with my teachers, watched archived sessions that I missed, made connections with other educators, and provided resources to my district about Common Core Standards. The membership is […]

  5. Mimio New England Virtual Users Group

      I have been very fortunate to work with various Mimio products in the Stafford Public School District as an Instructional Technology Specialist. The teachers I work with are sharing resources and ideas and students have this Mimio experience in every classroom from grades Pre-K through grade 12.  I have also had the opportunity to […]

  6. All New Webinars from DE- Check them Out!

    Jumping into the Digital Stream- Tuesday, September 27 at 7 EST Introduction to lesson plans and some of our favorite web 2.0 sites that you can put to use in your classroom tomorrow Clean Up your Act- Tuesday, October 11 at 7 EST Learn new and creative ways to go reduce the paper and increase […]

  7. Have You Tried the ASSIST App?

    ASSIST is an iPod Touch/iPad app enabling teachers to collect assessment data for summative, common, and formative assessments. With the ASSIST app the iPod Touch and iPad are a Mobile Teaching and Assessment Platform. ALL In Learning provides the framework for utilizing ASSIST effectively in its professional development seminar. How does it work? Download the […]

  8. CECA News

    There are many upcoming CECA events that you might be interested in: Join the Groton Public School System for a day of collaboration, new ideas, and demonstrations of the latest in interactive technology for educators. Board The ActivClassroom in Motion, a 36-foot, technology-enabled RV, for first-hand experience. Only $45 for the day including light breakfast […]

  9. Join Us for DEN SCIcon 2010 at EASTCONN in Willimantic, CT

    Please join us for the Discovery Educators Network SCIcon event on Saturday, January 22nd. DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. Join thousands of educators from around the […]

  10. A New Way to Learn- ISTE Learning

    ISTE recently launched a new online professional development program called ISTE Learning http://istelearning.org. All PD activities and resources incorporate and model the NETS.  The site is divided into four sections: The Commons, ISTE U, ISTE Learning Labs, and ISTE Cafe. The Commons:  Connect, communicate and collaborate with others here; read articles from L&L magazine, listen […]

  11. Top 25 Sites of 2010

    Have you had the chance to check out the article Top 25 Sites of 2010 by David Kapular?  Sites like Story Jumper and TodaysMeet are mentioned.  There are so many that I never heard of though and I am excited to check them out.  Let me know what you’ve tried and what you would use […]

  12. Streamathon 2010

    The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! (All times are eastern […]

  13. Staples Teacher Appreciation Day

    Thank you to all of the teachers that stopped by the Discovery Education booth at the Staples Teacher Appreciation Event in Vernon.  There were teachers lined outside the door at 8:30 before the store opened at 9:00.  It was so exciting talking to educators about how we use Discovery Education in our district and our […]

  14. DEN Summer School Webinar Series for August

    Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of free professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network. The summer school webinar series sessions begin at 11:00 AM ET. To register: http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar For more information: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/summer-school-2010 Digital Storytelling August 2: Making Curricular Connections with Digital Storytelling […]

  15. Picture Perfect

    Have you ever wanted to quickly upload your pictures and get them into a slideshow?  Here are a few websites to do just that. You will have your slideshow done in a matter of minutes. Slide Roll- upload your images, add various transitions and text, copy the code and embed your slide show on any […]

  16. Science Interactives

    I recently stumbled upon this awesome website for interactive science resources.  Learning Science is a free open learning community for science teachers to share interactive resources.  The site is framed by the National Science Standards and shows screen clips of various interactive tools grouped by grade level standards.

  17. March Featured Star Educator- Jessica Cooley, Stafford Elementary

    Jessica Cooley is a grade five teacher at Stafford Elementary School in Stafford, Connecticut.  During her five years of teaching, Jessica has always used Discovery Education to enhance her lessons and to build background knowledge of her students. In 2009, she became a STAR educator and is anxious to share the wonderful things Discovery Education […]

  18. February DEN LC Insider

     February DEN LC Webinar Lance Rougeux began the evening by congratulating Texas for winning the the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, getting the highest number of participants for the challenge from the state.  They will get their own Day of Discovery in April. What does 3-D look like in the classroom? T.H.E. Journal […]

  19. Web 2.0 and Book Reviews

    Would you like a different way for students to demonstrate an understanding of a novel they are reading? Try using Blabberize or GoAnimate.  With Blabberize, students can draw a picture of a character in the novel, upload it to Blabberize and then use their voice talking as that character.  Once the picture is uploaded, students […]

  20. Reminder: EdTech Connect Webinar Featuring Cheryl Lemke tonight at 7:00

    Reminder: Tonight on the EdTech Connect webinar series Cheryl Lemke will present on Web 2.0 at 7:00.  Cheryl Lemke Web 2.0: The Ripple Effect Design tomorrow’s lessons using the latest social, learning, and neuroscience research on critical thinking, multi-tasking, multimodal learning, collaboration, and engagement. Click here to register.