Posts By Mike Bryant

About Mike Bryant

Mike Bryant is the Director of Instructional Implementation for Discovery Education. He’s worked with districts around the country on professional development and technology initiatives, helping districts increase student achievement by utilizing the best instructional strategies. Prior to working for Discovery, Mike was a Science Teacher in Florida, heading up 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

  1. Twitter Updates for 2009-03-15

    Had a blast doing the Pi, Film on the Fly yesterday with my son in Chicago. http://tinyurl.com/d7y43e # Won my iPhone bid. In 4 – 9 days I’ll have a new toy. Thanks for removing barriers, @teach42 # @JanetEnglish Thank You!, We had a blast! Just put up post on the DEN site about it. […]

  2. Pi: Film on the Fly

    If you haven’t participated in the KOCE-TV, PBS  “Film on The Fly” challenge, you absolutely should.  My son and I had a blast.  Not sure the video hit the mark, as for showing circumference, ran longer than the 120 second limit and I didn’t use a cell phone (don’t have one that shoots video).  However, […]

  3. DEN at ICE 2009

    Quick post with more to follow. Steve Dembo, Mike Bryant and a ton of STAR Discovery Educators have and are currently presenting at the ICE Conference here in St. Charles, IL.  The Second Life and Illinois DEN Leadership Councils joined us for a wonderful dinner on Wednesday at McNally’s in downtown St. Charles (Pictures to […]

  4. A facebook Infused CNN

    Just like some aging celebrities, CNN got a botox like injection of youth from the ever growing facebook yesterday.  “This is CNN”.     Isn’t the same without hearing James Earl Jones’ booming voice resonating the real message, “This is THE NEWS.”  For many, including me, CNN has been just that, THE NEWS.  It’s the channel to […]

  5. Discovery at METC 2009

    Can’t wait to see everyone at the Midwest Educational Technology Conference in St. Charles this year.  Discovery has a corporate room this year, with presentations running both days in the Junior C room.  If you’re a STAR Discovery Educator and interested in presenting during our “Pulling it all Together” or “A Walk with the STARs” […]

  6. Baby It's Cold Outside, or Is It?

    Winter’s back in town…. somma1977. 2006. Flickr. 7 November 2008 <http://www.flickr.com> Opening If you live anywhere north of Florida, then the answer is yes, it’s cold outside. As a southern native living just outside of Chicago, yes cold hit today. Gray skies, cool crisp wind and threat of snow this weekend, all part of the […]

  7. Day of Discovery: Milwaukee & CESA #1 Sept. 27

    &amp;lt;a href=”https://discoveryed.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3a7/” title=”DEN Workshop Evaluation”&amp;gt;Fill out my Wufoo form!&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; Powered by Wufoo DEN DE streaming & Google Earth 50 Ways to Use Discovery Education streaming Step-by-Step Become a DEN STAR Educator Assignment, Quiz and Writing Prompt Builders Overview DE streaming Tour

  8. Engaging Ideas Found Here!!

    “I <3 Discovery” September is jam packed full of events that can provide you with invaluable tools for your class.  Virtual to in-person, I guarantee there’s an event just for you.  Live in the Midwest?  Then, you must come to our Midwest Regional Conference.  Space is limited and we’re almost at capacity, so register below […]

  9. DE streaming Audio & PowerPoint Synced Up

    Ever try to sync audio with a power-point presentation? It can be frustrating, wait is frustrating.  1.5 seconds on slide 1, then 5.8 seconds on slide 2, 2.4 seconds of slide 3 and so on. There’s an easier way.  MyPlick. Check out the below video to see how easy it is to take one the […]

  10. THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION, DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS AND NSTA ANNOUNCE MAJOR PARTNERSHIP

    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 (NEW YORK) – The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Communications and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in sustainability through a comprehensive education initiative, the […]

  11. Easily Annotate your Discovery Education streaming videos

    Think VH1′s “Pop-up Video”. I’ve come across two sites recently that allow you to upload, then annotate you’re own video. I’m sure by week end there’ll be 50 – 60 more, that’ll offer a similar service, but will stick with these two for now. YouTube: I know you shuddered, hear me out. Graspr: Relatively new […]

  12. Amazing Tool for Educators!!

    Look above. No! Really! It is an amazing tool. We often get caught up in the latest and greatest: hey did you checkout Reproba? Reproba can grade essay questions for you. We tend to forget why we’re using some of these tools or we get lost in a sea of apps and web2.0 sites. I’m […]

  13. New Site and New Features, Unlocked

    Discovery Education streaming had several new features added last Friday. If you haven’t logged in during the summer break, log in now and take a look around. A few of the highlights are below. Updated our state standards search, adding assessment frameworks, learning standards, performance descriptors and early learning standards. All of our content has […]

  14. Web2.0 RoadMap

    This week I’m in Orlando, FL on vacation. So why am I writing a work blog? Simply found a very cool site that I had to share. Web2.0 Web2.0 Web2.0 It’s what everyone’s been talking about for several years now, but how do I find web2.0 site? This site, Go2Web20, has a ton of web2.0 […]