Posts By Porter Palmer

About Porter Palmer

Special education teacher turned DEN Princess. Lover of ALL things shiny, purple, and all things DEN. Has the best job in the world, supporting educators as they grow professionally and make differences for kids. I love helping the DEN grow!

  1. Spring VirtCon: April 25


    This year, at Discovery Education’s Spring VirtCon, members of your Discovery Education Community are taking the lead and running the agenda. April 25, 2015 9am – 4pm ET Here’s the lineup: Dennis Grice- 6 Ways to Show What You Know Rachel Yurk- It’s About Learning, Not the Device Todd Wirt- Embracing Failure in a Creative Classroom Zulma […]

  2. Apply to Attend DENSI2015


    Each year, Discovery Education brings together educators from a wide variety of specialties for a week-long professional development and networking event. Attendees learn how to use technology to energize their own teaching from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team, and each other. Educators leave inspired and motivated with a new network of collaboration and friendship. […]

  3. 50 Ways to Use Board Builder


    Did you know that your Discovery Education subscription includes access for you and your students to a simple yet powerful multimedia presentation tool? In the teacher view, it is  listed under Builder Tools.   In the student view, it is right near the top of the screen. Now that you know where to find Board […]

  4. Four New Webinar Series for 2015

    Are you wanting to learn more about how to use Discovery Education in your classroom? Are you looking for new ways to incorporate digital media? Are you an instructional leader looking to grow professionally? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, check out these upcoming opportunities for free professional development.    Experience Discovery […]

  5. Free Interactive Training Courses

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    Whether you are new to our community or looking for ways to enhance your experience, we’ve created five interactive sessions to guide you through new and dynamic features of Discovery Education. They include effective and creative integration strategies you can use immediately to actively engage your students in the learning process. Each course addresses one component of […]

  6. Spread the DEN Love


    Do you see anybody you recognize in here?   Share this post with teachers you know who need a bit of #DENspiration. Invite them to join in on the fun. Spread the DEN Love.

  7. Attn: Houston Area Educators! Share Fair is Feb. 7

    SHARE FAIR / STEMosphere HOUSTON: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Fort Bend ISD’s Ridge Point High School from 9am until 4pm – Register Now! A free STEM Professional Development and Community Event Join us at Houston Share Fair on February 7, 2015! Educators and administrators register here: Share Fair is a FREE event that provides a place for […]

  8. Survey Says: Creativity!


    You spoke; we listened. And, to celebrate and support you we designed the Survey Says webinar series. The first one is coming up in just a few weeks and I didn’t want to delay getting the word out to you while I’m setting the rest of them up for the year. Join us February 19 […]

  9. Brain Breaks with GoNoodle


    This morning I was going through my Facebook feed like I do every single morning. Virginia STAR Discovery Educator Kat Staton shared an article by our friends at Edutopia, Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices. The author says, “When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution […]

  10. Dear DEN: Where is my STAR status?


    Greetings, my friends! We regularly get emails from community members asking great questions so I thought I’d start a periodic series that answers them. I think that if one person has a question and takes time to ask, there have to be others wondering the same thing silently. Discovery Education has been rolling out updates to My […]

  11. Meet us at PETE&C: Feb. 8, 2015

    Join your Discovery Educator Network (DEN) team for a full-day pre-conference extravaganza as we launch the 2015 DENapalooza Tour: A Spotlight on Strategies at PETE&C. Sunday, February 8, 2015 9am – 4pm ET Teachers and administrators will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other, as well as our fantastic lineup of presenters, around the […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update: December 12, 2014


    This week’s update is the last for 2014, so it is chock full of great stuff! Here are just a few highlights: Take our Digital Learning Survey and get premium access to Zaption Math Techbook launches January 8 There are still a few spots left for free access to the Science Techbook for DEN STARs […]

  13. DEN Weekly Update: December 5, 2014


    In 2015, your Discovery Education Community will celebrate its tenth birthday. The DEN has grown because of your willingness to share with other educators. We want to celebrate your accomplishments; we also want to keep getting better for you. In this Weekly Update, you’ll read about our Digital Learning Survey. Please consider not only completing […]

  14. See Discovery Education on Tanked


    Hey! Guess who’s going to be on Animal Planet Friday night? (Not me; you know I’m more of a behind the scenes kind of gal.)  My friend Cindy Moss!!!!! She’s the Director of STEM Initiatives here at Discovery Education. That means Discovery Education will be making our debut on Animal Planet’s Tanked this Friday, November 14 […]

  15. Epic Story Board Builder Challenge Fun


    This afternoon, I got to spend some time with great teachers and administrators in Milton, FL. We snacked on pizza together and explored Student Center and Board Builder. Many of the teachers had already set up classes and given their students assignments in Discovery Education, but quite a few were new to using Board Builder. […]

  16. November 2014 Community Calendar

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    Don’t miss out on any of the great stuff happening in your DEN community this month. Download the November 2014 Community Calendar. Click on the item for each day to learn more about it. You can also print the calendar along with the descriptions. Hang it in the school work room or take it with you […]

  17. DEN Weekly Update: October 24, 2014


    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to make sure you explore and do: Don’t miss Streamathon 2014 Share Shakespeare with your students Take your class to the tundra Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team