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. Science Techbook Approved in TX State Adoption Process

    The Texas State Board of Education has approved the use of the Discovery Education Science Techbook series as a core instructional resource for elementary, middle, and high school science courses through its state adoption process.  All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge […]

  2. #DENchat is Amazing. Really. It is.

    The nice folks over at eSchool News created a list of 11 Amazing Twitter Chats for Educators and guess who made the list! That’s right. #DENchat. There are a lot of reasons it made the list including the awesome conversations and topics. However, I think the best part of it is that #DENchat is the […]

  3. 2014 DEN PreCon at PETE & C

    Join the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) team for a full-day pre-conference extravaganza: Discover (or rediscover) the Joy of Teaching and Learning.  This year teachers and administrators will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other, as well as our fantastic lineup of presenters, around relevant topics that include Common Core, STEM, assessment, […]

  4. Student Board Builder Challenge

    Have your students participate in Discovery Education’s new Board Builder Challenge: Holidays around the World. The challenge is open to students in all grades. The prize-winning board will be selected based on the most interesting content and the best use of the features of Board Builder. The prizes are a New Year’s Gift for the […]

  5. A Sincere #DENthanks

    Hello my friends! I try to say “please” and “thank you” like my momma taught me. Sometimes though, in the hustle and bustle of things, I forget. For the past 2 years, I have seen friends on Facebook do a daily thankfulness post for the month of November. For whatever reason, I don’t. I thought […]

  6. Featured Board: Story Elements Soup

    FeaturedBoard2

    Hopefully you have already discovered Board Builder for teachers. Your students have had it for a while now, but just a couple of weeks ago this super cool tool made its way to your Builder Tools. I’ve been thinking of how I would use this in a classroom. My first thought was to create a […]

  7. Discovery Education & #GivingTuesday – “Explore STEM Careers at Discovery” Livestream

    Discovery Education is a company fueled by innovation, full of forward-thinkers who are passionate about harnessing the power of media and technology to better address and empower today’s 21st century learners. For #GivingTuesday, Discovery Education will hold a livestream event for students nationwide to hear from our company’s best and brightest employees. Students will have the opportunity […]

  8. Join Us for the State of the DEN

    Tuesday evening at 7pm ET, we’re holding the somewhat annual State of the DEN address. Come join us and find out about all of the great things going on and ways that you can connect, collaborate, and learn with others in your DEN community. We’ve update a bunch of stuff around the DEN, so let […]

  9. Early Access to Siemens Competition Semifinalists & Regional Finalists

    Connect with the Siemens Foundation on social media and you can get EARLY ACCESS to the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Semifinalists and Regional Finalists! Follow the Siemens Foundation on Twitter (@sfoundation) and like us on Facebook, facebook.com/siemensfoundation, to see who the 2013 Finalists are at 12pm noon on Friday, October 18th, two hours EARLY! The Semifinalists and […]

  10. Live from Museum of Science in Boston (Tomorrow!)

    A Virtual Field Trip from the Museum of Science October 17, 2013 1:00-2:00 PM ET Live from Museum of Science in Boston, MA Join us from the Museum of Science in Boston, one of our nation’s premier informal learning institutions. This event will explore the natural and human-made world through the lens of engineering. We’ll be […]

  11. DEN Weekly Update 10-11-2013

    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Exclusive Promotions for DEN STARs DEN Fall VirtCon Schedule Connected Educator Month A Virtual Field Trip Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  12. Discovery Education Student Advisory Board

    We are pleased to announce that the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year. All high school students with active Discovery Education accounts are invited to apply. The Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is a group of students in grades 9-12 from across North America engaged with digital […]

  13. DEN Weekly Update 09-27-2013

    1254counter

    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Exclusive Promotions for DEN STARs DEN Fall VirtCon Schedule Connected Educator Month DEN Connects A Virtual Field Trip Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  14. What Is A DEN STAR Event?

    Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending the DEN Gone Country Mini DEN Institute in Nashville, TN. I spent the weekend with 34 remarkable educators learning about the art of songwriting and it’s use in the classroom. Our culminating activity was to mash-up what we learned with images, videos, and songs in Discovery […]

  15. Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire September 29

    Discovery Communications is a lead sponsor of the Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire being held Sunday, September 29 in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. We would like to invite DEN members to join us! The Mini Maker Faire brings together Makers of all types for a spectacular display of art, science, technology, craft and engineering. This “do-it-yourself” […]

  16. DENvisory Board 2013

    2013-08-20_15-53-59

    The mission of the DENvisory Board is to continue to make the DEN membership experiences meaningful and engaging for all participants, help the DEN (members) stay active and grow, provide a venue to showcase and share talents of our members, and provide a continued sense of community through active, positive, and professional leadership.     […]

  17. MLK March on Washington Event Tomorrow: Reminder

    This is a quick reminder to tune-in tomorrow at 9:00am for a one-of-a-kind Virtual Field Trip to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic march on Washington. This event is intended for high school classrooms. “50 Years of Struggle:  Youth Driving Economics, Education, and Social Change” will […]

  18. DEN Weekly Update 8-23-2013

    2013-08-21_10-12-23

                This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: High School Virtual Field Trip DENvisory Board Elections New DEN Community Site SXSWedu Panel Picker Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your […]

  19. Back to School Goodies for You!

    Our pals over at Symbaloo had this nifty idea about gathering some of their friends together to give you some sweet stuff to celebrate back to school. While we are going to have some exciting news of our own headed out to STAR Discovery Educators in a few short weeks, we couldn’t help but jump […]

  20. “Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge” Starts Today

    As global environmental challenges increase, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are looking to our country’s future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Since 2008, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge has tasked K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom, school or community and […]

  21. Vote Today for Discovery Education at SXSWedu!

    2013-08-19_09-46-28

    Discovery Education is excited to have a panel and presentation in the running for the 2014 SXSWedu conference. This year’s panel entry features Discovery Education CEO Bill Goodwyn and Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen discussing how the combination of broadband connectivity and high quality digital content create the authentic learning environments students need for college and career readiness. […]

  22. DENvisory Board Elections

    2013-08-20_15-53-59

    The mission of the DENvisory Board is to continue to make the DEN membership experiences meaningful and engaging for all participants, help the DEN (members) stay active and grow, provide a venue to showcase and share talents of our members, and provide a continued sense of community through active, positive, and professional leadership. The DENvisory […]

  23. DEN Weekly Update 6-21-2013

    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: The Discovery Student Network blog Attend DENSI virtually What’s happening at ISTE Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team