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. DEN Weekly Update 1-31-2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: February DEN Calendar Digital Learning Day Future@Now DEN Connects: Olympics Click through to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  2. We Love Groundhog Day and So Will You

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    Flashback with me if you will to February 2, 2010. The DEN Groundhog made his first appearance and our lives have been forever improved. If you missed the event, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Watch live streaming video from discoveryecducation at livestream.com As you can see, we have long loved the groundhog and […]

  3. Future@Now: Feb. 26

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    Join Discovery Education for the second annual Future@Now forum to discuss the transition from traditional classrooms to digital classrooms. Built off the discussions from last year, this new agenda focuses on the critical steps necessary to successfully implement digital learning. Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition will give attendees the opportunity to hear practical advice […]

  4. DEN Digital Learning Day: Feb. 5

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    Digital Learning Day, organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education, is an annual celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. For members of the Discovery Educator Network, digital learning is not just a […]

  5. DEN Weekly Update 1-24-2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Techbook Live! Digital Learning Day Future@Now DEN Connects: Olympics Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  6. DEN Weekly Update 1-10-2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Digital Learning Day Leadership @ Now Board Builder in Action Webinar DENapalooza 2014 Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  7. Where in the World is #DENSI2014?

    Happy new year! I hope you are staying warm out there. Based on my Facebook feed, it looks like a lot of DEN members have enjoyed a couple of extra days of winter break. I see all of the reports of cold weather and it makes me dream of summer. Specifically I start thinking about […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. #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 […]

  10. 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, […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Featured Board: Story Elements Soup

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    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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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

  19. 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 […]

  20. DEN Weekly Update 09-27-2013

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    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

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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” […]

  23. DENvisory Board 2013

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    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.     […]

  24. 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 […]