Author Archives: Porter Palmer


Brain Breaks with GoNoodle

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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November 2014 Community Calendar

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