Author Archives: Robin Martin

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Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

Have you ever used sound effects in your classroom? There are so many different sites you can use to locate specific sounds to enhance a lesson. Below are two fantastic examples. One from http://www.naturesoundmap.com/ and the other is of course from the DiscoveryEducation media library. Use these sounds: -when students enter your room to get their attention

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Denapalooza DC

The first Denapalooza of the year was held this weekend in Washington DC. The day was filled with all types of activities. There were opportunities to learn about coding, 50 Ways to Use DE in your classroom, the Board Builder, creating a GoogleTour, Project Based Learning, OneNote, 20 ideas to get you to June, Digital

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Huzzzah!

Hear Ye Hear Ye all lads and ladies of the shire and beyond. You have missed the celebration of the NC DEN Ren14. Where were you? This was the most whimsical, thematic Discovery Day ever. The fun festivities began with the game show “Family Feudalism” which set the tone for the day of learning. This

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Reducing Paper

Ever since we have implemented portable devices and carts in our middle school, the paper and toner budget has exploded. For a school grades 6-8 with 1100 students, we use over 380 cases of paper and over $12,000 in toner. It would have been higher, but our principal stopped purchasing toner at the end of

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PETE&C Lives Up to Expectations

Each February educators from PA, MD, DE, NJ and more descend upon the “Sweetest Place On Earth” – Hershey,PA for the annual PETE&C conference. This showcase of exemplar integration lessons, products and ideas inspires hundreds of folks to try something new at their home district. From keynotes to informal conversations at the fireplace, teachers gathered to

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PA DEN Visits Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Hawk Mountain was the first raptor sanctuary established in the world in 1934 by Rosalie Edge. her mission was to stop the shooting of birds of prey from the mountain top. Today there are many trails, bird count volunteers and education programs for the public to attend year round. On Sunday, November 10, several PA DEN

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Still Time to Sign Up for MuseumFest Philly

Hey Den Stars, come share, and network with other educators at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The event is open to DEN STARS, as well as potential STARS. So we are challenging all Den Stars to bring along a school colleague that might be interested in becoming a DEN Star! Just please have

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