Posts By Robin Talkowski

  1. Giving Thanks

    On this Thanksgiving Day, it only seems appropriate to reflect on some of the things I have gained through my affiliation with Discovery Education and the DEN. I give thanks for: *The videos and resources that help make so many things more real for my students. *The fantastic professional development opportunities – Summer Institutes, webinars, […]

  2. DEN Stars Shine at MassCUE

    The DEN presence was very apparent at this year’s MassCUE Annual Conference at the end of October. Stars presented on a variety of topics showing the range of interests and expertise in our professional learning/sharing network. Several of us also gathered at lunch on the first day; it was great to put some names and […]

  3. Great Opportunity Ahead – MassCUE

    Next week educators from all over Massachusetts will come together at the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  It is at this conference several years ago that I became quite intrigued with Discovery Education.  I attended a break out session that featured Hall Davidson and learned so many valuable […]

  4. Tech or Treat Virtual Conference Saturday

    This Saturday, October 23, Discovery Education is sponsoring a virtual conference, Tech or Treat.  You also have the opportunity to join an in-person event in Brockton.  So, if you want to share the experience with other like minded educators, register now to attend the in-person event at  the Baker Elementary School in Brockton, Massachusetts.  You […]

  5. Important Events "Dead Ahead"

    The MassCUE annual Technology Conference is fast approaching.  It is scheduled for October 27 and 28 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.  Don’t forget to register.  Last year it sold out. The DEN Fall Virtual Conference October 23 We’ve all see the 50 ways to use DE streaming in the classroom, for the Fall Virtual […]

  6. Rhode Island Day of Discovery

    Several Massachusetts Leadership Council members traveled to Lincoln, Rhode Island on Saturday to help  Rhode Island educators at their first “Day of Discovery.”  It was a wonderful day that started with the keynote address, “Challenging Minds in a Changing World,” by Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet fame (and so much more).  Participants then rotated between […]

  7. Streamathon Archives

    If you missed the Streamathon or just want to review a session you attended, the archived sessions are now available. Porter Palmer posted this on the national blog. Streamathon 2010 The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon was September 14, 2010. We had a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and […]

  8. Streamathon 2010 September 14

    Thanks to Porter Palmer for the following information. The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the […]

  9. Welcome new DEN STAR: Stephanie Golas

     I am excited to be a STAR educator!  It is something that I have been looking to accomplish since I started teaching last year. I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at the elementary level in the Winchester Public Schools.  I teach Technology Literacy classes for grades 3-5 at two district schools and also develop and […]

  10. Discovery Summer School Webinar Archives

    Great News!  The first two webinar series from the Discovery “Summer School” are now archived and available.  Digital Storytelling and Developing a Professional Learning Network are ready for your review.  So … if you are like me and wanted to participate … but just couldn’t, here’s your chance.  Thank you Porter Palmer for this post […]

  11. Expand Your PLN via Twitter

    Gina Hartman has developed a wiki, Twitter4TeachersWiki, that lists people based on teaching content area or teaching level.  This is an easy way to find teachers with similar interests so that you can follow them on Twitter.  You can also add your Twitter name to the list with your interests to help people find you […]

  12. Daniel Pink's DRIVE Part 1

    Having just finished Part 1 of Drive, I wanted to share some of the ideas gleaned from these chapters as well as some of my thoughts about how these ideas impact education.  Any misconceptions or misinterpretations of Daniel Pink’s book as well as opinions expressed here are solely my own. Part 1 of Daniel Pink’s […]

  13. Today's Webinar with Don Tapscott

    Discovery Education continues to bring amazing authors and thinkers to us via Webinars!  Today I participated in a webinar with Don Tapscott, author of  Wikinomics and the soon to be released MacroWikinomics.  Tapscott stated that, “We are at a punctuation point in human history.”  “While institutions are collapsing, people are self-organizing.”  One of the collapsing […]

  14. Join the Education Week Book Club

    Thanks to Paul Marini for forwarding this information about this book discussion possibility.   The Education Week Teacher Book Club Be one of the first to join the all-new Education Week Teacher Book Club.  The discussion begins July 12th, so check out the Book Backgrounder, and start your reading! The Education Week Teacher Book Club […]