Posts By Steve Dembo

About Steve Dembo

Steve manages Discovery Education’s Online Community and Social Media presence. A former kindergarten teacher and technology director, he loves blogging about long walks on the beach, and tweeting about dinners by candlelight. Yes, he does spend too much time online!

  1. Event of the Week: STARring Trina Jackson!


    We dug a bit into the archives this week, as we highlight an event hosted on February 24th at Fairhope Intermediate School in Baldwin County, Alabama.  Trina Jackson hosted an inservice on Discovery Education’s Board Builder, and got everyone involved!  Teachers, students and administrators all collaborated together to explore how this tool could spark creativity […]

  2. An Evening of Women Inspiring Girls


    Tonight from 7-8pm CDT, Discovery Education and Girls Inc are partnering up to host “An Evening of Women Inspiring Girls,” an event aimed at increasing an interest in STEM subjects and careers amongst young women. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the evening will include inspirational activities fornearly 150 local, underserved middle school girls. During […]

  3. Much Ado About MOOCs, with Kathy Schrock!


    Monday, September 16th, 8 PM ET Register today! Curious about MOOC’s? These massive open online courses are created to allow participants to work at their own pace and also embed all types of collaboration and communication among the participants. This fall, Wilkes University will be offering a MOOC for K-12 and pre-service educators entitled “Teachers + […]

  4. The 2012 VirtCon Costume Contest: Vote Now!


    Every year our Fall Virtual Conference has a Tech or Treat theme.  While dressing up isn’t required, it’s always encouraged.  In fact, there are some members of our team that it’s hard to get them to STOP dressing in costume (*cough* Lance *cough* Matt *cough*). This year was no exception, we had some incredible costumes […]

  5. Global Cardboard Challenge

    Many of use were inspired with the story of Caine’s Arcade blasted into the mainstream.  The original video nearly moved me to tears and definitely got me thinking about the role of play in learning.  If you haven’t watched the original, stop reading this and go watch it! To celebrate the one year anniversary of […]

  6. Hanging with the Gurus

    This week we had a fantastic conversation with our DEN Gurus via Google Hangout!  Since it was a part of Open House week, we spent some time sharing how each of them got started with the DEN and what they remembered about their experiences were with the community.  Since we have just wrapped up Connected […]

  7. I pledge allegiance to the DEN!

    Posted on behalf of Cindy Dunagan Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”  I choose to post for Open House Week because it was exactly one year ago that I attended my first DEN event and what an excellent adventure this last year has been. On September 10, […]

  8. Unlocking Creative Potential with Adobe Youth Voices

    In an exciting partnership with Discovery Education, The Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices Essentials Curriculum is helping educators unlock students’ creative potential by weaving digital media-making into their everyday teaching practices. The result?  Oneisha Freeman, an afterschool program coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia, experienced first-hand the effects of using media to engage young people.  With the Essentials […]

  9. Where will your students’ stories take you?

    If you teach storytelling, be it traditional or digital, you’ll definitely want to visit the fantastic resources we have available at! But that’s not what I want to talk to you about today. I want to talk to you about getting your students writing, and about you winning some fantastic prizes from Discovery Education […]

  10. DEN Gurus featured in THE Journal

    Who are those smiling faces being featured in THE Journal this month? None other than our very own DEN Guru class of 2010! In case you missed the announcement, our five gurus are: Traci Blazosky – Guru of Creative Construction with Multimedia Tim Childers – Guru of Project-based learning Patti Duncan – Guru of Science […]

  11. Applications open for Siemens STEM Institute

    Are you looking to bolster STEM learning in the classroom?  Do you want access to top STEM scientists, thought-leaders and innovators?  Then you’ll most definitely want to apply attend the Siemens STEM Institute! The Siemens STEM Institute is a one-of-a-kind immersion program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the […]

  12. Featured Leadership Council: Connecticut!

    We are going to begin featuring a different leadership council every week and we’re kicking it off with our newest LC, Connecticut! The LC team is chaired by Joe Fromme, an education technology specialist for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford, CT.  He recently attended the Discovery Education Network National Science Institute, where […]

  13. EdTechConnect featuring Gary Stager

    On Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm EST, we’re thrilled to feature Gary Stager as our EdTechConnect speaker!  There are few speakers that are more passionate, dedicated and devoted to bringing about change in education.  If you’ve never had a chance to see him present before,  you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  If you HAVE […]

  14. DE Science for Elementary earns an Award of Excellence!

    Tech and Learning Magazine released their annual Awards of Excellence this week and guess who made the list?  Discovery Education Science for Elementary!  Every year, T&L has a panel of 30 educators review nearly one hundred different sites and tools.  We’re absolutely honored to have DE Science for Elementary earn an Award of Excellence in […]

  15. DEN Tech or Treat Costume Contest… Part Two!

    Unexpectedly, we had some highly creative submissions of people dressed as members of the DEN team!  So, we’ve set aside one HD Flip Cam for the person who gets the most votes in the Best DEN Impersonation category.  Cast your vote, polls close on Friday! Who had the best DEN costume?(surveys) #1 Judy Uhrig as […]

  16. Congrats to the 2009 America’s Top Young Scientist!

    Discovery Education and 3M today awarded Marina Dimitrov of Bozeman, Mont., with the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as winner of the 2009 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.  Dimitrov was one of 10 finalists who competed today in a series of live science challenges at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.  A student […]