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. Happy Birthday Hall!

    A little birdy told us that it just happens to be Hall’s birthday today.  It wouldn’t be polite for me to say how old he is, but let’s just say it falls somewhere in between 59 and 61! Please join me in wishing him a very happy birthday…  and let’s have a little fun while […]

  2. Sharing Discovery Education at a Conference?

    After four years of the DEN we know two things about conference season. 1) People love sessions about Discovery content. 2) Our STARs are always shining. So, we want to recognize the awesome presentations our STAR Discovery Educators lead at conferences around the globe. If you are accepted to present at a conference we want […]

  3. Discovery Education on Twitter

    Do you follow Discovery Education on Twitter?  What about the Young Scientist Challenge?  Or the New Teacher Survival Center?  Or perhaps your leadership council?  Or the members of the DEN team? Just in case you’re new to Twitter or may have missed some, here’s a quick overview of where you can find Discovery Education represented […]

  4. Texas DEN Members, join in Fotowalk 2009!

    If you’re a Texas DEN member, you won’t want to miss our very first Fotowalk.  It’s happening on Saturday and looks to be quite an exciting event! This Saturday, September 12th, four cities will be hosting a photo walk for DEN teachers. Our photo walk will start at 9am at one location in each city […]

  5. 2009 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge opens!

    The 2009 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, hosted by the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), is now open for entries.  In addition, the challenge has expanded to include elementary school students as well as middle school students this year.  The deadline for elementary level entries is January […]

  6. Discovery Channel iPhone App

    Got an iPhone or iTouch?  Then this is one app that you’ll definitely want to download!  The Discovery Channel has released an application that will allow you to watch videos, view photos and take quizzes from  your favorite Discovery shows.  The app has been taking the iPhone world by storm and has quickly risen up […]

  7. DEN Back to School California Tour 2009!

    If you live in California, then keep an eye out for the Discovery Education road show, coming to a location near you!  Come explore the recent changes to the site as the DE team takes participants on a guided tour of the new-and-improved Discovery Education streaming (aka unitedstreaming). Throughout the day, we’ll examine all of […]

  8. More from the DEN National Institute 2009

    Our reporter on site, Alice Mercer, has gathered together for you the CoverItLive notes, links from AmeriDEN Idol, and a photoset from the event. Thanks Alice! Live Blog of DEN National Institute brought to you by Dean Mantz from the Kansas DEN, thank you Dean! <a href=”″ >Discovery Education National Institute</a> Links from AmeriDen Idol […]

  9. Highlights from the Den National Institute

    Couldn’t be at the DEN National Institute this year?  Don’t worry, neither could I!  But thanks to the efforts of Alice Mercer, I’ve been able to attend several sessions virtually.  She has graciously shared links to the live streams of sessions done by Adam Frey (Wikispaces), Claudia L’Amoreaux (Linden Lab/Second Life) and our very own, […]

  10. Two districts reach the 1,000,000 videos viewed milestone!

    We here at the DEN would like to congratulate educators and student from Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas and Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, for reaching a major milestone: 1,000,000 educational videos viewed through Discovery Education streaming. Of course, I’m sure you want to know what the millionth video viewed […]

  11. A five star review for DE streaming PLUS

    Discovery Education streaming PLUS was recently reviewed by Multimedia and Internet @ Schools and imagine our surprise when we received an absolutely perfect rating: 5/5 stars!  Of course, to those of you using DE streaming PLUS, this won’t be much of a surprise, but the review is well worth reading and sharing.  A quick highlight […]

  12. Discovery Education Booth Schedule at NECC

    NECC is just under a week away, and we hope you’re as jazzed for it as we are!  Our home on the conference floor will be Booth #3228 and we’ve got a packed schedule there.  You’ll be able to see presentations such as: Discovery the Possibilities with Discovery Educaiton Digital Services Multimedia Einsteins: Discovery Education […]

  13. Keep your STAR status!

    Don’t forget!!  In order to maintain your STAR status, you must report at least two of your events for the 2008-2009 school year by August 31, 2009.  We don’t want anybody to lose their STAR status, so be sure you take the time to let us know about all the times you’ve shared the power […]

  14. Scott Kinney on the Future of Learning

    Today, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to examine how technology, innovative education tools, and digital content are transforming and improving education in America.  The DEN’s very own Scott Kinney, Vice President of Outreach and Professional Development for Discovery Education, served as one of seven panelists who testified as to how technology […]

  15. As Australia wraps up, South Africa ramps up!

    While Jannita’s journey with Discovery Student Adventures to Australia is wrapping up, DSA South Africa is just beginning!  Two days of travel split up by a brief exploration of Frankfurt, Germany have led us to our first day in Cape Town. This morning, we’re getting an overview of the country, before we hop on the […]

  16. Region 11 Summer Media Adventure

    Ft Worth TX was the place to be on Friday as the Region 11 team hosted its annual Summer Media Adventure.  Molly and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with everybody and seeing all of the great ways that teachers are using digital media in the classroom.  For those of you who attended the 50 Ways to […]

  17. Siemens WCCTW Challenge State Finalists Announced!

    The State Finalists have been announced for the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge!  The winning teams were posted to the We Can Change website this morning.  We’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to each of the 22 teams that have been honored as State Finalists this year.  They have all done an […]