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. Congrats to STAR Leaders in Learning!

    Cable in the Classroom recently announced it’s 47 finalists for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards.  This year, four STAR Discovery Educators have the distinction of being chosen as finalists for General Excellence category of this prestigious award!  Please join me in congratulating them on the nomination and wishing them the best during the final […]

  2. Digital Storytelling, Hollywood style!

    Our own Digital Storytelling guru, Joe Brennan, was recently interviewed by Techn & Learning about his thoughts on techniques, software, and how to get the best bang for the buck! A selection from it to whet your appetite: Q. Many teachers are using digital storytelling in the classroom. How can seasoned educators in this genre […]

  3. Are you in the Progress Zone?

    Fresh off the presses, the latest offering from Discovery Education is called Progress Zone (PZ).  In a nutshell,  you create assessments for your students (based off of state standards of course).  Students take the assessments.  If the students get anything wrong, PZ will immediately step in to offer up digital media tailored specifically to those […]

  4. A sweet start to PETE&C

     Simulposted from the PA blog We are in Hershey, PA, for the DEN pre-conference at PETE&C and we are having a TERRIFIC day chock full of tips and tricks for digital storytelling. The day was kicked off with an inspiring keynote, Beyond Essays: Digital Stories, New Media Narrative and the Emerging Nature of Literacy, featuring […]

  5. Book Club Week 1

    The DEN book club is about to get started!  Our first meeting will be on Monday, February 9th at 7pm EST.  We’ll be discussing Chapters 1 and 2 at that time.  If you haven’t started yet, read as far as you can, but make sure you still join us! There will be a real time […]

  6. Make a Splash with SplashCast!

    Add Mike_Bryant’s channel to your page The above embed comes from SplashCast.  I’ve played around with this service for about a month now, unable to decide if it’s any better than some other tools out there.  On one hand, SplashCast allows you to throw a lot of different file types into a single presentation.  This […]

  7. We Can Change the world Challenge: Register now, while you still can!

    Time is running out to register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to education standards and uniquely tailored to match students’ growing comprehension abilities throughout their school-aged years. We’re encouraging all middle school students across the United States to kick off 2009 […]

  8. Want to win a wireless lab?

    Of course you do!  Who wouldn’t?  Well over the past 6 years, Discovery Education and CDWG have given away no less than 18 wireless labs to schools, and this year is your chance to win one of your own! CDWG and Discovery Education announced today the opening of the seventh annual “Win a Wireless Lab” […]

  9. Enter the Iditarod

    Did you every want to try the Iditarod, but didn’t want to travel  through real ice and snow? Here is your chance! Based very loosely on  Discovery’s World’s Toughest Race join us for the first ever “DEN  Virtual Iditarod” to be held at our Winter Wonderland Carnival. Come  and enjoy the winter season with friends! […]

  10. EduBlog Awards 2008: And the nominees are…

    As I was trolling through the EduBlog Awards this year, I was thrilled to see the DEN represented a few different times!  In particular, the DEN in Second Life team has been nominated for the Best Educational Use of a Virtual World!  Major kudos for the nomination, but now let’s see what we can do […]

  11. Got a question for the Mythbusters?

    Are you a fan of the Mythbusters?  Think your students might be?  Well, they’re going to be special guests of Discovery Education at NSTA tomorrow and Lance is going to be hosting a Q&A with them.  While he has plenty of his own questions to ask them, we thought we’d open it up to you […]

  12. EdTechConnect Archives: Bernie Dodge

    As promised, here is Bernie Dodge’s EdTechConnect webinar, entitled Webquests and Web 2.0. Description: The WebQuest model has been around since ancient times: 1995. The web has fundamentally changed since then with the invention of blogs, wikis, podcasts and social tools of every stripe. Has the model kept up, or are WebQuests a relic of […]

  13. Discovery Connect with Major Paul “Max” Moga!

    Discovery Connect is proud to provide you and your students the opportunity to learn from a true American hero, U.S. Air Force Major Paul Moga of the Air Combat Command’s 1st Fighter Wing. Paul “Max” Moga is the host of Showdown: Air Combat, a Military Channel series which offers amazing insight into the aircraft’s,the weaponry […]

  14. Tech or Treat! A webinar STAR’ing…. You?

    We host quite a few webinars.  Yes, I know, that’s the understatement of the century.  But what we’d really like is to put YOU in the spotlight!  That’s why we’ve scheduled several “Sharing with the STARs” webinars and spread them throughout the course of the year.  The first one is scheduled for next Tuesday, October […]

  15. EdTechConnect Featuring Bernie Dodge!

    This month, we are honored to have one of the pioneers of web based education as our featured EdTechConnect Speaker. On Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm Eastern Bernie Dodge will be sharing his presentation, “Webquests and Web 2.0″. The WebQuest model has been around since ancient times: 1995. The web has fundamentally changed since then […]