Posts By Tim Childers

  1. #DENChat – Web Tools Slam

    Tonight was our second round of DENChat, the DEN discussion on Twitter every Thursday from 8 to 9 PM ET. This week we asked the DEN to bring their best game to the subject of web tools.  And they did not disappoint! Names and links came flying across my screen at breakneck speed from the […]

  2. DEN Spring Virtual Conference LIVE in Knoxville!

    The Spring Virtual Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th.  While the exact schedule of livestreamed talks are still being ironed out, there is ONE we know for sure! Lance Rougeux will be streaming his session LIVE from the STEM space at the L&N STEM Academy in beautiful downtown Knoxville, TN!  The L&N STEM Academy […]

  3. February 28 #DENchat Archived

    This past Thursday, February 28, was the inaugural launch of the DEN’s #DENchat on Twitter.  Lisa Parisi and Tim Childers organized the first event with the help of several other DEN LC members from across the country.  And, of course, the fantastic support of Steve Dembo and the DEN Princess herself, Porter Palmer. Our first […]

  4. #DENchat Coming Thursday!

    Recently we announced the formal organization of the hashtag, #DENchat as a weekly Twitter discussion around topics of interest to members of the DEN.  Tomorrow, February 28th, is the launch date.  We will hold the discussion from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST.  Mark your calendars! And, like all things DEN, this is a collaborative effort […]

  5. DENchat Making Its Official Debut!

    Mark your calendars.  Next Thursday, February 28, at 8 PM EST the #DENchat hashtag on Twitter will become an “official” conversation on Twitter! In a recent webinar with the Blog and Social Coordinators for each state’s leadership councils, Porter Palmer and Steve Dembo talked to us about this thought that #DENchat become more than just […]

  6. Looking at the Tennessee STARs

    If you are a STAR Discovery Educator in the DEN, and you are presenting at a local, regional, state, or national conference, we would like to know about it!  The National DEN Leadership is tracking the STARs through a giant telescope called Google! So, if you are a STAR DEN member presenting at a conference […]

  7. Micro-Teaching

    A few days ago, some DEN friends and I got in on the Beta test of a new “walkie talkie” video app called Glide.  I invited many more, but they closed the Beta testing right after we got in.  The premise is that we can connect with Facebook friends and send short video messages to […]

  8. Why I Love The DEN

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    I have been a part of the Discovery Educator Network almost since its inception.  I wasn’t at that first NECC (now ISTE) conference when the idea was birthed.  Honestly, I didn’t know NECC or ISTE existed.  I was just a 7th/8th grade English teacher trying to find ways to interest kids in diagramming sentences, fixing […]

  9. Techbook Live in Knoxville – Update!

    This Saturday, January 26th, we’re hosting the DEN’s Techbook Live at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN.  It is a day of professional development and community building that you won’t want to miss!   We’ll start the day at 8 AM with a light breakfast courtesy of Discovery.  At 8:30 we’ll kick of some […]

  10. TechBook Live in Knoxville!

    Discovery is hosting the TechBook Live worldwide streaming event on Saturday, January 26.  And in Knoxville, the key word is “LIVE!” Lance Rougeux, Vice President of Discovery Education and leader of the Discovery Educator Network, will be delivering the 9:00 AM kick off session live from the L&N STEM Academy in downtown Knoxville.  That’s right.  […]

  11. DEN Fall Virtual Conference for Knoxville, TN

    NOTE: We have had to cancel the belated Fall Virtual Conference scheduled for October 27 in Knoxville.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please find another great way to enjoy your Saturday!   The TN DEN Leadership Council is hosting a “belated” Fall Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  We are waiting a week due […]

  12. Picture Perfect! Event Wrap-Up

    This past Saturday, November 12, The Tennessee Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network hosted a day of photography training at the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga. 19 teachers attended and helped make this a phenomenal day. We met at the IMAX Theater (a hat tip to George Bartnik of the TN Aquarium for providing the […]

  13. Picture Perfect!

    One of the things we know about the Digital Native generation is that they are visual learners.  One of the ways to capture their attention is to offer them high quality, interesting, and engaging pictures and videos as part of your classroom practice.  While Discovery Streaming has thousands of engaging photographs and videos readily available […]

  14. Tech Or Treat in Knoxville This Saturday!

    The DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference, Tech or Treat, is nearly here.  And while you can always attend online, there are many live events being hosted across the country.  Knoxville is no exception! In addition to viewing several online presentations, there will be live workshops offered by the Tennessee DEN Leadership Council specifically geared to help […]

  15. Mid-South Technology Conference 2011

    Once again, the Mid-South Technology Conference in Memphis, TN, is set to rock the tri-state area on December 8 and 9!  And this year promises to be even better with Discovery’s own Kathy Schrock as the keynote speaker! This year’s theme is “Producing Digital Citizens” and promises to be a fantastic two days of powerful […]

  16. Math and Language Arts PD Set!

    The TN DEN LC is hosting a day-long training event for Math and Language Art teachers on Saturday, March 12th at the Lake Forest Middle School in Cleveland, TN.  We will look at various technologies that can help teachers from all content areas incorporate math and language arts into their curriculum (DE Streaming, Web 2.0, […]

  17. Discovery Education Class at the Apple Store

    RESERVE YOUR SEAT! Date: Saturday, February 26th. 2011 Time: 8 am -10 am Apple Store in Saddle Creek, 7615 W Farmington Blvd Germantown, TN 38138 The Tennessee DEN LC is hosting a training at the Apple Store.  These trainings are always informative and lot of fun!  During this time the Apple folks and TN DEN […]

  18. Martin Institute Spring Conference

    Clif Mims, TN DEN LC member, Executive Director of the Martin Institute, and teacher extraordinaire, has forwarded the following announcement for a fantastic professional development opportunity in West Tennessee… I’d like to invite you to the 2011 Martin Institute Spring Conference, Teaching for Tomorrow, to be held February 3-4 at Presbyterian Day School. See the […]

  19. DEN Virtual Conference Is Here!

    Fall VirtCon 2010 Saturday, October 23, 2010 9AM to 3 PM ET Download the flyer Cost: FREE Register for the virtual sessions (Beginning at 8am ET, you can click this same link to join the event!) Schedule: 9-9:50 AM It’s Not the Technology, It’s the Education Gail Lovely Web 2.0 tools are cool. iPads, cell […]

  20. More Webinars of Interest

    With the Fall Virtual Conference coming up later this month (Saturday October 23 for 6 hours of non-stop professional development!), its time to take a look at some of the webinars being hosted by Discovery Education.  You can log into your DE Streaming account and find the entire list by clicking on the DEN link […]

  21. Webinar with Build It Bigger’s Danny Forster

    (Reposted from Porter Palmer on the DEN National blog) Mark your calendars! At 1pm ET on Monday, September 13th Danny Forster from the Science Channel’s Build It Bigger is joining us for a special webinar event “A New Way to Look at Architecture.” Danny loves architecture, from the curve of a building’s roof line to […]