Posts By Steve Dembo

About Steve Dembo

Steve is the Director of Online Community and Social Media Strategy for Discovery Education. He enjoys blogging about long walks on the beach

  1. End Math Nightmares!

    By Rafranz Davis, Math Blogger The mere mention of the “m” word (math), to some students draws shivers far reaching than the scariest of horror movies. This feeling of deep angst when it comes to math is so common that if a crowded room of learners were polled about their self-perception concerning mathematics, the expected result […]

  2. Leadership in the Age of Connectedness

    Jannita posted yesterday about our new lineup for the Leadership@Now webinar series.  While every one of them will be incredible for school leaders to attend, I have to admit I’m thrilled to be hosting the first one on October 20th, Leadership in the Age of Connectedness.  It’s a perfect tie in to Connected Educator Month, and […]

  3. “My Hero Is…” Contest

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    Engage your classrooms this Veteran’s Day with a unique opportunity from Discovery Education. The “My Hero Is” contest, brought to you in partnership with American Heroes Channel and National Military Families Association, gets schools involved by honoring local military heroes via student-created tribute videos. The school with the largest number of videos submitted will receive […]

  4. Dinopedia is unleashed!

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    I’d ask if your students are obsessed with dinosaurs, but what student isn’t?  Nothing captures the imagination like studying the prehistoric beasts that once dominated our planet.  This is why I’m so excited about the release of Discovery’s newest book, Dinopedia!  It’s the latest in the Opedia series that includes Snakeopedia, Sharkopedia and Bugopedia (coming in 2015), […]

  5. DEN Event of the Week: Michele Bennett

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    We’re going back into the archives for this week’s featured event.  Michele Bennett, from Gulf Shores Elementary School, shared an event back on May 11th that caught my eye for two reasons: 1) She mentions a quiz show in the Discovery Education Streaming library that I’d never heard of (Whaddaya Know) and 2) the picture […]

  6. Congrats to our first EDGE ‘grad’!

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    Many of you know about the Discovery Education / Wilkes Univeristy Instructional Media masters degree program.  Since we launched the program, hundreds of educators have taken courses from Joe Brennan, Lance Rougeux, Frank Guttler and many others (myself included).  While every teacher endeavors to be a lifelong learner, not everyone is looking to commit to […]

  7. Host Your Own Streamathon Bash!

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    While many people consider the Streamathon the best free professional development you can get while still in your pajamas, there’s nothing quite like the energy you get from experiencing it with others! The live event will be broadcast from Discovery HQ in Silver Spring, MD.  If in the area or interested in making the pilgramage […]

  8. Event(s) of the Week: Back to School Edition

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    Now that back to school season is well underway, it’s time for a return to our Event of the Week.  Every Tuesday I will be highlighting an event submitted by a DEN STAR, demonstrating how they’re sharing their love of Discovery Education in their own school district. However, as most of you know, back to school […]

  9. DE Streamathon: Schedule of presentations

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      Are you ready to get down with Discovery Education?  October 25th, we’ll be hosting the grooviest day of free professional development that you’ve ever seen!  Featuring a star studded cast of your favorite Discovery Education celebrities, we’ve got an all-star lineup of presentations guaranteed to raise the roof! Schedule for the day (all times […]

  10. My DE, My Community, My Content, My Way

    We know that your time is limited, so we’ve updated My DE to make it easy for you to access your personalized content and educator community from any device! My Community Learn from others and share what you have to offer.  Connecting and collaborating has never been easier on My DE.  Explore your peers’ favorite […]

  11. One Idea With: North Carolina’s Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Mooresville Graded School District’s Superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards. Leader of a school district dedicated to preparing every child, every day, to be successful and responsible citizens in a global workplace and community, Dr. Edwards’ One Idea focuses on the importance of building […]

  12. EdmodoCon 2014 is coming!

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    Next week Edmodo will be hosting their latest EdmodoCon, a virtual conference that celebrates teachers and students connecting each other through social networking.  I’ve attended several in the past, but this year I’m thrilled to share that I’ll be participating as the closing keynote!  Edmodo has always been one of my favorite web tools because […]

  13. Event of the Week featuring Chelsei Fox

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    Some events are up close and personal, with just a few educators getting together over lunch.  And others are a little more… international. This week, our Event of the Week was submitted by Chelsei Fox!  She had the honor of being one of the educators representing the United States at the Microsoft in Education Global […]

  14. DEN Event of the Week: VirtCon Edition!

    This week, we take a look back at the Spring VirtCon.  More than 3000 educators took the time to attend, but I’d like to focus our attention on the people that really make this event exceptional amongst other forms of virtual PD:  The people who hosted the dozens of face to face events around North […]

  15. Good News from Discovery Education

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    Discovery Education’s mission is to celebrate and support the millions of dedicated professionals around the world who have made teaching their life’s work. As such, we share your concerns with the ID program “Bad Teachers.” Discovery Communications operates over 200 channels worldwide and 14 in the US, including the entertainment channel ID. The program “Bad […]

  16. Chad’s Choices from the Community

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    Time for another edition of Chad’s Steve’s Choices for the Community!  No, this isn’t a hostile takeover, I just didn’t think it fair that Chad gets to hog all the fun!  So this week, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the blogs and Twitterverse and aggregated together some of the most interesting nuggets.  From articles to infographics, […]

  17. Of the People: LIVE from the White House!

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    Register Today for Of the People: Live from the White House December 16 at 1PM ET Join Discovery Education as we launch Of the People: Live from the White House, a virtual field trip series broadcast directly from the White House. Transport students to Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and […]

  18. Gain an EDGE on leading the digital transition!

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    We are proud to once again partner with Wilkes University to create the EDGE program, 12-credit Letter of Endorsement that provides a quick pathway to expertise in emerging technologies.  EDGE stands for Emerging trends and technologies Digital transition Graduate Level Endorsed skillset Whether you’re considering a master’s degree or you already have one and want […]

  19. White House Student Film Festival!

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    Jeanette just posted over on the Discovery Student Network blog details about the upcoming White House Student Film Festival. The White House recently announced the first ever Student Film Festival and we think you should enter! Why? Because the festival specifically challenges students to create “videos that highlight the power of technology in schools.” Videos […]