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. “Bust-A-Myth” Video Challenge

    Note: This challenge is being hosted on the DiscoveryEd Facebook page.  If Facebook is blocked in your school, you can visit here to read the details of the challenge, but all videos must be uploaded through Facebook. Want to spend some time on the set of the MYTHBUSTERS?  One lucky educator will be able to […]

  2. Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education

    Fast Company puts out an annual list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.  They also break out Top 10 lists by industry, including education. And guess who they added in at #4 on the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education list?  That’s right! Discovery Education! For leading the way in the […]

  3. iSpy with SciSpy!

    If you’re a fan of the natural world (who isn’t?) and have an iOS device, there’s a new app from the Science Channel that you’ll want to check out.  It’s called SciSpy and it’s akin to your own personal game of Eye Spy that you can play in your own backyard.  The app provides a […]

  4. @DEN no more!

    When the DEN first began using Twitter, we chose the username @DEN. It seemed like a great idea at the time, especially with the character limit in mind. However, since then we’ve found out that the Discovery Educator Network wasn’t the only thing that the word “DEN” referenced. For example anybody who misses their connection […]

  5. Archive: iLearn with iPads

    One of the highlights from the DEN precon at PETE&C 2011 was Kyle’s session, iLearn with iPads. During the presentation, he focused in on iPads in education, including the numerous ways in which you can use DE content on the iPad. He does a fantastic job of breaking it down into bite sized chunks and […]

  6. Discovery Education Sneak Peek 2011

    Virtually join your friends at Discovery Education’s Sneak Peek 2011 featuring Jeff Corwin, EMMY®-Award winning TV personality & Discovery Education’s leading animal behavior expert. Get a first look at dazzling content, meet Jeff Corwin’s favorite furry and scaly friends, and learn about the innovative programs your colleagues are implementing to drive student achievement. Join us […]

  7. Webinar Archive: Save the Sticks, Save the Bottles, Save the World

    Last night’s webinar featured the 2010 winner of the Elmer’s Glue Crew Challenge, Alexandra Dexheimer.  I’ve been on many a webinar these last few years, but rarely have I seen a more active group of attendees, soaking up the information Alexandra was sharing and adding their own experiences to the conversation.  It was a wonderful […]

  8. SciCon Archives

    You want archives from this year’s SciCon?  You got ‘em!  Visit the SciCon 2011 page to view archives from three of the sessions as well as Reed Timmer’s closing presentation (embedded below). Did you attend this year’s SciCon?  If so, what were your takeaways from the day?  Have you tried anything you heard in the […]

  9. Indiana and Louisiana are next states to adopt DE Science TechBook!

    Congrats to science teachers in Indiana and Louisiana! You join those in Oregon as among the first in the country to have a true alternative to traditional textbooks. Both states recently adopted the Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital core instructional resource for elementary and middle school science instruction through their state textbook adoption […]

  10. School Town has an early holiday gift for STARs!

    Consider this a VERY early Black Friday doorbuster of a deal! School Town has created a fantastic promotion exclusively for STAR Discovery Educators, and we think you’re going to love it. School Town helps you create digital courses to supplement your classroom where you can leverage resources like Discovery and any other tool or resource. […]

  11. Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education Team Up to Deliver Four Events in Louisiana

    Philippe Cousteau LA School Visits: In September 2010, Discovery Education and Louisiana Public Broadcasting teamed up to highlight some of the great things the partnership provides, celebrate exemplary usage of LBP CyberChannel, as well as provide a unique and extensive professional development opportunity.  Several events were held, starting when Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson […]

  12. Join the DEN on Edmodo!

    While Edmodo is primarily known as a filter-friendly, safe way to do microblogging and social networking within schools, they’ve slowly been introducing features that make it a great tool for collaboration in general. We’ve been using it quite a bit at our various institutes and have found it to be incredibly effective for managing group […]

  13. Global Education Conference

    Bienvenue! Welcome!! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Seja bem-vindo(a)! Bienvenido! That’s the greeting you’ll find when you visit the homepage of the upcoming Global Education conference. It’s a virtual conference, not unlike the K12 Online Conference, or even our own VirtCon, except that it runs nearly 24 hours a day for the duration of a week. There are […]

  14. Virtual Conference Archives posted!

    Six hours worth of fantastic professional development have now been converted and posted!  You’ll find sessions from Gail Lovely, Hall Davidson, Kyle Schutt, Porter Palmer, Whitney Mihoulidies, and Steve Dembo, all available for viewing online or download. Did you attend the Virtual Conference?  If so, share a highlight or two from the event in the […]

  15. Tech or Treat 2010: Costume Contest Finalists!

    Considering the creativity on display Saturday, it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to ten finalists. However, with three Flip cams at stake, that’s just what we had to do! Review all ten finalists, and then use the polling widget below to cast your vote! Voting will be open until Friday morning, and the […]

  16. Tech or Treat, costume gallery!

    During the Fall Virtual Conference, the theme of the event was Tech or Treat.  We encouraged people to dress in costume, and I have to say that some people really outdid themselves!  In the next post, I’ll be posting the top 10 entries that you can vote on, the top 3 of which will be […]

  17. President Obama to appear on Mythbusters!

    Straight from the White House… At the White House today, President Obama hosted the White House Science Fair celebrating the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. During his remarks, President Obama announced his participation in an upcoming episode of Discovery Channel’s popular series, MYTHBUSTERS. But that’s not all! […]

  18. Discovery Education goes live on the iPad!

    Discovery Education revolutionized education almost ten years ago by being the first company to introduce streaming educational media into America’s classrooms. Now, we are revolutionizing education again by launching a new iPad-optimized version of our streaming platform, the only educational streaming service scientifically shown to improve academic achievement. If you’re already a subscriber, you can […]

  19. Constitution Day!

    Today is Constitution Day!  Did you know that according to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, “all publicly funded educational institutions [must] provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on [this] day.”  I had no idea!  But clearly somebody on our curriculum team did, because they created a Theme Page within DE streaming focusing […]