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. Blast off!

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    Blast off! Our friends at Connect a Million Minds are hosting an out-of-this-world sweepstakes that could have you and your family visiting a historic NASA space shuttle. To enter: 1) Go to now through February 28th at 12PM ET 2) Take the Connect a Million Minds pledge to connect young people to the wonders of STEM […]

  2. PBL Hangout with Kathy Schrock!


      Thursday, March 14th at 7pm ET REGISTER Join Kathy Schrock and project based learning experts Ginger Lewman and Cynthia Treichler as they discuss authentic learning models and talk about successful practices that can be used to support whichever pedagogical model you would like to implement! What types of project based learning is there and […]

  3. Oh DEN, how do I love thee?

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    Let me count the ways…. One:  I love the company.  And I’m not just saying that because I work for them.  Day after month after year, this company has demonstrated that they’re in the education space for the RIGHT reasons.  When we have meetings about new products and ideas, it’s never a conversation about “How […]

  4. Join us in The DEN Zone!


    We are thrilled to announce the newly launched and much improved DEN podcast, officially known as The DEN Zone!  The DEN and the BAM Radio Network have teamed up to produce a new podcast series hosted by DEN Guru, David Fisher.  Every other week, David will bring the voices of the DE community straight to […]

  5. Help us rise in the ranks of the Teach100!


    You a fan of the DEN blogs? Think we’re the #1 education community blog out there? We do too! Which is why we’re thrilled to be ranked on the Teach100 list, a daily ranking of education blogs.  There are a slew of great blogs on there, including some good friends of the DEN.  But there’s […]

  6. 500,000,000 digital learning resources delivered… 1 grand prize winner!


    Discovery Education has just delivered our 500 millionth digital learning resource, a milestone that highlights our commitment to transforming teaching and learning in classrooms across the world! Congratulations Sabrina Blankenship, a 3rd grade teacher from Wakefield Elementary School in Sherman ISD, Texas for viewing our 500 millionth digital learning resource! Sabrina has won 1 free […]

  7. Google Chromebooks in Education


    When it comes to educational hardware decisions, there are a lot of choices out there.  From document cameras and interactive whiteboards to laptops and mobile devices, sometimes it’s hard to tell where to look. Of course, couple this with the myriad of operating systems and software applications and the picture can get even fuzzier.  Sometimes […]

  8. New Webinar Series Equips NJ Educators with Innovative Tools to Help Students Succeed


    Calling all New Jersey educators! Discovery Education and Plymouth Rock Assurance – Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ are excited to announce the launch of the Professional Growth Academy Webinar Series: a free monthly program exclusively for New Jersey educators! The Professional Growth Academy will be led by Discovery Education and will give you tools to […]

  9. Educating Our Future Workforce, from Bill Goodwyn


    Last week, CEO of Discovery Education Bill Goodwyn participated in a panel discussion at the Republican Governors’ Association titled, “Enhancing Workforce Development.”  If you were following us on Twitter, you probably saw some of the coverage from the event as it happened.  Yesterday, he shared his own reflection from the event that I highly recommend […]

  10. Removing Barriers to Digital Learning with Bill Goodwyn


    CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, posted a blog post today that is will worth reading.  He addresses the initiative by  Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski to assemble the CEOs from the top 15 educational technology companies in the United States and address challenges facing classrooms across America. At Discovery Education, we talk to many districts […]

  11. Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards


    eSchool News is at it again!  They’re accepting nominations right now for the 2012-2013 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards.  So I was thinking…  wouldn’t it be nice if Discovery Education got a shiny new badge for our website?  You can help make that dream of mine a reality!  I’d do it myself, but “nominations must come […]

  12. Digital Corners to Transformative Classrooms – A message from Bill Goodwyn


    The CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, just weighed in on his thoughts about Apple’s entry into the digital textbook world.  He makes some fantastic points in the post and it’s well worth reading in its entirety.  Just to whet your appetite though, here’s a taste: My hope is that the proliferation of digital textbooks […]

  13. Farewell Picnik…. Hellllooooo iPiccy!

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    Bummed about Picnik going away? Believe me, I was too. That was one of the sites I’ve been recommending for about half a decade. Sure there are plenty of other options, but Picnik didn’t require a login (yay), was incredibly intuitive (yay), and had a surprisingly robust set of tools. One door closes, another opens. […]

  14. The Edublog Awards 2011: Nominate the DEN!


    Oh, it’s such an exciting time of year.  Not only is it time for the annual Educator’s PLN Holiday Gift Exchange (have you signed up?), but it’s also time for EduBlog Award nominations! In 2008, the DEN in Second Life won for best educational use of a virtual world.  Since then, we’ve had a slew […]

  15. Vote for Discovery Education @ SXSWEdu


    Today, SXSW (South by Southwest) launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching […]

  16. Top 10 Reasons To Start Using Your DEN Blog

    One of the perks of being a STAR Discovery Educator is that you get your own personal DEN blog hosted by Discovery Education.  But there are lots of places to get a free blog, why would you want to make this one your home on the web?  I can think of TEN reasons for you […]

  17. Meet the Discovery Educator Network!

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    Quick: Somebody asks you “What is the DEN?”  How do you respond? I asked that on Twitter and got some great answers already Via @TechTia “DEN helps me: Develop & Inspire Students using Content found Online 2 help Visualize Educational Requirements Yearly” (bonus points for the acronym!) Via @Daveandcori “DEN is a community of educators […]

  18. DEN Blog Network: Shiny and New, Inside and Out!


    In case you haven’t noticed yet, we have just completed another major upgrade to the DEN Blogs!  Last time around, the upgrades were all behind the scenes.  This overhaul touched on just about every aspect of the blogs, both for the official DE and Leadership Council blogs, as well as your own individual STAR blogs. […]