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. The Edublog Awards 2011: Nominate the DEN!

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    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 […]

  2. Vote for Discovery Education @ SXSWEdu

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    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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

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

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    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. […]

  6. The DEN by Numbers, now via infographic!

    As we mentioned recently, researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigated the Discovery Educator Network to determine how the DEN has affected educator’s professional development and their use of technology in their work. You can read through the highlights here, as well as find a link to the full study. For those of […]

  7. Spring VirtCon 2011 Archives

    Spring Virtual Conference A huge thank you to everyone who attended the virtual conference, whether it be virtually or in person at one of our many local events.  Altogether, over 1200 educators participated, making it one of our most successful VirtCons ever!  Enjoy the archives. Time, Differentiation and Online Publishing Dr. Lodge McCammon Dr. Lodge […]

  8. Get bustin’ and meet the MYTHBUSTERS!

    You have a few days left to get your “Bust-A-Myth” entries in!  On April 30th, the entry period will close and we will narrow the field down to five finalists, one of whom is going to win a trip to San Francisco to attend a taping of the MythBusters.  And if that wasn’t a big […]

  9. “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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. @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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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. […]