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. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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! […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. By popular demand, Don Tapscott returns!

    Bestselling author, Don Tapscott, adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Toronto, returns to present another webinar for Discovery Education! On September 20 at 1pm EST, he he will discuss MacroWikinomics, its impact on the world of education and the implications it holds for the future. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World is the […]

  8. Pre-order MacroWikinomics and get a free copy!

    Last year we hosted a Grown Up Digital book club and enjoyed a fantastic webinar with Don Tapscott.  Just recently we wrapped up a Wikinomics book club and followed it up with another incredible webinar with Don.  So how do we top that?  Oh, we have a few ideas! For the next few days, August […]

  9. Archive from Don Tapscott webinar

    If you missed the Don Tapscott webinar last week, here’s your chance to see it!  You’ll definitely want to give it a view, because we have a very special offer for you that we’ll be announcing on Monday.  Enjoy the archive and check back in to see what else we have cooking. The world needs […]

  10. New DEN Book CLUB

    We are excited to announce that the next iteration of the DEN Book Club is starting on June 7!  We will be reading Don Tapscott’s thought provoking book, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. This time around, STAR Discovery Educators James Norwood and Gail Braddock will be leading the discussion weekly discussions as we explore […]

  11. Spotlight on the Gulf Spill with Philippe Cousteau

    Spotlight on the Gulf Spill,How it Affects Us Now and in the Future.Questions, Answers and More Uncertainty.Wednesday, June 2, 20101:00PM ETJoin Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau and Discovery Education Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, as he takes you and your students to the Gulf through pictures and stories from his recent trip […]

  12. DEN 3.0 is here!

    If you participate in our Spring Virtual Conference or our Teacher Appreciation Week, then you already know that change was in the air.  Well, today we go live!  The next generation of the DEN community website is up and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  It features an all new look and feel, designed to keep […]

  13. Riding the Wave of Change

    Later this week, I’ll be heading up North to keynote the Riding the Wave of Change conference in Gimli, Manitoba.  Really looking forward to the conference, it looks like they’ve got a great lineup there, including one of my own personal heroes, Darren Kuropatwa.  Are you going to be going to the conference, or are […]

  14. BESSIE Awards are best served in threes.

    We’ve won our fair share of awards in the past, but this year Discovery Education has really outdone itself.  We have been honored with no less than three BESSIE Awards from ComputEd Learning Center!  Discovery Education Science  won a BESSIE for Best Science Website  Discovery Education streaming Plus won a BESSIE for Best Digital Library […]

  15. Celebrate Earth Day with Philippe Cousteau!

    On Wednesday, April 14 at 1pm EDT, Philippe Cousteau will be hosting a very special Earth Day celebration for you and your students. Philippe is the grandson of Jacques Cousteau and he will be presenting “Earth Day: Celebrating Our Past and Future Efforts to Conserve Our Oceans.” During the webinar, he will share his experiences […]