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. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. Alan Levine EdTechConnect Archive

    Alan Levine’s EdTechConnect presentation has been converted and is now available within MediaShare and the DEN Educator Resource Library.  Thanks to everyone who attended!  If you couldn’t be there, here’s your chance to give it a view.  Well worth watching, he shares some fantastic ideas for using Web 2.0 tools to create digital stories with […]

  12. Want to be on a scientific research team?

    Have you ever wanted to bring the excitement of authentic research into the classroom? Siemens teachers as Researchers (STARs) will provide the experience, resources, and contacts you need to do just that! Siemens Teachers as Researchers is an all expenses paid two-week residential professional development program, in which teachers will engage in mentored research at […]

  13. EdTechConnect with Alan Levine (CogDog)

    When I think back on members of the EdTech community that had a profound influence on me, I have to admit that Alan Levine gets a podium all his own. Besides being the author of one of the most respected and long-running EdTech blogs, CogDogBlog, he has consistently been at the forefront of nearly every […]

  14. Are you teaching America’s next Top Young Scientist??

    The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries for 2010.  The challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.  Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will […]

  15. EduCon 2.2

    Chris Lehmann, the keynote for the 2009 Spring Virtual Conference, will be hosting the third annual EduCon in Philly this January.  There are always quite a few DEN members in attendance, so it would be a good opportunity for a DEN meetup! For more details on the conference, read below or download the flier. Registration […]