Posts By Glenda Jenkins

  1. Creating QR Codes for Class

    Every where you look, you see a funny looking square with a cool design. Most of you know that is a QR code. The automobile industry first used the code to fast track production. Today, QR’s contain information for the purpose of advertising and sometimes just for fun. Businesses are using them on mailouts to […]

  2. iTransform the Future

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    Hosted by members of Discovery Education’s Leadership Councils from Texas and Arkansas, this conference will focus on providing participants with effective strategies for transforming their teaching and student engagement through meaningful and effective integration of digital media content and web tools. Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:00-11:30 a.m. Hosted at Metropolitan Career-Technical Center 7701 Scott Hamilton […]

  3. Tech Trends in Literature

    Tech Trends: Patrick Carman Offers Byte-Sized Ghost Tales http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/889785-312/tech_trends_patrick_carman_offers.html.csp By Lauren Barack March 22, 2011 For tweens drawn toward the darker corners of literature, author Patrick Carman has crafted a multimedia storyline sure to entice them. Entitled 3:15, Carman’s latest foray into storytelling involves downloadable apps for Android and Apple devices, which offer a hybrid […]

  4. Catching up with Jen

    Arkansas has been missing Jennifer Dorman since she moved away. The Leadership council owes her a lot. I recently caught up to her while reading around the DEN and she is still working hard for Discovery. Check out Jennifer’s latest experience.

  5. MOARK in Branson!!

    Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas Leadership councils have joined forces for a GREAT weekend in Branson. Come be a part of MOARK on October 23 and 24, 2010.  For more information checkout the Virtual Conference 2010 Tab. Looking forward to seeing a great group of the Arkansas DEN there. Register today…limited space.

  6. Leadership on the Move

    DEN LC’s are enjoying a busy week with “Discovering” new ways of sharing in education.  Evelyn McFadden and Karen Wells are representing the Arkansas Leadership Council. They started off their week with a three hour session of FIZZ.  No, it wasn’t a carbonated drink…but it was an active session with the unpredictable Dr. Lodge McCammon. They […]

  7. Summer Enrichment

    I know all of you are enjoying your summer break along with all the workshops you are taking in. I’ve picked up some new ideas and I’ve had refresher courses on topics that I’ve already been using. The Flip camera has been a big topic this summer in a lot of workshops. We all know […]

  8. It's Great to be a STAR!

        DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7, 2010 It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate our STARs for all the great work they do every day.  Make sure to check the DEN blog every day next week.  We have special surprises lined up all week that you won’t want to miss.  […]

  9. Professional Development

    It is that time of year to either make sure you have all your professional development hours or planning for next years hours.  Arkansas requires 60 hours, so that means educators are always planning and scheduling. Discovery has several webinars taking place right now and are scheduled through June. A certificate of attendance is sent to […]

  10. Flipped Out Winners!

    We have our winners for the Flip Video Contest!  On March 6th, the Arkansas Leadership Council joined with the “Geek Squad” @ Best Buy in North Little Rock to learn about the Flip camera and Glogster.  They later had to create a video and upload it to Glogster to be entered for a chance to […]

  11. Western TN Day of Discovery

      Discovery Education, St. George’s Independent School, the Memphis City Schools, and the DEN Leadership Councils in Tennessee and Arkansas, cordially invite you to join them for a day of discovery, learning, and networking.  Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009  Location: St. George’s Independent School1880 Wolf River BoulevardCollierville, TN 38017 Time:  8:30AM – 3:30PM Cost:   FREE! Space […]

  12. Virtual Conference

     The in-state sites for the October 24th virtual conference are as follows:  Glenda Jenkins and Daniel Moix co-hosting at ASMSA in Hot Springs Evelyn McFadden hosting at Har-Ber High School in Springdale Karen Wells hosting at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains Make plans now to attend one.

  13. Collaboration Between Tennessee and Arkansas

    The Arkansas Leadership Council is supporting the Tennessee Leadership Council by participating in the Western TN Day of Discovery.  Information has been included below for those of you who would like to attend.  Members of the Arkansas LC will be presenting at the event.  Western TN Day of Discovery Registration Form – http://sn.im/wtndod St. George’s Independent […]

  14. Stories for FREE!

    Isn’t it amazing how the word “FREE” always catches our attention!  As educators we are always looking for free ways to bring technology to the classroom.  Recently I found a website that allows anyone to download stories to mp3 players and yes..it is FREE.  Storynory is an excellent resource for teaching fairytales, classics like Alice in Wonderland […]

  15. Summer School Webinars

    As Star members begin to have back to school training sessions, what better way to introduce DISCOVERY than “Leadership Week” Focus will be on: Are our Schools up to the Task? Safety and Social Networking Web 2.0 for Administrators and Others Schools, Tools, and the 21st Century Data Driven Decisions with Discovery Education Assessment  To […]

  16. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 3:00 PM eastern time,  you have the opportunity to attend a Webinar on Explore Africa Today  Register today! Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event!  Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with […]

  17. The Wonderful World of Technology

    It is a never ending list of the things we continue to learn about.  Some of us learn when things are first introduced and others of us find them later. Either way, learning is taking place and if we share it….someone else will find it! ( I heard a movie saying in my head> something […]

  18. 21st Century Projects

    I know everyone has seen or logged onto a wiki  at some time.  I’ve always relied on someone else to design and direct me to their wiki. After a long needed vacation , I returned to summer workshops, to learn how to create my very own wiki space. It is still in the making so […]

  19. Using Phones in the Classroom

    It is time to encourage good use of phones in the classroom.  This link talks about the research about using the phones and how they will use them in Math and Science (linear equations specifically). Home school (illness) kids can still communicate with other students. Teacher can always see what the kids are doing with […]

  20. Keep Your STAR Status!!

    Don’t forget!! In order to maintain your STAR status, you must report at least two of your events for the 2008-2009 school year by August 31, 2009. We don’t want anybody to lose their STAR status, so be sure you take the time to let us know about all the times you’ve shared the power […]

  21. Discovery Education Assessment Webinar

    Event: Discovery Education Assessment: Predictive Benchmarks   Date and Time: Monday, June 22, 2009 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York) Change time zone Duration: 30 minutes Description: Match, predict and improve student performance on state exams with Discovery Education Assessment: Predictive Benchmark. A powerful formative assessment resource, Predictive Benchmark generates a clear, […]