Posts By Scott Meech

  1. National Discovery Educator Conference on the cruise ship Sensation

    I just returned from a fabulous conference with other Star Den Educators. We attended the National Discovery Educator Conference on the cruise ship Sensation. I enjoyed so much all of the information shared by Steve Dembo, Joe Brennar, Brad Fountain, Hall Davidson, Scott Kinney, and Jannita Damian. They did a wonderful job of inspiring me […]

  2. IL-TCE 2008 "Learning without Boundaries" Feb. 26-29, 2008

    IL-TCE 2008 “Learning without Boundaries” Feb 26-29, 2008 is now accepting proposals submissions for full day workshops, half day workshops, general and poster sessions. The new form is available off the new ICE website at: Information about past confernences is available at:

  3. Illinois Educators on Digital Storytelling 2.0

    The Illinois DEN’s own Joe Brennan represented IL well at Technology and Learning’s Tech Forum April 27, 2007. Joe and two other IL educators, Jon Orech and David Jakes presented “Digital Storytelling 2.0″. Check out the blurb on their presentation and Joe’s own handout: Presentation: Makin’ Movies. Congratulations Joe, Jon and David as you represented […]

  4. Give some Feedback Please!

    The National Educational Computing Conference is June 24 through June 27, 2007 in Atlanta Georgia.  Who is going to be there?  Do you want to attend a DEN event?  Give some feedback so that plans can be put together… Click Here to give your feedback!

  5. IETC – Springfield – 2007

    Crown Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL – November 15 and 16, 2007   A call for presentations is in process for the IETC 2007 conference in Springfield, IL. 1) Deadline for submitting sessions is May 10th… Get presentation ideas at this website…. even session titles and descriptions… 2) Would you like to host a DEN […]

  6. Our DEN Blog changed colors today in response to …    Virginia Tech family members across the country have united to declare this Friday, April 20th, an “Orange and Maroon  Effect" day to honor those killed in the tragic events on campus Monday, and to show support for Virginia Tech students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, […]

  7. Education Week – State Reports on Technology

    The latest report on Illinois technology use gives Illinois a C+.  Check out the report as we look forward to further discussion on how we can improve our grade!  Technology Counts 2007, which explores developments in educational technology over the past decade, tracks data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia in several […]

  8. Guest Blogging and the IL DEN

    Every week we would like to focus on issues related to education in Illinois, DEN issues, Discovery products and their uses, and general use of technology in our schools.   We would love to encourage guest bloggers from all of our DEN members.  If you would like to post to our IL blog, please send me […]

  9. Confirmation of National Institutes

    Ok IL DEN members…  check the status of your National Institute application.  Here is a post from Jannita Demian that you should check out.  Click Here  There are only a few days left so don’t miss out!  What a great opportunity… For any of you going, why don’t you post a comment here and people […]

  10. District Technology Plans

    Many school districts are facing the challenge of a new tech plan this year in Illinois?  For those not in the know, the state has not been very timely in their setting parameters.  How are your districts responding to this pressing problem?

  11. List of Projects in IL

    I would love to post a list of outstanding projects done by IL teachers in conjunction with United Streaming and/or general technology.  I know you can find some of these by using Google, word of mouth, and perhaps Regional Offices of Education, etc.  It would be great to have a growing list of projects with […]

  12. IL and Technology Education

    I would like to spark some conversation regarding IL and tech education.  The following article from the Daily Herald is very interesting as it talks about the state of IL struggling with the issue of assessing students and their use of technology.  To quote the article, "Too few students in Illinois schools have the technological […]

  13. Re-Opening the IL DEN Blog

    We are very excited to announce the re-opening of the IL Blog.  The IL council is back on board.  We would love to get feedback and post educational ideas from any and all educators. Additionally, we hope to see a lot of the IL members come back as we know that you have put in […]

  14. End of 2006

    As we come to the end of 2006, I look back with a great deal of satisfaction as I consider how the DEN community in Illinois has grown this year and as I recall all of the fantastic moments I shared with educators all across the state. I had the pleasure of working with thousands […]

  15. EdTechConnect: "A Web of Connections"

    If you read education blogs, you are most likely familiar with the work of Will Richardson–one of the world’s foremost experts on education blogging. Discovery Education is proud to announce that he will be the focus of the next EdTechConnect webinar series that will take place on Wednesday,  December 13, at 5:00PM EST. Who: Will […]

  16. Illinois DEN at the IETC Conference

    The 13th Annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Springfield on November 16 and 17, and several Discovery Educators from Illinois played important roles at the conference. Over the course of the two day conference, the following Illinois DEN members presented breakout sessions on a variety of […]

  17. DEN Podcast #4

    If you have subscribed to the DEN podcast through iTunes, you already know that the 4th show was posted a few days ago. This show features Mitch Aiken, the Director of the AFI Screen Education Center and Frank Guttler, the Associate Director of the AFI Screen Education Center.  In this interview, Mitch and Frank talk […]

  18. Classroom Performance Systems

    As an added benefit of being a STAR Discovery Educator, we are pleased to offer you a special discount opportunity to purchase a Classroom Performance System in partnership with eInstruction!  Through this partnership, you can purchase the CPS IR 32-pad system from eInstruction at a very attractive price of $995 plus shipping charges.  This is […]

  19. IETC DEN Reception

    On November 15-17, the 13th annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Springfield. Several Discovery Educators from Illinois will be doing presentations on Thursday and Friday, and I have made arrangements once again for a DEN Reception to be held on Thursday, November 16, from 5:15 […]

  20. Transform Your Classroom

    I have had the pleasure over the past year or so of awarding several LCD projectors to Discovery Educators in Illinois in recognition of their efforts in sharing their expertise with colleagues, contributing valuable materials to the Educator Resource library, and participating in special professional development events. I am writing now to announce the next […]