Posts By Victoria Schmitt

About Victoria Schmitt

I’m a Curriculum Resources Coordinator for IDEAL, a partnership between ADE & ASU.

  1. Try this on your summer vacation? Video editing

    Are you a video editor? Do you use free iMovie or Windows MovieMaker? I’m definitely not into video production, but I’ve had lots of fun with around the house video and using a “green screen” to insert my talking head or bouncing dog. My trial copy of a well known video editing application has long […]

  2. Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Got time for one more? 3M has joined forces with Discovery Education on the Young Scientist Challenge to foster innovation and communication in the scientists of tomorrow. To enter the competition, students are asked to create a 1 to 2 minute video that showcases their understanding of select science concepts and how they apply to […]

  3. Past event reviews…future event reminders

    Four f2f sites in Arizona recently hosted the DEN National (global actually!) Virtual Conference on Saturday, April 24th. Participants attended at Cartwright, Deer Valley, Flagstaff and Snowflake. If you missed the event, or wanted a review from a session you particularly enjoyed, the following links may be helpful.  Scroll to the bottom of the […]

  4. A challenge…adding time on task to an assignment.

    One of our DEN Stars, Al Parnell from Chino Valley, makes great use of the assignment builders and the “my classroom” feature. He also serves a few homebound students. I’ve forwarded his question to DE for some more advanced help, but then thought I might get some answers & creative solutions from the readers of […]

  5. We're still celebrating MEC2010…join us for the highlights!

    Were you one of the lucky educators who scored a seat w/computer at the DE presentations at MEC2010? Did you miss them and wish you had the handouts and materials? Have I got a deal for you(?)!   Hand-outs and “take-aways” from the sessions are posted at this blog link   In addition, there […]

  6. MEC Week – March 15, 16, 17

    Greetings, There are so many opportunities for AZ educators to learn DE tips & tricks at the upcoming MEC conference in Tempe. If you haven’t registered yet, go here If you’re one of our DEN Stars, please check your e-mail for a special invitation. If you’re not yet a Star, why not? Find the IDEAL […]

  7. Steve Dembo as the keynote speaker at ASU's MEC Conference? How cool is that?

    Arizona educators enjoy an enriched relationship with DiscoveryEducation through the partnership with IDEAL. So many of you “know” Steve from DE webinars, his excellent blogs, and his interaction with the DENs around the world. Get your requests for conference leave to your districts and join us March 15, 16 and 17. A former kindergarten teacher and […]

  8. Amazing DEN Members – April & Deena

    Just wanted to give a shout out to two amazing DEN members from N. Arizona. April Weston is the Navajo County TIS and Deena Jorgenson is a Title I Math Teacher for Blue Ridge. Together, they coordinated the DEN Virtual Event on Saturday at Blue Ridge HS Library. A sucessful event with satisfied participants was  due to the […]

  9. Join us for DEN Virtual Conference – Saturday, October 24 6am – 6pm (any hours in between)

    You are invited:  DEN Virtual Conference Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:00AM – 6:00PM (anytime in between) 10 hours PD credit is available (free)  A local group of educators is meeting face-to-face for collaboration and to enjoy food provided by Discovery Education, but you may also work at home online with your personal internet connection.  Meet […]

  10. Sit down and catch your breath! Discovery Education chases and catches our imagination.

    Whew, the Day of Discovery for Administrators at SkySong was a success in every measure of the word. Over 100 eager participants joined us for a day of presentations by Philippe Cousteau, Hall Davidson, Brad Hagaman, Justin Karkow, Rosie Escandon and Sarah Crawford. Welcomes and introductions came from Margaret Dugan and Cathy Poplin from ADE, […]

  11. Tim shares his photos from DEN Institute

    Tim Johnson was part of the AZ crew in San Francisco this summer and captured our imagination with his camera and photography skills. He’s sent us a time-lapse video link to his posting on YouTube. Many of his scenic shots echoed the themes on the DEN Flickr page (but with his camera’s exquisite quality and […]

  12. Woohoo – DEN Institute in San Francisco

    More than seventy DEN Star educators were excited to meet at the Headlands Institute in San Francsico for a week of collaboration using Web 2.0 tools. We bunked in single bed dorms (60 beds), ate exquisite food and plumped up our complexions in the foggy air. We were able to integrate the best of the best […]

  13. Keeping up with the DEN…muggy summer days

    I’ve been trying to participate in the LC Symposiums via googledocs and Mogulus feed. Not quite the same as being there (lucky Rosy, Lillian & Emily), but I learn something anyway. Look for future DEN events to be linked here via google calendar (one of the new tips).  Looks like Tim, Judy, Alexa and I […]

  14. And it just keeps getting better!

    The DEN webinar series has been one of the highlights of the last few weeks.  I’ve seen&heard Tony Vincent telling us all about iPods in the classroom; witnessed the magic of  “Movers and Shakers”  like Traci telling us about her wonderful use of Google Earth with Glogster to embed activities and links into her 1st […]

  15. Two ways to join us

      Join us in person or virtually for the “Spring into Action” DEN Virtual Conference Saturday, April 25 2009 7:30am – 1:00pm Snowflake High School (for a group gathering) or in your own home – virtually  Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their […]

  16. Day of Discovery – thank you!

      Happy Monday!   On behalf of the entire Discovery Education team, thank you for helping to make Saturday such a great day.  I hope that during the day, you were able to pick up a few tips and tricks on using Discovery Education streaming.  I will be working with the AZ leadership council to […]