1. Let's Make Every Day Earth Day!

    How many times can the newspaper you read today be recycled? How much can one compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) save in electricity costs over its lifetime? What single innovation is causing more people to recycle more products than ever? Which clean alternative energy source is created by landfills? How much energy can you save by […]

  2. Events page

    Since blog posts continually move down as new posts go up, I know how frustrating it can be to find info on upcoming events that you’ve read about. So we’ve created a new page to store our event info more permanently. It’s easy to go to, just click on the word EVENTS next to the […]

  3. Join the DEN and Welcome BACK the Grunions!

      Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike by kalavinka Join Discovery Educator Network members their families on Saturday April 25th for the 2009 Grunion Run! This event will include a bonfire, private Grunion movie presentation at the Cabrillo Aquarium followed by time to explore the aquarium’s exhibits before heading back to the beach to watch the Grunions make […]

  4. CUE-A "STAR" Studded Affair!

    Hello all! Since our pal Dave Kootman has gone over to the “dark-side!” (LOL) I’ve volunteered to take on the roll of Nor CA blogger for the DEN. I’m really excited…so here it goes. I spent the first weekend in March attending the CUE  conference (Computer Using Educators) in Palm Springs! This was by far […]

  5. CA DEN Event: The Story of Our State Flower

      Our State Flower is the California Poppy, but how much do you really know about it? Here’s an opportunity for you to experience the amazing color of our state flower first hand and bring images and stories back to your students.  (Fourth grade teachers – are you paying attention?!) On Saturday, April 4th you’re […]

  6. CUE Celebration

    It’s CUE time in CA. If you haven’t already registered, the annual conference in Palm Springs is just around the corner. Go to http://www.cue2009.org/ for more info. And of course, what would a conference be without a DEN party? Not much I tell you. Join us for the CUE Conference Celebration at Boomers on Friday […]

  7. Using DE survey

    Jennifer Dorman from the Pennsylvania DEN is conducting a survey to see how teachers use DE’s resources for teaching the Civil War. Do you use one of the over 360 resources on DE for teaching the Civil War in your classroom? Or do you know another teacher who uses them? You can use the form […]

  8. OC CUE Tech Fest

    Hey CA DEN folks, It’s 2009 and there are some great DEN events headed your way. It starts with next weekend with the Orange County CUE Tech Fest. Come hang with fellow DEN members and bring a friend. We still have some limited space, so don’t wait to RSVP! Hope we’ll see you there! Here […]

  9. Definition of Terms: Digital Storytelling

    One of the big buzz terms of the last few years has been “Digital Storytelling.” Teachers of all grades want to integrate digital storytelling into their curriculum to enhance student learning.  This has the added benefit of being fun and creating a pretty impressive final product  that can be published and viewed anywhere. You can’t […]

  10. Going to the Innovative Learning Conference?

    The Innovative Learning Conference is one of the premier  Ed-tech events in California and it’s quickly approaching (Oct  14-16). If you plan on attending be sure to take advantage of Discovery’s opportunities, including a very generous $40 discount on registration fees, a preconference event and rockin dinner. I remember the ol’ days when I used […]

  11. Google Chrome- or How many posts can I write about browsers?

    After recent posts about Firefox capabilities and tricks, as well as Microsoft’s latestversion of Internet Explorer, I thought it would be appropriate to provide a link to Google’s latest venture into the browser world. Check out “Google Chrome” here. They have some nifty new features not found in other browsers, like the ability to add […]

  12. Special Screening Invite

    Just in! We have a limited number of seats available for Discovery Education and the DEN at a special screening of Discovery en Espanol’s My Hispanic World and Mysteries of the Yucatan. When: September 17, 2008 Where: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 Time: VIP Reception 6:00pm, Screening at […]

  13. Help Our Western DEN Stars WIN!

    As the California budget dwindles, schools and teachers are relying more and more on additional methods of funding. Everywhere you look, there seem to be grant opportunities and contests.Have you taken advantage of these lately? You have to have the attitude that you can get it. Oregon DEN member, Amy Lundstrom, won $100,000 from Best […]

  14. LC stands for Labor Company

    Deep in the headquarters of the Discovery command center, the top minds of the CA LC have been hard at work planning, networking, and gathering wonderful lesson ideas to bring back and share with you all. While all this work is not compulsive, the efforts of the council members has nonetheless intensively focused. The picture […]

  15. Getting Tiny…er

    If you use Tiny URL or Twitter… See for yourself: http://tinypaste.com/10dea Techcrunch review Check out the Firefox extension too Could this be used for annotations and citations? What if you/student used a photo in a project and simply used a TinyPaste link to credit the author or photographer? Would that be a legal way to […]

  16. DE Streaming Updates- webinar dates

    This is a cross-post of a previous National Blog Post: Discovery Education is excited to announce many new GREAT additions coming your way to streaming! This includes the long awaited and asked for Student Center where your students will have ability to log on and download media, better correlation with your state standards, more refined […]