1. Ignite Your Passion for Discovery: The Vancouver Edition

    85 educators walk into a bar… That’s what happened last night in Vancouver. A gathering of teachers from various districts crammed into a small space to share passions and connect with folks who are passionate about children and learning. This rendition, like the previous events in Winnipeg and Edmonton featured great presenters and enthusiastic participants who […]

  2. Taking Flight: Connecting London and Hamilton

    As we prepare for perhaps our largest ever virtual field trip next week, today students from Hamilton Wentworth District School Board engaged in a transatlantic conversation around the topic of Remembrance Day with students from Pakeman Primary School in Islington, UK. Both Canada and the United Kingdom celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11th.  Students from […]

  3. Tundra Connections Math Challenge

    If you haven’t heard, the DEN is once again partnering with Polar Bears International for their 2014 Tundra Connections program.  Learn more and register from my previous blog post here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/polarbears2014 To prepare for the Thursday, October 30 webcast at 1pm ET, we invite you and your students to participate in our Math Challenge.  Our goal is to […]

  4. Bringing Polar Bears to your Classroom!

    The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  I hope you and your students […]

  5. 5 Quick Take-Aways for Principals

    This may or may not be the view out the window from our meeting today with principals and vice principals in West Van. 1. 99% of the time we do a keyword search and get enamored by those great video segments.  Challenge your staff to expand by media type and use an audio file, interactive, […]

  6. A Day in the Life

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    The last 24 hours haven’t been particularly unusual but more representative of what being networked and connected means. Sunday 9:19pm I posted this: Seeking feedback. What are the worst apps and ideas in #edtech ? Please post here https://t.co/XdHeo0VCiM and RT. THanks. — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 9, 2014 Within a few minutes dozen of […]

  7. Don’t Be Sorry

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    “I’m sorry”. That’s what more than one teacher said today as I did a walk through at Caulfeild Elementary School in West Vancouver. Caulfeild is a wonderful school where principal Brad Lund and team have been working to transform this school into an inquiry focused environment built around strong digital access. What’s interesting is that […]

  8. Thinking Outside the Book with Kawartha Pine Ridge

    The Discovery team had a great time today in Canada with our partners at Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB. We talked about some big questions: What is text? What do we want learning to look like? What are the chances that the Blue Jays and Pirates will be in the World Series? Below is the presentation […]

  9. STARs in the News: Claire Kreuger

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    Claire Kreuger is one of those special teachers whose passion and creativity take her to places not everyone goes. Her efforts to teach Treaty Education to her students combined with technology and creativity has been recognized by the Canadian Education Association with the Ken Spencer Award for Innovative Teaching Award. She is among 7 people […]

  10. The Golden Ticket

    So this was fun. A few weeks ago I hosted a wonderful gathering in Winnipeg with various members from the DEN, DENSTARS and folks who regularly participate in #mbedchat. Steve and I were there and as always connected with so many tremendous educators from Manitoba. But I did have a secret mission that I was […]

  11. DENapalooza comes to Edmonton

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    Around 30 educators from the Edmonton area gathered on Saturday for a fantastic day of learning at DENapalooza. We love the mix of Discovery led sessions by our team and our STARS and opportunities for newcomers to share and present the great things they’re doing in the classroom too. It’s also so great to have […]

  12. Chad’s Choices from the Community

    Time for another edition of Chad’s Dean’s Choices for the Community! Apparently Chad feels like he needs to take a vacation once in a while. So he asked me to man the fort this week. So this week, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the blogs and Twitterverse and aggregated together some of the most interesting nuggets. […]

  13. A District That Gets It

    One of my great privileges is visiting a variety of school districts and observing the culture and efforts made in understanding and transforming teaching and learning through digital. In my experience there are few districts that are making cultural shifts simply because not all parts of the district are of the same mindset. In many […]

  14. Interview with a Curator

    I’m currently teaching a course over at Wilkes on Sustaining Digital Literacy as part of the new EDGE program. I wrote the course and it launches this week. The course is essentially about developing resources and learning networks that allow you to stay current with emerging technologies and educational ideas. As quickly as new possibilities […]

  15. It’s All About Hockey!

    With the completion of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the world was focused on athletes competing in all sorts of winter sports. Hockey remains the most popular of the winter sports. I won’t even mention who won both gold medals. Discovery Education is excited to take you a little deeper into Canada’s national sport. No, not […]

  16. Sustaining Digital Literacy

    Cross posted on Ideas and Thoughts I’m excited to be teaching a course in a few weeks for Wilkes University called “Sustaining Digital Literacy” as part of the new EDGE offering. Essentially this is a great way to quickly get yourself up to speed with emerging technologies. The course I’m offering focuses on a few […]

  17. STARs in the News: Lindsay Morhart

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    Lindsay Morhart, a DEN Leadership Council member from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is the latest DEN STAR in the news!  Lindsay’s grade three students, known as Morhart’s Minions, have been sharing their learning on their blogs and the local newspaper recently came into her classroom to see the great work her students were doing.  Lindsay recently […]

  18. Apps Smackdown

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    At the recent Halifax, Nova Scotia 21st Century Learners conference, a number of iPad apps were presented.  The genre of these apps ranged from photos, creativity, organizational and learning. All the apps mentioned were free.  Some do have an upgrade if you choose to buy it. The photo and movie apps include:  iMotion, Haiku Deck,  […]