1. Hey High School Teachers…

    I’m going to be presenting to High School Teachers on using Discovery Education. I’m just looking for a quick response from you as to your favorite uses of Discovery Education. If you could share what you teach and how you use DE, I’ll be sure to share and give you credit. Also please RT this […]

  2. My Back To School Speech

    It’s been interesting watching the various ways schools and districts kick off the new year. Some begin in a very low key fashion with staff meetings and prep time. Others start with professional development for large or small groups and some bring together the entire district in a pep rally atmosphere. I’m not sure there’s […]

  3. Updates from the Great White North

    So before I begin updates let me just say I’ve been in Texas for a couple of events and looked up the weather and found this: I asked the audience during my talk if they could explain what 124F feels like. Then I offered my own weather report. I told them I could explain -40 […]

  4. Communication and Community are Different

    Cross posted on my blog: As I talk with and work with schools and districts interested in using social media they often talk about their communication strategy and how they might use social media in a strategic way. My first reaction is you can’t. The word “strategic” implies a tactical and deliberate approach. While that […]

  5. Great things happening in Ontario

    I spent the last few days in the province of Ontario with some fantastic educators, parents and students. Monday and Tuesday I was with the Learning Connections team in Ottawa from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Karen McEvoy facilitated the work of nearly 60 teachers from grades k-6 who were exploring a variety of technologies […]

  6. DEN STARs in the News: Kathy Cassidy

    Canadian DEN STAR Kathy Cassidy is a published author.  Her new ebook, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, is now available through the PLP Network. From the site, “This highly interactive digital book — featuring dozens of color photos, six student-centered videos, and hundreds of live links to helpful downloads and […]

  7. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  8. I have the best job

    The other day I was in the middle one of my regular google hangouts with my teammates and my wife happened to be home over hearing the conversation. “I hate you”, she said in jest. “All your calls include lots of laughing, lots of encouragement and a bunch of new cool things you’re doing.” Yeah, […]

  9. It Takes All Kinds: Communities

    This is the third in a 4 part series. You can read  part one and part two if you like. This one is very specific to my work but hopefully will resonate at some level. The truth is this post has already been written, and is the post that got me thinking about this whole […]

  10. How Awesome is Jared Heidinger?

    I’ve mentioned DEN STAR Jared Heidinger before but want to reiterate and share his simple idea of connecting his students with people all over the world and at the same time deal with the rather mundane but necessary task of having his students learn vocabulary for their provincial exams. Jared explains his idea of the […]

  11. The 2013 DENapalooza Tour

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    We are thrilled to announce an exciting professional development and networking opportunity for DEN members.  Join us for the 2013 DENapalooza Tour!  The DEN will be touring North America, stopping in ten locations to share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network.  Each full day event will have formal presentations in the […]

  12. Two Canadian meetups in January

    What continues to be among the simplest, yet most meaningful opportunities for teachers are those informal chances to network with other teachers. This month they will be a couple of chances for the DEN to support that. On Wednesday, January 16th, Ottawa area teachers are invited to an after school meetup from 4-7 PM at […]

  13. Surrey, meet the DEN

    “Connecting educators to their greatest resource….each other.” That’s the core principle under which the Discovery Educator Network operates. The great thing is you never know what or how those connections are facilitated. This past week I was in Vancouver and have been impressed over the past while at the burgeoning online community of passionate, thoughtful educators […]

  14. What Innovation Looks Like

    It was great to return to Nova Scotia and meet with teachers and leaders in several districts. Not only is Nova Scotia a beautiful part of Canada but the people are among the most hospitable. It was great to spend one morning in Bedford South School in Halifax. This is a school that serves students […]

  15. Sometimes, it’s just too much fun

    I feel guilty that I get to have this much fun and get paid for it. Wednesday Discovery Education Canada partnered with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and hosted a pre-conference event for the ATLE event in Edmonton, Alberta. To set the stage for the conference we send out this little preview video: I was […]

  16. A Quick Screencast

    I was great to see the last DEN newsletter feature 12 new Canadian STARs. Thanks to Chad and team for getting our technical issues sorted out. As I travel around and get to know the many educators across Canada using Discovery, it’s certainly evident how many fantastic, passionate teachers are out there. When I consider […]

  17. Hey Canadian STARs, We’ve Had Some Issues

    One of my goals as Canadian Community Manager has been to increase the number of DEN STARs in Canada. When I began the job in the beginning of January there were about 60 stars. Over the first few months that number increased to 80+. I’m not about to take credit for that that but the […]