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The Best of The Community on Twitter

The Best of The Community on Twitter

2010 seems like a long time ago. In technology terms, it is. Chromebooks weren’t even invented yet but now, they are becoming more and more of a staple in education. In 2010, Discovery Ed’s Dean Shareski keynoted the K12 Online Conference. As the name implies, this conference is held completely online, giving educators the opportunity

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What Are You Curious About? The Edmonton Edition

A packed house in Edmonton featured 8 wonderful Ignite presentations, great networking and an impromptu karaoke-style presentation on assessment. The theme asking “What Are You Curious About?”, meant presenters would pose a question and proceed to explore it during their talks. The theme of engagement and passion were prevalent from throughout the evening. At least

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Best of TBD This Week

The Discovery Education Community has inspired educators for over 10 years. The relationships that educators have built have had lasting impressions not only on the teachers themselves, but those connections have impacted countless numbers of students. It’s fitting that the growth of the Community coincided with the social media boom. Educators never had it easier

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What Are You Curious About? First Nations Education

In September, DEN Star April Waters, from St. James-Assiniboia School District in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shared a powerful Ignite talk on moving forward with First Nations Education. If you enjoyed listening to April, please send her a shout out here or follow her on Twitter. Discovery Education Canada also has some great resources on First Nations Peoples

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What Are You Curious About? The Winnipeg Edition

This Monday we kicked off another series of “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery” in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Educators in Manitoba have only been back at work for a couple of weeks and yet 85 of them gathered for 10 inspiring talks and great conversations. This year’s sub-theme asks the question, “What Are You Curious About?’ Topics ranged

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Ignite Your Passion is Back

The plan was simple.  Choose a region full of passionate educators. Find 10 or so people willing to share a 5-minute talk. Select a pub or restaurant where folks could gather. Invite 100 or so friends and strangers and watch the magic happen. These events were called, “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery” They were truly some

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DEN Community Member of the Week: Sandy MacDougall

Sandy MacDougall is a Technology Integration Specialist at Halifax Regional School Board in Nova Scotia, Canada. He shared, “In my role as a Technology Integration Specialist for our district, I offer teachers PD to show them various aspects of Discovery Education.  One of  my favourite features is student accounts.  When teachers realize that students can

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