1. Smackdown in Winnipeg

    Den Stars Andy Mckiel and Joan Badger hosted a Discovery Smackdown event in their home district of St. James School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba. About 30 teachers came after school and began with some small sharing about how their using Discovery in their classrooms. Given they’ve only had access since March, they shared some cool […]

  2. The Ninth Podcast

    In today’s podcast we have special guest Lodge MacCammon who shares some wonderful insights on his creative process. We’re also joined by Kyle Schutt as we gathered after an “unconference” about Discovery innovation. We’ll maybe talk more about that another time but did reference an old Teach42 podcast. Show notes: Teach 42 podcast on unconference […]

  3. The first CanaDEN podcast

    The newly formed Canadian Leadership Council is about to take shape. Rob Wall has decided to begin a monthly podcast highlighting the work of the DEN in Canada. Thus the name CanadDEN. For his first endeavour he interviewed some teachers in Saskatchewan at a local Social Learning Summit gathering. We really want to support Rob […]

  4. The Eight Podcast

    Today Steve and I chat with our colleague Ginny Washburne about her new project The Rising Star. She may or may not have showered which meant we only recorded audio even though we used Google Hangout. This is a pretty cool project that warrants your attention. Listen and leave a comment. I mean it, leave […]

  5. The Seventh Podcast “All PD should be like this”

    “All PD should be like this” That was the resounding message after a day in Frederiction, New Brunswick as nearly 40 educators gathered for the Social Learning Summit on Saturday, April 21. DEN stars Jeff Whipple and Brian Facey put together a fantastic opportunity for New Brunswick teachers. The day began in a large meeting […]

  6. What is the DEN?

    In the past 3 months of this job I’m asked almost daily about the DEN. From teachers wanting to know how to participate and why, to districts wanting to know how the DEN adds value to their Discovery Education services. I find myself struggling at times in trying to give the elevator pitch because the […]

  7. The Sixth Podcast

    Steve gathers with Mike Bryant, Patti Duncan and Brad Fountain and talk a little more about techbook and we do the usual banter and silliness mixed in. Also, I promise to give out a prize but you have to play along. [podcast]http://ideasandthoughts.org/podcasts/DEpodcast6.mp3[/podcast]

  8. The Fifth Podcast

    Catchy title hey? Actually this is a pretty significant podcast for a number of reasons. 1. First one Steve and I have done together live. 2. No one was in an airport. 3. I nearly got through the podcast without mentioning the “p” word. 4. We went over 17 minutes. The real reason this was […]

  9. Frozen Planet Premiere

    Superintendent Geri Hall, Dean Shareski, Director, Celeste York and Tom Metuzals

    What do New York city and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan have in common? They were the US and Canadian sites that premiered The Frozen Planet, an amazing new series that features never before filmed sequences and locations that will truly leave you in awe. While the NYC event featured some big time celebrities, the event in […]

  10. Congrats to Shelley Wright

    I’m pleased to announce that Shelley Wright is the winner of the 21st Century Digital Classroom Challenge sponsored in part by Discovery Education. I can speak first hand to Shelley’s awesomeness having witnessed and participated in her journey into a tech infused classroom over the past 18 months. Her blog is one of the best reads of […]

  11. The first podcast

    So one of the things that Mr. Dembo and I have discussed is the idea of doing cool stuff. I’m not sure if this is cool but it was fast. So there you have it. It’s just Steve and I talking/rambling.We hope to make this a regular occurrence, introducing me and you to the some […]

  12. You’re probably a Star and don’t even know it

    Are you a Canadian? Does your school or district subscribe to Discovery Education? Then the fact that you’re reading this let’s me know that you’re likely a Star. Let me explain. Discovery Education is committed to helping teachers connect with one another. The way we do this is through the DEN or Discovery Educator Network. […]

  13. Building the DEN in Canada

    It’s been 2 weeks since I began my official role as Community Manager for the Canadian DEN. Needless to say my mind is spinning with possibilities and the vast opportunities that Discovery has for teachers. While I was previously aware of many of these, I’ve been bombarded with so much more as I learn about […]

  14. We have a winner!

    Congratulations to Shelley Addis! Shelley is the winner of the Discovery Education Canada Fellowship Drive. Shelley is a DEN Star from St Paul Education Regional Division #1 in Alberta, teaching at Ecole St. Paul Elementary School. Earlier this year, during the Alberta Road trip, we held our first Fellowship Drive for Canada. Educators from across […]

  15. Resources for Remembrance Day

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    Looking for resources for commemorating Remembrance Day?  Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, the Discovery Education Canada Remembrance Day theme page offers teacher’s guides, video clips, audio, encyclopedia articles and more. Find it by searching “Remembrance Day” in your Discovery Education Canada media library and clicking on the banner that appears […]

  16. The Great Alberta Roadshow!

    The Discovery Education Canada team hit the road in Alberta last week. We visited 8 school districts across the province speaking with and learning from over 250 educators about the transformation of Alberta classrooms. From Pembina Hills to St. Paul, from Elk Island to Northern Gateway we met motivated and passionate teachers that wanted to […]

  17. Saturday morning learning at Medicine Hat SD#76

    On Nov 22, nineteen educators from the school districts around Medicine Hat gathered at the main offices for MHSD#76 for the Fall Virtual Conference. What a great day we had! Tim Johnson from MHSD#76 generously offered the boardroom, brought coffee and snacks for everyone. Matt Monjan led the group through a terrific session on web […]

  18. Learn East 2011

    This past August, Discovery Education took part in the Learn East 2.0.11 in Fredericton, NB.  New Brunswick has been a leader in leveraging technology for learning. The DEN’s Kyle Schutt presented his popular “I can do THAT with Powerpoint?” session. Thanks for having us, we made some great new friends! From left to right – […]

  19. Home Stretch of the DEN Membership Season – These Places Still Need Players!

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      In the final stretch of the DEN Membership Season, who will take home the coveted DEN MVP jerseys?  For most places, the game is down to the wire, but in some states and provinces, the field is wide open!  I don’t want to totally give it away, so if you happen live in a […]

  20. The DEN Membership Field is Wide Open!

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    With three weeks left, it is still anybody’s game in the Discovery Educator Network Membership Season!  Every state and province will have one MVP – aside from bragging rights, you’ll also be the only one in your state or province that gets to sport the exclusive 2011 DEN jersey. Get started today!  To report your […]