1. How Do Your Students Handle Failure?

    The Mythbusters Explosive Exhibit just opened at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  I was lucky enough to tour it before it officially opened.  I love the hands-on nature of the exhibition and that you get to declare tests as confirmed, plausible, or busted.  I thought about how my students would do with these. […]

  2. STAR-A-THON at DENapalooza Denver

      One of the most popular sessions at our DENapalooza Denver event last month was an unconference session allowing teachers to complete their STAR application.  We’re so excited to welcome the following new DEN STARS  to the Colorado Council! Tara Ail Jeff Allen Debbie  Barr Tanya Cunningham Heather Fortelka Linda Horne Christi JohnsonLaura Kannaka Beth […]

  3. A Few Of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things-Mythbusters

    “Don’t try this at home–we are what you’d call ‘experts’.”  When you hear these words, you know it’s MythBusters time.   Subscribers to Discovery Education Streaming are lucky to be able to have on-demand access to  many Mythbusters episodes to use with their students. (Note: It may be that Mythbusters is for Discovery Streaming Plus subscribers […]

  4. A Few of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things

    Image Credit: http://mla.multiview.com/userlogo/mla/58174v1v1.jpg   Welcome to a new series written by the Discovery Educator Network’s Blog and Social Media Team! In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Discovery Series and how we’re using them in classrooms. This week, we’re looking more into animated versions of classic children’s stories  published by Weston Woods.  […]

  5. Chompie, A Twitter-Tale from ISTE

    Gwynn Moore (@gimmym) and I (@apstechgoddess) had some fun chasing down Chompie at ISTE a few weeks ago. Instead of tweeting a single “We found him” tweet, we decided to have a bit more fun with a whole series of tweets that told a story.  Here is our Twitter-Tale. Last morning of #iste13. Starting with […]

  6. Nettrekker

    I am spending today in a full-day PD session on Nettrekker. If you are a teacher and haven’t heard of Nettrekker, call your district Ed Tech department now and ask them when they will be providing this resource to you and your students. Nettrekker is an Internet search tool for students.  It allows for three […]

  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. DEN STARs in the News: Deanna Duray


    Deanna Duray (@dlpd17) got some great news in late January.  The Colorado DEN STAR’s classroom at Little Elementary in Arvada, CO, was one of seven classrooms in Jefferson County that were chosen to receive an iPad 1 to 1 grant from The Friedman Family Foundation.  The Denver Post wrote a short article about the grant.  […]

  9. The 2013 DENapalooza Tour


    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 […]

  10. Digital Gradebooks Save You Time

    The first semester is over.  Report cards have been sent home.  And many teachers have been comparing notes on how they put together their grades.  I have talked with a lot of teachers about the different grading apps, programs, and websites they use. Now that we work in a very data-driven profession, I thought I […]

  11. Colorado LC Spotlight

    Our final team member is Deanna Duray. Hello from Arvada, Colorado. I work at Little Elementary in Jefferson County. I began my teaching career in the fall of 1992 and have had the opportunity to teach at every elementary grade level. I’m currently teaching 3rd grade. I’ve been enjoying the DEN resources and opportunities over […]

  12. Colorado LC Spotlight

    The first Colorado LC Spotlight for October is Cate Beck! I serve as an instructional coach and 21st Century Learning Coordinator at Pine Lane Elementary (Douglas County School District).   It is one of the coolest jobs ever, as I get to combine my interests in staff development and technology integration.  I also provide staff development […]

  13. Colorado LC Spotlight

    This week’s spotlight is on Christine Archer-Davidson Hi, my name is Christine Archer-Davison and I’m the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cherokee Trail High School in the Cherry Creek School District.  I’ve been in the district over twenty years and have been involved with technology in some way or another throughout my career.  I have a […]

  14. Online Safety Lesson Material

    Finding online safety curriculum for elementary students that in informative and engaging isn’t always easy.  The other day I stumbled upon two online stories that make learning about online safety fun and educational. Both resources are from Media Smarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy. The first is “Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of […]

  15. Colorado LC Spotlight

    This week we would like to introduce Jennifer Jensen Hello!  My name is Jennifer Jensen. I am the Instructional Technology Coach at Clear Sky Elementary in Castle Rock, Colorado. I am currently in my 17th year of teaching. Prior to moving into the technology role, I was in the classroom for twelve years. Most of […]

  16. Colorado LC Spotlight

    This week you get to meet Gwynn Moore. I am the Media/Technology teacher at Paris Elementary in Aurora, Colorado. I work with students in grades K-5 in helping them find books to read at home and build their skills using technology. In addition to working with students I also work with teachers in building their […]

  17. Colorado LC Spotlight

    Each week a different member of the Colorado Leadership Council will be spotlighted. This week you get to meet me…Shannon Wentworth I am the Educational Technology Teacher at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado. I have been a DEN Star since 2008. I am a member of the Colorado LC’s Blog Team, so look […]

  18. 2012-2013 Colorado LC

    A new school year means new members on the Colorado DEN Leadership Council.  This year’s team members include… Blog Team Christine Archer-Davis Catherine Beck Jennifer Jensen Shannon Wentworth Events Team Kay Bolerjack Deanna Duray Gwynn Moore

  19. Fire Safety Importance

    Right now I am sitting in my living room in Aurora, Colorado just southeast of Denver. I am watching the ongoing, disturbing coverage of the many wildfires happening across Colorado right now. If I step to my bedroom window I can see smoke plumes to the north near Boulder and to the south where the […]

  20. Great Resources for Colorado Teachers @ eNetColorado

    Did you know that as a Colorado educator, you have a terrific FREE professional development and resource library available to you?  It’s called eNetColorado (www.enetcolorado.org).  eNet was started as part of a CDE grant through Title IID to help build 21st Century technology rich classrooms. This grant, and others received since, help provide EVERY teacher […]