1. Share Fair Orlando

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    SHARE FAIR ORLANDO: January 11th, 2014 – Register Now! A day of innovative STEM Education: Explore. Invent. Experiment.   Registration for Orlando Share Fair on January 11th, 2014 is now open! Educators register here!   Share Fair is a FREE, two-part event that provides a place for teachers, students and the community  to share best practices, emergent strategies, […]

  2. DEN Fall VirtCon – Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age

    If you missed the DEN VirtCon Tech or Treat, it’s not too late.  Follow the link to the archives.   Be sure to check out the session “Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age” presented by the author of a book with the same title, Troy Hicks. He also wrote Digital Writing Workshop […]

  3. DEN Techformation – EasyBib

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    The above video was made with Powtoon.com as a hook to a lesson we use to introduce students to EasyBib. When I was a student, many, many years ago, and was assigned a research paper, I truly enjoyed doing the research and writing the paper.  I truly hated writing the bibliography.  Back in the day, […]

  4. DEN Techformation – Powtoon

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    http://www.powtoon.com/p/dPk9HLLIVmQ/ Have you flipped your classroom, but find giving simple instructions online to be difficult and boring?  Would you like to begin your classroom presentations with a motivational video hook?  Powtoon is the answer for you.  I discovered this product in the Beta stage and fell in love with it.  I started with a free […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Science With A Twist

    Glenda Moton, DEN STAR from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, recently worked with Barry University in hosting 300 elementary students for an exciting event called “Science With a Twist”.  The event was such a success that the university is interested in hosting it again next year. The evening provided students, parents and teachers the opportunity to […]

  7. A DEN STAR Ambassador’s Success Story: Meet Erik Gonzalez

    A few weeks ago we received a glowing email from David Futch (Discovery Education PD) who wanted to share his excitement for the success story of  DEN STAR Ambassador Erik Gonzalez from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Like a proud Papa, David shared his story with us and we knew instantly we had to share it […]

  8. Meet Carlos from FL at #DENSI2013

    This is Carlos Fernandez, a STAR Discovery Educator from Florida. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. FETC PRE- Conference Day of Discovery at Wonderworks

    This Sunday, January 28th is the Day of Discovery  at WonderWorks on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. The Florida leadership council will be there in force and the day is jammed back with great ways to use Tech in your classroom. The day will be filled with great speakers, interactive sessions and great networking with […]

  11. Workshop Series for Florida Educators

    Discovery Education is excited to provide interactive workshops for Florida educators! These workshops will provide users with exciting and enriching professional development, focused on creative ways to maximize Discovery Education Streaming, and an opportunity to connect and collaborate. You’ll leave this session feeling empowered to create rigorous and relevant media-infused learning experiences that support all […]

  12. Register Today for the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery!

    Hello and Happy New Year! Let’s kick this year off right with a Day of Discovery in sunny Florida!  We are very pleased to invite you to the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery in Orlando in a few weeks and we hope you all can join us! This interactive day of free professional development will […]

  13. BYOD QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

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    Being an information specialist, i.e. Media Specialist, it is my job to show my high school students new ways to access information.  One of the latest and greatest ways to link or retrieve information is by the use of QR Codes.  Inspired by the Daring Librarian who used the QR Codes to create a Library Scavenger […]

  14. Musuem Makers LC Event in Florida on 10/19

    If you are in the Kissimmee, Florida area, you might want to check out this LC Event, organized by Debbie Bohanan. Have you ever visited a museum and wished there was more information on the topic?  If so, Museum Makers is the workshop for you.  We are going to start our day with a tour […]

  15. What Do You Want For Your Students?

    I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami with 70+ members of the district’s leadership team.  Curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and more dived right in to a discussion about what they want to see for their students.  I thought it would be fun (and funny) to share the products they developed […]

  16. DENSI 2012

    Not sure what to say about this awesome Institute in Bozeman, Montana. Once again the DEN Discovery team out did themselves! The Florida DEN was well represented with veteran and new Star members! A few of us met prior to the start of DENSI2012 for an awesome day of Saddle and Paddle! Again Florida was […]

  17. Florida Regional Science Institute 2012!

    “Making Science Come Alive in a Digital World” What a great start to the Florida Regional Science Institute 2012! A fantastic group of 38 Florida Educators have come together at UCF in Orlando. The theme for our 3 days together is “Making Science Come Alive in a Digital World”.  The Discovery team has once again […]

  18. Rainy Day Idea For Data Use

    I want to credit Shelly Strickland, a school administrator in the Taylor County, Florida school system for passing on this idea to me. At her school, Strickland uses those unfortunate rainy day recesses to put some exciting Discovery Education content in front of her students. Instead of sitting around with nothing to do, her elementary […]

  19. Making PowerPoint More Powerful

    PowerPoint has always been my presentation tool of choice.  I have explored many others and enjoy the different effects, but I always return to PowerPoint.  Being the “Grand Dame” of presentation tools, PowerPoint has been a tool a novice can use, but has also has many possibilities for the advanced user.  Many of the effects […]

  20. The Untethered Classroom

    I was told it couldn’t be done – so of course I had to prove them wrong. Since last year when I received a class set of i-Pads through a grant that I participated in, I have wanted to be able to project my iPad and all of the apps that I have through my […]