1. Spring into action

    Wow! It finally feels like spring, and now it is time to come out of hibernation with some great activities to put a spring in your teaching. Discovery is planning a lot of events to help motivate you this month. Spring into action with these awesome events: Spring Training kicks off March 20 to May […]

  2. FETC & ATIA

    In January I was fortunate enough to attend two (2) awesome conferences in Orlando FETC and ATIA.  FETC Florida Educational Technology Conference is Florida’s official State Tech Conference but it is really much more. FETC is attended by people internationally with speakers as well known as Ed Begley Jr., Hall Davidson , Gail Lovely  and […]

  3. Why go digital?

    Why go digital? Good question! The response is easy: up to date resources, flexibility, differentiation for students, high interest, greener, and cheaper.  Why now? Many districts (like mine)will be adopting new textbooks next year, which makes it a great time to make the switch. If your school is serious about keeping costs down, but making […]

  4. Going Rouge…No, Going Digital.

    This seemed to be one of the common themes presented at FETC this year. The DEN Day of Discovery at Sea World started with Scott Kinney’s presentation, which included the You-Tube video – Joe’s Non-Netbook. This video shows how disconnected our students are with their classroom texts. Discovery’s very own Hall Davidson presented an eye […]

  5. Beyond the Textbook

    Our Day of Discovery started with an enlightening presentation from Scott Kinney.  Check out the YouTube video Joe’s Netbook to see why textbooks in the classroom are becoming a thing of the past. This video was created by a student too!

  6. FETC is Here!

        Get out your calendars and save the date, FETC is January 13 – 15th in Orlando, FL!  If you are planning to attend the conference, be sure to check out the Discovery Education sessions that will be held during the conference.  For a complete list, visit the FETC Schedule.   Ed Begley, Jr. will be the […]

  7. Florida DEN In Person Event – SCIcon 2010 Bradenton

    What do you get when you mix DE streaming, DE Science and the plethora of free resources available through Discovery education?  The perfect formula of a fun filled day! Also known as:   Join the DEN community for our first ever Science-themed virtual conference! Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop […]

  8. STEM Connect Comes to Discovery

    Are you looking for great resources for integrating STEM concepts?  Then take a look at the new STEM connect tab in the teacher center of Discovery Streaming. It is an excellent collection of clips, lesson plans, etc. that will make it easy to integrate science, technology, engineering , and math into your science or math […]

  9. What I'm Thankful for…

    The Thanksgiving holiday is about taking the time to reflect upon what we are thankful for. One of the things that I am thankful for is the cornucopia of resources that DE has to offer. It is a virtual buffet of educational and professional resources, however it still amazes me that some of my colleagues […]

  10. Sea World…. Welcomes Denny to the FL DEN LC!

    Hello World! The November 7th Sea World event was a great eye-opener! Our group’s quest was to find out as much as we could about sharks for the day.  We spent several minutes hunting and finding the ‘Shark Den’ and once we arrived, we watched the sharks swim and took many pictures! From there, we […]

  11. Sea World is Here!

    What a great day so far.  A group of 40 educators have gathered together for a day of discovery at Sea World.  The first task of the day was to search the park for an animal of your choice and collect waypoints and information. Once the group returned to the classroom, they began building information […]

  12. Sea World is Coming!

    The Florida Leadership Council is preparing for a day of discovery at Sea World on Saturday, November 7th.  We will be diving into discovery and learning how to practically apply geocaching to our classroom.  Stay tune to find out more about this exciting day!

  13. Nothing but treats

    This weekend was the Tech or Treat virtual conference.  I hope that you were able to attend a few of the sessions that were offered.  They were all excellent.  However, if you missed one of the presentations, they will archive them on the DEN site starting next week.  One that you can catch right now […]

  14. Descriptive Writing (Borrowed and tweaked from a MySpace quiz)

    By Cheryl Watford, Network Manager, Auburndale Senior High School, Polk County Can you create an example for your subject area?  For the TITLE, choose an emotion or a color that represents your Unit Topic along with a nickname. (You will not mention the subject anywhere in the writing.) Sentence 1:  Choose one of the following… ·        While in class […]

  15. NE Florida Virtual Conference

    Come join NE Florida DEN for an incredible day of Professional Development, both virtual and Face 2 Face. Check out the Amazing Virtual Presentation Agenda Saturday, October 24, 2009 9 AM to 2 PM ET Cost: FREE Location: Region 2 FDLRS/ATEN Lab -141 Ferry Road, East Palatka Directions to: Region 2 FDLRS/ATEN Lab See attached […]

  16. Are You A DEN GURU?

    The DEN is looking for a few good gurus.  Do you have what it takes?  Do you want to be one of the fab five for the inaugural   year? Here is the nitty gritty but you can check out all the details on the DEN National Blog.  DEN Gurus will: be featured as regular contributors […]

  17. Science Fair Central

    Science Fair. Mutter those words to students and they will either jump for joy or groan. Mention the words to parents and they often will groan louder. Somehow over the years science fair has gotten a bad name. Could it be that students are expected to conduct an experiment at home with little time spent […]

  18. Puzzle Pieces of a Lesson Plan

     By Cheryl Watford, Network Manager, Polk County Schools As we begin our journey of becoming teachers, one of the biggest challenges is to learn how to do an adequate, efficient, lengthy, informative lesson plan.  We are taught key features that must be included in that lesson, such as guided practice, independent practice, review, bellwork, reasoning, […]