1. Back to School Discounts for Georgia Teachers

    Staples and Office Depot appreciate Georgia teachers in McDonough, GA on August 3, 2013. Check with your local stores for times in your area. The Staples on Jonesboro Rd. in McDonough, GA will provide the following for teachers from 9:00 am -12:00 pm on 8/3/13: FREE shopping bag plus 20% back* in Staples Rewards® on […]

  2. Create Beautiful Data with Infographics!

    Geoscience Careers

        Create beautiful data for presentations, or have your students create visually stunning posters from their data for FREE! I used an app called Piktochart to create a poster for my Earth Science students about careers in geoscience. I plan to teach my students to create similar posters from their science lab data, for […]

  3. 3M Loves Teachers!

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    Click the link below, or the picture above, to visit the website and see all of the information that they have to offer teachers, parents, and students to keep them engaged in the study of science. Study the science of everyday life, visit innovations HQ, or work through a virtual lab on wind energy. There […]

  4. MOOCs the Gateway to Free Online Learning

    MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Now you can attend courses at top universities for free by signing up for a MOOC. Learn about a topic of interest in a variety of subject areas, or take professional development courses. Provide low risk higher education experiences for students by introducing them to MOOC courses. They […]

  5. UTC Admin Day of Discovery

    It’s gonna be hot in July! But guess where all of the cool people will be? The Upstate Tech Conference Administrator Day of Discovery! We hope you can join us. UTC Admin Day of Discovery • Wade Hampton School | 100 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville, SC 29609 • Thursday, July 11, 2013 • 8:00AM-1:45PM For […]

  6. Announcing the DENbrarian Selection for June:


        The DENbrarian selection for June is a great kickoff to summer reading!! Twofer: This book has a sequel coming out June 4- so you might want to order both! June’s selection: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy It’s 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie […]

  7. Announcing the DENbrarian YA Book Selection for May!


    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!  Wanna join us? Welcome to our book club- EVERYONE is invited! You do NOT have to be a Library Media Specialist to join this group- …you just have to love great Young Adult books!  We began last month with The One and Only Ivan.  All […]

  8. DEN STARs in the News: Kati Searcy

    Georgia DEN STAR Kati Searcy has been named a receipient of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2013 Best Practices Teaching Award. The award is given for innovation and excellence in using their resources through classroom applications and student projects.  The $500 award can be used for professional development and Kati is using the money for her trip […]

  9. Everything I know about rolling out a 1:1 iPad initiative: Post 3: Create Committees


    Everything I know about rolling out a 1:1 iPad initiative. Post 3: Create Committees We created 4 committees to help manage our 1:1 iPad initiative project.  Here are the committees and the major tasks each accomplished.  The steering committee members also served on at least one sub-committee. 1. Steering Committee- we called this “iPals” 2. […]

  10. Meet Sandi Dennis from GA at #DENSI32013

    This is Sandi Dennis, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Georgia. She’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s her 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 […]

  11. DEN STARs in the News: Sandi Dennis


    We often hear about the great things educators are doing from other educators.  Sharing the successes of our colleagues is wonderful, but it’s even better when we read about the great things teachers are doing from those outside of our profession.  That was the case a short time ago when an article about the work […]

  12. DENapalooza Hits Atlanta!


    The second stop on the DENapalooza tour has been finalized.  We’ll be stopping in the Atlanta area on April 27th.  Join the DEN for this exciting day of professional development with formal presentations from DEN STARs in the morning and an unconference in the afternoon. Registration is NOW OPEN! For more information about DENapalooza, visit […]

  13. Great Uses for Google Voice at School!

    Google Voice

    Google Voice is a great technology tool to use at school! I use Google Voice to have one central number that students, parents, other teachers, and school personnel can have for me. If I want my private numbers to remain private, or don’t want to have to update my phone number with everyone when it […]

  14. Make Science Fun!

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    Watch Tyler DeWitt on TED talk about making high school science fun. http://on.ted.com/TylerDewitt A couple of great ideas for the high school science classroom: 1. Remember that biology is all about reproduction (sex), relationships, drugs, and food. These are things that are interesting to middle and high school students, and if associated with biology, are […]