1. Surfs Up….DEN Summer Institute

    We all know how powerful Discovery Education Network Day’s of Discovery are when it comes to connecting, sharing, and learning. Well, the DEN Summer Institute in San Diego, California starts July 9th and runs through July 14th. For those of us less fortunate folks unable to attend the unbelievable learning opportunity, I have established a […]

  2. Come join the fun whether you are in Philadelphia, PA for the Discovery Education Pre-Con at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) or joining us virtually. Starting at 9:00 am EST Discovery Education will be leading a day of adventure and collaboration with educators across the US. Be sure to check-in as Tweets and direct comments are […]

  3. Kansas Represented Well

    Tuesday night brought the 2011 Discovery Education DENny Awards.  This special webinar is for all Discovery Educator Network STAR educators to join in celebrating the events, performances, and growth of our PLN.  During the celebration multiple DEN personalities including Porter Palmer, Steve Dembo and Lance Rougeux presented information on upcoming events, including the Geocaching Day (Saturday) […]

  4. DEN STAR over Kansas

    As we wrap up the 2010-2011 school year the Kansas Leadership Council will be looking to highlight new KS DEN STAR members. We start of this summer asking that you please welcome Bryan Akins to the Kansas Discovery Educators Network “STAR” family. Keep checking back for new postings as we look to host events each […]

  5. Kansas Geocaching Day

    Discovery Day of Geocaching is planned for May 21st. The Kansas Leadership Council is hosting an event at Herman Hill Park in Wichita. We will convene in the meeting room at the Wichita Water Center at 8:45 that morning. I have attached a flyer that has information about the day. Please let other people  know […]

  6. Googling Creative Commons

    Educators and students are always looking for images and media to be integrated into a variety of classroom projects.  Some of those projects may be book reports, digital storytelling projects, or podcasts. To some of us, relying on Flickr for images licensed under Creative Commons is our second stop after searching DE Streaming images.  Creative […]

  7. Share Your Library of Binders

    As many of you know I am a dedicated user of LiveBinders. Tina and Barbara have done an excellent job of listening to their users in making enhancements to this web 2.0 tool. Their most recent update allows for users to embed their entire bookshelf on their own site while maintaining interactivity. Here is the […]

  8. I Write Like?

    Do you write like Edgar Allen Poe?  How about William Shakespeare or even Sojourner Truth?  Have you ever wanted to have your writing analyzed to determine who you compare with among the greats?  Honestly, I do not write like any of them.  However, according to “I Write Like“, I do write like Cory Doctorow.   This […]

  9. DE’s version of American Idol – DEN Guru Style

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from some of the DEN’s best and brightest. 12 DEN Guru finalists have been selected and are presenting next week for a panel of judges and you! We hope you’ll join us. Monday 4/18 6-8pm EDT (Register here.) 6pm- Charlene Chausis   ePub and the Future of the Book 6:30pm- […]

  10. A Rising STAR in Kansas

    The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council would like to welcome Pamela Amott, from Wichita USD #259 Public Schools, to the DEN STAR family.  When you see Pam be sure to congratulate her for successfully completing her membership process.  If you are not a DEN STAR yet please consider joining our fantastic family and PLN.  After […]

  11. Lets Bowl

    The Kansas DE Leadership Council invites DEN members and STARS to join us in Manhattan, Kansas on March 2, 2011 at 7:30pm CST. We will be hosting a night of bowling in the Kansas State University student union as a Pre-MACE Conference event. So, come join the fun and learn about being a DE “STAR”. […]

  12. Interactive Human Body

    In this time of education initiatives including 1:1 and Interactive Whiteboards, Google has taken another step towards solidifying their role as an education resource. Prior to Christmas break, one of the hot topics on Twitter was Google Lab’s Body Browser.  I found the conversations very interesting  and I decided to investigate the new Google Lab’s […]

  13. Celebrate Our Heroes – Fort Leavenworth

    When thinking of November we first think of Thanksgiving and it being National Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, for many, their is one day that remains quite special to those of us that have had friends and family members give their lives so we may enjoy life, freedom, and ability to make our own decisions. […]

  14. Discover Our Heroes

    Day of Discovery Event:  Discover Our Heroes (sponsored by Discovery Education and the Kansas Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council) When:  Saturday, November 6th Where:  Bradley Elementary School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Time:  8:30 – 2:30 Cost:  FREE (lunch will be provided) Join us for a day of Discovery Education and Digital Storytelling at Bradley Elementary, located […]

  15. Discovery Education at your fingertips…..literally!

    On October 8, 2010 Discovery Education streamed across the web using Livestream to announce their release of Discovery Education on the iPad.  Yes, your fingers can now do some walking through Discovery Education. This site provides you a wealth of options with videos already matched up to meet your interests.  Here is the list of […]

  16. Join DEN in Branson, Missouri

    The Discovery Education Leadership Councils for Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas invite you to participate in a joint event providing face-to-face learning while enjoying the DEN Virtual Conference.  The Virtual Conference event is planned for October 23rd at Branson Elementary West with a Geocache/photo walk to take place at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery by Lake […]

  17. DEN Streamathon

    Streamathon 2010 The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! (All times are eastern […]

  18. Google Apps goes YouTube

    In reading through my Google Reader subscriptions I came across a Google Docs blog posting talking about tutorial videos for several of their applications.  The applications include spreadsheets, forms, documents, presentations as well as functionality within each application.  Additionally, I feel there are two great features available on the Google Docs YouTube channel.  The first feature is how the […]

  19. Call for Science Resources

    Discovery Education and 3M have joined forces to create ScienceofEverydayLife.com, an exciting new program that stirs imagination and encourages students to explore the science that is all around us.  Launching in September,ScienceofEverydayLife.com will feature standards-aligned lesson plans, an interactive area dedicated to learning more about innovation, a sweepstakes and more!Now is your chance to provide your ideas […]

  20. DENSI Projects Now in DE streaming!

    This summer educators from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to Bentley University in Waltham, MA for the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute. As an attendee I can definitely say that it was an amazing learning and growing experience and that I now have SO MUCH to share with educators “back home.” While we were […]

  21. New Year New Star

    As we kick-off the 2010-2011 school year the Kansas Leadership Council will be looking to highlight KS DEN STAR members new and old.  We start of this year asking that you please welcome Tom Angelo to the Kansas Discovery Educators Network “STAR” family.  Keep checking back for new postings as we look to host events […]

  22. Social Side of Bookmarking

    Last May, Steve Dembo (@teach42 on Twitter), from Discovery Education, asked if I would be interested in participating in their Summer School 2010 webinar series.  It did not take me long, maybe 30 seconds, to agree on presenting as part of the PLN Week.  Steve asked if I would discuss Social Bookmarking (Social Bookmarking in Plain […]

  23. Learning with the DEN

    Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of free professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network (DEN)! DEN Summer School begins August 2. Click on any of the session titles below for more information and to register. All sessions start at 11AM ET. Week […]