1. Enhancing LiveBinders

    The ladies of LiveBinders, Tina and Barbara, have announced recent updates to enhance the ability of this great web 2.0 tool. The enhancements have improved searching for educational resources (education based binders), the long awaited functionality of managing uploaded files, and providing insight into the methods used to secure your LiveBinders files. Here are the […]

  2. Organize Your Digital Life

    Do you like to use 3-ring binders but wish they weren’t so cumbersome? Use LiveBinders to organize the digital resources you want to keep all in the same place. http://livebinders.com/

  3. An Evening at Fablevision

    The Leadership Council members at this year’s symposium started the day with a 3-hour session of FIZZ with, Dr. Lodge McCammon. We actively learned about user-created videos in the classroom. There were a lot of creative ideas coming from the groups, and the products were just awesome. After a great morning with Lodge McCammon, we […]

  4. DENny Award 2010 Recognition

    We would like to thank all of our Kansas Discovery Educators and fellow DEN STARS across the country for recognizing the efforts of the Kansas Leadership Council bloggers.  Those bloggers responsible for keeping everyone informed are: Erin Misegadis (Also received an individual DENny Award) Amie Stoffel Mary Frazier Tanya Szanto Dean Mantz (Also received an […]

  5. DEN Geocaching in Wichita

    Thanks to the DEN and great weather, we had almost 90 people join us at Pawnee Prairie Nature Center for the Wichita Geocaching event sponsored by Discovery Education. The feedback was incredibly positive. Here are just a few samples: “Thank you so much for our fun-filled morning on Saturday and for the delicious lunch! We […]

  6. DEN 3.0 LIVE!

    If you participated in our Spring Virtual Conference or our Teacher Appreciation Week, then you already know that change was in the air.  Well, today we go live!  The next generation of the DEN community website is up and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  It features an all new look and feel, designed to keep […]

  7. TWEET FOR EDTECH TODAY!!

    Join in the following initiative in support of Ed Tech funding sponsored by CoSN, and the EdTech Action Network:   Join the campaign! Today, MAY 12, advocates from across the country are tweeting for education technology funding. Funding for classroom technology is in jeopardy, but together we can make our tweets heard and urge Congress […]

  8. A New STAR!

    On the tail of an AMAZING virtual conference, we have a new STAR to welcome to the DEN Community: Patricia Mandala. Welcome to the DEN Patricia!!! For those of you that were not able to attend the virtual conference, it has now been archived on the DE National Blog. CLICK HERE to be taken to […]

  9. Readability

    Ever distracted by ads, photos, extra clutter while trying to read a news article?  Have you noticed when you’ve found a recipe online that there’s a button that says Print Version?  That button gets rid of all the clutter and gives you a nice printable copy of the recipe only.  Well, that’s what this site […]

  10. Make a Difference on Earth Day with EarthEcho International

    Have you decided what to do for Earth Day? EarthEcho International is offering an exciting opportunity for you and your students to make a positive difference this April 22…or anytime during the year! Visit the Water Planet Challenge Preview Site for a service-learning guide for middle and high school students that walks them through the […]

  11. New Tool for Word Clouds

    Here is a new tool created by the makers of Wordle. Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. With Tagxedo, you can: make tag clouds […]

  12. Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts

    This year’s spring virtual conference will be held on April 24. The high-quality, professional development seminars scheduled for this event will focus on providing attendees the skills, techniques and tools they need to leap into the world of digital content and educational technology. You will have the oppor tunity to learn from education exper ts […]

  13. DEN Spring Training 2010

    (This is a re-post from the National DEN Blog via Lance Rougeux)   Welcome to DEN Spring Training 2010!  From now until May 21st STAR Discovery Educators have the opportunity to show how active they are in the DEN.  Below are twenty challenges that test whether you are still working your way up from the Grapefruit […]

  14. Come Learn With US

    DEN Summer Institute: Apply Today!The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA just twenty minutes west of Boston.  Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, week-long networking and professional development event.  Apply today!   April 12 […]

  15. SmartBoards and You

    Here is a great website for SmartBoard training, troubleshooting, and tips and tricks for use. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/smartboard.htm. This site is brought to you by the Rockingham County Public Schools in the Heart of the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Take a look at this helpful site and see what you can learn!

  16. The "First STAR" I See Tonight

    The Kansas Leadership Council would like to welcome Sara Pittman to our family of Discovery Education STAR Educators.  Please welcome her with open arms and help spread the word what a fantastic professional learning community we have in the Discovery Educator Network.   See you on March 4th and 5th in Manhattan, KS for the MACE […]

  17. "STEM"ulate Your Students

    As educators we know that a key to student engagement is through real world application- authentic learning.  Apply now to participate in the “Siemens Teachers As Researchers” (STARS) program.  Deadline for applications is March 1, 2010. Teachers selected in the program will participate in mentored research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on current topics […]