1. Belk Service Learning Challenge – Want to go to ISTE for FREE?

    Each teacher with 3 or more video submissions could win a free trip to ISTE! Belk, ISTE, and Discovery Education have upped the ante this year.  Any teacher that submits at least 3 student videos will be entered to win a free trip to ISTE in Philadelphia this summer. What do you have to do? Encourage students in grades […]

  2. The Belk Service Learning Challenge Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

      The Belk Service Learning Challenge is Now Open for Entries Submit a Video Today! Join Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education as they celebrate another year of service learning with the Belk Service Learning Challenge! The Challenge invites student teams in grades 6-8—with the guidance of an educator—to identify an issue in their […]

  3. DEN Fall VirtCon Recap – Get the Conversation Started!

    Elaine Plybon is a DEN Star and DEN Guru, instructional resource trainer, independent professional development and instructional design consultant. She has presented at numerous local, regional, and national conferences, including ISTE, TCEA, and NSTA. Her contribution to the 2013 Den Fall VirtCon was entitled Get the Conversation Started and highlighted three ways to increase student response and engagement within […]

  4. Announcing the DENbrarian YA Book Selection for October: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!  Wanna join us?  We’re looking for  Media Specialists who would like to select the book for DENbrarian!  Click here if you’d like to take over for a month! Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a day was established to celebrate reading and all […]

  5. DEN Techformation – Smore

    This week’s post adds a tool to your PUBLISH and SHARE tech tools toolbox.  Smore.com allows you to create quality posters, newsletters and flyers for projects, presentations, and events. It is easy to create a poster: 1st sign up. 2nd choose your desired layout. 3rd Arrange the elements to your purpose. 4th add necessary text, […]

  6. DEN Techformation: Twitter + Education

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     Twitter Anyone? TWITTER is the best professional development tool that I have encountered in years.  Twitter allows you to have conversations and get resources from like-minded individuals. It allows you to network with others in a way that transcends the walls of our schools and neighborhoods. It allows for 24/7 participation in 140 characters or less.  That means […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Hosting the #DENchat April 25

    The newly launched #DENchat, spearheaded by Lisa Parisi and Tim Childers, will be nine weeks old on April 25. I will take on the lead moderating job for this week’s #DENchat to discussion the topic Let Their Passions Shine. Come share your ideas regarding should students have time to pursue their passions in our classrooms? […]

  9. DEN Spring Training 2013 – Join the Fun

    My school system celebrates a late Spring Break, so until next Tuesday I’m enjoying a few days off. I have been having a great time reading, posting to social media sites all day long, and attending webinars. Another activity that I discovered was the DEN Spring Training. When I realized that I was doing some […]

  10. Technology Slam Scheduled in West Baton Rouge

    Will be be in the West Baton Rouge area this Saturday? Looking for some great technology ideas, activities or just want to hang out with some awesome educators then you must attend the REGION II TECHNOLOGY SLAM Come ready to share ideas as we “slam” on our favorite technology topics. Saturday March 9, 2013 8:30 […]

  11. I WANT my MTV!

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: This post contains links to songs from the 80s so listening may result in Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol) Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance in “Thriller“? The 80s decade was ruled by music and for music junkies like myself it was Just like Heaven (The Cure). There were […]

  12. DEN STAR Valerie Burton & K12 Online Conference

    DEN STAR Valerie Burton is sharing her knowledge with others during the K12 Online Conference.  Her session, called “Show Off Your Work Online Using Weebly.com can be viewed online.  This is one of many presentations that are part of this free professional development.  Check out the conference schedule to see what might be good for […]

  13. FREE ONLINE: A New Educational Guide for Studying Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis

    Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s award-winning documentary Turning the Tide takes an in-depth look at the proposed solutions and bold engineering that can “turn the tide” on Louisiana’s coastal erosion problem. NEW! Turning the Tide: A Companion Teaching Guide and its companion video clips feature interactive classroom activities designed to educate students about the effects of coastal […]

  14. 2012 DENny Awards – Thank You

    I have been a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) STAR and part of the Louisiana DEN Leadership Council since 2009. As part of this wonderful organization, I have participated in so many wonderful events sponsored by Discovery Education including Day of Discovery in Silver Springs, Maryland and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the DEN Leadership Council Symposium in […]

  15. You’re Invited to the DEN Spring Virtual Conference

    The Discovery Education Louisiana Leadership Council is excited to host a Discovery event in south Louisiana. Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 8 AM – 2 PM at the Livingston Parish School Board Office in Livingston for an amazing in-person event for the Discovery Education Virtual Conference. We will spend the day building a face […]

  16. Jacques Cousteau at a Book Fair in the Barnes and Noble in Baton Rouge!

    This is not an April Fools’ Day Joke! I wrote a post a couple of days ago on the success of day one of our book fair in Barnes and Noble.  Day one focused on Geography so our day two took a different direction with curriculum as students completed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and […]