1. Collaborative Boards on Pinterest

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    Last night on the DEN Social Media and Blog Team Meeting the idea of using collaborative boards on Pinterest came up as a potential way for DEN Stars to share ideas. This is a fantastic idea! Collaborative boards are easy to set up and can be a great way to for DEN Stars to connect. […]

  2. Doodle 4 Google: Get doodling now!

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    Time is ticking! The Doodle 4 Google contest closes next Friday, March 22nd.  There’s still time if your students haven’t started doodling yet. Head over to the official contest site and download a drawing template and an Entry Form. The Educator’s Guide has fantastic resources for lesson ideas and managing the contest. Recently, I changed the wallpaper on my […]

  3. This week on DENvice: STEM superheroes

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    This week at DENvice, we welcome STEM superheroes! Wisconsin LC member Peg Hartwig and Maryland LC member Zulma Whiteford are taking on DENvice. Peg and Zulma are passionate about integrating STEM education into classroom learning experiences. Join us for a conversation on how DE resources can assist teachers in addressing STEM initiatives. This week’s DENvice […]

  4. Meet Zulma from MD at #DENSI2013

    This is Zulma Whiteford, STAR Discovery Educator from Maryland. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. She’s on the DEN Leadership Council too, so she’s joining us for a special DENSI PreCon on July 12 and 13 too! Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this […]

  5. This week on DENvice: Sandi’s feeling the Edmodo love

    This week’s DENvice question has already generated a great conversation. A giant thank you to all of our DEN friends who have contributed their ideas! DENvice’s question for this week: Dear DEN, What Learning Management System (LMS) are you using or considering? I am looking at Edmodo, Haiku and Schoology. What others should I consider? […]

  6. Doodle 4 Google: Collaborative brainstorming

    Two things I love happened today. First, I introduced the Doodle 4 Google contest to my students. My 7th and 8th classes cheered. (I am not sure about your 7th and 8th graders – but cheering for a project is not a  normal occurrence in my middle school classes.) Second, we brainstormed as a class. Brainstorming […]

  7. This week at DENvice: Heather is in the House!

      DENvice welcomes the ever talented Heather Hurley! Heather is taking on this week’s question – What are some of the ways you are using the Writing Prompt builder to engage students? Visit the DENvice page and let us know how you use this amazing resource with your students. What is DENvice? DENvice is a place to […]

  8. DENvice: Love to Help Others

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    Three DEN Summer Institutes and countless regional events later, my love of the DEN hasn’t faltered. There seems to be a commonality among the DEN: a passion to help others. Multiple Stars are true experts and yet are friendly, ready to start a conversation. Now there is something new to continue conversations between the face-to-face […]

  9. Get Doodling with Google!

      Do your students doodle? Well, it’s time to harness those doodling powers! Encourage your students to exercise their creativity and enter the Doodle 4 Google contest. Doodle 4 Google is a nationwide competition open to all K-12 students. The contest challenges students to design an original doodle around a given theme.  The winning doodle […]

  10. Siemens STEM Carnival

    Are you a K-8 teacher interested in sharing resources, learning about best practices related to STEM, or connecting with other educators?  Attend the Siemens STEM Fair and Science Day on Saturday, December 1st.  This free event runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Langley Education Campus, 101 T Street Northeast in Washington, DC. […]

  11. The DEN Makes You Special

    It is a fact that there are some DEN Stars that are Gleeks. While the love for the show might come from the music or storyline, we feel the that same connection. If you have ever been at an in-person DEN event, you understand this quote from the first season. I realized in 2008 that […]

  12. It is Summer! Now what?

    Well we were lucky this year! For educators in Maryland, the school year actually ended on time due to the mild winter. Once you get a little extra sleep and completely chill for a couple of days, it might be time to start thinking about how to make the most of the few weeks in […]

  13. Selena Ward…nuff said.

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    Maryland’s own Selena Ward will be recognized at ISTE as one of the Emerging Leaders for 2012! We are so proud to have one of our DEN Community members receiving such an honor. Yeeaaaaaah, Selena! The image below is from the Maryland Society for Educational Technology’s latest newsletter.    

  14. The DEN shines at Common Ground ’12

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    Common Ground 2012 is now just hours away! In the morning, the Baltimore Convention center will be buzzing with educators dedicated to learning and improving the classroom. Discovery and Maryland Stars always shine at this event, but this year is even better. Here are sessions you don’t want to miss! Hall Davidson will be giving […]

  15. Lucky State

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    We are pretty lucky to be living in Maryland. As they say in real estate it is all about, “location, location, location.” The geography of the state itself is fantastic with the mountains, the ocean, and of course the bay. Being in the mid-Atlantic makes it convenient to take all sorts of day trips up and down the […]

  16. Have you registered for Common Ground?

    There has been some changes since the days of the MICCA conference. We all had to get used to it changing to MSET, as the focus became more instruction and less hardware. Now the next big leap is from the MSET conference to Common Ground 2012. While MSET is leading the way for the conference, […]

  17. What to Expect at PETE&C

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    You will surely be able to ENGAGE, TRANSFORM, and ACHIEVE teaching and learning by attending any of these sessions at the upcoming PETE&C Day of Discovery! If you are a DEN Star and haven’t signed up yet, click here now: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012. Check it out…

  18. RD3 @ PETE&C

    RD3…That’s (Lance) Rougeux, (Hall) Davidson, (Steve) Dembo & (Patti) Duncan delivering featured presentations at the Discovery Education PETE&C PreCon this year! If you are a DEN STAR and you want to join this amazing line-up of presenters and/or participate in our Educator Showcase Poster Session, send in your proposal description with contact info ASAP: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec12submit Required […]

  19. Do you have a SWEET session idea for PETE&C 2012?

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    In February Discovery Education will be back at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center Hershey, PA connecting with educators looking for creative ways to use digital media in the classroom. Are you a STAR who still hasn’t registered? Do so now at: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012. Are you interested in presenting at the PreCon Day of Discovery at PETE&C […]

  20. Powered Up!

    This past weekend in Prince George’s County MD, at the Powering Up With Technology Conference, educators from the DC/MD/VA metro area came together for an energized day of learning, collaboration, and fun. The keynote speaker, PGCPS Superintendent, Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., gave a very compelling address to the audience. He charged all teachers with creating […]

  21. Collective Brain – Powering Up Conference

    What a fantastic district-level conference in Prince George’s County, MD yesterday! It was a beautiful fall day with football in the air, but over a 1,000 educators still spent the day learning from each other at the Powering Up conference. As promised, here is the revised version of our Collective Brain session. Thanks to everyone […]