1. EdCamp Boston Registration Open

    Registration is now open for the EdCamp Boston unconference scheduled for May 7 at Microsoft NERD. It is designed to provide a forum for participants to explore and share k-12 issues and ideas. They have posted the following on their website. Registration open! Posted by dancallahan on March 8th, 2011 It’s two months until the […]

  2. Register Today for the New England Day of Discovery

    The New England Day of Discovery is a FREE conference style day of professional development that will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum with the latest 21st century tools and instructional strategies. Our keynote, Dan Riskin, host of Animal Planet’s popular show Monsters Inside Me will be sharing a little bit about […]

  3. If you love TED Talks …

    TED Talks recently posted this on Facebook. Check out the link. Announced at TED2011: The launch of an online forum, the TED-Ed Brain Trust. We’re seeking the expertise of educators, students, organizations, filmmakers & other creative professionals to guide, galvanize & ultimately lead this initiative. To express your interest in joining the TED-ED Brain Trust, […]

  4. 2011 New England Day of Discovery: Registration is Open!

    Discovery Education and Brockton Public Schools are pleased to present the 2011 New England Day of Discovery at the Mary E. Baker School in Brockton, MA on March 26th. Designed specifically for New England educators, this interactive day of professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest […]

  5. Engineering … Go for it!

    Looking for a way to entice students into the field of engineering? Take a look at the “eGFI” website, “Engineering… Go for it!”  The website, blog, and newsletters are created by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). After sending out the Discovery Education information about the STEM resources webinar to my district, I saw […]

  6. Join Tech & Learning for the Tech Forum Tour

    Tech & Learning is looking for innovative educators to participate in two spring edtech conferences: Boston, MA — April 8, 2011 (keynote Mitchel Resnick) Chicago, IL — May 6 (keynote Wesley Fryer) They have set up two source codes: BOS11DEN and CH11DEN for the Discovery Educator Network to get a reduced rate of $185 Find […]

  7. Discovery Student Center Lights Up the Mind

    The Discovery Student Center is an incredible tool for students, and it puts the power of digital media in the palms of their hands.  The only limit is your students’ imaginations.  Many Discovery Streaming users are aware of this fantastic resource, but I wanted to share how much my students love having their own accounts […]

  8. Free Technology 4 Teachers!

    As an Instructional Technology Specialist, it’s my job to help teachers find relevant technology resources, provide them with the latest tips and tricks, as well as ideas on how to integrate all of this into their day to day teaching.  One resource I think is worth it’s weight in gold is Richard Byrne’s website/blog titled […]

  9. Food for Thought

    Can gaming change the world? This TED Talk raises some interesting ideas about the power of games. This presentation begs the question … How can educators use the aspects of games that make them so engaging in our instruction.

  10. First There Were Books

    Years before you sat with a laptop on your lap, you probably sat cuddled on your parents lap listening to or reading a good book. Which books do you remember?  Which books have you shared with your own children or students?   Which books have influenced your thinking?  The answers to these questions point you […]

  11. New Tools for the Creative Mind

    I was recently introduced to an exciting site called Tagxedo.  This site takes Wordle to a whole new level (http:// www.tagxedo.com/) You can create word clouds in the shape or image of different items. There is a gallery with numerous examples such as famous people’s silhouettes, animals, states, and countries. When you begin to create […]

  12. PBS Innovative Teacher Awards

    Entries for the PBS Innovative Teacher Awards will open on January 11. This is a good way to share some of the innovative lessons you have developed using PBS resources.  Their website notes:  “The 2011 PBS Teachers Innovation Awards will officially open for entries on January 11, 2011, but you can start preparing your entry […]

  13. Welcome Massachusetts Star Suzy Brooks

    Suzy Brooks has been a teacher since receiving her graduate degree from Lesley University in 1999. Her uniqueness as a 3rd grade teacher lies in that which inspires her: computers, connections and community service. A licensed Instructional Technology Specialist who has been a Girl Scout for 35 years, Suzy strives incessantly to make strong, positive […]

  14. Tundra, Polar Bears, Killer Whales … Oh My!

      Don’t all of you just love working with teachers who are always willing to try new ways to engage their students? One of those teachers from my District is Shannon Findley, grade 4 teacher at the Riverdale Elementary School in Dedham, MA. Her students reflect her enthusiasm and passion for learning and sharing.  When […]

  15. Another DEN Star at MassCUE

    Stephanie Golas presented at the MassCUE conference recently along with her colleague Joanne Najarian. They presented “iPod – Education and Learning in Your Hand.” This session looked at the capabilities of iPods for teaching and learning. This tool is much more than an MP3 player.

  16. Giving Thanks

    On this Thanksgiving Day, it only seems appropriate to reflect on some of the things I have gained through my affiliation with Discovery Education and the DEN. I give thanks for: *The videos and resources that help make so many things more real for my students. *The fantastic professional development opportunities – Summer Institutes, webinars, […]

  17. DEN Stars Shine at MassCUE

    The DEN presence was very apparent at this year’s MassCUE Annual Conference at the end of October. Stars presented on a variety of topics showing the range of interests and expertise in our professional learning/sharing network. Several of us also gathered at lunch on the first day; it was great to put some names and […]