1. We’re Headed to Ohio!

    No, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke! We really will be in Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland next week and we hope to see you there! Have you already signed up to join us? If not, use the links below to register and use the flyer to let your friends and colleagues know! Columbus – Monday, 4/07/14 […]

  2. FlipQuiz: An Interactive Quiz Builder

    Are you looking for an easy to use “Jeopardy Style” quiz  builder tool? Are you tired of using PowerPoint and other tools to make review quizzes? Check out FlipQuiz at www.flipquiz.me. Its an easy to use tool for creating jeopardy style quizzes to use in your classroom.  Its free and simple to use. First create an […]

  3. 2 More to share from MACUL14

    Here are a couple  more nuggets gleaned from this year’s MACUL conference. Kahhoot! is an online site where you have participants answer questions with their device (pc, phone, tablet) in a game show (kind of) format.Think of student-response-system that uses the students’ devices. Participants get points based on right answers and how quick they answer. […]

  4. Minecraft at MACUL14

      Diving into Minecraft, specifically MinecraftEdu. Why have I NOT gotten into this yet? One goal was to try to catch up with my sons and I feel that I can just about keep up with them. This will be on my to-do list for what to being back to my school and district. Being […]

  5. New Michigan STARs!

    Welcome to the DEN STAR fold fellow Michigan educators!       Khrissy Budzios, Lanette Carmack, Inga Costello, Carri Dyl, Deborah Ely, Molly Flitt, Tammy Gibson, Natalie Green, Katie Kehrl, Kelly Lathers, Nancy Lauseng, Samantha Marino, Deb Miller, Nicole Mooney, Stephanie OLaughlin, Angel Post, Mary Quatro, Kristen Rummel, Gail Schmidt, Laura Shingle, Darlene Shown, McKenzie […]

  6. DENSI 2013 Daily Recap – Day #4

    Keynote Day #4 of DENSI 2013 started with keynote speaker, Hall Davidson (@halldavidson). Hall spoke to us about the new 3 R’s – Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and QR Codes. Hall started by providing us with some great ideas for student made video projects, using samples from the California Student Media Festival. I think everyone […]

  7. DENSI 2013 Daily Recap – Day #3

    Keynote Today kicked off our first day of sessions at DENSI 2013 and I don’t think I’m the only one experiencing serious mind-mush right now! Our day started with a fantastic speaker, Richard Bryne, (@rbyrne) award-winning author of the website freetech4teachers.com. His keynote address focused on the idea of jobs and how to prepare our […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. DEN STARs in the News: Cheryl Lykowski

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    Michigan DEN STAR and Leadership Council member Cheryl Lykowski‘s students, along with all students at her school, grades 2-5, participated in the World Education Games. These are 3 days of real-time competition in Literacy, Math, and Science with students from all over the world. At the end of the competition, the school answered over 67,000 […]

  10. Common Core Standards in Student Friendly Language

    Curriculum standards can be hard for adults to understand let alone students and parents.  The Curriculum Corner has an excellent solution.  They have created posters for grades K-5 that explain the standards in student friendly language.  Each poster is presented as a checklist so students can use it to see how they are doing and […]

  11. 2013 MACUL Conference (D-Town!)

          The time is fast approaching for the wildly popular MACUL Conference in Detroit! For those that are attending, thinking about attending, or even mildly interested about attending PLEASE think about trying out one or more of the pre-conference sessions. These sessions are very worth the cost of attending. They cover more in-depth topics and […]

  12. Meet Jeremy from MI at #DENSI2013

    This is Jeremy Badiner from Michigan. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story:   Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part […]

  13. Congratulations to Michigander Edie Erickson

    I would like for you to join me in meeting and congratulating Michigan DEN Star, Edie Erickson! Edie is a 3rd Grade teacher from Manistique, Michigan and was recently accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute in Burlington, Vermont! Edie and I got together over “Google” during a recent snow day of mine and after […]

  14. Meet Edie from MI at #DENSI2013

    This is Edie Erickson, STAR Discovery Educator from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you and […]

  15. You’re invited to a DENtastic I.C.E.Cream Social!

    It’s gonna be DENtastic! Share your “toppings” (technology tips and lessons) with others while eating your own sundae treat! Be prepared to walk away with a smile, happy tummy and great ideas! If you prefer, we will have a cash bar. When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Where: New Orleans Ballroom at Pheasant Run Time: 5:30 […]

  16. WebExplorer episode 2

    Presenting our very own Cheryl Lykowski  (DEN Star, LC member, DEN Guru, etc) with her WebExplorer episode 2 screencast. She shares her insights and usefull tools of web sites and whatnot. In this episode she focuses on the search feature at DE Science. It’s good stuff.

  17. Michigan, Michigan, & Michigan again: 3 Days of Discovery Await!

    The REMC Association and Discovery Education are pleased to present three professional development events: Berrien RESA/REMC 11 Day of Discovery Berrien Springs, MI Thursday, February 21, 2013 http://links.discoveryeducation.com/REMC11 Shiawassee RESD/REMC 14W Day of Discovery 114 West North Street, Owosso, MI Wednesday, March 13, 2013 http://links.discoveryeducation.com/REMC14w REMC 2 South Day of Discovery Wexford/Missaukee ISD in Cadillac, […]

  18. Biology Blast!

    Here are three apps that will help your students get a better understanding of some biology basics.  Each app allows the user to explore the topic with detailed, interactive graphics.  Best of all each app is free! HudsonAlpha iCell  (Free, available for both Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hudsonalpha.icell&feature=search_result  and iOS  devices https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hudsonalpha-icell/id364882015?mt=8 )  This app allows the user to explore the […]

  19. Congratulations, Edith! Way to go, REMC 7!

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    After months of fierce competition, the results are in! We are happy to announce that Edith E. of  St. Frances de Sales school in Manistique, MI is the top “medalist” in the Discovery Education Fall 2012 REMC Usage Drive! We know that the Back-to-School time frame is often the busiest time of the year. However, Edith […]