1. Online Phonics Resources

    While searching for phonics  resources online to supplement our district’s curriculum. Here are sites that I found. Some are interactive, some have pre-made printables, and some have a tool to create your own phonics printables. Cando’s Helper Page  Hard/Soft C and G sounds SEN Teacher (onset and rime) Phonicsworld Funfonix Tools for Educators Lanternfish: phonics […]

  2. ARKive: Images of Life on Earth

    While I was perusing Promethean Planet for lessons to use with my 2nd grade geography unit this site was within the search items. What an awesome resource! Just watching the introduction video by Sir David Attenborough gave me goosebumps. Watch it below.

  3. How Curious are Michigan Educators?

    Let’s DISCOVER the answer together! November is almost here, school is in full swing, and maybe you could use a boost to launch you in to 2012. We want to remind you of an upcoming opportunity get that boost. Whether you could use a refresher on Discovery Education Streaming, are looking to learn some new […]

  4. does accuracy matter?

    i have been in online ed 4 many years. kids turn in work that looks like it came from their cell phones. may b it did! we tell them 2 use tech 4 school. now their assignments look like convos w/ friends. do we care? we no what they mean rite? i am old school […]

  5. Hey Michigan, what does 19w+18n+10= ?

    The answer? 3. That’s right, three. As in three wonderful and exciting professional development opportunities! The REMC Association and Discovery Education are pleased to present REMC Days of Discovery! For REMC 19 West, 18 North, and REMC 10, there is a Day of Discovery just around the corner for you! Whether you are new to Discovery Education STREAMING […]

  6. 9-11 Resources On-Line

    In gathering resources for my lessons on 9-11, these are some that I have come across. BrainPop’s September 11 page Teach+Learn: National 9/11 Memorial Scholastic’s 9/11 page History Channel has 3 pages: Ten Years Later: 9/11 Attacks, 102 Minutes that Changed America Discovery Education also has their page with links to resources: Rise: Reconnect & […]

  7. Interactive Maps online

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    I am currently taking on on-line course; Michigan History for the 3rd Grade Teacher. One of activities has us critiquing 17th century French maps of the Great Lakes and more. Go here. You can zoom in and out and shift all over the maps. I did check out the Luna Commons site to see what […]

  8. An Example use of Bubbl.us

    As most teachers do when summer starts I am taking a class. This one is on-line and uses Moodle and the group feature of Facebook as its platform. One of the tools used is the web 2.0 site Bubbl.us. Here is one mind map that I put together for an assignment on early Woodland culture. […]

  9. SE Michigan Geocaching Day

    The Michigan Leadership Council hosted three events across the state for teachers as part of Discovery Educator Network’s Geocaching Day!  Events were held in Battle Creek, Flint, and Milford.  It was a great day of collaboration, learning, and outdoor fun.  The Milford group found 7 caches along Milford Trail, a path that goes from the […]

  10. This and That’s

    In case you missed all or part of this spring’s DEN Virtual Conference you have two ways to watch the sessions. The first is at the DEN’s webinar archive page. The second is at the Discovery Education YouTube page . Just give them a couple of days to upload the sessions. Also, don’t forget about […]

  11. Thoughts on Symbaloo

    Back in the winter I participated in a three day technology integration workshop. One of the tools that             the instructor shared with us was a new site he discovered, Symbaloo. I have used both Delicious and Diigo for a while and did not need another social bookmarking account. But, this […]

  12. Bye-bye Blackboard

    For many educators in Michigan, July will mark the end of Blackboard’s “reign” as our primary e-learning platform. I am one of those users and, if you are familiar with my articles in the MACUL Journal, you know that I have been a very avid Blackboard supporter. When the potential change was discussed, I have […]

  13. Michigan Event: Stir it Up with Discovery

    The Walled Lake Consolidated School District in southeastern Michigan hosted the Stir it Up with Discovery Education Conference on Saturday, March 19. It was a fantastic day of learning and networking. There were 75+ attendees from at least 15 different school districts and one attendee from Canada. We were lucky to have Discovery Education’s Mike […]

  14. MACUL Day 1 Wrap Up

    Day one was a great day for all attendees at the MACUL 2011 conference.  The opening keynote this morning was Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh).  He spoke about the changes that technology have brought to the classroom, but how the fundamental elements of education haven’t changed. Following Rushton, the DEN Stars in attendance broke up to the […]

  15. March Michigan DEN Newsletter and Upcoming Events

    Attached is this month’s Michigan DEN newsletter produced by your own Michigan DEN LC chair Cheryl Lykowski. March2011 Also, here are some upcoming dates to put on your calendars. Open enrollment to join the Leadership Council, 3/7 to 3/28. DEN Guru Application, now through 3/14. Spring Virtual Conference, 4/30. Quest for Curiosity, Registration now till […]