1. Dust off Your Best PJs

    DEN Spring Virtual Conference: Connect the Thoughts Registration is now open for our spring virtual conference on Saturday, April 24.  We have a fantastic lineup for tomorrow so make sure to drop by virtually (in your pjs ) or in-person at one of our many events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils. All times ET. […]

  2. Calling All Student Inventors!

    Student Inventors Day – June 8 See How Your Student’s Inventions Compare! ?Do you know any student inventors? Kids that like to create things? Kids that may have dreamed about having their ideas turned into real products?  if so, please tell them about this exciting opportunity!  Student Inventors Day –  June 8, 2010 Sponsored by: […]

  3. WOW #14: Go Cuckoo for Calendars

    Happy Make up your own Holiday Day! Know how I know that’s today?  I saw it on my Google Calendar  Web Tool of the Week #14   Google Calendars Organize your schedule and share events with friends With Google’s free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place. […]

  4. An NFL Star Could Host Your Next School Assembly

      Encourage your high school students to visit www.its21justpass.com to test their knowledge of the legal drinking age and the risks and consequences of underage drinking. 3 amazing prizes – 2 ways to win: The challenges: Take a short online quiz or submit a unique video on the risks and consequences of underage drinking. The prizes: A school assembly […]

  5. WOW #13: Caulk up the Cracks with Khan Academy

    http://www.khanacademy.org   What is the Khan Academy? ·         “With over 1100 videos, it is easily the most exhaustive collection of instruction on the Internet allowing learners to know that they can fill in almost any of their “gaps” with the content on this site. The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks especially purposed […]

  6. DEN Summer Institute: Apply Today

    The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA just twenty minutes west of Boston.  Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, week-long networking and professional development event.  Apply today! March 12 DEN […]

  7. Introducing the Exclusive NorthEast Webinar Series!

       Attention all North East educators!  Discovery Education is offering 3 New Topics in this series including: Student Streaming, Teacher Center and Builders, and Multimedia Presentations Using Non-linear PowerPoint’s. Please see descriptions on each session below: INSTRUCTIONS TO ATTEND THE OVERVIEW AND WHAT TO EXPECT All you will need is a computer and speakers. Please […]

  8. Recess Time @ PETE&C PreCon

    Everyone’s been hard at work all morning & now that lunch is over it’s time for a little recess Some STAR DEN members are sharing a few of their favorite tools.  I decided to share Animoto for Education (http://animoto.com/education/getting_started) Here are the two videos I’m sharing.  The 1st video is a project my 2nd grade […]

  9. WOW #7.5: Dropbox on Demand

    Instead of moving on to WOW #12, I thought we’d revisit a previous web tool (WOW #7) because they have an exciting new feature: DropBox.com  Review: What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your […]

  10. Doodle4Google

    Do your students love to doodle? Give them a chance to showcase their art on Google.com’s homepage by registering your school for Doodle 4 Google. Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students in U.S. schools who are invited to create their own Google doodle inspired by the theme, “If I Could Do Anything, I Would […]

  11. 1/27 Deadline: Win a Science Assembly for Your School

      Ultimate Cool School Science Day Sweepstakes   Win a Science Assembly for Your School Imagine a day of Discovery at your school–complete with engaging science demonstrations, hands-on activities and thrilling special surprises. Enter often to improve your chances of winning the Ultimate Cool School Science Day for your school. Entries accepted through January 27, […]

  12. DEN SciCon in NYC: Saturday 1.9.2010

    The DEN SciCon is tomorrow!  January 9th the DEN is hosting a science-exclusive online conference. “DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.” Tri-State area DEN members, are […]

  13. Get Your Sci-On!

    Join us for DEN SCIcon 2010 Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day!  It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon. About DEN SCIcon DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of […]

  14. WOW #9: Everyone Can Attend MIT. No, Really!

    Web Tool of the Week #9:   http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/ This year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reviewed 15,661 applications for its Fall 2009 freshman class.  They accepted 1,675 and, in the process, shattered the dreams of thousands of eager high school students.  Then again, maybe not. MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative may help soften the blow for those […]

  15. WOW #8: Social Bookmarking- SO Important

    Web Tool of the Week #8: Diigo.com Everyone has heard of Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.), but how about Social Bookmarking? Instead of using the “Favorites” tool in your web browser to save a website link that you like, want to share and/or will need later, consider using a social bookmarking web tool instead.  […]

  16. Diss Disorganization with Dropbox

    Web Tool of the Week #7:  DropBox.com    What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your computer so you can access your files anytime, from anywhere from other computers.  The installation creates a Dropbox folder […]

  17. WOW #6: Cool "Cards" with Quizlet

    Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #6:  Quizlet.com  ·       What is Quizlet? Quizlet is a free website that lets you (and your students) make flash cards by yourself or collaboratively with a group. You can then share for review online, or print for offline use.      ·       Why use Quizlet? Think about the alternative: “Paper” Flashcards […]

  18. eInstruction Video Contest

    eInstruction is excited to announce that their third annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest is in full effect and will run until November 10, 2009. This year, the contest is limited to U.S. K-12 educators only. Prizes worth more than $30,000 will be awarded in three categories: Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. To enter, educators must […]

  19. Tech or Treat Countdown

    Saturday, October 24, 2009 9 AM to 4 PM ET This is an all day event that thousands of educators from around the country (and world) will be attending. This is a virtual conference – meaning that you attend via your computer & the Internet (like a webinar). You can watch one session or stay […]