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Patti Duncan: 10 AWESOME STEM Lesson Ideas for NON-Science Classes

Patti Duncan: 10 AWESOME STEM Lesson Ideas for NON-Science Classes

So what, you may ask, is all the fervor about. It’s Patti Duncan time and she’s doing what she does best: exciting students and teachers to learn and share, the DEN way. Her way. Just check out her photo. Dont you just love it. Her too. Educator, scientist, technology consultant, professional development trainer. STEM and

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Kathy Schrock: Utilizing Mobile Devices for Activators & Summarizers

The powerhouse continues. Really, that’s all DEN has; fantastic DEN Stars and Gurus who do it all, and Kathy Schrock–she’s all that–and more. Famous for her award-winning Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators, a now retired from education Kathy is still an active participant in Discovery Education. She maintains an active DE blog, Kathy’s Katch, where

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Tim Childers: Teaching With Just One Image

Anyone knows that after a powerhouse speaker like Dr. Lodge McCammon, you need to follow up with an equally potent powerhouse, and that’s exactly what Discovery Education did. Meet Tim Childers, L&N STEM Academy, Assistant Principal of Tennessee’s only Apple School of Distinction,  (and yes he helped make it one),  blogged for TN DEN Leadership

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Keynote Speaker Dr. Lodge McCammon: General Session Opening

The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute 2014 proudly presents Dr. Lodge McCammon as the opening speaker for the two-day Livestream event. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lodge at other DEN events, you are in for a very special treat. Welcome to Day 1. Dr. Lodge McCammon’s expertise lies


Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They


Live Blogging from the PA MontBucks Unconference

Hello all!  I a live at the PA MontBucks Unconference.  We are here to discuss educational technology issues in PA.  If you don’t know what an unconference is here is the 411.  I plan to be updating this all day as I learn from my fellow teachers.  Follow us on twitter with #montbucks. We are using OneNote


Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

Have you ever used sound effects in your classroom? There are so many different sites you can use to locate specific sounds to enhance a lesson. Below are two fantastic examples. One from and the other is of course from the DiscoveryEducation media library. Use these sounds: -when students enter your room to get their attention


Denapalooza DC

The first Denapalooza of the year was held this weekend in Washington DC. The day was filled with all types of activities. There were opportunities to learn about coding, 50 Ways to Use DE in your classroom, the Board Builder, creating a GoogleTour, Project Based Learning, OneNote, 20 ideas to get you to June, Digital



Hear Ye Hear Ye all lads and ladies of the shire and beyond. You have missed the celebration of the NC DEN Ren14. Where were you? This was the most whimsical, thematic Discovery Day ever. The fun festivities began with the game show “Family Feudalism” which set the tone for the day of learning. This