1. DEN Weekly Update: March 27, 2015

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    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Check out the sessions being offered at the Spring VirtCon Vote for your favorite strategy in our March Madness SOS Tournament Download the Discovery Education Google Chrome App […]

  2. DEN Community Member of the Week: Dave Tchozewski

    This week we’re checking in with Dave Tchozewski, Director of Information Technology at Jenison Public Schools in Michigan. The DEN has been supporting and inspiring Dave for a number of years. “At DENSI 2014 in Nashville, I was asked to be part of DEN Speaks where I gave a 10 minute presentation on being “connected”. […]

  3. DEN Weekly Update: March 20, 2015


    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Vote for your favorite strategy in our March Madness SOS Tournament Learn five new ways to use Discovery Education Register for the Spring VirtCon Click here to learn more […]

  4. “When will we learn this…whenever you want to?”

    Posted on behalf of Steven Gerhard – Director of Professional Development, Discovery Education. “When will we learn this?” asked a group of teachers at the beginning of a professional development session as they pointed to the screens of their computers. The professional development facilitator for the session responded with a simple, “Yes that is part […]

  5. March Madness: The SOS Sweet Sixteen


    We have pulled and analyzed the data and are ready to release your picks for the March Madness SOS SWEET SIXTEEN  competition. Help your favorite strategy make it to the ELITE EIGHT and in doing so gain access to our SOS Community Grid which provides you quick and easy access to all SOS by listing […]

  6. Lively Lessons: Solar Power


    In this week’s Lively Lesson we’re celebrating spring as we learn about the power of the sun. Did you Know? Efforts to run a car on fuel other than gasoline date back to the invention of automobiles. In the 1960s several electronics companies began developing cells to capture the power of the sun. Today, with the fear […]

  7. DEN Weekly Update: March 13, 2015


    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Register for the Spring VirtCon Get new instructional strategies Take your students on field trips without ever leaving your classroom Keep reading to learn more about these projects […]

  8. Bringing Teachers to the Front of the Class

    “Classrooms are changing, and they’re changing fast. Get on the bus, or get out of the way.” Dr. Terry Grier Superintendent, Houston Independent School District (TX) Brian Lewis’ wife began her career as a teacher in 1981. She was the school’s first hire in nearly 12 years, and the youngest by far, which landed her […]

  9. SOS: Whittle It Down


    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Leave a comment and let us know how you’ll use this strategy in your class. Whittle It Down… Video Overview PDF Version *Click for all the PDFs and videos in the series.   Big […]

  10. Lively Lessons: Spring Forward


      With March 8th bringing Daylight Savings time to the Northern Hemisphere and the March equinox in a few weeks, it’s a great opportunity to engage your students in conversation about time and the many ways it affects our lives. Students can also explore the changes it brings to the plants and animals around us. Select […]

  11. NOW LIVE: Dig a Little Deeper Virtual Lab

    The Dig into Mining  program is excited to introduce a new learning simulation focused on the exploration phase of mining. Students will immerse themselves in various careers to determine the best location to find copper. Dig Into Mining is a three-year middle school program designed to spotlight metals (such as copper), and their social, environmental and economic […]

  12. Tech Brief w Justin- My Admin Snapshot View

    Hello all! For those of you located on the east coast, I hope this winter weather hasn’t  adversely affected your learning time. Today I wanted to talk about the My Admin snapshot view within My DE. . So without further a due, lets dig in! To begin, this new feature requires account or site administrator  […]

  13. …and the SOS Award goes to….

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    A few years ago, DEN STAR Susan Bowdoin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, cornered me after a presentation and said “You really need to start posting all of these strategies somewhere.”  I’m pretty sure I smiled and agreed that it was a great idea.  I had heard this request before, but Susan didn’t give up.  After […]

  14. MacGyver Mindset Comes to DENvice

    While we probably can’t tell you how to build a spaceship out of a rubber band, a pencil and chewing gum, we can offer you simple, clever tips for your classroom. Our new weekly Star Tip feature will share quick and easy solutions for everyday classroom needs, including everything from building a tripod out of […]

  15. Lively Lessons: Theodor Geisel


    Monday, March 2nd marks the birthday of one of the most famous authors, Theodor Geisel, or Dr. Seuss as he is better known. Dr. Seuss has written and illustrated over 40 children’s books. These books have been translated into more than 15 languages and have sold over 200 million copies! His honors include two Academy […]

  16. Register for DENapalooza


    Registration is now open for the Spring 2015 portion of our DENapalooza Tour. DENapalooza is a series of professional development events that share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network.  These free, full day, learning opportunities are open to any Discovery Education user. Select a city from the list below or visit DENapalooza.weebly.com and select […]

  17. Getting APPy with Techbook: Cell Storming

    Cell Storming is a media driven brainstorming, mindmapping, idea-generating app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Simply put, Cell Storming is a concept-mapping app on steroids. Cell Storming creates a network of cells resembling a honeycomb, which allow students and teachers to represent ideas or content from any of your Discovery Education services. Cells […]

  18. Community Member of the Week: Karie Huttner


    This week Karie Huttner from Verona Area School District in Wisconsin is our Community Member of the Week! Karie works as a K-5 Educational Technology Coordinator and Math Resource Teacher. Karie has used DE since 2006 and has been an active member of the DEN since her first ‘Day of Discovery’ event.  “For me, DE […]

  19. February Social Studies Livestream Postponed

    Due to the unforeseen weather situation in Tennessee, we are having to postpone the February Social Studies Livestream until May. While the weather may have delayed our Livestream by no means will it affect our commitment to providing you opportunities to use your Social Studies Techbook in unique ways. Here is a link to our […]

  20. Weekly Update: February, 20 2015

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    This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading. Explore this week’s Lively Lesson Learn about our new interactive training Check out the new Discovery Education Essentials series Keep reading to learn more about these projects and […]