1. Energy Balance 101

    Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation just announced the launch of a new online curriculum powered by Discovery Education. Promoting ways to help young people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance – calories in and calories out – this curriculum is now available at no cost to educators at www.energybalance101.com This engaging new curriculum, jointly developed […]

  2. Microblogs and EDU – Making the Most of 140 Characters

    What’s a Tweet and why should you care? And what does that really have to do with education? Jeff O’Hara, the founder of the educational social network Edmodo, takes us through a history of microblogging and shares his perspective regarding why it is significant to educators and students. Then we take a deeper dive into […]

  3. Lights, Camera, Education!

    Build on your basic Digital Storytelling skills by learning virtually from Hollywood filmmakers. The American Film Institute sought to make the ‘language of film’ accessible for educators to empower them to harness the appeal of Digital Storytelling in their classrooms. The multimedia educational resource Lights, Camera, Education! is the result. Hosted by actor Sean Astin, […]

  4. Archive from Don Tapscott webinar

    If you missed the Don Tapscott webinar last week, here’s your chance to see it!  You’ll definitely want to give it a view, because we have a very special offer for you that we’ll be announcing on Monday.  Enjoy the archive and check back in to see what else we have cooking. The world needs […]

  5. DENny Awards 2010

    Last night we celebrated our second annual DENny Awards, and what a celebration it was!  If you missed it, don’t worry.  We archived the entire thing and you can watch it below. Please join me in congratulating this year’s DENny Award winners! PL-DEN Award Erin Misegadis, KS Dean Mantz, KS Mary Del Bianco, MD DENnis […]

  6. Breaking the Silence of Mental Illness

    Lorraine Kaplan and Janet Susin are members of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), who also happen to be educators, mothers, and parents of children who have suffered with mental illness.  Janet and Lorraine recently hosted a webinar representing theNAMI during which they provided a great wealth of insights into working with children suffering […]

  7. DEN in Ten

    DEN in Ten Lance Rougeux, Discovery Education, Mechanicsburg, PA The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of educators passionate about teaching in the 21st century. In this session we’ll explore all of the benefits the DEN offers and take a look at the many events planned for 2010. If you aren’t part of […]

  8. Rock OUR World!

    Rock OUR World! Carol Anne McGuire, STAR Discovery Educator, Anaheim, CA Is global collaboration an educational reality? Or just a buzzword? See how K-12 students have rocked their world by solving real problems while composing music, making movies and learning about each other in live video conferences. What a great time to be an educator! […]

  9. Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media

    Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media Lindsay Hopkins, Discovery Education, Los Angeles, CA With diverse classroom populations, your ability to differentiate feels more important than ever. In this session, explore Discovery Education through the lens of Language Learners and see how digital media and technology can engage and benefit students from all […]

  10. When You’re Not the Smartest Person in the Room

    When You’re Not the Smartest Person in the Room Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant, Prairie South School Division, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada The moment you bring an internet connection into the classroom, you open up you and your students to a vast world of knowledge, possibilities and connections. Many teachers are beginning to realize this […]

  11. Homework Gone Digital

    Homework Gone Digital Matt Monjan, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD Learn how to differentiate your instruction and connect with your students using the Discovery Education Student Center. We’ll start by creating quizzes, assignments and writing prompts using the Builders in DE streaming. Then we’ll create a classroom and show you how to assign content to […]

  12. Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You

    Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You Lee Kolbert, DEN Guru, Palm Beach County, FL Thanks to the influx of social tools on the Internet, educators are becoming increasingly empowered to control their learning environment. We are no longer limited by the physical proximity of colleagues to discuss issues […]

  13. Earth Day Celebration with Philippe Cousteau

    Yesterday the Siemens STEM Academy hosted an amazing webinar with Philippe Cousteau.  More than 15,000 students were in attendance to hear him share his thoughts on how the growth of the environmental movement has created positive impacts for our planet, and how students have the power to make a positive difference over the next fifty […]