1. STEMulating kids using DE Science TechBook

    So after Exploring the Wonders of Weather through the DE Science TechBook with my Middle School Academy STEM kids, I took on a much younger and more energetic group of 3rd to 5th graders who were interested in Alternative Energy, during our week of College For Kids at UW Marshfield/Wood County.  This mini STEM institute explored […]

  2. Intriguing Students through the DE Techbook

    I just completed my first week of integrating the DE Science Techbook with a group of STEM middle school students, through  UW- Marshfield/ Wood County Continuing Education, who wanted to explore the wonders of weather, delving into how tornadoes and hurricanes gain their destructive potential. Now, I am a math teacher who integrates science and […]

  3. Discovery Education Celebrates Milwaukee Public Schools

    On June 4th a few of us from Discovery Education spent the day celebrating educators across Milwaukee Public Schools. Over 20 schools and 16 educators in MPS received recognition as top users of Discovery Education Streaming. Our “prize patrol” team spent the day surprising these deserving educators with a certificate, balloons and of course a […]

  4. WI DEN Members Take On EdCampMKE

    On May 12, EdCampMKE took over Milwaukee South High School, Drawing 21st C educators from all the neighboring states. Because of the extensive preplanning by Tammy Lind & Chad Kafka, the day started smoothly, with impressive organization and troubleshooting through the support from their tech and teacher team. We were networking with educators from MN,IL,MI […]

  5. Poetry Slamming with iPads

    Over the last few weeks my students have taught me more than a few lessons about innovative uses of apps and iPads. We are collaborating with our high school to participate in Rock Our World 16 with a focus on poetry and poetry slams. We started by using facetime and having students share their favorite […]

  6. 2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference

    2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference July 16-17, 2012 University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin Learn – Participate – Engage – Connect Who Should Attend The ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout encourage conference participation from teachers, education administrators, faculty members from education and the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), government officials, and STEM […]

  7. ReThink “ThingLink..

    Here is a little web tool that can be expanded to do more than what you may think! ThingLink will allow you to upload a picture and then place link targets within the picture to connect you to different sites, listen to an explanation, or read information an important concept. It seems like  a simple […]

  8. Spring Virtual & Live Social Summit in WI

    Saturday April 21st 8:00AM – 1:00 PM Join us Live  or Virtually!   The Discovery Educator Network is mixing it up a little this spring and trying something different. Instead of the typical Spring Virtual Conference, the DEN has partnered with Classroom 2.0 to present the Social Learning Summit. This event will take the place of the […]

  9. Wisconsin STAR DEN Members Feature Discovery Content in their Presentations!

    WEMTA

    This past week, nearly 650 educators from around Wisconsin attended the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association Conference held at the Wisconsin Dells. Two instructors from Verona Area High School teamed up and presented innovative ways to use Discovery content on the iPad. MS. Julie Jenewein and Ms. Rita Mortenson, WI STAR DEN members, from […]

  10. Desperate for DENSI: DEN & the CITY!

    DEN Pigeons

    It started with a Facebook message….39 DEN friends wishing each other luck…. Hoping and waiting for the weekly release of DENSI 2012 picks while sharing how we could not wait to see each other. One message lead to the next and soon a google doc was born, a date and place chosen to get our […]

  11. WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association) Award Winners Make Connection with Discovery Streaming

    Hope Mikkelson

    We would like to congratulate, two outstanding teachers who were recent recipients of the WEMTA Grant! Ms. Cathy Houchin, from Watertown Unified School District won the Media and Technology grant for her innovative idea of a musical zoo. Her vision for the musical zoo is a unique collaboration between music teachers and media specialists. Her […]

  12. WEMTA…. Here We Come!!

    So this week is our state technology conference, a place that gives educators an excellent opportunity to learn from each other. Amy and I are off to the conference on Friday to present. I just wanted to share our presentation. Wemta2012 View more presentations from Karie Huttner.

  13. Discovery and iPads

    DEN

    Saturday March 24th, educators from around the state learned ways to integrate Discovery and iPads into their instruction. Here are just some of the resources that were shared – Resource list. Thank you to Discovery for sponsoring this wonderful event full of learning, sharing, and collaborating. Stay tuned for an upcoming event in April!

  14. Edmodo Has Gone Google!!

    I have been continually impressed with edmodo but now they have really done it! Edmodo has tied into google docs! If you haven’t embraced edmodo as a teacher, you are really missing out on a great way to keep your students and yourself organized and communicating! Now, with the power of Google Docs you can […]

  15. Anyone Can Try The Discovery Ed. Science Techbook!

    The Discovery Education Science Techbook is a complete digital curricular resource that replaces traditional K-12 science textbooks and lowers district costs. It ignites curiosity and enhances learning via a powerful, simple-to-use program that helps teachers transition to the exciting world of digital resources. This Techbook is making a great impact on integrating 21st Century STEM […]

  16. March 24 iPad Hands-on Event

    March 24 – iPad Hands-on Event Agenda: 8:30 – 9 Arrival and orientation 9 – 9:45 Workshops 9:45 – 10 Share sessions 10 – 10:45 Workshops 10:45 – 11 Share sessions 11 – 11:45 Workshops 11:45 Lunch and departure Location: Glacier Edge Elementary 800 Kimball Lane Verona, WI 53593 Still want to attend? Let us […]

  17. The Power of Words

    Last year while attending DENSI 2011 in San Diego, a group of educators watched the documentary about Poetry Slams. It was a powerful example of how words can transform a person’s life through poetry. As part of my Wilkes coursework, I was taking a Project Based Learning class and our group decided to use poetry […]

  18. Beyond Cuentos – The Making of Student Movies

    In February, I was fortunate to receive a WEMTA Outreach grant to continue the work with my students on Beyond Cuentos, a website that is helping us to integrate literacy, languages, and content area material. My third grade students have started by tackling the multiplication tables. Our first venture wasn’t the best but it gave […]

  19. Cathy Houchin Shining WI DEN STAR

      Cathy Houchin has been integrating DE Resources and tools for the last 7 years,serving on the leadership council for the last 6 years. Cathy is an experienced music teacher, having taught grades K-12, choir, music and band.  She currently teaches K-5 Music in the Watertown School District, inspiring young learners to express themselves through 21st […]