Tag archives for Classroom Practices

  1. Call for Science Resources

    Discovery Education and 3M have joined forces to create ScienceofEverydayLife.com, an exciting new program that stirs imagination and encourages students to explore the science that is all around us.  Launching in September,ScienceofEverydayLife.com will feature standards-aligned lesson plans, an interactive area dedicated to learning more about innovation, a sweepstakes and more!Now is your chance to provide your ideas […]

  2. DENSI Projects Now in DE streaming!

    This summer educators from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to Bentley University in Waltham, MA for the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute. As an attendee I can definitely say that it was an amazing learning and growing experience and that I now have SO MUCH to share with educators “back home.” While we were […]

  3. Learning with the DEN

    Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of free professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network (DEN)! DEN Summer School begins August 2. Click on any of the session titles below for more information and to register. All sessions start at 11AM ET. Week […]

  4. Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts

    This year’s spring virtual conference will be held on April 24. The high-quality, professional development seminars scheduled for this event will focus on providing attendees the skills, techniques and tools they need to leap into the world of digital content and educational technology. You will have the oppor tunity to learn from education exper ts […]

  5. "STEM"ulate Your Students

    As educators we know that a key to student engagement is through real world application- authentic learning.  Apply now to participate in the “Siemens Teachers As Researchers” (STARS) program.  Deadline for applications is March 1, 2010. Teachers selected in the program will participate in mentored research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on current topics […]

  6. Textbook Rental

    The cost to buy a textbook, even a used one, is a price that no one wants to pay. There is a website that helps to offset those high prices by allowing you to rent your textbooks. Search for your textbooks via ISBN, book title or author’s name. Request your book and then return it […]

  7. Get Scientific with Discovery Education

    DEN’s SCIcon: Saturday, January 9, 2010 Join the DEN community for our first ever Science-themed virtual conference!  From 9 AM to 4 PM (ET) on Saturday, January 9, 2010 we will explore creative ways to use the amazing resources available in DE Science and DE streaming.  We will also tap into the abundance of free resources available […]

  8. Differentiate with DE Streaming

    Differentiated Instruction is defined by Wikipedia as “…providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching products so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability.”  I ask this question of all educators “Is this not what we […]

  9. Diamonds in the Rough….My Builder Tools (part 1)

    As the Kansas Discovery Leadership Council talks with educators across Kansas we learn that most teachers are not aware of the numerous tools provided for classroom integration.  Therefore, we are going to start developing a series of blog posts focusing on specific tools offered within Discovery Education Streaming regardless of which version you can access.  […]

  10. Assessing Learning with Discovery Education

    The Kansas DE Leadership Council has been asked to participate in the 2009 KSDE Fall Assessment Conference on October 27, 2009 in Topeka, Kansas.  Mary Frazier, Dan Brown, Dean Mantz of the KS LC along with Andrew Walls from Discovery Eduction Assessment Team will be the presenters.  All sessions are geared towards the use of […]

  11. Summer School with the DEN (via Weekly e-mail)

    Get ready for a new school year with the DEN!  The entire month of August is jam-packed with free webinars.  Tell a colleague, invite your principal and join us for Summer School with the DEN.  Enroll today at: http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar Please be sure to visit the Kansas Blog for updates and to see what new events […]

  12. 5 Star Review of DE Streaming Plus (via National DEN Blog)

    Discovery Education streaming PLUS was recently reviewed by Multimedia and Internet @ Schools and imagine our surprise when we received an absolutely perfect rating: 5/5 stars!  Of course, to those of you using DE streaming PLUS, this won’t be much of a surprise, but the review is well worth reading and sharing.  A quick highlight […]

  13. DEN National Geocaching Day in Wichita

    Curious about Geocaching? Want to learn how geocaching may be used in your classroom? Come and join us for a fun day of geocaching at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, KS on May 30th. This first ever event is sponsored by Discovery Education Network, WPS Instructional Technology Department and the Great Plains Nature […]

  14. DEN Virtual Conference

    Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the […]

  15. Who's in your blogroll?

    Reading Educational blogs can help us to keep current on education issues. Following are a few blogs that I have found helpful when trying to infuse 21st Century Skills into my classes. 2¢ Worth – Teaching & Learning in the new information landscape: David Warlick Weblogg-ed – Learning with the Read/write Web: Will Richardson Expanding […]

  16. 10 Years Younger

    What teacher wouldn’t want to look 10 years younger? Here’s a surefire way! Grab an iPod. That’s right, pick up an iPod and wear the little white earbuds. Amazingly enough, students will think you are 10 years younger. Recently my daughter had to have x-rays for kidney stones. When she came back to the waiting […]

  17. Evaluating Use of United Streaming Videos with Students

    Dan Brown, 5th grade teacher, has students view UnitedStreaming videos individually or in groups of two. Evaluation of how well they spent their time is often difficult to figure. He has used the following techniques to determine students’ level of understanding. * Students must stop their videos every 5 minutes and write three ” I […]

  18. A Magical Place

    In visiting a fourth grade classroom recently, I found some students under their desks, some sitting at their desks, others lying on their stomachs on the floor. They were all writing. The teacher had announced they would write for 20 minutes. When time was up the students begged for more time. Realizing the students were […]