Tag archives for Classroom Tools

  1. Discover Our Heroes

    Day of Discovery Event:  Discover Our Heroes (sponsored by Discovery Education and the Kansas Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council) When:  Saturday, November 6th Where:  Bradley Elementary School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Time:  8:30 – 2:30 Cost:  FREE (lunch will be provided) Join us for a day of Discovery Education and Digital Storytelling at Bradley Elementary, located […]

  2. Join DEN in Branson, Missouri

    The Discovery Education Leadership Councils for Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas invite you to participate in a joint event providing face-to-face learning while enjoying the DEN Virtual Conference.  The Virtual Conference event is planned for October 23rd at Branson Elementary West with a Geocache/photo walk to take place at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery by Lake […]

  3. Google Apps goes YouTube

    In reading through my Google Reader subscriptions I came across a Google Docs blog posting talking about tutorial videos for several of their applications.  The applications include spreadsheets, forms, documents, presentations as well as functionality within each application.  Additionally, I feel there are two great features available on the Google Docs YouTube channel.  The first feature is how the […]

  4. Social Side of Bookmarking

    Last May, Steve Dembo (@teach42 on Twitter), from Discovery Education, asked if I would be interested in participating in their Summer School 2010 webinar series.  It did not take me long, maybe 30 seconds, to agree on presenting as part of the PLN Week.  Steve asked if I would discuss Social Bookmarking (Social Bookmarking in Plain […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Enhancing LiveBinders

    The ladies of LiveBinders, Tina and Barbara, have announced recent updates to enhance the ability of this great web 2.0 tool. The enhancements have improved searching for educational resources (education based binders), the long awaited functionality of managing uploaded files, and providing insight into the methods used to secure your LiveBinders files. Here are the […]

  7. New Tool for Word Clouds

    Here is a new tool created by the makers of Wordle. Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. With Tagxedo, you can: make tag clouds […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. SmartBoards and You

    Here is a great website for SmartBoard training, troubleshooting, and tips and tricks for use. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/smartboard.htm. This site is brought to you by the Rockingham County Public Schools in the Heart of the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Take a look at this helpful site and see what you can learn!

  10. "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 […]

  11. Calling K-8 Teachers & Students to Change Communities

    Participating teachers and students can assist in helping “Planet Earth” Go Green!  Siemens “We Can Change the World Challenge“ is open for registration through March 15, 2010.  The challenge is for students to create solutions for resolving environmental issues by starting with their own community.  Participants can choose their appropriate grade level by selecting one […]

  12. Teacher Center's "Dynamic Duo"

    Educators are always on the look out for something new to introduce and stimulate student learning through engagement.  Discovery Education has provided educators two new great resources: Ready Zone: Continuity of Learning  and STEM Connect. These are available in the “Teacher Center” of Discovery Education. Ready Zone was created to provide opportunities for ongoing education of […]

  13. Glogster EDU – Newly Improved

    This summer Glogster launched Glogster EDU, which was totally awesome because the EDU version is completely safe and filtered so teachers don’t have to worry about students viewing inappropriate content. For those that don’t know what Glogster EDU is, it’s basically an virtual poster creator. But it is so much more! Users can upload or […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. Wallwisher

    Have you heard about Wallwisher? Basically, it’s online post-it notes and can be used in a number of ways. As a teacher all you have to do is create an account, create your wall, and send your students to the wall. When creating your wall there are a number of options for who can see […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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.  […]

  18. Free Fonts

    Do you like to add cool fonts to your projects? Take a look at this site for free fonts for your computer. http://www.1001freefonts.com/horror-fonts.php. Download either the Mac or Windows version and add a little visual excitement to your words!

  19. 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 […]

  20. AudioPal

    Wouldn’t it be great if your blog would read the posts aloud to your students? Or if your wiki would read activity directions to your students? Or maybe if your students could narrate a story that will be posted on your class blog, wiki, or website? Well you can do this and much more with […]

  21. Hall and Steve Web2.0 Breakdown

    One evening I was Plurking with a fellow Kansas educator Kristi Altenburg about the new features of Discovery Education Streaming and I remembered a link provided by Sabrina Boehm for Alan Beam of Holton, KS regarding cell phones in the classroom. Well that link is to a wealth of Web 2.0 resources and lesson plans. […]