Tag archives for Classroom Tools

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. (via National DEN Blog)

    Scott Kinney on the Future of Learning Today, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to examine how technology, innovative education tools, and digital content are transforming and improving education in America.  The DEN’s very own Scott Kinney, Vice President of Outreach and Professional Development for Discovery Education, served as one of seven […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Web 2.0 Sites shared at MACE Stealing from the STARS

    piclits – Get your kids writing! delicious – Social bookmarking. wordle – Create word clouds. xtranormal – Create 3d videos. glogster – Create a wall to share with your students. grooveshark – Find and listen to ANY song! zamzar – Convert video to different formats. Convert PDF’s to Docs. Become a STAR Discovery Educator and […]

  7. Are You Puzzled?

    It is that time of year when the students are anxious for spring break to arrive. Teachers feel pressured to get the semester requirements met and try to find small activities to occupy student time. Well, here is one web based application that will ease the stress on teachers to create an activity that students […]

  8. WORDLE!

    Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You can print them, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share. Try one […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Garfield Upper Elementary Receives $2000 Best Buy Teach Award

    Garfield Upper Elementary announced that it has received a $2,000 Teach Award from Best Buy Co., Inc. for integrating interactive technology into its curriculum. Class members of Dan Brown’s Fifth Grade used their video production skills to produce a film that was entered into a national competition. Students wrote the script, shot the video, edited […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Useful Tool – Jeopardy Template

    Want to incorporate United Streaming videos or still pictures into your curriculum using Jeopardy? This jeopardy power point will permit you to place video segments or still pictures on each question. There is a final question slide too. You can place the video segment or still picture within the box located on the left side […]