Tag archives for Current Affairs

  1. National Digital Education Perspective Webinar

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    State and National Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Education: A Conversation with Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov. Bob Wise   Wednesday September 26th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET) I received this invitation through  The Alliance for Excellent Education.  This Webinar is being sponsored by both the Alliance and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Because we […]

  2. Sneak Peek Webinar Series in May

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      Be the first to get a look at back-to-school updates to Discovery Education resources! You’ve asked for it, and we’ve listened: get a sneak peek at the exciting changes we’re making to Discovery Education this summer, and find out how we’re going mobile, social, and adding even more functionality for you and your students. […]

  3. Mixed Emotions and Steve Jobs

    My mother taught me what mixed emotions meant when we moved during fourth grade. How heartbreaking it was to transfer schools in the middle of the year! I was really excited about my new school and the new house (with my own room!), but I was so sad to leave my friends and my wonderful […]

  4. Tune In — 9.11 Rise, Reconnect and Remember

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    Discovery Education, in partnership with Tribute WTC Visitor Center, is proud to engage students with exclusive curricular content, digital lesson plans and live webcasts in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Discovery Education will host four events in cities closely affected by the events of that day. We invite you to register […]

  5. 10/10/10

    It’s probably too late for you to formally join this project but you might find a lot of inspiration in it for your classes. The One Day on Earth project is a great way to raise your students’ global awareness. They even have a page of resources specifically tailored for education. What could students learns […]

  6. Educate to Innovate

    President Obama has recently launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to encourage participation and increase performance of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In support of this initiative, Discovery has launched a new, commercial-free science education programming block Monday-Friday (4:00 to 5:00 PM ET/PT) and Saturdays (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) on the Science Channel. […]

  7. Social Media Connects DEN STARs

    Follow the Discovery Educator social networking community!  Keep up with current events, network with other Discovery Education Educators, and share resources.DEN Stars have fully embraced the ever-growing list of social networks. Here are a few of the many social media groups where I have found the DEN has popped up! Got more to share? Let […]

  8. Another Interesting Day…. Den Summer Institute

    July 20, Tuesday at DEN SI Lloyd Roche Another very interesting day with lots of new knowledge gained. My missing luggage was finally delivered by the airlines. Thankfully Carissa was available to receive it when delivered to the dorms. I was given the honor of looking after the “Claw” for the day. My ‘gift’ also […]

  9. Another Fun-Filled Educational Day at the Summer Institute

    The DEN Summer Institute 2010 – Day 3 by Sarah Thompson Today was an amazing, fun-filled, educational day! I experienced a full FIZZ workshop with Dr. Lodge McCammon. We started off our session with a video scavenger hunt. The goal – to capture a 30 second one take video of 10 different ideas. Each idea […]

  10. DEN Summer Institute: Fablevision, Fenway and Features

    Lloyd’s Blog: Monday July 19, 2010 Terrific session in the morning with on the overview of the new features in the DE site. The changes are very impressive – users will value the look and the new features,   Our group was awesome in creating a teaching video on some of the new features. Every […]

  11. DEN Book Club Part 2

    DEN Book Club Part 2…. We are several weeks into the Book Club, reading the book ‘Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’ by Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams.  The reading of each chapter has brought a bigger understanding of how business entities need to change with the tide, or in a sense, change with […]

  12. Special Webinar with Betselling Canadian Author Don Tapscott

      Bestselling author, Don Tapscott, adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Toronto, hosts a special Webinar, part of EdTechConnect Webinar series, where he will discuss MacroWikinomics, its impact on the world of education and the implications it holds for the future. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World is the sequal to the groundbreaking […]

  13. Successful Conference CSBA Congress 2010

    The Canadian School Boards Association, representing 450 School Boards across Canada, held their annual conference last week in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Trustees from each province met to discuss a variety of topics including school board legal issues, trends in school board elections, and what skills students of the 21st century posses? Attendees listened to lectures, […]

  14. Discover Our Impact Day Celebrating 25 years

    Where were you June 17th, 1985? Discovery Channel made it’s debut and celebrated the 25th Anniversary this past Friday.  Reinforcing Discovery Communication’s mission, 2,500 employees around the world made an impact volunteering with 140 worldwide events including Chicago, London, Miami, Madrid, Rome, New York, Maryland, Singapore and more. In my local office in Chicago I […]

  15. Excited To See You at ISTE 2010!

    It’s that time again! Time to jump for joy! It’s not too late to join Discovery Education and all of the fun activities at the upcoming ISTE Conference.   Not only do we have events during the ISTE Conference but even before! Join us for a day of networking, creativity, and connections at the Denver […]

  16. Challenge Based Videos

    In this time of global connectedness and emphasis on not just digital citizenship, but responsible, global citizenship in general, Challenge Based Learning would seem to go hand in hand with challenge based living. And I can’t think of a better tool to express and share solutions to those challenges than digital storytelling. I believe it […]

  17. Fight Childhood Obesity with Energy Balance 101

    Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) announced today an unprecedented, innovative alliance to help parents, educators, and children address the problem of childhood obesity. Energy Balance 101 is a web-based outreach campaign to encourage and promote physical activity and healthy eating, especially among children. The online campaigns address rising levels of childhood […]