Tag archives for Current Affairs

  1. A facebook Infused CNN

    Just like some aging celebrities, CNN got a botox like injection of youth from the ever growing facebook yesterday.  ”This is CNN”.     Isn’t the same without hearing James Earl Jones’ booming voice resonating the real message, “This is THE NEWS.”  For many, including me, CNN has been just that, THE NEWS.  It’s the channel to […]

  2. Digitally Fit

    We interrupt this regularly scheduled webinar to bring you the first in a series of three webinars offered twice each day to help you keep that New Year’s resolution to get fit. We’ve bumped my originally slated presentation on sharing students’ videos on January 13th for “Checking Your Digital Pulse” offered at both 4pm and […]

  3. The Spirit of Giving

    Image via Wikipedia cross-posted on cliotech Listening to NPR Radio “All Things Considered” today, I learned about a really interesting website designed to coordinate support for those to need. The website was featured as part of the “All Tech Considered” segment. The site, Lotsa Helping Hands, is a philanthropic venture of a for-profit company looking […]

  4. SOCAP, WOW!

    In this season of so many stories and traditions it seems only appropriate to raise up Jason Ohler’s Stories of Culture and Place as an example of the power of digital storytelling. Recently named one of the 9 recipients of WCET’s 2008 WOW award “that recognizes the innovative uses of educational technologies in higher education,” […]

  5. PA DEN STAR Honored with Prestigious Teaching Award

    That’s right . . . The PA DEN is proud to share that our own Maryann Molishus has received the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.  Maryann is a 2nd grade teacher at Goodnoe Elementary School in the Council Rock School District (Newtown, PA). Here is a little more information about Maryann (copied from […]

  6. Thank you, Studs!

      It seems very appropriate that I learned of the death of consummate people’s storyteller Studs Terkel in an email from Joe Lambert, director of the Center for Digital Storytelling. And what a wonderful tribute Joe set up a few years ago, “May 16, the International Day for Sharing Life Stories was chosen, in part, […]

  7. Wilkes U. Fall 2

    With just 3 weeks left in this inaugural term of the Wilkes University/Discovery Instructional Media master’s program, I feel like the god Janus. I find myself looking backwards on the wonderful work and collaboration my current students are sharing and forward to the Fall 2 term which begins on October 25th.  There are already another […]

  8. DENliest Catch – DEN Challenge!

    Where do they come up with these challenge names?  Well, I love this one – The DENliest Catch!  Here are the details copied from the national blog.  Come on, PA, let’s help out “Captian” Monjan set sail with the Mid-Atlantic DEN! The DEN fleet has left the harbor and is looking for a bountiful fall […]

  9. Teach 21st Century Skills or Fail

    Cross posted on Cliotech I thought that the message would resonate particularly powerfully among Discovery Educators. That is the take-away message from a new report released by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. eSchoolNews reported today “The report, called “21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness,” argues that for the United States to be globally competitive–and […]

  10. Networking 101 – Reach for the STARs

    Note: cross-posted on Cliotech Education Week published an article today as part of their ongoing series on Curriculum and Teachers. The article highlights the Discovery Educator Network and features numerous DEN STARs. Here are a few highlights: “We have a user group that’s very passionate about the product,” said Mr. Kinney. “But we want to […]

  11. DEN+Wilkes University = Empowered 21st Century Teachers

    The Discovery Educator Network and Wilkes University have partnered to create an innovative and exciting Masters of Education degree program in Instructional Media. (copied from the Wilkes University website) The online master of science degree in instructional media is a joint effort of Wilkes University and Discovery Education. This 30-credit program in instructional media will prepare […]

  12. Back to School

    I know I won’t get any sympathy with this post, but after two years of retirement and twelve years as a facilitator with no classes of my own before I retired, I’m back in the classroom. Sort of. With Discovery and Wilkes University’s recent partnering to offer an online Master’s in Instructional Media, I was […]

  13. Illinois Bill on Cyberbullying goes to Governor…

    Bill Status of 2426 – The bill is in the Governor’s hands waiting to be signed… 5/22/2008 House Third Reading – Short Debate – Passed 108-001-000 5/22/2008 Senate Passed Both Houses Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Harassing and Obscene Communications Act. Creates the Cyberbullying Law. Provides that the offense of harassment through electronic communications also […]

  14. Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

    Can’t get enough of the DEN’s amazing professional development events?  Good!  Today we are thrilled to announce a series of two-day conferences designed to enhance your use of Discovery Education’s digital media resources.  The DEN Regional Conferences (August through October) are spread out all over the country so that we can reach as many STARs as possible. Here […]

  15. Boom De Ah Dah

    I can’t get enough of the Discovery Channel’s new commercial, “The World Is Just Awesome.” I also get a kick out of this live version featuring the stars of “Dirty Jobs,” “The Deadliest Catch,” “Man vs. Wild,” and “Cash Cab.” Thanks to Kim Randall, DEN Western Region, by way of Matt “Mojo” Monjan of the […]