Tag archives for DEN STAR

  1. Propel Charter School Highlights Students’ Entrepreneurial Talent

    Proper Charter School students are surely making a difference as they enhance their entrepreneurial skills via developing business plans. Propel Schools – a not-for-profit, federation of public charter schools – is based in Pittsburgh, PA, and strives to transform public education so that high-performance public schools are accessible to all children. Maura DeRiggi, Marketing and […]

  2. DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

    Student in Chelsea Murray's class works on Moon and Tides Menu Project.

    Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this […]

  3. Streaming Plus for DEN STARs

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    Discovery Education and the Discovery Educator Network are excited to announce another special promotion exclusive to STAR Discovery Educators.  As a DEN STAR, you now have special access to the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus. Your access will run through the end of October.It gets better. You and your fellow community members can extend the […]

  4. Meet Me: Peg Hartwig’s Spirit of the DEN

    Hey all you DENmazing Educators! Welcome to the DEN Blog Open House! I am a STEM Math teacher and Tech Integration Specialist in Marshfield WI. I first learned of all the wonders of Discovery Education while experiencing the Siemens STEM Institute in 2010. While attending the STEM Institute, I was catapulted into real 21st Century […]

  5. Meet DEN STAR (Sharer) Matthew Strine

    DEN STAR Matthew Strine

    Matthew Strine is the Director of Instructional Technology for Propel Schools in Braddock Hills, PA. He is also one superb DEN STAR and super sharer. He volunteered to share out the Google Docs he and his colleagues used as they attended DEN PreCon sessions. As you can see, there’s a wealth of resources, and I […]

  6. 60 in 60 – 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes with Brandon Lutz

    Flying solo, DEN STAR Brandon Lutz #60in6012

    Last year’s P.A.E.C.T. Advocate of the Year, this year’s P.A.E.C.T. Southeast Regional Director, and always a DEN (super) STAR, Brandon Lutz is a legend at PETE&C any year. His name is synonymous with 60 in 60, a presentation that packs an overflowing full house eager to cheer him as he achieves the superman impossible: 60 […]

  7. What Do Your Students Know About Google? Part 3

    Remember, you can change your background If you have never dug deeper than the more feature on Google, you are in for a pleasant surprise with the even more category at the end or the drop down menu. Clicking it takes you to a different world of applications, and that’s where the real fun begins. […]

  8. What Do Your Students Know About Google? Part 2

    Advanced Search under “Search Picking up where I left off on my last post, What Do Your Students Know About Google, Jennifer Brinson toured Google’s main menu features. Let’s continue with NEWS. If you are, for example, researching STEM cells, you have the option to create an ADVANCED NEWS SEARCH. The benefits: your results are […]

  9. Students FLIP for Movie Making with DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson

    Become a STAR http://tinyurl.com/2dabg9h Something DEN STARS learned at the PETE&C DENPreCon 2009 and the DEN Summer Institute 2010 is paying BIG dividends, really taking us beyond the textbook. Our opening day at Salisbury Township School District in Allentown, PA had a different and exciting look and feel. It began with 20 presentations by teachers, […]

  10. Google Sketch Up STEM Webinar

    If you are not attending the DEN Leadership Symposium at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, you might want to attend this Google SketchUp STEM Webinar. PA DEN STAR Linda Nitsche delivered a related presentation at PETE&C 2010 and shared a wealth of resources. If you are planning to attend this webinar, in addition to downloading […]

  11. NING Mini Free for Educators K-12

    Image via CrunchBase If you have been using NING, then you already received an email from the folks at NING and you know about Ning Minis. But if you are new to NING and are considering creating one (or several) for your classes, then you need to register for your NING’s sponsorship from Pearson to […]

  12. Jennifer Brinson Would Like to Teach the World to Ning and Rediscover Discovery

    I just love attending conferences when I have the presenter’s materials at my fingertips. Even better if the materials are online, embeddable, with samples, additional resources, and alternatives. Best case scenario: I have the information before the presentation. Guess that’s why I always enjoy seeing Jennifer Brinson‘s name on a workshop, webinar, or conference. It […]

  13. Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media

    Lindsay Hopkins, DEN California Team Manager, presented the 1:00 session Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum live from Oregon. Geared toward learners whose first language is not English, Lindsay’s presentation and resources are excellent for all learners. Contrary to most opinions, research shows that vocabulary should be introduced at one level beyond (NOT below) the […]

  14. OMG! My wife shaved her hair off!

    How is that title for an attention getter?  Well, it is absolutely true.  My wife of 7 years shaved her beautiful brown hair off.  What was she thinking?  Mid-life crisis? A new look? Getting a motorcycle?( I wish!) Over the past 2 weeks I have been asked all of the questions I just posed to […]

  15. Meet Joe Oliphant: PAECT Leader of the Year 2010

    Ever judge a book by its cover, virtual or real? How about a blogger by his voice? Imagine my surprise when I met Joe Oliphant at the DEN PreCon on Saturday, February 19 at a dinner in the Hershey Lodge hosted by Discovery. I had read Joe’s posts on our PA DEN blog, and the […]

  16. DEN STAR Bridget Belardi Named PAECT Teacher of the Year

    Our very own DEN STAR and geocaching queen, Bridget Belardi was named PAECT Teacher of the Year 2010. She follows in the footsteps of DEN STAR and Glogster queen Traci Blazoski, and DEN STAR Michelle Krill who was 2009 Leader of the Year. Am I surprised that DEN STARS are outstanding teachers–absolutely not. Let’s keep […]

  17. Discovering Social Studies ~ Jim Beeghley

    One of our DEN STARs and presenters at the DEN PreCon and PETE&C was Jim Beeghley. I am sorry I did not see his Discovering Social Studies presentation, but here are his resources. Discovering Social Studies Petec View more presentations from fifer1863. #petec2010 Jim Beeghley Social Studies Discovery Education

  18. Scratch It! Sketch It! Create It! ~ Linda Nitsche

    Linda Nitsche, STAR DEN, great presenter and friend, posted her resources on her wiki. Linda wants to give us a window into valuing creativity (Sir Ken Robinson) and passion (Chris Lehmann). How can we capture that fun of childhood, that passion for learning 21st Century Framework created a core for learning and creating effective learners. […]

  19. Using Ning as a School Social Network: Dianne Krause

    DEN STAR Dianne Krause‘s wiki houses more resources than those for PETE&C, so you might want to visit it. Presenting 3 sessions at this conference, Dianne is a seasoned presenter. Using Ning as a School Social Network requires students, according to Dianne and law, to be at least 13 years old. She has graciously shared […]