Tag archives for DEN

  1. “Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

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    In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As […]

  2. Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

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    Explore outer space from inside your school! A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when […]

  3. St. Patrick’s Day Instructional Idea

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    Need a quick and easy way to discuss St. Patrick’s Day? Let Discovery Education Bring the Festivities into Your Classroom! For a more meaningful way to tie St. Patrick’s Day to instruction, check out the ideas and resources below for creating illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. More information about illuminated letters and manuscripts – […]

  4. MacGyver Mindset Comes to DENvice

    While we probably can’t tell you how to build a spaceship out of a rubber band, a pencil and chewing gum, we can offer you simple, clever tips for your classroom. Our new weekly Star Tip feature will share quick and easy solutions for everyday classroom needs, including everything from building a tripod out of […]

  5. From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning

    From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning by Emily Sigman Because students are at the center of learning, we’re highlighting student work and how they use Discovery Education resources. When students have the freedom to explore and discover – and have tools to facilitate and capture their thinking – they begin to […]

  6. Join Discovery Education Techbook LIVE 2015

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    We look forward to you joining Discovery Education and fellow educators around the world for Techbook LIVE 2015: a free, day-long virtual professional learning event sharing some of the most effective strategies for integrating Discovery Education Techbook digital content. To join the Techbook LIVE 2015 webcast, go to http://links.discoveryeducation.com/TechbookLIVEwebcast on Saturday, January 24, any time […]

  7. DEN Fit & Together Counts New Year’s Challenge

    Byline: Alison Schleede It is that time of year again!  Time to make those New Year resolutions!  If getting fit is one of your resolutions, please read on! The challenge to is to complete more than 10,000 steps/day for 21 days in any 4 week period between January 1, 2015 and February 28, 2015. The DEN Fit’s New […]

  8. Oct. 25th – Day of Free Professional Learning: Discovery Education Streamathon

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    Coming to you LIVE from Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, we present the Discovery Education Streamathon!  We’re taking you back to the 70’s with a telethon-style, day-long virtual professional learning event. Join thousands of educators across the world for this free “idea-sharing” marathon where we will get you diggin’ some new, groovy ways to […]

  9. Conni Mulligan: Traditional Storytelling–Shadow Puppetry & Overheads

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    Trolling social media and DEN sites for those at and not at #DENSI2014, I found yet another wonderful resource from Conni Mulligan, who reinvents our notion of storytelling, digitally, at the #DENUnconference2014. I truly enjoyed watching Conni at her best. I met her years ago at another Summer Institute, and looking back, it seems like […]

  10. Tim Childers: Teaching With Just One Image

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    Anyone knows that after a powerhouse speaker like Dr. Lodge McCammon, you need to follow up with an equally potent powerhouse, and that’s exactly what Discovery Education did. Meet Tim Childers, L&N STEM Academy, Assistant Principal of Tennessee’s only Apple School of Distinction,  (and yes he helped make it one),  blogged for TN DEN Leadership […]

  11. Keynote Speaker Dr. Lodge McCammon: General Session Opening

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    The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute 2014 proudly presents Dr. Lodge McCammon as the opening speaker for the two-day Livestream event. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lodge at other DEN events, you are in for a very special treat. Welcome to Day 1. Dr. Lodge McCammon’s expertise lies […]

  12. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 7

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  13. Farewell DEN STARs

    Not all educators are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to create engaging events (e.g. DENaissance Faire) or attend conferences to enhance their teaching skills (e.g. DEN VirtCon); However, as the spring social media marketing intern for Discovery Education, I learned that DEN STARs are unique educators who are willing and passionate […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. Microsoft Excel For Educators Segment 6

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  16. Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

    Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing […]

  17. Huzzzah!

    Hear Ye Hear Ye all lads and ladies of the shire and beyond. You have missed the celebration of the NC DEN Ren14. Where were you? This was the most whimsical, thematic Discovery Day ever. The fun festivities began with the game show “Family Feudalism” which set the tone for the day of learning. This […]

  18. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 5

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  19. Prince George’s Science Fair Judges Needed (April 5th)

    Greetings MD/DC/VA Area DEN Educators! Prince George’s County Public Schools is in need of judges for their 66th Annual Prince George’s Area Science Fair on April 5th.  This year, the Fair is very large — over 500 projects and they need quite a few more judges! So they can use your expertise as a category […]

  20. 6th Grade Science Honor Students Strive to Improve the Environment

    Barbara Orr is an educator at Freedom Intermediate School located in Franklin, Tennessee, where she teaches 6th grade Science. Each year the Honors Science students enter a national competition in order to make a positive difference in the world. This year, the students chose to do the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Orr’s […]

  21. Discovery Educator Network Wins CableFax Award!

    On Thursday, March 13, CableFax held the 2014 Digital & Tech Awards Luncheon in order to recognize the best of the web and cable technology. The DEN was amongst four other finalists – The Walking Dead, Portlandia, Spartacus and Oprah’s LifeClass – for the 2014 Best Online Community/Social Networking award. And you’ll never guess whose […]

  22. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 4

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 15-20 minute segments. This […]