Tag Archives: Digital Media


How To Use DE Media for Awesome Projects: Popplet

How To Use DE Media for Awesome Projects: Popplet

One of my favorite applications to use DE images with is Popplet (www.popplet.com or also available as an App on the iPad).  Once you download your images from Discovery Education, they can easily be imported into Popplet to create an awesome, visual organizer that displays your students’ knowledge about the subject they are learning. Here is a

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Becoming Social(er): Why Does Community Matter?

Former middle school teacher in Philadelphia, PA turned policy specialist at the PA Dept. of Ed. and now VP of Learning Communities and Instructional Implementation at Discovery Education. In short, teacher, husband of a teacher, DENthusiast, and co-founder of the Purple Feet Foundation. Meet Lance Rougeux as he engages in a conversation about benefits and

High Definition Hall Davidson

They’re Coming from the Cloud and They’re There to Help: The New Digital

Hall Davidson, Distinguished Lecturer and an amazing tech guru began his presentation by defining terms because they define us. Early “stuff” existed in itself, like floppy disks, CD Roms, flashdrives, a wired network but then progress. Now we can deliver that same information because we have more devices that move around, wirelessly. Wi-Fi and mobile

Defining Leadership from a Student's Perspective

What does it take to be a leader?

What does it take to be a leader? Here’s a young student’s perspective, mentioned in Patti Ruffing’s post, Mush!. The concepts are unique; see if you agree with her. A musher is someone who drives a dog sled. To drive a sled, a musher needs to have leaders on the team. Leaders are the dogs

Brad Fountain: Director of Instructional Implementation

Bridging Media and Digital Literacy with Brad Fountain

Let’s begin with Brad’s presentation; I just love when a presenter shares ahead of time. Wonderful. Thank you so much, Brad. Bridging literacy and digital media View more PowerPoint from bradfountain Brad Fountain came on board shortly after Lance Rougeux joined the Discovery team. Head hunted by Hall Davidson, Brad is a seasoned presenter who


Live from the White House – A Discussion on Osama bin Laden

Steve Dembo from DE streaming live Discovery Education and Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor aired live Thursday, May 5, 2011, from the White House to host a discussion on Osama bin Laden. Discovery’s man at the White House was none other than Steve Dembo, streaming on discoveryedu‘s livestream


Project-Based Learning ~ A Menu of Ideas: Jennifer Brinson #SSDOD2011

Jen Brinson graciously shared her resources. Pbl a menu of ideas View more presentations from jbrinson Learning and Teaching Pyramid: 21st Century Style Jen began by debunking a few myths about Project-Based Learning, including that whether you call it Project, Problem, or Challenge-Based Learning, it’s all the same thing. How you design and craft your


Teaching Humanitites in the Digital Age: Porter Palmer #DOD2011

L2R: Porter Palmer & Kyle Schutt, DEN Managers Porter Palmer, DEN Manager, is a wonderful friend and a great addition to the DE team. I met her years ago at a Summer Institute and have been following her ever since. Did you know that Discovery Education has hundreds of speeches with speech guides and transcripts


Consumer to Creator ~ The Student as Both the Learner & the Teacher: Matt Monjan Keynote #SSODOD2011

Director of Account Management for the Discover Educator Network The Educators’ Day of Discovery, Beyond the Textbook, began with Homeroom, Morning Announcements and a DiscoverySTREAMING overview, and then officially began with Matt Monjan’s keynote address. Here’s the thumbnail sketch of Matt’s keynote: Not only does today’s student want to be engaged through technology, media, and


SU2C + Discovery Health = Lifesaving

An excellent digital resource from Discovery Education One of my favorite cancer resources is Discovery Health, and I use it in the classroom, even though I teach English. Why? Because this product has relevance to every curriculum. Cancer touches every family. I have students battling cancer, as well as their family members. Art imitates life,