Tag Archives: Digital Storytelling

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Steve Dembo Builds Bolder Schools

Steve Dembo Builds Bolder Schools

Whisked away from DENSI 2015 at American University in Washington DC to Intermediate Unit 21 in Schnecksville PA, and then back to DC for the DENmazing Race from 7–9 PM–all in a day’s work for Illinois native Steve Dembo. Co-author of Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. Father of 2 children.

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

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

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If You Give a DEN Guru (Conni Mulligan) an iPad…….

My name is Conni Mulligan and I have been part of the Discovery Educator Network since 2005 when the service was called United Streaming.  Shortly after applying to become a STAR educator, I inquired about why North and South Carolina were combined on the DEN Leadership Council Blog instead of being separate states.  Well, long story

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Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They

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2014 New England Day of Discovery

Wow! What a day of learning, fun, and collaboration! Were you there? Did you miss it? Either way, here is a quick recap in pictures of what a great day it was: By the way, if you missed our New England Day of Discovery in Natick, MA this past Saturday, we still want to provide you with a

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Presentation Rubrics, K-8: 21st Century Skills and Common Core

The Common Core Standards address the “4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  They also address Speaking Skills.  I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (BIE.org), a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field.   Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the

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North America Live on Discovery Channel & Discovery Education

If you enjoyed Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet get ready for this new series from the Discovery Channel by engaging your students with a number of opportunities from Discovery Education. Take advantage of the special CD/DVD just for STAR Discovery Educators that includes an episode of North America and several songs from the soundtrack. See Chad’s Teacher

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Discovery Education Sneak Peek! See What’s Next!

Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common

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