Tag archives for Discovery Education

  1. No Place For Hate! A Challenge

    Discoverystreaming Resources for Bullying

    Defined by StopBullying.gov, “Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages or on the web. It is not limited by age, gender, or education level. It is not a phase and it is not a joke. Bullying can cause lasting harm.” Unfortunately, bullying exists, and school systems throughout the country attempt to face the problem […]

  2. Have Horse, Will Travel

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    Until I met Jan Abernethy, I never wanted to be anyone else. But right now, I think Being Jan Abernethy would make for an interesting life  ~  and a fantastic movie. Her nearly 2000 mile jaunt on Sweetie to the DENSI 12 humbles and energizes me. Nothing like a vicarious experience you wish were really […]

  3. 3 Cs + Grow & Learn = Fun the DEN Way

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    Because she’s a DEN STAR and outgoing PA DEN LC Events Chair, Jennifer Brinson understands and emulates the 3 Cs: connect, collaborate, and communicate. A veteran presenter, she intuits growing learning, making it fun the DEN way. So it’s no surprise that she volunteered to present at my former school district, Salisbury Township, during a […]

  4. Mush! + MT Trek = Inspiring Journeys

    Double Rainbow, Twice the Luck?

    Inspiration is like an unexpected gift; it meets and greets you in unsuspecting ways, energizing. So it was that I settled down with 2 romping kittens, a galumphing black Lab, and my laptop in the sun room (glorious with sun today) and morning coffee, off to troll the DEN blogs. The joys of retirement–working on […]

  5. We’re Following You, Jan Abernethy, from Harrisville PA to Bozeman MT!!

    10 miles a day--will they make it in time?

    The Annual DEN Summer Institute is legend among DEN members throughout the states, and competition to get a spot at the “densi” is keen. PA is so proud (and I must admit in awe) of Jan Abernethy, who with her horse Sweetie is traveling 1,881 miles from Harrisville, PA to Bozeman, MT, this year’s host […]

  6. TCEA 2012 in Austin, Texas

    I had the excellent opportunity to attend the 2012 Texas Computer Education Association in Austin, Texas two weeks ago to see the latest technology being pushed into the education world. As mentioned in my blog post last week, I was amazed at the different kinds of new tech hardware and software available to classrooms that […]

  7. Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards

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    eSchool News is at it again!  They’re accepting nominations right now for the 2012-2013 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards.  So I was thinking…  wouldn’t it be nice if Discovery Education got a shiny new badge for our website?  You can help make that dream of mine a reality!  I’d do it myself, but “nominations must come […]

  8. An Interactive Starry Night

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    You may have already seen this awesome interactive version of The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, but it’s beautiful and worth a re-run. This was created by Petros Vrellis, who credits the software openFrameworks for allowing this to be possible. According to their website openFrameworks is an open source C++ tookit for creative coding. Be sure to have […]

  9. WI DEN Takes Over the Apple Store!

    On Saturday, 30 WI DEN Members came to the Apple Store: West Towne Mall, Madison WI. The morning started with casual sharing while enjoying coffee and rolls provided by the DEN. The Apple staff took time to explain many details and features of the iPad while showcasing some of the top apps available. Our Leadership […]

  10. Join Discovery Education at ASTE 2012!

    Join us at ASTE 2012 in Discovery Education’s dedicated suite in Hotel Captain Cook Tower II to find out more about how we’re transforming classrooms, empowering educators, and captivating students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content.  Spread the word with this DE_2012_ASTE_flyer! Sunday, February 26  8:30 – 9:30 AM – […]

  11. Reed Timmer: Technology and Extreme Storm Chasing Go Hand in Hand

    Reed Timmer, Storm Chaser Meterologist

    Reed Timmer, Discovery Education‘s Chief Meteorologist and Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers opens the PETE&C 2012 Conference by reminding us technology and extreme storm chasing go hand in hand. Reed notes everyone uses their storm and tornado footage because it is simply the best. A thoroughly entertaining and exciting presentation, Reed shows us tornado fury and […]

  12. Bridging Media and Digital Literacy with Brad Fountain

    Brad Fountain: Director of Instructional Implementation

    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 […]

  13. The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5000 Teachers): Lance Rougeux

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    Lance began with e.ggtimer.com for the classic times for classroom use. Yasiv lets you enter a book and you get a visualization of related books. The visual organizer is animated and a very useful tool, despite grade level. Copyright and Creative Commons, explained by the folks of Common Craft. For simple explanations in Plain English, […]

  14. Pearltrees

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    Pearltrees is a FREE online collaboration and organizational tool that provides a structure for teachers or students to gather, share, and organize resources.  Your links, or “pearls”, are connected into  “trees” and can be easily embedded onto a website, blog, or Facebook/Twitter account. I quickly searched and found fantastic pearltrees for DISCOVERY EDUCATION, TEACHER TECHNOLOGY, […]

  15. Digital Corners to Transformative Classrooms – A message from Bill Goodwyn

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    The CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, just weighed in on his thoughts about Apple’s entry into the digital textbook world.  He makes some fantastic points in the post and it’s well worth reading in its entirety.  Just to whet your appetite though, here’s a taste: My hope is that the proliferation of digital textbooks […]

  16. Join Discovery Education at TCEA!

    Download a printable version of Discovery Education’s TCEA corporate room schedule here: DiscoveryEducation_2012_TCEA_flyer Discovery Education will be in lots of places at TCEA – from the exhibit floor (booth #1551), to featured sessions from Hall and Steve, to our very own room at the Austin Hilton where we’ll be doing sessions all day, every day, […]

  17. Meet the New Guy! Dan Choi

    Introducing the newest member of the DE level 1 support team; Dan, is eager to help with your technical needs. Dan graduated from Syracuse University in 2011 with B.S. in Information Management. He loves philosophy, books, movies, football, travelling, and above all else food. There are food lovers who like to analyze the taste and […]

  18. Win a Flip Camera and more in Dr. Lodge Music Video Challenge – hosted by Discovery Education!

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    You and your students could win fabulous prizes for your classroom with a 1-take music video! http://links.discoveryeducation.com/videochallenge What’s up? Launching today, the Dr. Lodge Music Video Challenge asks students to select one of Dr. Lodge McCammon’s standards-based songs, determine the dance moves, and film the music video in 1-take. What could I win? One grand […]

  19. Hall and Steve are Featured Speakers at NCCE!

    Northwest educators, come Blaze the Educational Technology Trail at NCCE 2012 – Seattle, March 13-16! Steve Dembo and Hall Davidson are featured speakers at this action-packed conference, and no doubt they will be sharing all kinds of great ideas and resources that will keep your fire ablaze! Early bird registration is available until February 10, […]

  20. Steve Dembo: “iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom”

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    According to Steve Dembo: Sure they’re bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We’ll take a close look at how exactly these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes. We’ll also explore some creative ways that you can fund your own i-initiative! Siemens STEM […]

  21. The DEN Membership Field is Wide Open!

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    With three weeks left, it is still anybody’s game in the Discovery Educator Network Membership Season!  Every state and province will have one MVP – aside from bragging rights, you’ll also be the only one in your state or province that gets to sport the exclusive 2011 DEN jersey. Get started today!  To report your […]

  22. DEN ISTE Resources from Cynthia Brown

    DEN ISTE Resources from Cynthia Brown linked in Patti Ruffing‘s post, Create Your PLE With SymbalooEDU. Resources from DEN’s Birthday Bash: Great Tool but no embeddable code yet. Be sure to check Dean Mantz‘s Cover It Live for more resources from the DEN. <p><p><p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=304cb7d924″ >Discovery Education PreCon ISTE 2011</a></p></p></p>

  23. And the DENny goes to…

    Life rarely catches me without words, but tonight finds me speechless and feeling a bit overwhelmed (but very grateful). A very special thank you to DENny Awards hosts Steve Dembo (for doing things twice), Porter Palmer (for rewinding Steve), and Lance Rougeux (we ARE streaming you live next year). Special congratulations to the recipients, and […]