Tag archives for Discovery Education

  1. The First Truly Collaborative, Impromptu, Online Social Keynote in the History of The World

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    Educational Partnerships and Global Learning Initiatives Director of the Discovery Educator Network, Hall Davidson is the guru of virtual environments, learning with mobile devices, media technology, digital textbooks and quite honestly, whatever is trending in technology. For Hall’s resources, click here. Leave it to hall to do something uniquely different. I’d expect nothing less. He’s […]

  2. Ten Media Tips-n-Tricks You Can Use in Your Classroom Tomorrow – And One to Inspire You

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    “There just isn’t enough time to learn something new!” Sound familiar? In this session Matt Monjan, Vice President Account Management for the Discovery Educator Network, promises you will learn 10 easy ways to use media in your classroom–and one thing that might inspire you. Take Discovery Education and add a few Web 2.0 tools and you […]

  3. The Importance and Seriousness of Silly: Dean Shareski at 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    Presenting from Fredriction, New Brunswick, Canada, Dean Shareski, featured presenter and Discovery Educator Network Community Manager explores the importance and necessity of being social and the increasing blurring of professional and personal. An important question with a divided answer, Dean asks how the use of Twitter, Facebook, and blogs impact professional learning in a social […]

  4. Anywhere, Anytime Learning: Chad Lehman at 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    Wish you could take control of your professional development by finding resources online to meet your learning needs? Ever remember a PD day that just did not meet your needs? Chad Lehman, Discovery Educator Network Community Manager will explore a variety of free places online to find professional development opportunities on topics of your choice. […]

  5. Becoming Social(er): Why Does Community Matter?

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    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 […]

  6. Steve Dembo: iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom

    Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media & Online Community

    Bright, learning device, technology leverager, iApps savvy. Think I’m describing the new iPad? Rethink–and meet Steve Dembo, Discovery Education‘s Director of Social Media and Online Community, Mr. iPad Mavin and today’s (1 – 2:30 PM Terrace Ballroom B) Featured Distinguished Presenter. Steve began his presentation with a confession: his initial bias against the iPad. But […]

  7. Revitalize YOUR Classroom with Discovery Education Assessment

    If you have ever felt overwhelmed as a classroom teacher, then this presentation will be exciting, dynamic, interactive–but best of all for you–a huge game changer. Jason Altman, DEN Account Manager and Assessment Specialist and Brad Weir, Discovery Assessment Manager will give you efficient and effective ways to develop time-saving differentiated instruction to benefit all […]

  8. #ASCDCurios(ity)?

    An impressive DE presence at ASCD

    Are you curious about the DEN’s presence at ASCD? Wonder no longer. Here’s the schedule of featured and concurrent speakers and what’s going on in the Discovery Corporate Room. They include a stellar list with Opening Keynote Reed Timmer, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo,  Jannita Demian, Shanika Hope, Susanne Meixsell, Brad Fountain, Jason Altman, and Ginny Washburne. […]

  9. No Place For Hate! A Challenge

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    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 […]

  10. Have Horse, Will Travel

    Can you IMAGINE the fun Jan's having...

    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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

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

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    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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 – […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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, […]

  22. 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, […]

  23. 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 […]