Tag archives for Education Issues

  1. The New Permanent Record with Steve Dembo

    Steve Dembo’s slides from Media Share for The New Permanent Record In partnership with Comcast from Discovery Education, this newest partnership is geared to students, teachers, and parents in Indiana, to provide great resources for this state. Available for Comcast subscribers, this service provides a web-based, online, on-demand library of DE resources of local, national, […]

  2. Meeting a Storm Chaser!

    In my current position, or should I say positions(I wear many hats) I get to see a lot of exciting activities.  In addition to being the Director of Technology Integration for Propel Schools, I am the science coordinator.  I am the SOS or Specialist on Site.  I believe that this was due to my knowledge […]

  3. National Safe Schools Week

    Investigation Discovery and National PTA announced today a year-long partnership that will kick off during October’s National Safe Schools Week, which empowers communities to keep their schools safe by encouraging everyone to stand up against school violence.  As the organizations’ first joint campaign, ID and PTA will launch STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS […]

  4. Scott Kinney on the Future of Education

    Today, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to examine how technology, innovative education tools, and digital content are transforming and improving education in America. The DEN’s very own Scott Kinney, Vice President of Outreach and Professional Development for Discovery Education, served as one of seven panelists who testified as to how technology […]

  5. Scott Kinney on the Future of Learning

    Today, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to examine how technology, innovative education tools, and digital content are transforming and improving education in America.  The DEN’s very own Scott Kinney, Vice President of Outreach and Professional Development for Discovery Education, served as one of seven panelists who testified as to how technology […]

  6. Discovery Education National Training Academy

    Need to supercharge your Discovery Education streaming skills? There’s no better bang for your buck than the Discovery Education National Training Academy.  Two days of intense training and resources led by the people who know the service better than anybody else.  After an incredibly successful debut over the summer, we will be hosting a second NTA […]

  7. Discovery Education and Wilkes University

    Discovery Education and Wilke’s University are launching a new online master’s degree program in instructional media!  This has been in the works for a quite a while now, so I’m thrilled that we can finally announce it. The 30-credit instructional media program will prepare teachers to engage today’s students in learning through digital media.  It […]

  8. XO’s

    You might think this post is about old Coach Brennan dusting off the playbook and throwing his hat in the ring for Bobby Knight’s former job, but it’s actually about the One Laptop per Child Program (OLPC) or the “$100 laptop” as the press had labeled it. Local district tech director Chris Brown put out […]

  9. DE Streaming and English Language Learners

    I had an interesting question come through the inbox today, regarding how ELL teachers could use Discovery Education Streaming to support their students.  I started to type out a a few ideas that popped into my head, but then it occurred to me that I should really turn the question over to all of you! […]

  10. Gamer Generation Redux

         Many of us are packing and heading to NECC this week so I thought I’d sneak in one more reminder about the two, 1 hour "Gamer Generation" episodes re-airing on the Discovery Times Channel before the blog posts come pouring in from Atlanta.     Computer gaming in its several forms is obviously an […]

  11. DEN in St. Louis, how would you improve performance?

    From CNN.com (via Betsy): A newly appointed state board started running the St. Louis school district Friday and asked for the community’s help in trying to improve its schools’ performance. The state had voted in March to strip the district’s accreditation because of unmet academic and financial standards, and a judge ruled Thursday the takeover […]

  12. We need your science feedback!

    Every once in a while, we hear from our brothers and sisters on the TV side of the Discovery family, who love asking us what the teachers in the field think.  As you well know, the networks are committed to educational programing, for both adults and students alike.  Well, this time we have a request […]

  13. Gamer Generation

         Many, many years ago, before it was common for schools and teachers to have websites, Alan November shook my edtech world up a bit when he showed me how hate groups and supremacist organizations “got” the Internet as an education, communication and PR tool. I had that same feeling a couple of years […]

  14. Technology Counts

    Education Week recently released its Technology Counts 2007 report.  Check out the IL blog where Scott posted a lot of the details including how to see what "grade" your state received when it comes to technology policy and practice (note to state bloggers: this could be an interesting post).  In my former life, I had […]

  15. QUICK Media Survey

    Please take a second to complete this very quick multiple choice survey about your use of media in the classroom.  The results of this survey will be used to identify trends which will help us continue to provide you with up to date, leading-edge services. We would love to have at least 500 responses from […]

  16. Surviving Science Fair Season

    I had a great time today at the NSTA Fall Conference in Baltimore, MD.  We had a great session, with some lively discussion, about ways to make Science Fair season less stressful.  We also had some good websites, ideas, tips and tricks thrown out there.  In order to keep the ideas flowing and to alleviate […]

  17. Have you Googled yourself lately?

    On Friday, I did a presentation at the Connecting and Learning Conference focusing on the permanent record that kids are inadvertantly creating for themselves.  The presentaiton was webcast over the internet by the WorldBridges crew, so hopefully I’ll be able to post a recording of it soon.  Until then, Bill Dinkelmann shared with me an […]

  18. Webcasts from CUE

    At CUE this year, KZO produced a series of webcasts on a wide variety of subjects and the Discovery Educator Network had great representation!  Hall Davidson moderated a discussion about Ed Tech Trends and I participated in a discussion about podcasting. The entire series is worth checking out, whether you made it out to CUE […]

  19. Nominate Your School!

    Each year Scholastic Administrator provides educators an opportunity to highlight successful new methods and solutions being employed in their schools.  Tell them about a recent program you’ve instituted that measurably improves student achievement, boosts teacher retention, increases accountability, contains costs, or otherwise makes your school or district better. Winners will be recognized at the 2006 […]

  20. 21st century ‘cheating’ using Wikipedia

    I got an IM from Kevin Lim this morning asking whether I knew anything about students posting papers up to Wikipedia, letting people fix them up and then turning them in.  I had never heard about that before, but it piqued my curiosity so I decide to do some Google Searches research.  While I didn’t […]