Tag archives for Education

  1. Do you teach Financial Education?

    Please tell us so by completing this link or the form below! You might recall the past few years when we’ve helped get the word out about the High School Business Challenge.  This year we want to hear from educators that incorporate financial literacy into their classrooms.  Complete the form and we may reach out to you to provide […]

  2. Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

    Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing […]

  3. DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

    Student in Chelsea Murray's class works on Moon and Tides Menu Project.

    Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this […]

  4. DEN STAR Strives to Stop Cyberbullying

    Students created a button in order for social media users to click to report cyberbullying.

    In every classroom, there’s a possibility that a student will be bullied; however, the typical fight, or cruel exchange of words, on the schoolyard has transformed into viral videos of bullying and the making of fake profiles on social media that continue to embarrass and degrade students. Whether it’s on the school’s campus or over […]

  5. Learn More About ConnectED!

    While this may be old news for many, you might be interested to learn more about the White House’s latest proposal to support ConnectED, the digital transition taking place in classrooms across the country. Through this initiative, President Obama sets a country-wide goal of connecting 99% of classrooms with broadband and high-speed Internet access over […]

  6. Techbook at the Tip of Your Finger with Brad Fountain

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    Intrigued by this latest touch-based technology? Wondering how these new devices are reshaping the learning landscape of our schools? Brad Fountain explores techniques for building a mobile learning toolkit powered by Discovery Education. Want the latest updates for accessing Discovery Education Techbook content on mobile devices as we shift our student’s focus from consuming content […]

  7. Hey WI Teachers! Come Discover!

    Are you interested in a proactive, supportive community of educators who are ready to help you become a more effective 21st C educator? The DEN Fall Virtual Conference : Tech or Treat 2012, (Register) Discovery Education is offering both Live and Virtual/Live events for ALL educators! Whether your district has a Discovery account or not, […]

  8. Were you trained in data and assessment?

    I’d like to think I’m pretty darn smart, particularly when I was having a conversation with a colleague and a couple of days later the Huffington Post covers a story on that very topic!  Maybe great minds think alike? The topic – are teacher credential programs preparing teachers for the type of work that is […]

  9. For Administrators: Dear Colleagues, Guess what I learned…

    At today’s Admin Day of Discovery Kyle and I facilitated conversations about the free resources Discovery Education provides through our many partners, as well as the essential tools and ideas educators can access and use.  As we had multiple discussions with principals and tech specialists, the recurring theme became: “I’m going to send this stuff […]

  10. Cool Educational Uses for QR Codes: DEN STAR Rita Mortenson @ 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    DEN STAR Rita Mortenson uses QR codes to do scavenger hunts, catalog their school library, for their freshmen transition program and so much more. There are so many unique and creative uses to include audio files, video files as well as various handouts and assessments. This session will be a great way for you to […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. EduCon 2.3 Panel Discussion – Can Schools Support Student Innovation?

    Photo courtesy of Kevin Jarrett Sunday morning at EduCon 2.3 at SLA begins with a panel discussion about the ability of schools to support student innovation. Sam Chaltain – author of American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community Kathleen Cushman – author of Fires in the Mind Karl Fisch – Algebra Teacher […]

  15. Leroy Nunery: Keynote @ #EduCon 2.3

    jrichardson30 via Twitter Chris Lehmann, Principal of SLA, kicked off the morning activities, reminding the audience that SLA is streaming live. Click this link to join. Lehmann reminds us that this unconference is an event planned by the students of SLA who are master planners at rescheduling on the fly. Wonderful multitaskers, the students work […]

  16. Virtual Visit With Jennifer Dorman: Transforming Student Learning

    Will our students be ready for a global workplace?   Transforming Student Learning with CBL Last year, Salisbury Township School District implemented Professional Learning Communities K-12 as a way for teachers to model the District’s Mission Statement: Inspire, Think, Learn, Grow ~ Together. And together we have learned and taught, researched and studied, traveled in […]

  17. What Do Your Students Know About Google? Part 3

    Remember, you can change your background If you have never dug deeper than the more feature on Google, you are in for a pleasant surprise with the even more category at the end or the drop down menu. Clicking it takes you to a different world of applications, and that’s where the real fun begins. […]

  18. What Do Your Students Know About Google?

    Jen Brinson: Google Apps ~ More & Even More Did you know that last month the United States government conducted 4200 Google searches? Do you wonder what they did before Google? On that note, Jennifer Brinson, STAR DEN Leadership Council Events Member and Salisbury High School‘s Instructional Coach, spent the day teaching my 10th and […]

  19. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    On Monday, October 18th schools across the country will be celebrating 50 days until the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the far northeastern corner of Alaska by flying kites (mark your calendar for the Refuge’s anniversary on December 6th!). And they would love to have your students be a part of […]

  20. Registration Open for FREE CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery, Saturday, October 16, 2010

    Discovery Education, Glastonbury Public Schools, and the Connecticut DEN Leadership Council are proud to present a CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT on October 16, 2010. Designed specifically for Connecticut educators, this exciting and interactive day of professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum […]

  21. Dr. Larry Rosen ~ Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

    From Discovery Education comes yet another great webinar in their EdTechConnect series featuring Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D. on what parents and educators should expect, socially and academically, from their wired children and adolescents? Virtual attendees include continental United States and Australia. Nice global representation for this hour’s foray into understanding the rewired iGeneration with over […]

  22. Free History Poster

    Teaching History is giving away a poster for teachers. This colorful Historical Thinking Poster illustrates use of primary and secondary sources as if you are solving a mystery. This poster also includes questions students should ask when reading primary source documents. Tips for locating reliable secondary sources are also included in the double-sided poster. There […]

  23. Adventures in Parenting Week: September 13 – 17, 2010

    Discovery Health Adventures in Parenting: A Must View! From my favorite classroom and beyond professional development resource, and a site I just love to visit because of its daily relevance, Discovery Health offers a wonderful resource for parents and educators alike, Adventures in Parenting. This site is my safety net in the classroom because everything […]