Tag archives for Education

  1. Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media

    Lindsay Hopkins, DEN California Team Manager, presented the 1:00 session Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum live from Oregon. Geared toward learners whose first language is not English, Lindsay’s presentation and resources are excellent for all learners. Contrary to most opinions, research shows that vocabulary should be introduced at one level beyond (NOT below) the […]

  2. Matt Monjan: Homework Gone Digital ~ Beyond A Make-Believe Story

    The DENs Spring Virtual Conference, Connecting the Thoughts, is in full bloom. Following Lee Kolbert, DEN Guru’s Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You presentation is Discovery’s Matt Monjan‘s Homework Gone Digital, A Not So Make Believe Story and it will change the way you think about constructing homework […]

  3. DEN Opportunities and Deadlines

    The poets claim that April is the cruelest month, but those of us in the DEN know April is the BUSIEST month. With that in mind, her is your list of opportunities and deadlines. Upcoming Webinars: Register at: http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar. The Way I See It with Dr. Temple Grandin Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM ET […]

  4. World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

    I recently received a link to Microsoft Research’s World Wide Telescope – www.worldwidetelescope.org.  According to the user guide:  ”The WorldWide Telescope is a software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—combining terabytes of imagery from such famous telescopes as Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer into one vast panorama of the universe. WorldWide […]

  5. Mapping the DEN Story

    The DEN is getting geared up for the Spring and we are looking for a creative way to visually tell the DEN story. We looked to our DEN Guru for Professional Networking, Lee Kolbert. We decided that we wanted to map out the reach of the DEN and found a great example from Lee. We […]

  6. Science Interactives

    I recently stumbled upon this awesome website for interactive science resources.  Learning Science is a free open learning community for science teachers to share interactive resources.  The site is framed by the National Science Standards and shows screen clips of various interactive tools grouped by grade level standards.

  7. Round & Round: Seasons and Cycles

    Sunny and 70 degrees — Spring Fever! This time of year I love my World Sunlight Map gadget on my iGoogle homepage. For a similar image at die.net is the World Sunlight Map mercador projection. “Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth’s patterns of […]

  8. ABCs of Using Technology to Improve Students' Writing Skills

    If you missed the webinar on using technology to improve students’ writing skills (I did; how bad is that for an English teacher), then you have a chance to view the archive file at your leisure. Reposted from the DEN National blog. Here are the links to the videos from this webinar: Door Scene Pictures […]

  9. Easy Bib – A Free Way to Cite Your Sources

    As I read Barb’s post earlier today, I was reminded of Easy Bib, a free online bibliography maker that allows you to create a bibliography almost painlessly.  The free version cites the sources in MLA format.  Once you’ve entered your sources, you can export the bibliography in RTF or MS Word format.  This has saved me countless hours when […]

  10. Geek Logik: How Math Can Solve Your Everyday Problems

    Yesterday, Hall Davidson‘s webinar’s design targeted educators. Tonight’s webinar, presented by Garth Sundem focuses on the classroom. Can I whet your math appetite? Register now and please join us tonight at 7 PM (ET). Self-professed math geek and author of Geek Logik Garth Sundem will use humor to show students how they can use math […]

  11. Using Technology to Create New Knowledge

    Please join us and register today! From the Siemens STEM Academy comes a great webinar Monday, March 8, 2010, at 7 PM (ET). Our very own inimical Hall Davidson is the presenter, and that alone should pack the virtual house. Here’s another reason (well, several) why you should attend this webinar (it’s not all about […]

  12. PBS Teachers Innovation Awards: Ends March 12

    I wanted to share the following email and link I received from PBS teachers. Quick deadline, but good rewards for winners! “Dear PBS Teacher, PBS Teachers salutes you and your colleagues for your limitless creativity, endless enthusiasm and ongoing innovation in the classroom. It is YOUR inventive thinking that continuously fuels, inspires and engages young […]

  13. DEN STAR Bridget Belardi Named PAECT Teacher of the Year

    Our very own DEN STAR and geocaching queen, Bridget Belardi was named PAECT Teacher of the Year 2010. She follows in the footsteps of DEN STAR and Glogster queen Traci Blazoski, and DEN STAR Michelle Krill who was 2009 Leader of the Year. Am I surprised that DEN STARS are outstanding teachers–absolutely not. Let’s keep […]

  14. Are You on Social Overload?

    I can be on Facebook keeping in touch with friends and other times I’m on Twitter tweeting with teachers about what we will be doing at their next workshop.  My Facebook status is updated by tweets, which is very convenient, except too many people like to comment on both networks. If you are having problems keeping […]

  15. Reprising Matt Monjan's "Bend It…Break It..Bust It Lose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You Teach

    Nothing, absolutely nothing, succeeds like success (well, okay, maybe money too). So it totally does not surprise me that the huge demand for Matt Monjan’s DEN PreCon at PETE&C presentation is being reprised in a webinar. See, we listen. Discovery ALWAYS does! You asked for it; you got it! Patti Duncan microblogged Matt’s presentation using […]

  16. Nancy Sharoff ~ Definitely DEN GURU

    When it comes to leading many lives, Nancy Sharoff has most of us beaten. A multitasker and multitalented STAR turned GURU in real life, Nancy has another persona in Second Life. She is an active member of the Leadership Council. It is not difficult to see why Discovery awarded Guru status to Nancy (one of […]

  17. 10 Ideas 4 Using Tech in the Science Classroom

    Patti Duncan, Siemens STEM Academy science coordinator and PA LC Event Chair, presented 10 Ideas 4 Using Tech in the Science Classroom. STAR DEN Kristin Hokanson blogged the session on The Connected Classroom, and Patti captured the USTREAM. Streaming Video by Ustream.TV Talk about multitasking and the power of the DEN! USTREAM #petec2010 Patti Duncan […]

  18. Constructing a Powerful PLN ~ Meg Griffin

    Meg Griffin, PA DEN Leadership Council President, began her session, Constructing a Powerful PLN, by asking us to take a short survey. Patti Duncan, PA LC Events Chair, ran a CoverItLive back channel for Meg. Meg’s CoverItLive will live on this wiki.  Given that you have a life, Meg began her presentation by asking the […]

  19. School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need ~ Chris Lehmann

    Chris Lehmann, Principal of Science Leadership Academy, home of EduCon 2.2, models and advocates Creating the Schools We Need for preparing students for living and working in 21st century. In a short chat with Chris this morning, I told him how I am always so inspired by his work and what we experience at EduCon, […]

  20. Finding Your Passion Changes Everything: Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert globally-known for TED, Ideas Worth Spreading, and educational reform, challenges how we teach our students. His book, the Element, began with classic humor: do you think this chocolate is overdoing it…I smell of chocolate…milk chocolate. Quickly seguing into his keynote, he notes that he lives in America, in Los Angeles, […]