Tag archives for Educational Technology

  1. More Things I Think You Should Read

    Here’s the next installment of our new feature. Not so great news about the financial situation in Milwaukee and how it’s impacting young teachers.  I’m sure this is happening all over the place.  I’m not going to consider reading the public comments because all it’s going to do is bash teachers. Are We Addicted to the […]

  2. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7, 2010

    What a week! We have been thrilled with the amount of STARs who have celebrated with us over the past five days. Just in case you missed any of our special promotions for the community you have until Sunday to continue the celebration. Here is a summary of DEN Teacher Appreciation Week benefits for STARs. […]

  3. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: Day 5

    Posted on the DEN National Blog by Lance Rougeux What a week!  We should celebrate like this every week.   On our last day of DEN Teacher Appreciation Week we have the support of two more great partners. AllKidsCrafts Our friends at AllKidsCrafts, a fantastic site for teachers as well as parents, have donated free six-month accounts to […]

  4. Beyond A Make-Believe Story: Monjan's Making History

    Image by girlwithpearls22 via Flickr If I had to count the ways and reasons I love Discovery, I wouldn’t have enough fingers and toes. Let’s just say they deliver on demand the best everything in educational technology. Then multiply it exponentially and you begin to get close to how phenomenally good the DEN and its […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. There's Still Time

    The DEN Virtual Conference is right around the corner.  Join educators world wide for a great professional development day.  Attend online  or at an in-person event.  One in-person event is being held in New Berlin, Wisconsin.  Below is the information. Saturday, April 24, 2010 Elmwood Elementary School School District of New Berlin New Berlin, WI 8:30 AM […]

  7. OMG! My wife shaved her hair off!

    How is that title for an attention getter?  Well, it is absolutely true.  My wife of 7 years shaved her beautiful brown hair off.  What was she thinking?  Mid-life crisis? A new look? Getting a motorcycle?( I wish!) Over the past 2 weeks I have been asked all of the questions I just posed to […]

  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. Blog Trolling + Connecticut DEN = Brizzly+

    Trolling the DEN blogs is something I simply do not do enough; on this one I would fall into the who has time essential life question. But at 5 AM, I just could not bring myself to grade a set of essays, so I blog trolled and got as far as Connecticut. They stopped me […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Bend It…Break It…Bust it Loose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You Teach ~ Matt Monjan

    Guest Microblogger ~ Patti Duncan Matt Monjan is Discovery’s Pennsylvania Account Manager (I hope I got your title correct, Matt) and it is no secret that we esteem him highly (and will not let any other state claim him). His presentation, Bend It…Break It…Bust It Loose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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, […]

  16. Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools: Beyond the Textbook

    Guest Blogger Jen Brinson Top10Web20 on Prezi Web 2.0 – collaborative, interactive, create, communicate, read/write web, free-mium (site is free but you can pay for a site upgrade), web-based, plays well with others 1. Wallwisher: a new way to communicate *don’t need to log in to create or participate *http://wallwisher.com/wall/petecden *capture how people enjoy conference […]

  17. FIZZ Man: Beyond the Textbook

    Minutes away from Periods 3 & 4, almost like a science class double-period lab, but with the Fizz Man, Dr. Lodge McCammon, Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Lodge has developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated […]

  18. Beyond the Textbook: Homework Gone Digital

    We’re in Period 2 and the session I’m blogging is with my guidance counselor and Discovery Manager Matt Monjan. Homework Gone Digital ~ Creating Student Access will change the way you think about constructing homework that students will do gladly. In order to assign content, you need to build content in your Discovery Education account […]

  19. Beyond the Textbook: Multimedia Einsteins

    Among the many hats that Patti Duncan wears, in the summer she teaches young boys in a Science Camp doing hands-on activities. Recently, Discovery has her on the road doing PD for science teachers and is home about 3 days a month (she’s even been to Anchorage). Her switch from the science world to the […]

  20. Beyond the Textbook: DEN PreCon 2010

    Your DEN Leadership Councils (PA, NJ, NY) and our Discovery Managers and Directors have worked hard to bring educators the best preconference yet. Unless you are working with the team, it is really hard to imagine how much behind-the-scenes work goes into planning and making the DEN PreCon an enriching professional development experience. With over […]