Tag archives for EVENTS

  1. Propel Montour to host DEN SCIcon 2010

     What a great place to hold an event for Discovery Education…a school.  No room fees, no charge for Internet, and we even get to sit in those little chairs.  I was pretty pumped up when I found out that Propel Montour would be hosting this very unique virtual conference on January 9th. Even though it is […]

  2. Sea World…. Welcomes Denny to the FL DEN LC!

    Hello World! The November 7th Sea World event was a great eye-opener! Our group’s quest was to find out as much as we could about sharks for the day.  We spent several minutes hunting and finding the ‘Shark Den’ and once we arrived, we watched the sharks swim and took many pictures! From there, we […]

  3. DEN Fall Virtual Conference '09

    While it may have been a gray day in Maryland, it was a perfect day for a virtual conference and meeting up at 1 DP. I think this was the biggest conference for the DEN with 300+ participants. If you missed it, don’t worry because all of the sessions were archived.Thanks goes to:   Our […]

  4. Gentle Reminder: Newbie Session

    Do you wonder how you can keep your avatar from slumping over mid-conversation (not polite) or use your camera tool to view what’s on the second floor without going actually going up there? Do you know how close someone needs to be to hear “chat” conversation? Or when to “whisper” or “shout”? Do you want […]

  5. Looking Ahead

    Because of the Discovery Streamathon the DEN in Second Life is taking a break from weekly workshops tonight.  But don’t go far, because the next few weeks are jam packed with a variety of events:  Sept. 30 – Get up to speed on Student Access to Discovery Education services with Smellslike Magic (RL Mike Bryant) […]

  6. TONIGHT! Pack Your Curiosity and GO

    DATE: Aug 26 WORKSHOP: Pack your Curiosity and GO! Part 2 PRESENTER: Demb Oh DESCRIPTION: 3 trips, 9 teachers, 36 students, and the adventure of a lifetime! From Cape Town to Johannesburg, and then on to the African bush, come see what happened to STAR Discovery Educators as they journeyed around the world and used […]

  7. It's Staples Teacher Appreciation Day Time!

    For any of you who live in or near Harford County, Maryland, be sure to stop by Staples in the Tollgate Shopping Center, Bel Air on Saturday, August 15.  I will be there from 9 to 1 greeting teachers and letting them know about the Discovery Educator Network.  Renee Henderson will be at the Staples in Clinton, […]

  8. IDiscover SLeuthing planning meeting

    The IDiscover SLeuthing game was a big success, and we want to do it again! There will be a planning meeting next Monday, August 10, in meeting room 202 at the DEN in SL headquarters at 5:00 SLT. Anyone who is interested in being a part of the committee to plan IDiscover SLeuthing II is […]

  9. Diving with the sharks is back!

    It is time once again for the Discovery Channel Shark Week (August 2-8), and we are celebrating it in grand style! Yes, the very popular shark dive that took place last year is coming back even bigger and better on PADI’s new, larger sim called Dive World. Join us for the excitement as we dive […]

  10. You won't want to miss this!

    Coming up on Wednesday, July 29, the DEN in SL will have special guest speakers, Dr. Bryan Setser, Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Virtual Public School, and Jennifer Nobles, who is the Modular Learning Specialist and Virtual Worlds Coordinator for the school. They will be presenting a workshop entitled: A Blended Virtual Ecosytem: […]

  11. What You Missed – Hunting in Second Life

    Image by krossbow via Flickr Last night we gave an introduction to hunts in Second Life. These hunts are great for several reasons: Gives you a reason to explore more of the creative sims and builds in Second Life. You get free things from different designers. These can include clothing, hair, shapes, skin, furniture and […]

  12. Gentle Reminder – Get Your 'Og On! Rescheduled

    Unfortunately this workshop will need to be rescheduled. Please watch for it being offered at a date coming up soon. Please join us for Predator/Prey The Hunt for Freebies at the same time. Join us as we ‘Get Our Ogs On!’ as Clio Jacobus (Jennifer Dorman – RL) shares about blogs, glogs and vlogs.  And […]

  13. It's a Wrap! Pack Your Curiosity and GO!

    The photos were amazing, and the stories were told with passion. Last night Augustus Godenot ( Ken Shelton RL) with the help of ROW Drumbeat ( Carol Anne Mcguire RL ) shared their adventure made possible by Discovery Student Adventure. Check out the student blogs about Australia to learn more about the hands on learning […]

  14. It's a Wrap!

    Tonight the DEN in SL hosted a Newbie Session led by Beth Kohnke.  We had a small group and were able to address individual needs. We learned how to open boxes, use gestures & animations, find events in SL and use voice.  We had a great time and we hope the new members of our […]

  15. More and Muir Ways to Being Green by Lance

    10 things you can do to become a GREENER Teacher Blackle.com instead of Google.com, black background on the search page. Blackle also has games. Does Blackle really save energy? Green resources from DiscoveryStreaming. There is a documentary about the tornado that hit Greensburg, Kansas narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. This is how the town rebuilt with […]

  16. Getting Funny with Brad Fountain

    Learning at the DEN Symposium is non-stop. Today we had many choices of workshops and this one with Bran Fountain delivered many new ideas for use in the classroom. You can use the funnies or comics for a timeline, historical figures, instructions, dialogue punctuation, character analysis, plot analysis, storytelling, pre-writing tool, post-reading tool, and teaching […]

  17. NECC Prep Sessions a Big Hit!

    Over the past week we’ve held several informal discussions to share ideas for those attending NECC for the first time. JessieMarie Flanagan held one last Sunday at 2 DP, and last night we held a joint discussion on Capitol Hill with NECC Program Chair, Anita McAnear ( RL), Ilse Markova ( SL). There is one […]

  18. It's a Wrap! Now we know whodunit!

    The DEN in SL hosted a party Wednesday, June 17, to reveal who the culprit was in the missing motorcycle engine mystery. Several people gathered in the DEN lobby near the scene of the crime as we listened to police radio communications which indicated the cuprit was being followed to 2DP. Everyone excitedly awaited the […]