Tag archives for Great Ideas

  1. Home Stretch of the DEN Membership Season – These Places Still Need Players!

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      In the final stretch of the DEN Membership Season, who will take home the coveted DEN MVP jerseys?  For most places, the game is down to the wire, but in some states and provinces, the field is wide open!  I don’t want to totally give it away, so if you happen live in a […]

  2. Closing the DENPRECON 2011 with DESAB

    To say that the day was fantastic would just not do today justice. It was over the top. Lance wrapped the day by noting that DEN has expanded to include administrators, and we now have a Discovery Education Student Advisory Board. Our day ended with 2 students discussing the different types of technology they use […]

  3. A Father, A Son, and an iPad Before Bed: Steve Dembo #DENPreCon2011 ~ A Magical Experience

    Steve, 2nd from left with the DEN “crew” Steve Dembo and I landed at Discovery at just about the same time, plus or minus. Steve was one of the first people I met, beyond Scott (Kinney) whom I knew from IU #21 and Lance (Rougeux), when we both began at Keystones that same first year. […]

  4. Scoop.it Up Day of Discovery 2011 Resources

    Porter Scooped.it in Session 1 What a week! Solid Teacher Appreciation from the DEN, some great new tools, capped by a Day of Discovery at Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. The first session I attended was Porter Palmer‘s Teaching Humanities in the Digital Age. She had already curated her presentation in Scoop.it, our newest […]

  5. Discovery Education SCIENCE and the 5E Model: Whitney Mihoulides #SSDOD2011

    A DEN Account Manager for Discovery Education, Whitney Mihoulides focuses her presentation on digital media in the Science classroom. Students are engaging with technology and digital media outside the classroom, so why not bring it inside the classroom. Digital media lets students see at the micro and sub-micro levels something you could not otherwise see. […]

  6. A Virtual Field Trip with Google Earth and DE Streaming: Dawn Berkeley #SSDOD2011

    Dawn Berkeley, DEN MD Leadership Council Blog Member, has graciously shared her resources. Dod2011 View more presentations from Prince George’s County Public Schools #1 – Discovery Education Media & Google Earth on Prezi Dawn’s Symbaloo aggregating Google Earth resources can be found here. Dawn’s Google Earth Tour can be accessed here. An educator in the […]

  7. Teaching Humanitites in the Digital Age: Porter Palmer #DOD2011

    L2R: Porter Palmer & Kyle Schutt, DEN Managers Porter Palmer, DEN Manager, is a wonderful friend and a great addition to the DE team. I met her years ago at a Summer Institute and have been following her ever since. Did you know that Discovery Education has hundreds of speeches with speech guides and transcripts […]

  8. Consumer to Creator ~ The Student as Both the Learner & the Teacher: Matt Monjan Keynote #SSODOD2011

    Director of Account Management for the Discover Educator Network The Educators’ Day of Discovery, Beyond the Textbook, began with Homeroom, Morning Announcements and a DiscoverySTREAMING overview, and then officially began with Matt Monjan’s keynote address. Here’s the thumbnail sketch of Matt’s keynote: Not only does today’s student want to be engaged through technology, media, and […]

  9. Educator Day of Discovery Sneak Peek: 7 May 2011

    My favorite place to be on May 7, 2011? 1 Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD for the annual Day of Discovery for Educators. Catch a Sneak Peek, compliments of our point person for PA and this DOD, organizer Cynthia Brown, DEN Account Manager, Discovery Education. Educator Day of Discovery: Sneak Peek Agenda Related articles Administrator’s […]

  10. Project-Based Learning with Tim Childers, DEN Guru #svc2011

    Some people go above and beyond. Tim Childers very graciously (and under less than ideal conditions) shared his PowerPoint. I am sitting in the dark with no electricity and 15 minutes left on my laptop battery. I have a faint wifi signal from my phone. Tim Childers is the first generation DEN GURU, and his […]

  11. A Shelfari Success Story

    l. to r. Tam, Ann, Kathy Nothing beats a success story, and this is one if ever there was. What follows is that story, told by the person who created the climate for it to occur. She is a Technology Integration Specialist, K-12 in a neighboring district. She posted her story to the CFF Listserv […]

  12. JB + JC + FB + GE3D = A Better Mousetrap for Teaching Julius Caesar

    “So, your teaching Julius Caesar and that means you’re in Rome. What do you eat in Rome — Italian Ice, right?” Jen Brinson in AM Class So Jennifer Brinson began her Google Earth Tour with 8 varieties of Italian Ice for my tenth grade students who are currently working on putting the characters from the […]

  13. Capturing the Inimitable Hall Davidson at #DENPreCon11

    Hall with a BT-1Wireless Webcam If you missed Hall Davidson at the DENs PreCon 2011 on Sunday, February 13, 2011, here’s your second chance. Wish I could provide a video because Hall is always entertaining and informing, but for this session, you’ll have to settle down to listening. Here’s Hall on Take a Page from […]

  14. Shining STARS at at the DEN PreCon 2011

    The many faces you saw at the PreCon are the same faces of DEN STARS and GURUS you will see at PETE&C. Here are some of them we captured Beyond the Textbook. These DEN STARS shared at the Lunch and Learn session. These are the faces of the sharers and the sharing, DEN STARS all. […]

  15. DEN PreCon 2011 Resources: Concurrent Sessions and Lunch & Learn

    If you missed some of the concurrent sessions or the Lunch and Learn breakout sessions, our new Regional Coordinator, Cynthia Brown, collected resources I am sharing here. In addition, Patti Duncan created Edmodo codes for each session, so I culled the resources from the Lunch & Learn sharing sessions. Sit back and relax as you […]

  16. Shifting Time & Space: PETEC Virtual Conference

    In an email from Eric Rosendale, Ed.D., Assistant Executive Director, IU 27, comes the best news, especially if you could not attend PETE&C this year, in person, that is. According to Rosendale, The PAIMS organization, as an active partner and member of the PETE&C board, has organized a few virtual conference experiences for PETE&C 2011. […]

  17. EduCon 2.3: Resources & Reflections

    Shelley Krause’s Archives on Wikispaces Shelley Krause, aka @butwait, is serving as an unofficial archivist again for EduCon 2.3. She provided this service last year, and judging from the depth of her wiki, she is an especially skilled archivist. If you are looking for resources from the unconference conversations, you can check out her wiki, […]

  18. LiveBinder Adds Collaboration +

    Mantz image LiveBinders was already a great tool when Dean Mantz wrote about Enhancing LiveBinders for accessing educational resources by grade level, managing uploaded files, and credits. Mantz is KS DEN LC Blog Chair and famous for running CIL back channels at whatever he attends, and he is a great innovator and sharer. He’s one […]

  19. Lunch & Learn Movie Making w/Jennifer Brinson

    Lunch & Learn Movie Making Intro Jennifer Brinson’s first Lunch & Learn session on geocaching was such a success, she created a series of Lunch & Learns on Movie Making. The idea is simple; give teachers a grab-and-go technology integration application that they can insert into their curricula no matter what they teach. To that […]

  20. PA Social Studies Teachers — Call to Action: Preserving the Greatest Generation

    PA Call to Action: Preserving the Greatest Generation With the new year upon us, thoughts turn to back to school. Are you looking for a meaningful project that can impact yourselves as educators or instructional coaches, or more importantly, your students. Instructional coaches Jennifer Brinson, PA DEN LC Events Commmittee, (Salisbury High School) and Jason […]

  21. Venice Beach Photowalk – CHANGE OF DATE – December 18, 2010

    Join DEN Members for a morning of photography, networking, and fun, all while adding more resources to the DEN library of media! DEN STAR and digital photography expert Ken Shelton will be on hand to lead us on a photowalk – the same route that was part of the Worldwide Photowalk this summer. We’ll explore […]

  22. Can We Talk?

    It is 9:09 am Wednesday morning.  I have been awake since 6:30 am.  So far today I have checked my work email, my hotmail and gmail accounts, voicemail, twitter, facebook, my elfster gift exchange with my PLN, and the headlines from MSNBC.com.  I spent a half hour in the car driving my nephew to school.  […]

  23. 10 Digital Aces + 20 GPS +14 Teachers + 1 DEN STAR = Treasure Hunting on a Whole New Grid

    Does this look like fun? What a fun Friday 14 teachers, 9 Digital Aces, 1 DEN STAR + Instructional Coach had teaching and learning all about educational uses of geocaching. Tailored to cover all the subjects the participating educators teach, the experience was delightfully different professional development, with students helping teachers learn. 14 teachers + […]