Tag archives for Great Ideas

  1. Geocaching: “The Sport Where You Are The Search Engine”

    Geocaching for Educators In prepping for a geocaching event at SHS with DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson, I did my homework by checking DEN STARS who are known as the gurus of geocaching, Bridget Belardi, Chris Champion, and Kristin Hokanson. In the process, Champion shared with me the Creative Commons site that Hokanson and he created […]

  2. Tech or Treat with Gail Lovely: It's Not The Technology; It's The Learning!

    All sessions will be archived! Steve Dembo introduced our East Coast Keynote Speaker, Gail Lovely, as someone from whom he borrows ideas and learning all the time because she is an expert in early education. Having said that, Steve gave the microphone and controls to Gail, who began with an interesting question. Can you be […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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. […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Students FLIP for Movie Making with DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson

    Become a STAR http://tinyurl.com/2dabg9h Something DEN STARS learned at the PETE&C DENPreCon 2009 and the DEN Summer Institute 2010 is paying BIG dividends, really taking us beyond the textbook. Our opening day at Salisbury Township School District in Allentown, PA had a different and exciting look and feel. It began with 20 presentations by teachers, […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Resources from DENver: #ISTE10

    For those of us who are not in DENver, I have been gathering resources from the folks who are via my fabulous PLN. From PAs DEN GURU Patti Duncan, in her words, “an AWESOME presentation on PBL ideas from Tech4Learning‘s Liz Allen. Although this video is from 2009, if Patti says it’s awesome, then you […]

  9. Lynne Fedorcha: Reaching and Teaching Low Achievers

    Lynne Fedorcha is an Educational Consultant for IU 21 and a Mentor for PA Initiative for Instructional Coaching or PIIC. Lynne’s presentation was the final session of a three-day workshop at LCTI, Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from the Field, and the room was packed. I feel I already know Lynne because among […]

  10. Leschinsky and Zosky: Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

    Dennine Leschinsky, Eyer Middle School Literacy Coach and Debi Zosky, East Penn School District presented a session on Literature Circles at the Secondary Level at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from The Field.   Dennine and Debi graciously shared their resources that I uploaded to share with you. Debi began with a […]

  11. 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. […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Second Annual National DEN Geocaching Day

    On May 22, 2010, the DEN will host its second annual DEN Geocaching Day. Every Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 22 and have some fun geocaching as you connect with your fellow educators one more time before the summer. To help get you ready we have a series […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. Science Matters in Philadephia, PA

    In 3 days, the National Conference on Science Education comes to Philadelphia, March 18-21. You know that Discovery will be there, along with many DEN STAR asnd GURUs, but Governor Edward G. Rendell is going to be there too for an old-fashioned Town Hall Meeting. From the DEN National blog, Rendell is going to be […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]