Tag archives for DEN Gurus

  1. If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

    My name is Alexander MacDougall – my friends call me Sandy.  I’ve been a teacher for almost 30 years. In that time,  I’ve taught community education (evening) classes in a variety of computer topics including DOS for Beginners (do you remember DOS?) then I went on to teach adults in an alternative high school, and then grade […]

  2. DENSI 2014 – Wednesday update

    This post by Monique Liles We started off the sessions with a bang and a fun and interactive assessment using Kahoot. I will definitely be using Kahoot to teach the student handbook as a back to school activity. The DENSI2014 sessions started off with the great Dr. Lodge McCammon. He taught us strategies for maximizing teacher effectiveness, […]

  3. DENSI 2014 – Thursday Update

    This post by Monique Liles We started out another day of mind bending professional development with a Family Feud warm-up game. We listened to an inspirational speaker, Adam Bellow, who reminded us of what school should be like for kids and why we are teachers. His humorous and engaging presentation hit close to home for […]

  4. DENapalooza Visits the Yellow Brick Road

    The Kansas DEN Leadership Council wants to invite all Discovery Education subscribers and STAR educators to participate in DENapalooza Wichita. On Saturday, August 23, Discovery Education will be offering a FREE day of professional development and connecting with your peers at Challenger Middle School in Goddard, KS. The day will start at 9am with formal […]

  5. If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

    Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dean Mantz. I have been teaching since 1994 in Central Kansas. My connection to Discovery Education goes back to the early days of the DEN and United Streaming. The DEN has been a major player in how I taught my history classes and developed as an […]

  6. DDay Resources from DE

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    On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, in one of the largest amphibious military operations in history. This mission led to a foothold in Europe, and eventually to the defeat of Hitler’s Army. The 70th anniversary of this event falls next week, so let’s take some time to investigate resources […]

  7. AFI / Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF)

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    For the last seven years, I have volunteered for the The Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF).  This year DIFF was from April 3-13  and during that time I had the opportunity to view 20 movies. One of  movies was the Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize Winner called,  “The Special Need”. This foreign movie, filmed in Germany/Italy and directed, written […]

  8. The PBS NewsHour: Autism

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    Discovery Education has a total of 70 videos ‘The PBS NewsHour’. The topics include politics, arts, nation, world, economy, science, health and education topics.  PBS NewsHour is an American evening television news program that is broadcast weeknights on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is available online and as a podcast.   The United States recognizes […]

  9. I Didn’t Know Discovery Did That?

    As an Instructional Technology Facilitator, workshop presenter, teacher and an avid promoter of using Discovery Education products and resources, I am constantly hearing, “I didn’t’ know it did that???” when working with administrators, teachers, district curriculum coaches and department heads.  So, here are some of the most often heard things that I am asked and […]

  10. AMC Sensory Friendly Films for Families Affected by Autism

    AMC Sensory Friendly Films

    AMC Sensory Friendly Films provide a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment  on a monthly basis to select communities in the United States. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and […]

  11. Autism Training Series

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    Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month, also known as NAAM. The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

  12. Joy of Reading

    The Joy of Reading is a series of three editable video within Streaming Plus. Each are about 20 minutes long and are a great resource for both teachers and parents. There is a teacher’s guide available which has classroom activities, parents letters, checklist and ways to get parents involved with home reading. This a appropriate for […]

  13. January 2014: Screencasting for educators

    Overview We often have students creating a screencast to showcase their acquisition of content knowledge, but teacher-created screencasts can also play an important role in teaching and learning. Screencasting (the act of capturing drawing and voice on a blank page) and screen recording (the act of capturing drawing and voice on top of an image […]

  14. Mystery Skype!

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    Recently I arranged a Mystery Skype for one of my 3rd grade classes.  A Mystery Skype is a game played over Skype where the classes take turns asking one another yes or no questions to try to guess the state, province, or city that the other class lives in.  We played with Mrs. Abernathy’s 5th […]

  15. October 2013: Stay Connected all Year Long with Your PLN!

    Intro Connected Educators Month runs during the month of October 2013 and there are hundreds of events, classes, meet-ups, and ways to use social media scheduled to allow educators around the globe to connect! But “connecting” should not just occur during this time period. There are ways you can re-connect with other educators and connect […]

  16. Klikaklu Treasure Hunts

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    Treasure hunts are a fun way for students to use problem solving skills, to work in teams, to practice comprehensions skills, and to use technology resources all while practicing subject matter.  For “Talk Like A Pirate Day” (September 19th), I arranged a fun math treasure hunt for the second grade classes.  It was a perfect […]

  17. Project Polar Bear

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    Project Polar Bear – Save the Date! Polar Bears International presents the 2013  Project Polar Bear Contest!   Ice Ice Savers Team Bright young minds outsmart CO2 2012 Project Polar Bear Winners What is Project Polar Bear? Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people, groups, and classrooms to collectively make […]