Tag archives for Instructional Ideas

  1. 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 […]

  2. DENSI Project: Interactive PowerPoints Using Discovery Education

    This year at the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), participants created projects to be included as professional development assets for use by Discovery Educators. Here’s one from PA STAR Discovery Educator, Deborah Heigel on Interactive PowerPoints Using Discovery Education. Click here to download the presentation. All Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more […]

  3. DENSI Project: How to Import PPT Slides into MovieMaker

    This year at the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), participants created projects to be included as professional development assets for use by Discovery Educators. Here’s one from SC STAR Discovery Educator, Kathy Seibert and MI STAR Discovery Educator, Gena Price on How to Import PPT Slides into MovieMaker . All Discovery Educators have access to the […]

  4. DENSI Project: Using Discovery Resources in a Wiki

    This year at the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), participants created projects to be included as professional development assets for use by Discovery Educators. Here’s one from Maryland STAR Discovery Educators, Carmella Doty and Renee Henderson on Using Discovery Resources in a Wiki. All Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more via the […]

  5. What Do Your Students Know About Google?

    Jen Brinson: Google Apps ~ More & Even More Did you know that last month the United States government conducted 4200 Google searches? Do you wonder what they did before Google? On that note, Jennifer Brinson, STAR DEN Leadership Council Events Member and Salisbury High School‘s Instructional Coach, spent the day teaching my 10th and […]

  6. DENSI Project: Managing Video Projects

    This year at the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), participants created projects to be included as professional development assets for use by Discovery Educators. Here’s one from PA STAR Discovery Educator, Vicki Reed on Managing Video Projects. All Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more via the Educator Resources section. Simply search for […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. DEN Streamathon 2010 Schedule Announced

    The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! (All times are eastern […]

  9. Special Webinar with Betselling Canadian Author Don Tapscott

      Bestselling author, Don Tapscott, adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Toronto, hosts a special Webinar, part of EdTechConnect Webinar series, where he will discuss MacroWikinomics, its impact on the world of education and the implications it holds for the future. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World is the sequal to the groundbreaking […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. NING Mini Free for Educators K-12

    Image via CrunchBase If you have been using NING, then you already received an email from the folks at NING and you know about Ning Minis. But if you are new to NING and are considering creating one (or several) for your classes, then you need to register for your NING’s sponsorship from Pearson to […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Sharon Kinney: Hard-Wired to Bounce Back ~ Dealing with At-Risk Students

    Beth Breiner is “driving Miss Kinney’s” presentation, Hard-Wired to Bounce Back: Building Resiliency in Our At-Risk Students, so buckle up because we have 2 of the best in the business. Sharon Kinney began her presentation, by explaining that kids who challenge us have brains that behave in a different way. The Pennsylvania Literacy Network has […]

  14. Sharon Kinney on SAS: No Longer Shooting Darts in the Dark!

    The most difficult decision, after you commit to a conference or workshop, is selecting what you will attend. Often I choose by content courses that will fill a niche need, but sometimes my choices are governed by the presenter. Every time I see Sharon Kinney’s name on anything, I’m in, because I know the session […]

  15. School's "IN" for the Summer!

    You’re a teacher eagerly looking forward to a couple of weeks of summer bliss, right? Wrong! Summer is the time for intellectual rejuvenation, creative inspiration, and learning. Let the Discovery Educator Network help you meet these noble goals. Check out some of the fantastic FREE webinars from Discovery Education. Discovery Education First Look: Back to […]

  16. School's IN for the Summer!

    You’re a teacher eagerly looking forward to a couple of weeks of summer bliss, right? Wrong! Summer is the time for intellectual rejuvenation, creative inspiration, and learning. Let the Discovery Educator Network help you meet these noble goals. Check out some of the fantastic FREE webinars from Discovery Education. Discovery Education First Look: Back to […]

  17. Hey, There’s an App for That!

    Yesterday, Discovery Education hit the iTunes App store with U.S. Geography by Discovery Education. The app is intended for 5th grade students studying U.S. Geography in the classroom, but is enjoyable and informative for people of all ages. Available through the App Store, the U.S. Geography by Discovery Education app offers educators and students videos, […]

  18. Excited To See You at ISTE 2010!

    It’s that time again! Time to jump for joy! It’s not too late to join Discovery Education and all of the fun activities at the upcoming ISTE Conference.   Not only do we have events during the ISTE Conference but even before! Join us for a day of networking, creativity, and connections at the Denver […]

  19. 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. […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]