Tag archives for Instructional Ideas

  1. Lessons on the Fly

    My son had an accident this weekend, resulting in a bloody “Thumb Toe”.  The injured body part is more commonly referred to as your “Big Toe”. Like any good 5 year old, he cried a lot, proclaimed that, “it’ll never stop bleeding” and “it’ll never get better”.  5 minutes later, “Can we go to the […]

  2. Enroll in the DEN Summer School Webinar Series

    Get ready for a new school year with the DEN! The entire month of August is jam-packed with free webinars. Tell a colleague, invite your principal and join us for Summer School with the DEN. Enroll today! de_den_summerwebinars.pdf All sessions begin at 11 AM ET. Digital Storytelling Week 8/3/09 Thinking Outside the Slide: Creating non-linear […]

  3. Discovery Education Pre-Conference at NECC

    Thanks to our friends at mimio for outfitting our breakout presentation rooms with mimio systems and slates.  I’m psyched to be presenting with mimio’s interactive whiteboard system and Notebook application. We are gathering at Discovery’s headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, for a day of learning and networking.  Here are the takeaway resources for my breakout sessions. Power Up […]

  4. Visit with Discovery at NECC

    We look forward to celebrating the DEN’s fourth birthday with many of our STARs at our pre-NECC Birthday Party Extravaganza on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Discovery Headquarters. If you are staying for NECC, I strongly encourage you to check out the following sessions from the DEN team. Using Multimedia in the Classroom Join mimio and […]

  5. Engage, Enrich, Empower: Leading the Learning of the Net Generation

    I’m heading out to Lancaster, PA, for the Engage, Enrich, Empower: Leading the Learning of the Net Generation conference at IU 13. I am joining a terrific line-up of presenters including keynote presenters Alan November and Doug Johnson and several members of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council. Here are the take-away resources for my two sessions. […]

  6. Summer School with the DEN

    The Problem: So, you’ve registered to attend one of the Back to School with DE webinars and now you are looking for great integration ideas for the enhanced DE media library. The Solution: Join the DEN for summer school! Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series […]

  7. CRSTE Day of Discovery

    Hello, mid-Atlantic educators! I’m excited to be in Arlington, Virginia, for the CRSTE Day of Discovery.  Thanks to CRSTE and Washington-Lee High School for sponsoring this awesome line-up. Here are the resources and presentations for my sessions: Google Earth Roundtrip Tickets to Anywhere! Discovery Education streaming + Google Earth Google Tools for Schools – Google […]

  8. EASTCONN Day of Discovery

    I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Connecticut facilitating a Day of Discovery!  This event is generously sponsored by EASTCONN. Here are the presentation materials from our day.  Click on the links to download the resources or click here to open the DE MediaShare folder containing all these resources. EASTCONN Day […]

  9. Take Your Students to the Moon with DE streaming

    Image Credit: NASA Did you know that Discovery Education streaming is adding new video content all the time? I am really excited for the newest video added to extensive media library, In the Shadow of the Moon.  This 2-hour special production aired on the Discovery Channel just last year and it’s already available for teachers […]

  10. Da Vinci Still Sparks the Imagination

    There is a new series on the Discovery Channel that has me hooked, Doing DaVinci. Leonardo da Vinci was the original Renaissance Man — master of science, master of the arts, master of war. His revolutionary designs were the most advanced weapons of their day and were capable of unparalleled destruction. Yet no proof exists […]

  11. Classroom 2.0: Creating The Schools We Need with Chris Leamann

    Note: the following live blog reflects notes from Lehmann’s presentation. You will want to visit the archives (information to follow) to listen to Chris again and again because he truly makes sense. Chris Lehmann, Principal of SLA, says School 2.0 is progressive schooling and that Dewey is as relevant today as yesterday. Our goal is […]

  12. FETC: On-Demand At Your Convenience From Your Desktop!

    We know that DEN pioneers firsts, and today brought yet another. If you missed FETCs Virtual Conference, now you can view it on demand, at your convenience. Let’s give a virtual applause to the Florida DEN/LC for creating two firsts: first LC virtual conference and first on-demand viewing. Bravo! If you missed attending, you can […]

  13. Calling All Whiz Kids: Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Note: Copied from the Discovery Education Newsletter. Now’s the time for students to enter the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5 through 8. The deadline for the Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge is May 20, 2009. Over the summer, judges will choose up to 51 semifinalists: one from each state and the District of […]

  14. Earth Day Resources for the Classroom

    This Earth Day, start talking trash in your classroom! What happens to the waste we all produce? When does it make sense to recycle? Can trash become energy? Get answers to these timely topics brought to life at www.ThinkGreen.com/classroom, a new K-12 resource from Waste Management and powered by Discovery Education. Complete with standards-based lesson […]

  15. April 15

    Image via Wikipedia Most adults would immediately recognize the significance of April 15 – Tax Day, but many of our students have little concept of its importance. Luckily, teachers can tap the media library in DE streaming for content to help their students understand what taxes are, how they are assessed and collected, and how […]