Tag archives for Technology Tools

  1. Start The New Year With Technology

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    I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year.  But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson.  (Don’t […]

  2. Rockin’ with Cardboard and Foamboard

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    Hall Davidson can really “rock it”. At Sunday’s DEN Pre-con before PETE&C he shared some cool ways to go digital with some very non-digital items.  In his first session, Build a Digital Classroom from a Cardboard Box, Hall demonstrated how a Rock-It portable vibrating speaker can amplify the audio on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad […]

  3. STARs: Tip-Toe Through the DE Techbook

    Discovery Education is giving STARS exclusive access to the New Techbook! Not only can you surf the Techbook to discover all the great resources and tools for you and your students, but Discovery Education Team will give you a complete tour, showing features that you otherwise would maybe overlook if  browsing the Techbook on your […]

  4. Monstrously Good Mash-ups

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    DEN Guru Traci Blazosky kicked off the Tech or Treat DEN Virtual Conference on Saturday by stirring up a cauldron of tools to create mashups…not the “Monster Mash”-up she shared at the beginning of her session, but a concoction of monstrously great tools to engage students in the learning process and help them create their […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. DENSI Project: Using DE Videos on Portable Devices

    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 Wisconsin STAR Discovery Educator, Karie Huttner. Discovery Educators have access to the DENSI projects and more via the Educator Resources section. Simply search for DENSI2010.

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. Listen up Discovery Education Canada! A Local Host Solution

    Experience the difference with Discovery High Resolution Content on Your Servers.  Locally host content lets schools access Discovery Education Streaming Canada content directly from their local server rather than from the Internet. You will access full-screen, high-resolution content directly from a local server. Content stored in your network saves time with faster, more consistent video delivery.Why Locally […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. Canadians: Choose Your Webinar

        Click your heels three times and say Webinars, Webinars, Webinars!  Yes, you get to vote on the Webinar topic you want to see Discovery Education Canada host! Start integrating digital media into your classroom lessons. Did you know we just added more Canadian digital content?  Don’t know how to use it? Let us help […]

  13. 3-D: Not Just for the Movies Anymore

    At the end of 2009, eSchool News published a special report: Learning in 3-D. For decades, it has been used in movies and at theme parks. For years colleges and universities have used 3-D for some of their most advanced research projects. According to this special report, we are on the cusp of seeing 3-D […]

  14. What is Rotoball?

    That’s exactly what I wanted to know when I read Kris Fontes’ post.  Now that I know I am hooked. Rotoball is a black ball that transforms into something different for each person who comes into contact with it. The process is simple; each animation must be exactly 15 seconds long. The animation can be […]

  15. The First Digital President

    Yesterday the world watched as our nation’s 44th President was sworn into duty! On his way to the office, President Obama utilized a huge a variety of 21st century tools – including things like Twitter, blogs, Facebook, texting, and more – to mobilize his base and get his message out. During his campaign he stated, […]

  16. XO’s

    You might think this post is about old Coach Brennan dusting off the playbook and throwing his hat in the ring for Bobby Knight’s former job, but it’s actually about the One Laptop per Child Program (OLPC) or the “$100 laptop” as the press had labeled it. Local district tech director Chris Brown put out […]

  17. Vyew part Deux

    I’ve talked about Vyew before and how I think that it’s one of the better ‘Office 2.0′ applications out there.  Well, now it’s gotten even better.  Vyew 2.0 has just entered into public beta. For those that don’t remember, Vyew is a free webinar solution, similar to Webex which is what we use here in […]

  18. Upgraded your browser recently?

    Of course, they couldn’t have them done in time for IT Directors who are imaging school computers over the summer, but the two most widely used browsers on the market have been been upgraded to new versions recently.  In one corner, the "Goliath" of browsers, Internet Explorer 7 has finally integrated in features that some […]