Tag archives for Technology

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Mapping the DEN Story

    The DEN is getting geared up for the Spring and we are looking for a creative way to visually tell the DEN story. We looked to our DEN Guru for Professional Networking, Lee Kolbert. We decided that we wanted to map out the reach of the DEN and found a great example from Lee. We […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. ABCs of Using Technology to Improve Students' Writing Skills

    If you missed the webinar on using technology to improve students’ writing skills (I did; how bad is that for an English teacher), then you have a chance to view the archive file at your leisure. Reposted from the DEN National blog. Here are the links to the videos from this webinar: Door Scene Pictures […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. Reprising Matt Monjan's "Bend It…Break It..Bust It Lose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You Teach

    Nothing, absolutely nothing, succeeds like success (well, okay, maybe money too). So it totally does not surprise me that the huge demand for Matt Monjan’s DEN PreCon at PETE&C presentation is being reprised in a webinar. See, we listen. Discovery ALWAYS does! You asked for it; you got it! Patti Duncan microblogged Matt’s presentation using […]

  10. Beyond the Textbook: Homework Gone Digital

    We’re in Period 2 and the session I’m blogging is with my guidance counselor and Discovery Manager Matt Monjan. Homework Gone Digital ~ Creating Student Access will change the way you think about constructing homework that students will do gladly. In order to assign content, you need to build content in your Discovery Education account […]

  11. Top 10 Ways to Pop Your Blog ~ Beyond the Writing

    Beyond the Writing, Top 10 Ways to Pop Your Blog: 1. First Impressions Count: Header and Tag Line If you are Steve Dembo, aka Teach 42, his domain name (and yes, his son has one too), you really do not need a tag line explaining what a reader can expect to find on your blog. […]

  12. Beyond the Textbook: DEN PreCon at PETE&C

    Beyond the Textbook DEN Preconference Event Sunday, February 21, 2010 We are very excited about our DEN PreCon Event at PETE&C. We have an amazing agenda this year, and we are certain you will be pleased with the session choices. For your convenience, a schedule of the days activities is listed, followed by session descriptions, […]

  13. Free Webinar Series Through ISTE

    [As seen in the NYSCATE News] ISTE is pleased to offer a K-12 teacher and teacher leader free webinar series running January through May. This series, underwritten by ISTE 100 corporate partners, offers teachers engaging project ideas, teacher professional development resources and focuses on helping teachers integrate technology in effective and relevant ways across the […]

  14. Hands On Digital with Patti Duncan at DEN SCIcon 2010

    Patti Duncan is a DEN STAR, a Discovery Trainer, and a global presenter. Even more importantly, she has been a science teacher for years. The wealth of knowledge she brings to this presentation combines technology and teaching experience. Patti’s resources and links for this presentation are shared here. Today’s presentation archives and resources will be […]

  15. Are you on the front page?

    Yesterday, I got an email that was obviously a forward from a co-worker.  I can’t stand those forwards with the funny subject lines.  For some reason, I opened it.  I am so glad that I did, because the resource she shared was so exciting…totally up my alley. HERE IT IS! http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/default.asp As a teacher, I […]

  16. DEN SCIcon 2010 – Verona

       Hello Wisconsin DEN members and others – Verona Area High School will be sponsoring an on-site virtual conference and everyone is welcome to join us.  The virtual conference is called DEN SCIcon 2010.  DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most ef fective […]

  17. How I became so SMART!

    Over the past few years, interactive whiteboards have become more and more popular in schools around the world.  Many teachers are finding out how to effectively use this awesome resource while others are using them for glorified projector screens.  Maybe we need to reiterate that these are INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS…meaning that they are for interacting.  I […]