Animoto Sample

Ever take pictures at a school event, maybe students presenting? Ever wish you could use those pictures, paired with images from Discovery Education streaming and set them to music in an education video? Of course you have. It’s simple when you have access to Animoto, Discovery Education streaming and the Discovery Educator Network. Below is an example project I created after a great day at the Chicago Green Festival. I used images that I took, with images and music from Discovery Education streaming.

Green Festival Winner: Kankakee

Green FestivalWhat a great Saturday!  The sun was out and spring has actually arrived in Chicago.   I met up with an awesome group from Kankakee, IL and we toured the exhibit floor, grabbed some lunch and hung out with a few stars.  I put together a couple quick videos of the day.  Check them out below(I know youtube is blocked at most schools, so come back later and I’ll have it up so you can download the video and watch it).   


Tracy Selock from Kankakee won the challenge for the day, receiving a bag full of prizes from Discovery Education.  She also won a half-day of professional development.   Congratulations Tracy and thank you for all your support.  If your interested in taking part in an a future event like this, click the link below and become a STAR Discovery Educator.Step-by-Step Become a DEN STAR Educator 

Cedar Rapids Day of Discovery

Welcome Cedar Rapids



Back from an amazing two days in Cedar Rapids, IA. A huge thank you to Ann Nicholson and Jerry Cochrane for allowing Discovery Education come in and for hosting the event. We had 40 educators attend three workshops; the first one starting at 8:30 AM and the last ending at 7:00 PM. Educators that attended learned 50 ways to integrate Discovery Education streaming and how to use the assignment, quiz and writing prompt builders found in the Teacher Center of Discovery Education streaming. Everyone that attended was also given the opportunity to become a STAR Discovery Educator.

If you missed the event or attended and are looking for the handouts, just look below to find the presentations.

Step-by-Step Become a DEN STAR Educator

50 Ways to Use Discovery Education streaming document

Cedar Rapids Presentation

The documents above have everything except the movie files, just too big to upload here. I encourage anyone that attended to become a STAR Discovery Educator. Follow the steps in the above document and then spread the word. You’ll get a great STAR Discovery Educator baseball jersey if you get another educator to join. If you need help in explaining the DEN or simply have a large group that would like to know more, send them to batting practice. Well, sort-of. I host two webinars every Tuesday. It’s a quick, less than 30 minute, Discovery Educator Network overview. Click here for times and registration information.

Another thank you to everyone that attended. I can’t wait to return in the fall or before. Get a lot of STARs in your school and I’ll come out to do a workshop just for you.

Some pics from the day.

Michigan REMC 2 South – DE streaming & cheesecake


Today, about 15 educators from districts in REMC 2 South joined me for a webinar.  The topic of this webinar, Discovery Education streaming.  Why the cheesecake? Let me explain… No let me sum up. 

We, the Discovery Educator Network(DEN), have a bit of a contest going on, Spring Training.  Be the state that adds the most STAR Discovery Educators by June 6, win a Day of Discovery featuring Hall “of-Famer” Davidson.  There are 6 coaches (DEN Account Managers) covering 6 regions.  Each, allegedly, using their own blend of performance enhancers.  For example, Matt Monjan has boosted his stats using corn, but not just any corn, his corn has been treated so when heated the pressure builds, leading to an explosion and the formation of gelatinized starch.  That’s right, as the junkies on the street say, “popcorn“.  Matt has made this part of his region’s weekly training regiment and the numbers don’t lie, popcorn adds STARs.  

Today’s webinar with REMC 2 South lead to the Midwest’s answer to Monjan’s popcorn booster, cheesecake.   Chicago is home to Eli’s Cheesecake.   REMC 2 South is certain this is “THE” performance enhancer of performance enhancers.  The group is fired up and ready to bring in the STARs.  I say you bring in the people, I’ll get you that cheesecake.    

Items promised from today’s webinar:DE streaming Tour ppt

Step-by-Step Become a DEN STAR Educator

Assignment, Quiz and Writing Prompt Builders Overview

Please contact me if you have any questions,  Mike Bryant, michael_bryant@discovery.com