SOS: Paperchat with a POW!

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When educators send me emails sharing how they utilize the SOS in their classrooms or with their colleagues, my heart just soars.  You can only imagine my glee when I received an email from DEN STAR and Ambassador Cindy Taylor, ELA Specialist at Eldersburg Elementary in Carroll County Public Schools, asking if she had permission […]

A Principal’s First Steps

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Following the DEN Summer Institute Principal Summit, I had the privilege of connecting with several of our attendees  to discuss their goals for their individual sites and district. Jennifer Bourgeois, principal of West Orange Elementary in Orange Unified School District, wanted to brainstorm ways she can help bring awareness to other principals of Discovery Education’s […]

DEN Techformation: Emaze

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The Amazing Emaze by Janet Hallstrom PowerPoint has always ruled the presentations at my high school.  Everyone seems to have a mastery of creating presentations with movies, sound, narrations, animations, and transitions.  Wowing the students with PowerPoint is not even possible anymore.  Prezi provided a new way for teachers to capture student interest in their […]

Congratulations to Sahil Doshi – America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist

  Congratulations to Sahil Doshi – America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist   The 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is in the books and the results are in – Sahil Doshi of Pittsburgh, PA, is America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist! This week, Sahil and 9 other incredible finalists came together in St. Paul, MN, […]

Making Stuff with DE: Wordle

Our first addition to the Making Stuff with DE series in 2014-2015 is here. Making Stuff with DE is a series of 7-8 minute tutorials geared towards students, designed to show them how to use cool web tools with Discovery Education content. The year kicks off with a simple, no-cost application that you may be […]