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Bringing Polar Bears to your Classroom!

The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  I hope you and your students […]

SOS: Secret Story Recipe

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Secret Story Recipe PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Graphic organizers are great visual communication tools that allow teachers and students to use pictures and/or words […]

SOS: Music Video

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Music Video PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Babies are able to hear and listen, even before they enter the world. Upon entering the world, their […]

SOS: Telephone

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Telephone PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Readers who take the most from their reading make conscious plans to evaluate their own ability to do so […]

SOS: Four-to-One

Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Four-to-One PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background Schema theory explains how our previous experiences, knowledge, emotions, and understandings affect what and how we learn (Harvey & […]

SOS: Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Things That Make You Go Hmmm PDF Version Background Whether it is connecting to the movies that we watch, connecting to others, or connecting to the texts  that we read, making connections is a […]

Minecraft at MACUL14

  Diving into Minecraft, specifically MinecraftEdu. Why have I NOT gotten into this yet? One goal was to try to catch up with my sons and I feel that I can just about keep up with them. This will be on my to-do list for what to being back to my school and district. Being […]

“Cell Phone Tricks and Treats” – DEN Fall Virtual Conference

On October 19, 2013, Discovery Education again wowed us with their full day of presentations, 23 in all. Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/den-fall-virtcon-archive.cfm I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with […]

Polar Bears A to Z

Thanks to our friends at Polar Bears International, I am in Churchill, Manitoba – the polar bear capital of the world – for Polar Bear Week.  Starting tomorrow we will be making virtual connections with students, educators, classrooms, zoos and other organizations to share the experience of what it’s like on the tundra.  With polar […]

STEMulating Tundra Connections LIVE this Week!

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It’s that time of year again.  Welcome to Polar Bear Week! Join us live from the tundra this week as we help bring to STEM to life in your classrooms through a series of live webcasts featuring scientists and researchers with very interesting STEM careers and starring polar bears who are chilling right outside our […]

Polar Bears – Live from the Tundra!

Last year, the DEN teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring your students a series of webcasts from Churchill, Manitoba to learn about polar bears and their environment. Well, those opportunities are back in 2014. Tundra Connections conduct LIVE, free broadcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill. We are […]

S.O.S: Make it Concrete

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Make it Concrete PDF Version Background The idea of Concrete and/or Shape poems has been utilized in classrooms for years.  This week’s strategy puts a twist on the concept by using it as an […]

S.O.S: Vocabulary Stepping Stones

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Vocabulary Stepping Stones PDF Version Background Thanks to DEN STAR Susan Bowdoin from APS for showing me the great article ‘Using Video and Film in the Classroom’ from Reading.org where I am borrowing this […]

S.O.S: Get a Clue

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Get a Clue PDF Version Background “All human experience is context dependent…. many investigators in reading education have stressed the importance of readers’ use of context in interpreting an verifying the meaning of words […]

S.O.S: Quick Writes

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Quick Writes PDF Version Background Often times the sight of a blank white page is daunting to students who are not confident in their writing skills. Quick writes are a simple literacy strategy used […]

S.O.S: Journals

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Journals PDF Version Background Carol Ann Tomlinson shared,  “There is ample evidence that students are more successful in school and find it more satisfying if they are taught in ways that are responsive to […]

Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Nearpod

Ever wonder what great educational APP you should check out for your class?!? Welcome to the Spotlight Series on fantastic apps from Discovery Educators! Featuring this week’s app:     Nearpod Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool.  The presentation is controlled by the presenter, keeping iPad users focused and […]

Surrey, meet the DEN

“Connecting educators to their greatest resource….each other.” That’s the core principle under which the Discovery Educator Network operates. The great thing is you never know what or how those connections are facilitated. This past week I was in Vancouver and have been impressed over the past while at the burgeoning online community of passionate, thoughtful educators […]

Tundra Connections: Change the World!

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Last week I was in Churchill for the first week of the Polar Bears International® (PBI) Tundra Connections webcasts.  This week, Kyle Schutt, who works closely on our STEM programs like Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, is on Tundra Buggy One moderating the webcasts with a fantastic group of scientists. This week the focus of the […]

Tundra Connections Start Today!

 The Polar Bears International® Tundra Connections webcasts start today.  Join us to learn from leading scientists while polar bears roam around outside. To support your discussions about these webcasts, Patti Duncan has put together an amazing wiki with lessons (K-12) that correspond to the webcasts. Check it out at: http://depbitundraconnections.wikispaces.com See you later today! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 […]

Follow the Polar Bears

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live among polar bears, spending your days studying and learning about these awesome creatures?  DEN members Karen Ogen and Tammy Einarson are doing just that.  Thanks to Discovery Education and Polar Bears International, both received scholarships to attend the Polar Bears International Leadership Camp, in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. […]