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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 Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/den-fall-virtcon-archive.cfm I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed,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. […]

Tundra Connections: Join us Live from the Tundra

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Are you interested in taking your students to the tundra to observe polar bears?  Is that slightly out of your field trip budget?  Well, no worries.  We have once again joined forces with our friends at Polar Bears International® (PBI) to bring four incredible virtual field trips live to your desktop. Through PBI’s Tundra Connections® you’re invited […]

Join Me Virtually On My Adventure to the Polar Bear Leadership Camp

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In just six weeks I will leaving on an amazing adventure to learn about polar bears in their natural habitat.  Thanks to Discovery Education and Polar Bears International, Tammy Einarson and I were the recipients of this wonderful trip.  We will be spending a week with zookeepers and other educators on a tundra buggy outside of Churchill, Canada […]

Who’s Going to the Tundra?!?!

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Our amazing friends at Polar Bears International offered two full scholarships to active members of the DEN community to attend their Leadership Camp in October 2012. Applicants were asked to create an original video that answers: “If selected as a DEN Ambassador how will you bring your experience at Polar Bears International Leadership Camp in […]

Which STARs want to go to the tundra?

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Seriously.  The title of the post is real.  If you are a STAR Discovery Educator, in good standing, active, polished, full of DEN-thusiasm and all that stuff, pay attention. Our amazing friends at Polar Bears International have offered two full scholarships to active members of the DEN community (i.e., STAR Discovery Educators) to attend their […]

Social Learning Summit

Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes virtual with Classroom 2.0 for the Social Learning Summit. Colorado will be joining the The Social Learning Summit from 3 different sites on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9am-1pm. Metro Area-6th Avenue Elementary, 560 Vaughn St., Aurora CO 80011 South-Clear Sky Elementary School […]