Weekly Update: May 5, 2006

Raptor_1Teacher Appreciation Week
Hot off the presses: I just got confirmation that the discount for teachers at both the Discovery Channel Store and the website store will be 20% for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Now is the time to buy that Forensics lab or Remote Control Roboraptor you’ve always wanted!

Tip a Day in May QUIZ
Have you looked at the tips for this week on our blog?  If you have, try this five question quiz to test your comprehension.  You can also use the quiz when showing your colleagues this week’s five tips.

Tips 1-5 Quiz:

This Week’s Discover, Deliver, Document Winner!
Congrats to Sue Sheffer for winning the weekly ticket game drawing.  Sue just won a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble (just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week).  I recommend Teacher Man by Frank McCourt.  It has some interesting connections to digital storytelling.

Don’t forget, from now through the end of June, earn tickets for reporting events (event = 3 or more people) that have taken place or you are going to host involving unitedstreaming.

Events from January 1, 2006 through April 30, 2006 earn you 1 ticket.  Events between May 1, 2006 and June 30, 2006 earn you 5 tickets (for each event). 

• Weekly prize: Field Manager’s Special (awarded once a week from May through June)
• “Tip a Day in May” Prize (awarded once at the end of May)
• Presenter’s Paradise (awarded in July to one DEN member in the East Coast region)

DEN member Wins Prestigious Carnegie Science Center Award
Scott Sundgren, third grade teacher from South Fayette Elementary, was honored on May 3, 2006 at the annual awards ceremony held at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh as the 2006 winner in the Elementary Science and Technology category.  Congratulations Scott!

Walden the Dino Sighting
Those of you who attended our PETE&C event in February were introduced to Walden and he has recently been spotted at both ends of the Commonwealth.  Check the blog to see how his travels are going.

Resource Upload Promotion
You have until May 19, 2006, to earn rewards by uploading resources to the Discovery Educator Network website resource library.


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