What Did One Penguin Say To The Other? UPDATE BELOW

First let off let me begin this posting by stating it is good to be back and blogging again. After a short hiatus the Implementation Blog is alive and kicking!

Now onto some even more fun stuff.

Last week the DEN hosted a Planet Earth Webinar and over 1000 students from 68 schools across the country attended.

During the session, Planet Earth Producer Dr. Penny Allen, issued a caption challenge.
She asked participants to come up with a caption for the following image:Wadefairleycuriouspenguins_5

And boy did you guys respond!  At the end of the session, all of the captions were sent to Penny.  Penny and her team then voted on the winning captions.

Without further ado, here is how it all breaks down (the following is from Penny’s e-mail):

Just a quick note to let you know that the Planet Earth team votes have all now been cast!  The results for the caption competition are as follows:

Elaine Plybon – DEN Texas: "I don’t know, Vern, it was here when I woke up this morning" 

Debbie Bohanan – DEN Florida:  "Who laid that egg?"
Tracy Selock – DEN Illinois: "Hurry up, my mom made me wear this tux.  Take the picture!!" 
Carrie Strasburger – DEN Virgina: "I heard him say we were going to be on Sunday night."

Elaine Plybon – DEN Texas "No, YOU pick it up!"
Paula Rovnak – DEN Florida::  "courage my penguin friends, courage"
Sara Simmons – DEN Texas: "That’s what happens when you drop the egg!" 
Cindy Hills – DEN California:  "The Paparazzi are on to us!"

For her winning entry, Elaine will receive a Planet Earth ‘Making Of’ book signed by Penny and her team!

Elaine please e-mail me your address so that I can have the book sent to your class.

Planet Earth Photos
During the webinar many of you asked for the photos that were shown during the Webinar.
I have attached the presentation to this posting.  Click on the this link Download planet_earth_ppt2.ppt to download the PowerPoint.

A Thousand Thank You(s) for Penny.
Since Penny shared her behind-the-scenes pictures with us, I’d like to share a picture of your class, and/or thank you message from your students to Penny.

I have attached a Photo Release to this posting – Download den_photo_release.doc. Please have it signed by your student’s parents and returned back to your classroom.  After you have the forms shoot me over your picture(s).  I’ll take all of the pictures and put them into a thank you collage!

So let’s do this:

  1. Either send me a picture of your class, Planet Earth drawing (digital of course), and/or thank you message for me to put into a collage and send to Penny
  2. Leave a thank you message for Penny to hear
    To leave a message:
    Call 1-888-65-GCAST (888-654-2278)
    Type in 800-323-9084 pin code 1234
    Record message and hit #
    Press the number 2 to save it.
    Hang up

Once I receive your messages I will send the message to Penny and post it on the Implementation Blog – I’d like to complete this project by Wednesday, May 2, 2007.


I have received a few requests for a few more days.  So that we give everyone a chance to submit their thank yous we’ll move the deadline to Friday, May 4, 2007.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted your material so far.  And thanks to all that will be soon 🙂

Talk to you soon,
Matt Monjan
Discovery Education, unitedstreaming


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  1. Elaine Plybon - Texas LC said:

    Thanks, Matt! I’ll send you my address 🙂

  2. Debbie Bohanan said:

    We are still waiting on a few more forms that are suppose to be in today. I won’t be able to get you the official picture until Monday.

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