Upgrades to the DEN Blog: One for all!

One of the perks to being a STAR Discovery Educator is that you get a free blog hosted by Discovery Education.  You can use it to document your learning, share your experiences with the DEN, host your class blog, or just about anything else that comes to mind.

No matter how you decide to use it, you’ll be excited to know that we have recently upgraded the blog engine itself to the latest and greatest version of the WordPress software.  What does this mean for you?  It means that behind the scenes you have access to a more powerful editor, more control over media that you insert into the blog, and a slew of other features that will make your blogging experiences even better.

While we had a few plugins available through the old site, now that we have upgraded we will be rolling out new features on a regular basis that you can use to enhance your blog.  Keep an eye right here for announcements regarding those upgrades.

However, the biggest upgrade comes right here on the Global DEN blog.  We are now aggregating posts from the Leadership Councils here as well, so you can get a glimpse of what’s happening with the DEN around the world.  You’ll still be able to break out and focus in on your own region, but when you visit here you’ll see posts from throughout the DEN.

If you haven’t logged into your blog recently, this is a great time to do so!  And if you have, let us know how you like the changes!


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