Monthly Archives: February 2011

Annual CUE 2011: Discovery Education will be there – will you?

Annual CUE 2011: Discovery Education will be there – will you?

Don’t Miss Annual CUE 2011! Annual CUE 2011 March 17-19, 2011, Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs, CA Your CUE Full Conference registration includes General Session and Closing Session Keynotes, Thursday Keynote, over 200 speaker presentations, Diverse Learners Symposium, TechEd session, poster sessions and 100,000 square feet of vendor displays with the latest in

NCTIES – Only 1 Week Away!!

Celebrating 40 Years!!! You have exactly one week left to make arrangements to attend NCTIES in Raleigh, March 2-4, 2011.  According to the twitter feed, 1300 people have pre-registered and you can still register onsite next week.   Here is a list of the featured speakers for Pre-conference and Concurrent Session: Rushton Hurley – Keynote Speaker

Quest for Curiosity-Eventbrite

All teachers registered by March 20, 2011, will gain access to the Quest for Curiosity on March 21, 2011. Registrants will receive a “Quest for Curiosity Kick-Off” email containing the contest questions, tips and tricks for getting started, and access to the submission form. Teachers will be responsible for compiling student responses into a single

Lance’s “How Sweet It Is” in Hershey

At the recent DEN pre-conference in Hershey, Lance Rougeux presented “How Sweet It Is” where he shared just a sampling of the awesome FREE resources available to educators on the Discovery Education site. If you are like me and jumping onto DE Streaming eager to log in…WAIT! STEP AWAY FROM THE LOG IN…at least until

Web 2.0 for President’s Day

Since it is President’s Day, we as educators have to focus on what accomplishments many Presidents’ have achieved. There are several ways to use Web 2.0 tools to bring these President’s to life. This thought crossed my mind when I asked my son this morning what his school day would be like for President’s Day.  He

Apply to Become a DEN Guru

During the past five years the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has grown in many different ways including the variety of ways educators may participate in the community. You can be a Discovery Educator and participate in the online community. You can apply to become a STAR Discovery Educator and engage in both online and in-person

Symbaloo of DEN Goodness

This Symbaloo of DEN Fabulousness was created by NC DEN Star, Lisa Thompson, of Union County Schools. Check out this great tool and its ease of use. There are many ways to use this tool in the classroom for sure. If you are already using Symbaloo, share ways that you use it! Discovery Tools Symbaloo

Vicki Davis, another STAR at PETE&C

At PETE&C on Tuesday morning, Vicki Davis, a STAR Discovery Educator from Georgia, delivered a thought-provoking session on Technology Driven Differentiated Instruction. Below I have reflected on some of the big ideas surrounding her message. Big Idea #1:  Pick 3. Vicki emphasized that educators should identify the next three things they want to learn, and

Use Google Earth to Explore Our Presidents

With the arrival of President’s Day Weekend, many of us are looking to discuss our U.S. Presidents in class. Yesterday, on the official blog, Google announced the ability to Explore our US Presidents on a Map. The map is in Google Earth and shows the Presidents’ birthplaces as well as some information about their terms

Commited to Inspiring Students

This summer I had an opportunity to visit Fable Vision Studio on the Top Floor of the Boston Children’s Museum.   As person, father, grandfather and an educator I was stimulated! FableVision’s mission statement states: “We are big believers that a well-educated student is not complete without less “test-able” skills such as creativity, communication, self-expression, problem