Monthly Archives: February 2011

Encourage the Love of Learning with These Sites!

Encourage the Love of Learning with These Sites!

I am always interested in finding ways to stimulate a child’s curiosity. To really spark their interest and perhaps expose a new area they would like to explore. I have found two sites that offer students an opportunity to learn about current events as well as a variety of topics that are designed for young

Googling for More

At PETE&C on Tuesday afternoon Jana Baxter, a STAR Discovery Educator from IU3, had a full house as she challenged the audience to move beyond the simple search functionality of Google and utilize it to maximize learning and teaching while transforming us into more productive and efficient users. Here are some highlights of her session. 

NC DEN & NC TIES – Come Dine with Us

Will you be at the NC TIES conference in Raleigh on March 2-4? Or do you live in the Raleigh area? If so, join us for “Dining with the STARs” on Thursday, March 3 at 5:30 PM at the Mellow Mushroom on Peace Street in Raleigh. We are excited for an evening of good food, new

Shining STARS at at the DEN PreCon 2011

The many faces you saw at the PreCon are the same faces of DEN STARS and GURUS you will see at PETE&C. Here are some of them we captured Beyond the Textbook. These DEN STARS shared at the Lunch and Learn session. These are the faces of the sharers and the sharing, DEN STARS all.

DEN PreCon 2011 Resources: Concurrent Sessions and Lunch & Learn

If you missed some of the concurrent sessions or the Lunch and Learn breakout sessions, our new Regional Coordinator, Cynthia Brown, collected resources I am sharing here. In addition, Patti Duncan created Edmodo codes for each session, so I culled the resources from the Lunch & Learn sharing sessions. Sit back and relax as you

New Texas STAR honored as Golden Apple finalist

During each TCEA conference, the best and brightest educators in Texas are recognized at the Golden Apple Awards ceremony. This year, one of our own Texas STARs, Andrea Keller, was honored as one of three finalists for the Teacher of the Year award. Andrea is a special education teacher in Irving. She utilizes technology every

Sneak Peek 2011

STAR Discovery Educators! Discovery Education’s Sneak Peek 2011 is this Thursday, February 17th! Virtually join your friends at Discovery Education’s Sneak Peek 2011 featuring Jeff Corwin, EMMY-Award winning TV personality & Discovery Education’s leading animal behavior expert. Get a first look at dazzling content, meet Jeff Corwin’s favorite furry friends, and learn about the innovative

Archive: iLearn with iPads

One of the highlights from the DEN precon at PETE&C 2011 was Kyle’s session, iLearn with iPads. During the presentation, he focused in on iPads in education, including the numerous ways in which you can use DE content on the iPad. He does a fantastic job of breaking it down into bite sized chunks and

Discovery Education Assessment Featured in Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools, TN has used Discovery Education Assessment at some schools for several years, but committed to implementing it in all the schools in the district this past fall. Teachers there are excited about the program and having the information they need to make timely, data informed decisions. Read the full coverage here: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/feb/15/blount-county-high-schools-discover-online-test/

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