Author Archives: Barbara Haeffner

Write On!

Write On!

Monthly Leadership Council meetings always bring about new resources or remind us of resources that we need to revisit. Hub Discovery Education is a great storytelling website for K-5 teachers. This site offers a comprehensive set of lesson plans for K-2 and 3-5 as well as a step-by-step guide to the writing process. All lessons

Instant Feedback from Students

 Flisti is a free online poll website that does not require any sign up. This is a great tool to use at the beginning of a unit to gauge what students know about a particular subject. Flisti is simple and easy to use. Type in your question, type in the possible answers, choose whether you

Web 2.0 Guides for Teachers

Web 2.0 provides teachers with a means to integrate free tools into their classrooms. If you have felt you have been out of the Web 2.0 loop this summer is your chance to explore. Web 2.0 – A New Way to Lecture and Tools for the 21st Century Teacher have been created by Michael Zimmer,

Groton Public Schools are moving to Digital Content

Groton Public Schools is turning to powerful digital content from Discovery Education to engage students across the curriculum. During the 2009-2010 school year, GPS rolled-out Discovery Education streaming to the entire district and incorporated Discovery Education Science into the elementary and middle schools. Instead of depending solely on static textbooks, GPS educators are using digital

Spring Time at the DEN

Spring has sprung and DE has many events planned.  Saturday, April 24, 2010 join educators at the Spring Virtual Conference. Log on for a session or stay for the day. The complete schedule and conference registration can be found here.   DEN Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7. Check out the DEN National Blog to view

Don’t Forget…Cite Your Sources!

As educators all of us tell students how important it is to cite sources. Of course the same is true when we are using videos from Discovery Education. What better way to drive the point home than to model citing sources for our students. The best part is….it is very easy to do! Download your favorite

Making Learning Magic with Voicethread

Not everyone is able to attend scheduled webinars, but this is one that you may want to watch the archive. Wednesday night, Steve Dembo was joined by Star Gurus, Traci Blazosky and Lee Kolbert during Making Learning Magic with Voicethread. This is one of many webinars that is part of Discovery Education On Demand sponsored by Comcast.

50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story

Join other educators in an EdTech Connect webinar featuring Alan Levine (CogDogRoo) on Wednesday; February 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM. EdTech Connect is a free webinar series to help teachers integrate media and technology into the classroom. Discovery Education connects you with the experts who will answer your questions and bring you new insights. This session

Brace for Impact

  The CT DEN Leadership Council was invited to the world premiere screening of the new TLC special “Brace for Impact: The story behind the miraculous landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson.”  The CT Leadership Council was able to meet members from neighboring Leadership Councils and share in the excitement. Receptions were held