I love Discovery Education, especially being part of the DEN. Of course, the subscription to the service and all it affords, including the ability to truly individualize lessons for our students, is a wonderful thing. Having 24/7 access to Discovery Education opens up a huge platform for teachers and students to learn and follow passions.
A couple of weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with a number of other members of the CT Leadership Council at a get-together hosted by Whitney Mihoulides. At the meeting, it was announced that there would be a face-to-face, Day of Discovery, free professional development event to be held this fall on Saturday,
It is hard to believe, but it is almost the end of July. Summer is the perfect time to explore more of the wonderful resources Discovery Education has to offer -time that is so often at a premium during the school year. I don’ t have grandchildren yet, but I want to remind all educators
It’s almost here – the collaboration between Discovery Education Network and Classroom 2.0 -the Social Learning Summit – starts tomorrow at 8:50 am EST. Here is a link to the presentations for the EST: http://www.classroom20.com/page/sls-2012-schedule-gmt-4 Chad Lehman also wrote a nice post on the upcoming summit including a short instructional video on how to find
Of all my personal learning network resources, I am most passionate about the Discovery Education Network (DEN) and Classroom 2.0. Now these two wonderful professional development platforms have partnered and are sponsoring the Social Learning Summit on Saturday, April 21. The conference theme is the use of social media and web 2.0 in teaching and
Both Jane and David have done a great job of highlighting features of the wonderful gathering of educators at the Mark Twain House Visitor Center this past Saturday. I am so grateful for them sharing their notes, summary comments, and links to the archived presentations. One of the highlights for me was being privileged to
In a previous post I raved about the Splashtop app I’d purchased for my iPad. However, I was only able to connect to a computer that was on the same wireless network. After going to the help site, and following the directions for “internet discovery,” it’s working! I made sure that I had my gmail
It’s winter break, and I’m so happy to finally have time to play a bit with my iPad. I was scanning through some tweets from the top educators that I follow on Twitter, and I came across a recommendation from Vicki Davis for the Splashtop app that allows you to connect remotely to your computer or laptop
Some students at my middle school had been asked to create a collage of family members as part of their Spanish unit on vocabulary having to do with the family. When they asked for help in printing their collage, I discovered they had created it on their iPads using a free app called Pic Collage.
On Saturday, November 5, 2011, I had the distinct pleasure to attend the Westchester Day of Discovery in White Plains, New York. I blogged about it in a previous post, but I wanted to share how I implemented an iPad app that I had learned about from Hall Davidson. I actually posted this in my Posterous