Author Archives: Catherine Beck

Fall VirtCon Recap-Tech Treats or Tricks

Fall VirtCon Recap-Tech Treats or Tricks

One of the coolest Virtcon sessions was Tech Treats or Tricks, by Kathy Beck (no relation). The session focuses on tools to help students research in the digital age. You can view the archive here. This is one of those great sessions where you come away with new ideas and new sites to explore  as

DEN Fall VirtCon Recap-EdTech in Special Ed

  Education technology can be very effectively leveraged to provide functional and engaging learning opportunities to students with disabilities, as Sam Blanco demonstrated in her VirtCon session “EdTech in Special Ed”.  iPads are an especially motivating tool to use with students who have diverse learning needs.  And there is so much untapped potential for students

STAR-A-THON at DENapalooza Denver

  One of the most popular sessions at our DENapalooza Denver event last month was an unconference session allowing teachers to complete their STAR application.  We’re so excited to welcome the following new DEN STARS  to the Colorado Council! Tara Ail Jeff Allen Debbie  Barr Tanya Cunningham Heather Fortelka Linda Horne Christi JohnsonLaura Kannaka Beth

A Few Of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things-Mythbusters

“Don’t try this at home–we are what you’d call ‘experts’.”  When you hear these words, you know it’s MythBusters time.   Subscribers to Discovery Education Streaming are lucky to be able to have on-demand access to  many Mythbusters episodes to use with their students. (Note: It may be that Mythbusters is for Discovery Streaming Plus subscribers

#DENChat Tonight 10/17 8 pm EST

It’s #DENchat time on Twitter this evening.  Our topic?  Well, that will be up to you.  It’s “Open Mike Night”.  Since it is Connected Educators month, we’re connecting you to each other.  We’re going to try an “I have….who has…” format.  For example: “I have a great lesson on the Revolutionary War and Paul Revere’s

DENChat tonight!

Don’t forget, our Thursday Twitter Meetup–#DENChat will be tonight (8 pm EST). I’ll be hosting the topic, which will be all about how to create Mash-Ups using Discovery Education content. See you then!

A Few of Our Favorite (Discovery) Things

Image Credit:   Welcome to a new series written by the Discovery Educator Network’s Blog and Social Media Team! In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Discovery Series and how we’re using them in classrooms. This week, we’re looking more into animated versions of classic children’s stories  published by Weston Woods.