Author Archives: Dean Mantz

SCIcon2010   Saturday, January 9, 2010     9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE!Register for the online sessions at:http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon or Register for one of many in-person events hosted by our DEN Leadership Councils.  Click here to see the list of in-person

Get Scientific with Discovery Education

DEN’s SCIcon: Saturday, January 9, 2010 Join the DEN community for our first ever Science-themed virtual conference!  From 9 AM to 4 PM (ET) on Saturday, January 9, 2010 we will explore creative ways to use the amazing resources available in DE Science and DE streaming.  We will also tap into the abundance of free resources available

New Teacher Survival Central Contest

Surviving the first year of teaching can be rough! That’s what New Teacher Survival Central is all about and proof is in the prizes. Each month this semester we’re giving away a classroom survival pack, chock full of useful supplies and valuable technology products. PLUS, each time you enter you are registered to win our

Are You Up for the Challenge?

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is Now Open for Grades K-8: Are You Up for the Challenge? A Rewarding and Unique Opportunity For Your Students. Join the nation’s premier sustainability challenge where students create solutions to environmental problems in their own backyard. Give your students the chance to make a difference in

Differentiate with DE Streaming

Differentiated Instruction is defined by Wikipedia as “…providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching products so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability.”  I ask this question of all educators “Is this not what we

Diamonds in the Rough….My Builder Tools (part 1)

As the Kansas Discovery Leadership Council talks with educators across Kansas we learn that most teachers are not aware of the numerous tools provided for classroom integration.  Therefore, we are going to start developing a series of blog posts focusing on specific tools offered within Discovery Education Streaming regardless of which version you can access. 

Welcome to the DEN!

  Please welcome Danielle Pflug to the Kansas DEN STAR family. If you have recently joined the Discovery Education Network and have not been highlighted contact us at ks.den.leaders@gmail.com.  We will make sure you are introduced to the DEN community.

Hall and Steve Web2.0 Breakdown

One evening I was Plurking with a fellow Kansas educator Kristi Altenburg about the new features of Discovery Education Streaming and I remembered a link provided by Sabrina Boehm for Alan Beam of Holton, KS regarding cell phones in the classroom. Well that link is to a wealth of Web 2.0 resources and lesson plans.

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