Author Archives: Debbie Bohanan

Reaching Digital Natives with an Army of Digital Illegal Aliens

Reaching Digital Natives with an Army of Digital Illegal Aliens

These are the days of “less is more”. Teachers need to embrace the technology that is going to make teaching this generation affordable and possible. John Dewey said “… if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”. So how can teachers, technophobic and otherwise, incorporate this new resource to

HUB’s Digital Storytelling Contest

Hub for Teachers is offering a digital storytelling contest for students in grades K-5. Teachers will encourage students to work in groups of 2 -4. This is a great way to incorporate writing and digital storytelling into your curriculum and be eligible for great technology prizes at the same time.  Grand prize for the winning

Global Education Conference is Coming!

Just a quick reminder that the Global Education Conference will begin this Monday Nov. 15 and run through Nov. 19.  The conference is free and will be featuring three of our DEN Gurus! Check out the Keynotes and session schedules on their website. It should be a great conference!

Exclusive STAR Promotion from MindMeister

Originally posted on the National Blog by Lance Rougeux MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or

Discovery Education goes live on the iPad!

Originally posted on the National Blog by Steve Dembo Discovery Education revolutionized education almost ten years ago by being the first company to introduce streaming educational media into America’s classrooms. Now, we are revolutionizing education again by launching a new iPad-optimized version of our streaming platform, the only educational streaming service scientifically shown to improve

Aviary Education

Great News for DEN Stars and DEN readers!!!  Aviary Education…    …is creating a site just for educators!! Right now, this site is in BETA testing and is completely free to educators, and if I were you, I would ‘jump’ on the opportunity immediately! This BETA site is loaded with tutorials and the most amazing

Why I love Discovery Education!!

Unfortunately, much to my dismay…this summer’s DEN Summer Institute was held during the same exact week that I was already scheduled to attend another event in Washington, D.C. You can only image how torn I was inside knowing that I was going to miss out on so much fun and amazing learning but here’s the

Blog a phobic no more

Hello everyone!  I’m a newbie to the Leadership Council for DEN 2010-11 and looking forward to a very rewarding year. First, I have a confession to make; I am a “Virgin Blogger.”   There I’ve let out one of my secrets. Yes, I am “blog-a-phobic.”  But with every school year I like to step out of

Are You a STAR?

Are you getting the most out of your DEN experience?  The best way to truly enjoy the benefits of membership is to become a STAR DEN member.  The process is easy and probably something you are already doing.  If you are wondering what is required to become a STAR or maintain your STAR status, read

Beyond the Textbook

Our Day of Discovery started with an enlightening presentation from Scott Kinney.  Check out the YouTube video Joe’s Netbook to see why textbooks in the classroom are becoming a thing of the past. This video was created by a student too!