Author Archives: Elaine Plybon

Application Contest Winners

Application Contest Winners

Congratulations to everyone who completed a DEN application during the month of December in North Texas & Oklahoma!  There were over 100 names (including DEN members who recommended a new applicant) in the drawing.  I had my nephew Bryson help with the drawing – to keep it fair!  And the winners are……….drum roll please……… Digital

Closed Captioning!!! It can Work!

WOW!  Amazing things happen when you actually talk to people!  I had heard that you couldn’t get closed captioning with downloaded videos to go full screen with WMP 10.0.  Guess what?  You can!!!  Thanks to Sam Sakai-Miller, a well-experienced trainer with unitedstreaming (actually trained me many years ago!), who taught us and has posted directions

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Alrighty – we are learning new things everyday.  I now have a Blog Aggregator – Bloglines (thanks Steve).  In case you aren’t familiar with this…(I wasn’t and am still learning), it’s basically a way to access all of your blogs on one website – it’s a little easier to read and keep up with new

Region 11 Day of Discovery (& Ice)

What a day!  I can honestly say these Region 11 folks are AWESOME!  Over 80 people attended our Day of Discovery (despite the forecast of severe weather!)  Great presentations!  Fabulous food!  And the best Educators!  There were presentations on digital story telling, Movie Maker, integration, and more!  We had to make a little adjustment to

Resource Guide

Texas Discovery Educators!  Do you love receiving and reading the awesome resource guide?  Have you used any of the ideas in your classroom?  We need contributions for the next Resource Guide! Click here to learn how!

DEN Application Drawing

Attention!!!!  To be an inaugural member of the DEN in North Texas (Regions 7,8,9,10,11,12,14,16,17) and Oklahoma, this is your Final Opportunity to apply for the Discovery Educator Network in 2005…….  All complete applications received between December 1st -23rd will automatically be placed in a drawing for the following prizes: 1. Digital Camera 2. Lunch Catered

Region 10's Evening of Discovery!

Wow – what an amazing evening!  On November 17, almost 100 educators from the Region 10 area gathered together to meet some new people, learn new ideas for utilizing unitedstreaming and enjoy a fabulous dinner from Blue Mesa!   Thanks to all that made the night a priority!  We enjoyed great presentations from DEN members on

Region 16 Day of Discovery

What a great way to spend a day in Amarillo!  On November 1, educators from all around Region 16 gathered at Region 16 ESC for a Day of Discovery!  Almost 50 teachers, media specialists, and technology specialists gathered for a day of collaboration, learning, and excitement. We had breakout sessions of PowerPoint Integration and utilizing

Region 17 Library Expo

This month, librarians traveled to Region 17 ESC to learn more about materials available to them and Discovery Education.  Curt Smith, Texas Sales Manager for Discovery Education, traveled from Washington DC to a spontaneous cold front and rain showers in West Texas.  We had a great time meeting all of the library media specialists and