Author Archives: Elaine Plybon

Texas Needs You!

As a result of the growing presence of the state-based leadership councils and their activities, the DEN has decided to begin an annual review and election process. What does this mean to you? It means that now is your opportunity to express your interest in becoming an active member of the Texas Leadership Council. If

One of Our Own is Chosen!

As everyone probably knows by now, Discovery Education is starting a new program called Discovery Student Adventures. Through this program, teachers and students will go on educational trips to various countries. Since this is the pilot year, Discovery created a special opportunity for nine STAR educators to take trips to Australia, China, or South Africa

Cool Tool: Batch Geocode

So sorry it’s been so long since I posted an article here – it seems as though this semester is flying by and I’m sure that all of you are feeling the same way! I have been using a cool tool for awhile that I realized might be of interest to others, so I thought

Do You Use Technology In Your Classroom?

Of course you do, because that is what the awesome educators in the Discovery Educator Network do, right? The other thing we do well is to collaborate and Indiana University needs your help! They are conducting a study on how teachers use technology in their classrooms, how they learn about technology, and how it impacts

What's Up With The DEN?

If you’ve been watching the announcements from the Discovery Education team about what is in store for 2009, you’ve been blown away by their commitment to making the DEN stronger than ever, with more resources, more educators, and more activities that will enhance student success in all of our classrooms. Continuing long-standing programs (national institute),