Author Archives: Jason Cochrane

Tech or Treat in Person Event in Cedar Rapids

Tech or Treat in Person Event in Cedar Rapids

I would like to encourage all of you to particpate in the October 23rd Discovery Education Virtual Conference titled Tech or Treat.  For more information on the conference and link to register, go to: If you are interested in attending an in-person event for the October 23rd virtual conference, we are having a gathering

ITEC Conference

Plan now for the 2010 ITEC Conference on October 10-12, 2010 at the Coralville Marriott: This year’s ITEC Conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa, October 10-12, 2010. This conference promises to be exciting with keynote speakers Vickie Davis on Monday and Doug Johnson on Tuesday.  Sessions and workshops for 2010 will be aligned with the Iowa

2nd Annual DEN Geocaching Day May 22nd

Jane Suiter will be hosting the second annual Discover Educator Network Geocaching Day at Kennedy on May 22 at 9:00.  If you are interested in attending, contact Jane Suiter at Participants will receive lunch and have a chance to win some prizes from Discovery Education.

Greetings From You Iowa DEN Leadership Council

Central Iowa Student Technology Fair Judges Needed: The tech fair will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the morning at the Ballroom and Great Hall at Iowa State University . (See the ITEC website for more information at ) Judging is a great experience (you will work with a partner) and if you

Upcoming Events

DEN Summer Institute: The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, weeklong networking and professional development event. Educators can currently apply. DEN Spring Virtual Conference:

Attention Iowa Discovery Educator Network Members:

A first ever science-themed virtual conference – DEN SCIcon 2010 – will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010. The agenda will be posted soon at: Registration is already open for the virtual sessions at: NOTE: This would be a great opportunity for Iowa DEN members to meet via the Iowa Communications Network and attend

2009 Fall Virtual Conference

During our in person meeting at Kennedy High School during the virtual conference we had the opportunity to listen to Jen Dorman, Mike Bryant, and Steve Dembo. We were given several great resources during the presentations.   To see Jen Dorman’s resources click HERE. Jen’s presentation was called, “Do You Have the Audacity to Podcast?”

2009 Fall Virtual Conference

Anyone interested in attending an incredible day of professional development should make sure to sign up for the fall virtual conference. There will be some amazing presentations to virtually attend. To check out the list of presentations click HERE. To sign up for the Cedar Rapids virtual conference and partake in some refreshments and peer interaction

October 6th Webinar!

Join the Iowa DEN for a webinar on the 6th to learn cool ways to incorporate DE streaming content into your lessons. I will be discussing unique web tools to use with the DE content. Some of the web tools I will discuss are: Prezi, Webspiration, Wordle, iWeb, Google Earth, DE Calendar, Photobooth, Quiz Builder,

Dates to Keep in Mind

Join us this Thursday, September 17th for an brief intro to some of the new DE streaming features and learn some of my favorite uses of DE streaming in the classroom. September 23rd is the date for the Fall Dicovery Education Streamathon.  You can register by going to the 4th Annual Discovery Education Streamathon! There is