Author Archives: Jason Cochrane

West Branch Siemens Challenge Winners!

West Branch Siemens Challenge Winners!

Information from: & Team Name Team Dead Weight Location West Branch, Iowa School West Branch Middle School Students: Jathan Kron, Justin Roth, Brennan Nelson Teacher/Mentor Hector Ibarra Description: Team Dead Weight’s goal was to get the word out about the dangers of lead wheel weights in vehicles, and to help to phase out

Back to School Webinar!

DE Streaming and the Discovery Educator Network!   Learn exciting ways to incorporate Discovery Education Streaming media into your classroom from educators across the country. Learn how to use the Discovery Educator Network to further your own professional development and learn about new technology tools other teachers are using. September 17th 3:30-4:30   During the

Students Return From South Africa

Four students from Cedar Rapids Kennedy recently returned from an experience of a lifetime. The students spent 12 days in South Africa learning about the culture, history, and wildlife of the area. Students recorded their journey on the Discovery Student Adventures blog site along with other trips occurring this summer to Australia and China. They used blogger

DEN Geocaching Day in Cedar Rapids

    On May 30, 2009 we will host our first-ever DEN Geocaching Day!  Every STAR Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 30 and have some fun geocaching.  Do you want to join us? For muggles (non-geocachers) and pros alike, STAR Discovery Educators Bridget Belardi and Conni Mulligan will host

DEN Survey

The Discovery Educator Network is seeking feedback from educators who have participated in the DEN and/or attended DEN-sponsored events. This survey should take you about 5 minutes to complete. We really appreciate your feedback. Fill out my Wufoo form!

Spring Webinar Through the ICN!

Spring Into Action at the DEN Virtual Conference Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of


I just recently found out about this online tool. You can think of it like a giant, never ending piece of paper where you can zoom in and create a path for students or teachers to follow. You can embed pictures, text, audio, etc. Visit and take a peek at the various ways you could

Want to go on a Discovery Student Adventure?

Australia, South Africa, and China + 9 DEN STARs + 36 DEN STAR Students + Your Dream Come True = A Discovery Student Adventure! It’s the ultimate equation for DEN STARs and definitely our dream come true for you!  We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Discovery Student Adventure Program. What’s a Discovery Student


If you have never used or heard of Yaplet I would suggest giving it a try. Yaplet allows you as well as your students chat on any website at any time. If you are assigning students to find a particular DE Streaming clip they can use yaplet to chat with each other about the clip