Author Archives: Kim Randall

Check out the article about Hall!

Check out the article about Hall!

Hall Davidson has wowed the DEN Leadership Council Institute this week at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, MD with his keynote about using cell phones in the classroom. To read more about it, check out the article that was just posted on the Education Week website. I can’t wait to see what our Leadership Council

A Very Special NEW STAR in the West!

What a week and I was on a mission. It started off with a teeny tiny fender bender on Tuesday which knocked off my front license plate (which I didn’t even bother to try to put back on yet), then with a parking ticket today (couldn’t talk myself out of that one). This will teach

Animal Planet Expo: Santa Clara, CA

Do we have a treat for you! The Animal Planet Expo is happening in Northern California this summer and we have a special VIP tent for you to join us. We’re also excited to announce that Jeff Corwin will be at the tent for an hour to meet and greet! This event is open to

Exciting New Updates to Streaming!

On June 20th, Discovery Education rolled out a few upgrades to the site, that unfortunately didn’t go as smooth as planned. Needless to say our IT department has been working around the clock and through the weekend to resolve many of the site issues. I know that many of you are concerned about your “My

A Work Around…

We hear it all the time. “How about those closed captions for the mac?” Well, today you’re in luck! Thanks to Dennis Cowick of San Diego Unified for sharing these steps for a great work around to make quicktime play nicely with closed captioning! I tested it out and was jumping up and down for

Special Screening: In the Shadow of the Moon

A special invite for CA DEN members! Join us for an evening in Sacramento for a special screening of the award winning In the Shadow of the Moon, including special guest Buzz Aldrin-Apollo Moonwalker. The event is free and space is limited! To see the invite, click on the image to the right. When: January

21st Century Webinar by 21st Century, Brad Fountain!

I would like to thank everyone who attended the webinar on December 18th. I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback I received and would love any more you care to provide. I also thought the discussion throughout the session was very powerful and thought provoking. I apologize for not having this post up sooner, but I am

Whose Space Is It Anyways?

As everyone is winding down for the holidays and getting ready for a much deserved winter break, I thought this would be a nice time to post this great email I received from a teacher who attended one of Day of Discovery trainings. I thought instead of just having one person give feedback, why not

Going to CLMS/CLHS/CUE in Monterey, CA?

Greetings CA DEN! We hope all of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends! Are you attending CLMS/CLHS/CUE? Several of our CA Star Discovery educators are presenting at the conference, so be sure not to miss: Carol Anne McGuire, (closing keynote speaker), Scott Skidmore, Scott Johnson, Martha Snider, as well as

Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tonight in Northern CA

Fortunately this wasn’t the next “big one” that everyone speculates about, nor as powerful as the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, but the ground certainly shook tonight. Centered about 5 miles north east of Alum Rock, CA (close to San Jose, CA) on the Calaveras Fault, a 5.6 earthquake rolled through the south bay at 8:05pm.