Author Archives: Tim Childers

Micro-Teaching

A few days ago, some DEN friends and I got in on the Beta test of a new “walkie talkie” video app called Glide.  I invited many more, but they closed the Beta testing right after we got in.  The premise is that we can connect with Facebook friends and send short video messages to

Why I Love The DEN

I have been a part of the Discovery Educator Network almost since its inception.  I wasn’t at that first NECC (now ISTE) conference when the idea was birthed.  Honestly, I didn’t know NECC or ISTE existed.  I was just a 7th/8th grade English teacher trying to find ways to interest kids in diagramming sentences, fixing

Techbook Live in Knoxville – Update!

This Saturday, January 26th, we’re hosting the DEN’s Techbook Live at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN.  It is a day of professional development and community building that you won’t want to miss!   We’ll start the day at 8 AM with a light breakfast courtesy of Discovery.  At 8:30 we’ll kick of some

TechBook Live in Knoxville!

Discovery is hosting the TechBook Live worldwide streaming event on Saturday, January 26.  And in Knoxville, the key word is “LIVE!” Lance Rougeux, Vice President of Discovery Education and leader of the Discovery Educator Network, will be delivering the 9:00 AM kick off session live from the L&N STEM Academy in downtown Knoxville.  That’s right. 

DEN Fall Virtual Conference for Knoxville, TN

NOTE: We have had to cancel the belated Fall Virtual Conference scheduled for October 27 in Knoxville.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please find another great way to enjoy your Saturday!   The TN DEN Leadership Council is hosting a “belated” Fall Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  We are waiting a week due

Picture Perfect! Event Wrap-Up

This past Saturday, November 12, The Tennessee Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network hosted a day of photography training at the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga. 19 teachers attended and helped make this a phenomenal day. We met at the IMAX Theater (a hat tip to George Bartnik of the TN Aquarium for providing the

Picture Perfect!

One of the things we know about the Digital Native generation is that they are visual learners.  One of the ways to capture their attention is to offer them high quality, interesting, and engaging pictures and videos as part of your classroom practice.  While Discovery Streaming has thousands of engaging photographs and videos readily available

Tech Or Treat in Knoxville This Saturday!

The DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference, Tech or Treat, is nearly here.  And while you can always attend online, there are many live events being hosted across the country.  Knoxville is no exception! In addition to viewing several online presentations, there will be live workshops offered by the Tennessee DEN Leadership Council specifically geared to help

Mid-South Technology Conference 2011

Once again, the Mid-South Technology Conference in Memphis, TN, is set to rock the tri-state area on December 8 and 9!  And this year promises to be even better with Discovery’s own Kathy Schrock as the keynote speaker! This year’s theme is “Producing Digital Citizens” and promises to be a fantastic two days of powerful

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