Author Archives: Steve Dembo

How to Host a Fall VirtCon Viewing Party

How to Host a Fall VirtCon Viewing Party

Falling leaves, pumpkin spiced coffee, apple picking… all pale in comparison to everyone’s favorite Fall activity, the Fall VirtCon! While many enjoy participating from the comfort of their own home, hundreds of others will be gathering at Viewing Parties around North America! Why not host your own?? Whether you’re a seasoned vet of previous VirtCons,

Help Discovery Education get to SXSWedu 2016!

SXSWedu is one of the most unique education conferences in the world, and the competition to get sessions in is fierce!  Panels are reviewed by the public first, and based on their popularity sessions are considered by the conference organizers. To that end, we need your help! STEP 1 – Create a SXSWedu panel picker account. STEP

Happy Pi Day!

Posted on behalf of Jeffery Baugus This year’s Pi Day celebration will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event! Each year, math enthusiasts and educators around the globe celebrate March 14th (3/14) as a time to teach about pi, the ratio of circumference to diameter on a circle. But in 2015, the digits of the date of

Reflections and Learnings from the 2015 AASA Conference

Posted on behalf of Dwight Jones, Discovery Education Superintendent in Residence One of the best parts of my role as Discovery Education’s Superintendent in Residence is that I am able to travel around the country and meet with the talented district leaders transforming education with digital content and professional development.  Recently, my travels took me to the annual AASA conference in San Diego.  While

Everything you need to know to host a VirtCon Viewing Party!

We all love free professional development.  And we all love spending the day at home in our pajamas.  While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the Spring VirtCon on the sofa with your slippers on, it can’t compare to hosting your own Viewing Party!   Whether you’re a seasoned vet of previous VirtCons, or a first time host,