Author Archives: Dean Shareski

A Star Shines

A Star Shines

I had the privilege the other day of watching Lindsay Morhart of Holy Trinity School Division in Moose Jaw, SK showcase Discovery Education for her district’s opening school year PD sessions. Not only did she do a great job in sharing some of the new features of the new interface, but taught me a thing or two.

Things that Suck

One thing that is wonderful about my work with Discovery, and there are many, is that I get to try out a lot of stuff. I was invited to present at LearnEast in Fredericton, New Brunswick which is a free conference for educators put on by Bryan Facey and Jeff Whipple. These guys do a

How Hard Is it To Leave a Comment?

If you’ve ever started a blog or posted something to facebook, you no doubt understand the feeling when someone responds or leaves a comment. I often tell the story of the first person to ever comment on my blog over 7 years ago. His name was Casey Hales and he’s a special educator from Texas.

We’ve Moved and We’ve Upgraded

Hey Canadian subscribers, You may have already gotten an email about a new way to login to Discovery Streaming. Beginning July 1, 2012,  you must login to your Discovery Education Canada account through DiscoveryEducation.ca. Attempting to login using DiscoveryEducation.com will result in an error message.Also, do not forget to update your bookmarks to reflect this change.

The Twelfth Podcast

Steve and I hangout. If you can ignore the barking dog and military plans flying over head, you’ll hear us recap ISTE, our session and preview the DEN Summer Institute. Watch below or listen to the podcast. [podcast]http://ideasandthoughts.org/podcasts/DEpodcast12.mp3[/podcast]

DEN Star in the News

DEN star Kathy Cassidy and her grade 1 students were recently filmed by a local cable company. Always great to see our teachers and students highlighted.

The Eleventh Podcast

Today Steve and I chat with a few members of team Canada. Tom Metuzals, Andy Schaefer and Erika Duffey. We talk Canada, new cool stuff for DE and #ourimpact. Also, don’t you people like schwag? We didn’t receive any comments on our last podcast. There’s schwag in that one. This one too. For this one

The Tenth Podcast

Today’s podcast comes via Google Hangout and it’s new “on air” feature. You’ll hear 27 minutes of bantering and nattering with some useful ideas we hope, sprinkled in between. If you’re patient, there’s an opportunity to win a little somethin’ somethin’. Listen and you’ll find out. I’ve also included just the audio. We hope to

This is the DEN

A few weeks ago I fished around asking for folks to share either how they would describe the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) or what it means to them. Armed with a few responses and a wack sack of other great resources, data and stories I set out trying to create a simple, one stop place

Smackdown in Winnipeg

Den Stars Andy Mckiel and Joan Badger hosted a Discovery Smackdown event in their home district of St. James School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba. About 30 teachers came after school and began with some small sharing about how their using Discovery in their classrooms. Given they’ve only had access since March, they shared some cool

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