Author Archives: Dean Shareski

The Ninth Podcast

The Ninth Podcast

In today’s podcast we have special guest Lodge MacCammon who shares some wonderful insights on his creative process. We’re also joined by Kyle Schutt as we gathered after an “unconference” about Discovery innovation. We’ll maybe talk more about that another time but did reference an old Teach42 podcast. Show notes: Teach 42 podcast on unconference

The first CanaDEN podcast

The newly formed Canadian Leadership Council is about to take shape. Rob Wall has decided to begin a monthly podcast highlighting the work of the DEN in Canada. Thus the name CanadDEN. For his first endeavour he interviewed some teachers in Saskatchewan at a local Social Learning Summit gathering. We really want to support Rob

A Day of Discovery

One of the anchor events of Discovery Education are Days of Discovery. These are days that typically are hosted by a district and usually provides a overview or kickstart to all things Discovery. Having participated in 3 of these since March I can attest to the energy and excitement that a day like this can bring. At

The Eight Podcast

Today Steve and I chat with our colleague Ginny Washburne about her new project The Rising Star. She may or may not have showered which meant we only recorded audio even though we used Google Hangout. This is a pretty cool project that warrants your attention. Listen and leave a comment. I mean it, leave

The Seventh Podcast “All PD should be like this”

“All PD should be like this” That was the resounding message after a day in Frederiction, New Brunswick as nearly 40 educators gathered for the Social Learning Summit on Saturday, April 21. DEN stars Jeff Whipple and Brian Facey put together a fantastic opportunity for New Brunswick teachers. The day began in a large meeting

What is the DEN?

In the past 3 months of this job I’m asked almost daily about the DEN. From teachers wanting to know how to participate and why, to districts wanting to know how the DEN adds value to their Discovery Education services. I find myself struggling at times in trying to give the elevator pitch because the

The Sixth Podcast

Steve gathers with Mike Bryant, Patti Duncan and Brad Fountain and talk a little more about techbook and we do the usual banter and silliness mixed in. Also, I promise to give out a prize but you have to play along. [podcast]http://ideasandthoughts.org/podcasts/DEpodcast6.mp3[/podcast]

The Fifth Podcast

Catchy title hey? Actually this is a pretty significant podcast for a number of reasons. 1. First one Steve and I have done together live. 2. No one was in an airport. 3. I nearly got through the podcast without mentioning the “p” word. 4. We went over 17 minutes. The real reason this was

Frozen Planet Premiere

What do New York city and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan have in common? They were the US and Canadian sites that premiered The Frozen Planet, an amazing new series that features never before filmed sequences and locations that will truly leave you in awe. While the NYC event featured some big time celebrities, the event in

The Fourth Podcast

Stupid or Brilliant? That’s the tagline of our podcast as you’ll hear. Today Steve’s in Grand Rapids at MACUL 12 where he snags several key people and who share a little Discovery goodness. This week’s prize giveaway is by me so listen, comment correctly and win a prize. Being I’m from Canada, it might be

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