Author Archives: Pam Shoemaker

DEN Virtual Conference

DEN Virtual Conference

The first ever DEN Virtual Conference is fast approaching!  The Michigan DEN will host an “in person” event at Doherty Elementary School in West Bloomfield.  We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, Feb. 2nd at Doherty Elementary.  Be sure to register NOW!  The snow won’t stop us! If you need to do a Map Quest

Discovery Resources about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

  Are you looking for classroom ideas and resources about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?  Discoverystreaming has many new videos, audio files, images, and writing prompts available.  Click here for easy access to these resources.  Take students to the 1960’s and the Civil Rights movement with these resources.  Also get them thinking and writing about

Cool Global Collaborative Project

  Cheryl Lykowski, a teacher from Monroe, is doing an awesome project.  Her classes are connecting with classes from Columbia using technology tools.  They videoconference using Skype, use a wiki to post podcasts and resources, and reflect upon their learning experiences using a blog.  Cheryl’s class recently visited Lansing to tell Michigan’s legislators about the project. 

Saturday, Feb 2 Virtual Conference!

Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online, or both.  The host site is Doherty Elementary School in West Bloomfield and it will run from 8:30am-3:00pm.  It’s free!  Lunch, door prizes, and certificates of attendance will be provided.  Two virtual keynotes will be

Interested in Knowing More About Second Life?

I have been enjoying exploring Second Life for educational purposes for the past few months.  The DEN has always welcomed me and helped me as I continue to explore and learn.  I’ve attended a few PD sessions at the DEN that have been fantastic. Coming up this week is the DEN’s first WebEx Session –

Mark Your Calendars!

The Michigan DEN is hosting a face-to-face/virtual conference on Saturday, Feb 2.   This event is available for all Michigan Discovery Streaming users.  Discovery is  providing virtual keynotes and the Michigan DEN will provide breakout sessions.  This all-day event will take place at Doherty Elementary School in West Bloomfield.  We are also hoping to also find

Free Program to DEN STAR Members!

Our friends at Tech4Learning have generously offered to give all interested STAR Discovery Educators a free copy of their very popular program, WebBlender. WebBlender is a great tool for combining all of the great content you find in Discovery Education streaming.  Web authoring, podcasting, digital storytelling and more!  From videos and images, to sound effects

New STAR Members

Congratulations to our newest STAR members: Beverly Rannow, Otsego Dave Beyer, Gladwin Kathy Smith, Eaton Rapids STAR DISCOVERY EDUCATORS have access to all of the online tools. They may upload and download activities and materials from the resource library, create their own blogs, publish in the Discovery Education Classroom Resource Guide and have access to exclusive

Ed Tech Connect with Daniel Pink!

You don’t want to miss this professional development opportunity…. Daniel Pink will be featured on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00pm EST (Click here for universal time zone link) on Discovery’s Ed Tech Connect.    Daniel Pink, bestselling author of A WHOLE NEW MIND, will describe how three powerful economic forces are putting a premium on right-brain abilities