Today, your Kansas leadership team presented a session at the MACE (Mid-America Computers in Education) Conference at the Alumni Center at K-State. The session explained how to become a Discovery STAR Educator. If you were at the session or would like more information about becoming a STAR Educator, please post a comment here.
What teacher wouldn’t want to look 10 years younger? Here’s a surefire way! Grab an iPod. That’s right, pick up an iPod and wear the little white earbuds. Amazingly enough, students will think you are 10 years younger. Recently my daughter had to have x-rays for kidney stones. When she came back to the waiting
Dan Brown, 5th grade teacher, has students view UnitedStreaming videos individually or in groups of two. Evaluation of how well they spent their time is often difficult to figure. He has used the following techniques to determine students’ level of understanding. * Students must stop their videos every 5 minutes and write three ” I
Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online or both. The DEN Virtual Conference is a national event that provides educators a unique opportunity to experience Discovery Education’s high-quality professional development. Participants have the flexibility to attend the DEN Virtual Conference online or
In visiting a fourth grade classroom recently, I found some students under their desks, some sitting at their desks, others lying on their stomachs on the floor. They were all writing. The teacher had announced they would write for 20 minutes. When time was up the students begged for more time. Realizing the students were
Want to incorporate United Streaming videos or still pictures into your curriculum using Jeopardy? This jeopardy power point will permit you to place video segments or still pictures on each question. There is a final question slide too. You can place the video segment or still picture within the box located on the left side
This book is a must read for anyone who refers to themselves as an educator. After reading this book I had a new perspective on my students’ life outside the four walls of our school building. I have heard teachers say that their students believe they live in the school building and don’t have a
The Mid-America Association for Computers in Education will be hosting its annual education technology conference in Manhattan on March 6th and 7th, 2008 on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan. This is a wonderful learning and networking opportunity for educators, and a great low-cost option for school districts to support technological staff development.
Daniel Pink, bestselling author of A WHOLE NEW MIND, will describe how three powerful economic forces are putting a premium on right-brain abilities in the workforce. He’ll describe the six artistic, empathic abilities that now matter most — and discuss how educators are beginning to surface and sharpen those abilities in students. Daniel is a
After talking with teachers across Kansas over the past few years, many have expressed an interest in Discovery Education’s Unitedstreaming. The conversations were generally centered around how to best view videos, but there is a great deal more to Unitedstreaming than just watching videos. Dean Mantz has created some Professional Development training sessions based on