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October 2012: Assessment with the iPad

October 2012: Assessment with the iPad

I have been developing quite a number of iPad workshops in the past few weeks, and I am amazed at the number of ways one can conduct assessments using the iPad. Of course, some apps have assessment components built-in, but I am talking about the online tools and apps that can be used to assess

Talk Like a Pirate Day

The pirate speaks,”Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’s a fun day t’ brin’ out your inner Jack Sparrow and have some fun. Members o’ t’ DE Team have put together messages that we’ll be sharin’ throughout t’ day.  Enjoy these messages or we’ll have you walk the plank. The pirate speaks,”Do you know

Does This Bring Back Memories?

I couldn’t believe my ears.  My daughter came home from piano lessons the other day and started playing a new song she learned.  When I heard it, I instantly thought of many great Discovery moments.  If you’ve been a part of the DEN for several years, you’ll undoubtedly recognize the tune below and it will

Top 10 Finalists for Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education and 3M have announced 10 students from across the country as the top finalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Each finalist will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in the competition finals on Oct. 5, 2010, where students will demonstrate scientific innovation,

Semifinalists Announced for 2010 Young Scientist Challenge

Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 47 middle school students from across the country as semifinalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The semifinalists were selected based on their science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face in everyday life,

Young Scientist Challenge Judges Needed

We had an overwhelming response to this year’s Young Scientist Challenge and are looking for help in judging the amazing videos we received from students all across the country. If you are interested in judging and have 2-3 hours this week or next we’ll give you a Life DVD set for being a judge. The