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Top Ten Free Science Resources from Discovery Education: DEN SCIcon with Lance Rougeux

Top Ten Free Science Resources from Discovery Education: DEN SCIcon with Lance Rougeux

Lance Rougeux is hosting a collaborative sharing of free science resources from DE with the winners of the Siemens Challenge 2010. At the halfway mark, we begin with the Top 10. Lance stated that there are many partnerships between Discovery and global resources, but these 10 provide labs and interactive educational resources. You can find

Toyota Teen Driver

Do you know any teen drivers? Yesterday, Toyota and Discovery Education introduced Toyota Teen Driver, a free online destination for educators, students and parents that promotes responsible driving for teens both at home and in the classroom. In addition to parent-focused resources, the website offers a digital curriculum including lesson plans, activities and discussion starters

Discovery Education Training Resources

I found this great list of Discovery Education Training Resources on Jen Dorman’s blog (she is a DEN Account Manager).Most of the great resources Discovery Education has to offer for educators are listed here.Training Resources Discovery Educator Network Discovery Education streaming – Links to service overviews, demonstrations, and efficacy research Discovery Education streaming Getting Started Guide Discovery Education Classroom Resources – Links to free resources,

Top Ten STEM with Patti Duncan

As I wait on standby for this webinar to begin, I fear that I am going to be, once again, in over my head. The first STEM webinar in this series was hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku, and although he fascinated me, he lost me. After all, I’m just an English teacher on science disconnect.

1/27 Deadline: Win a Science Assembly for Your School

  Ultimate Cool School Science Day Sweepstakes   Win a Science Assembly for Your School Imagine a day of Discovery at your school–complete with engaging science demonstrations, hands-on activities and thrilling special surprises. Enter often to improve your chances of winning the Ultimate Cool School Science Day for your school. Entries accepted through January 27,

STEM Connect and Siemens STEM Academy

Discovery Education is really stepping up to meet the needs of educators in the area of STEM; Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. Before you stop reading because you think, “This doesn’t apply to me. I teach third grade, or fifth grade.” In the wise words of one PA DEN STAR, LC Event chair, and scientist

Grant Writing Tips

With shrinking school budgets, educators might consider looking to grants for project funds. Here are some tips (from the links below and from personal experience) for you if you are thinking of applying for a grant. Preparation Make sure your idea fits the grant criteria (location, non-equipment, etc) Look for full grants and mini-grants too

Woke up Smelling of Camel

Still in Dubai.  Some members of our ISTE group got bumped off their critically oversold flight last night.  We’ll see what happens to me late tonight… Woke up smelling of camel, since we took an offroad adventure out into the desert last night.  The desert is deeply beautiful and the sand has so much more

T+L ‘07 Middle School Winner

Coincidentally, each of this year’s T+L Student Moviefest winners have tied their PSA’s addressing “How Can One Person Make a Difference?” to a historical quote or event. None is stronger than Bloomington, Indiana’s Lora Batchelor Middle School production: “Eva Mozes Kor – Making a Difference.” Eva is a Holocaust survivor. She survived Auschwitz and Mengele’s

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