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Spring Training Stats: April 29, 2011

Spring Training Stats: April 29, 2011

This week’s results are in. DEN STARs are really working to keep their STAR status in shape! NC STAR Betsey Dixon now shares the lead with Florida’s Ruth Manlandro. Not to be outdone though, Texas STARs are shining brightly with three spots in the top ten! Based on the latest stats for DEN Spring Training

Join Museum and Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff for an exciting weekend of spring in the mountains! This trek is partially subsidized by a grant from Toyota through the Friends of the Smokies, so you can’t beat the price! Email Mike Dunn (mike.dunn@ncdenr.gov) or Melissa Dowland (melissa.dowland@ncdenr.gov) or for more information. Registration information found

Training Resources for Discovery Education tools and apps

by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy 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

My Top 10 Free Discovery Resources

Dave’s Top 10 Lists Discovery Resources They are all free. They are in no specific order of preference. Click on the links for more information about each one and it’s use in education. Discovery Education is an excellent resource for teachers. Many teachers know about Discovery Streaming, the Discovery Channel, or even Discovery Middle School

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

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

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