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Back to School : Overview of new features for 2011!

Back to School : Overview of new features for 2011!

Every year our wonderful Product Development and User Interface teams work around the clock to revamp the DE website, which we aptly call our BTS (Back-to-School) release.  We release these upgrades in July which is why the website can look different when teachers are dusting off their computers and remembering their passwords in September.  Sometimes,

New content in STREAMING Plus

If you have been searching Discovery Education STREAMING and using digital media in your classroom we’re sure you’ve noticed the “Recently Added” button above your search results (see image below). Educators often wonder why we would include  this button and how it might be helpful for them.  Our goal is to always provide numerous ways

2011 Spring VirtCon event in Iowa!

Join the DEN Iowa Leadership Council as we host not one, but two education celebrities! Featured Speaker and Keynote Steve Dembo will show us how students are learning and interacting in this Web 2.0 world.   Then Dr. Lodge McCammon from the Friday Institute at NC State University will teach us numerous strategies for using

Tech or Treat in Person Event in Cedar Rapids

I would like to encourage all of you to particpate in the October 23rd Discovery Education Virtual Conference titled Tech or Treat.  For more information on the conference and link to register, go to: If you are interested in attending an in-person event for the October 23rd virtual conference, we are having a gathering

ITEC Conference

Plan now for the 2010 ITEC Conference on October 10-12, 2010 at the Coralville Marriott: This year’s ITEC Conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa, October 10-12, 2010. This conference promises to be exciting with keynote speakers Vickie Davis on Monday and Doug Johnson on Tuesday.  Sessions and workshops for 2010 will be aligned with the Iowa

2nd Annual DEN Geocaching Day May 22nd

Jane Suiter will be hosting the second annual Discover Educator Network Geocaching Day at Kennedy on May 22 at 9:00.  If you are interested in attending, contact Jane Suiter at Participants will receive lunch and have a chance to win some prizes from Discovery Education.

Greetings From You Iowa DEN Leadership Council

Central Iowa Student Technology Fair Judges Needed: The tech fair will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the morning at the Ballroom and Great Hall at Iowa State University . (See the ITEC website for more information at ) Judging is a great experience (you will work with a partner) and if you

Upcoming Events

DEN Summer Institute: The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, weeklong networking and professional development event. Educators can currently apply. DEN Spring Virtual Conference:

Attention Iowa Discovery Educator Network Members:

A first ever science-themed virtual conference – DEN SCIcon 2010 – will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010. The agenda will be posted soon at: Registration is already open for the virtual sessions at: NOTE: This would be a great opportunity for Iowa DEN members to meet via the Iowa Communications Network and attend