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Find a Way to Get Kids to Tune in to “Life”

Find a Way to Get Kids to Tune in to “Life”

I loved the Planet Earth series so much I bought the DVDs for basically everyone in my family and said, “You must watch this!” So, I am excited that the new 11-part series Life premieres Sunday. My DVR is already set! Well, Valerie Strauss who writes on educational topics for The Washington Post shares my

10 Ideas 4 Using Tech in the Science Classroom

Patti Duncan, Siemens STEM Academy science coordinator and PA LC Event Chair, presented 10 Ideas 4 Using Tech in the Science Classroom. STAR DEN Kristin Hokanson blogged the session on The Connected Classroom, and Patti captured the USTREAM. Streaming Video by Ustream.TV Talk about multitasking and the power of the DEN! USTREAM #petec2010 Patti Duncan

DE streaming Plus and DE Science Named 2010 CODiE Award Finalists

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected Discovery Education streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science as finalists for the 2010 CODiE Awards.   The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries. Discovery Education streaming Plus was nominated in the “Best Education Solution” category, and Discovery

Beyond the Textbook: Multimedia Einsteins

Among the many hats that Patti Duncan wears, in the summer she teaches young boys in a Science Camp doing hands-on activities. Recently, Discovery has her on the road doing PD for science teachers and is home about 3 days a month (she’s even been to Anchorage). Her switch from the science world to the

Want to be on a scientific research team?

Have you ever wanted to bring the excitement of authentic research into the classroom? Siemens teachers as Researchers (STARs) will provide the experience, resources, and contacts you need to do just that! Siemens Teachers as Researchers is an all expenses paid two-week residential professional development program, in which teachers will engage in mentored research at

Are you teaching America’s next Top Young Scientist??

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries for 2010.  The challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.  Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will

Siemens STEM Academy

If you missed the first in Discovery’s series of Siemens STEM Academy Webinars featuring theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, you will be happy to know that you can watch the archived version at the Siemens STEM Academy. If you are new to the Siemens STEM Academy, Siemens is a Discovery Communication partnership that sponsors Siemens

DEN SCIcon 2010 Resources

  When Brad Fountain says that DEN SCIcon 2010 was “an amazing event,” he was totally on target. Here’s what he said on his blog, Science in Action: What an amazing event!! SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction. We had approximately 500 individuals attend virtually including attendees from Australia,

Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible

Dr. Michio Kaku, host of Science Channel Sci-Fi Science, notes that as a child, Albert Einstein was a role model. Kaku wanted to complete his work, so in high school, he created an atom smasher that got him into Harvard. Flash Gordon was his second hero, and both moved him toward becoming a theoretical physicist.

DEN SCIcon 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register for the online sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon or Register for one of many in-person events hosted by our DEN Leadership Councils.  Click here to see the list of in-person events.

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