Tag Archives: Current Affairs

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra!

There are so many benefits of becoming a STAR DEN Member. The networking with other teachers interested in integrating technology, unique and energetic professional development opportunities, and of course plenty of prizes to be won.  But of course, there is always room for a little "extra credit" for our hardworkers! For the 2007 School Year,


Hurricanes. That’s the first thing I think of when I think of Florida. Then Shamu, gators, sharks, that expensive mouse and other theme parks, and hot sticky days. Sinkholes came into my thoughts when looking to buy a house. Earthquakes did not come anywhere near my thoughts. In South Carolina I knew that we lived

Remembering Steve Irwin

Message from Betsy Whalen, Director of DEN National Programs In the days since the death of Steve Irwin, we’ve received a number of comments from DEN teachers about the difficulties their students are having dealing with this tragedy.  According to news articles posted the other day, psychologists have said that adults need to realize that

Croc Files

Steve Irwin started coming into our home when my son was 2. He enjoyed the Croc Files and that’s probably where he got his love for alligators, sharks, and other animals. These past few days has me going down memory lane of some of our favorite shows, concern for his family and the pain they

The Lion's DEN

I’ve been getting a great history lesson from a third generation Floridian and DEN member, Mary Cox. She’s from Leon County and is a fascinating person. From bee keeping to banjo playing – well she’s a lady of many talents. I had simply asked what would you like to re-name/nickname Team North Florida. It brought

Discovery Science Update

The Power of DEN! Thank you all who signed up to beta-test Discovery Science Connections. Looks like the response was very powerful and they have filled all the slots. If you did not respond in time, don’t fret. Just keep your eyes open for the next chance to beta-test one of Discovery’s products and share

A Sad Farewell: The Croc Hunter

It’s a sad day for the Animal Planet as we lost one of our own heroes on Monday – Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. He was killed by a stingray while filming a segment for a series called "The Ocean’s Deadliest". Because of Steve’s unbridled passion for Australia’s famous critter, my son watched his show

Discovery Science!

This is so exciting! I don’t know how I almost missed it! I saw the blog about facebooks and the DEN Stars Blog, but in between is this little gem. I’ve been waiting for Discovery Science Connection to debut and have been telling teachers to sign up at the site for information when it’s released.

Reach STAR Status in the DEN

As the DEN grows, we want to encourage our members to grow with us.  Therefore, we are enhancing the Discovery Educator Network so that we can offer special recognition and opportunities to members that actively participate. The most significant change to the structure of the DEN is the addition of a new level of membership.