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S.O.S: Quick Writes

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Quick Writes PDF Version Background Often times the sight of a blank white page is daunting to students who are not confident in their writing skills. Quick writes are a simple literacy strategy used

S.O.S: Journals

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Journals PDF Version Background Carol Ann Tomlinson shared,  “There is ample evidence that students are more successful in school and find it more satisfying if they are taught in ways that are responsive to

Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Nearpod

Ever wonder what great educational APP you should check out for your class?!? Welcome to the Spotlight Series on fantastic apps from Discovery Educators! Featuring this week’s app:     Nearpod Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool.  The presentation is controlled by the presenter, keeping iPad users focused and

Haiku Deck and iMovie Mashup

I love Haiku Deck and as I was designing our school video, I realized that Haiku Deck could provide something that iMovie couldn’t. As you watch the video, you will realize that I took the picture of the beginning of the video to use in the Haiku Deck.  Here are the steps of the Haiku

Surrey, meet the DEN

“Connecting educators to their greatest resource….each other.” That’s the core principle under which the Discovery Educator Network operates. The great thing is you never know what or how those connections are facilitated. This past week I was in Vancouver and have been impressed over the past while at the burgeoning online community of passionate, thoughtful educators

Tundra Connections: Change the World!

Last week I was in Churchill for the first week of the Polar Bears International® (PBI) Tundra Connections webcasts.  This week, Kyle Schutt, who works closely on our STEM programs like Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, is on Tundra Buggy One moderating the webcasts with a fantastic group of scientists. This week the focus of the

Tundra Connections Start Today!

 The Polar Bears International® Tundra Connections webcasts start today.  Join us to learn from leading scientists while polar bears roam around outside. To support your discussions about these webcasts, Patti Duncan has put together an amazing wiki with lessons (K-12) that correspond to the webcasts. Check it out at: See you later today! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Tundra Connections from DE -starting week of October 22-26

Thanks to an email heads-up from Porter Palmer, I was able to view the live webcast from the Polar Bear’s International camp in the tundra. Two Discovery Educators, Karen Ogen and Tammy Einerson, were among the participants who hosted the webcast at 3:30 ET. They spoke of their awesome experiences so far which included sightings of

Follow the Polar Bears

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live among polar bears, spending your days studying and learning about these awesome creatures?  DEN members Karen Ogen and Tammy Einarson are doing just that.  Thanks to Discovery Education and Polar Bears International, both received scholarships to attend the Polar Bears International Leadership Camp, in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.