DEN UP Newsletter November 2012

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  • 1. ISSUE NO. 4 DEN UP DISCOVERY EDUCATOR NETWORK / NOVEMBER 2012 TECHIntegration Station: This Out!This past month the DEN hosted theirSpotlight on Strategy Challenge:annual Fall Tech-or-Treat Virtual Reading Between the LinesConference.FALL VIRTUAL CONFERENCEARCHIVESOn Saturday, October 20, over 2,000educators from across the globegathered together online for a daylled with engaging keynote speakersand concurrent breakout sessions.Richard Byrne began the day with anopening keynote about the 10Words are a powerful force, but yetThe image above is a snapshot of achallenges all educators face. If you often we do all the talking. Sometimes Wordle created from the readingmissed the Virtual Conference you what is best is to allow the words topassage Getting to Know Energy incan still join in the fun. Watch one of reveal their own hidden message. Ecosystems. By reviewing the Wordlethe archived sessions and share whatThrough a simple cut and paste wewe can identify the most importantyou have learned with a colleague.can reveal whats most important in aconcepts and address anyClick HERE for the Virtualreading passage and use that as an misconceptions.Conference archives.opportunity to build backgroundknowledge for solid understanding of Select a reading passage from DE andcontent. use http://www.wordle.net/ to help your students read between the lines. Click HERE for this months strategy spotlight challenge. MUST SEESTUDENT CENTER PARTNERS IN EDUCATION WHATS THE 4-1-1?Myth Busted: DE is Only forCuriosity in the ClassroomTeachersIntroducing an exciting new webinar series Discovery Education and Intel have teamedWhats the 4-1-1? Each month we will host Gather your class and join us on Tuesday,up to create Curiosity in the Classroom, aa webinar that highlights 4 integration November 20, as we launch into Discovery website designed to bring teachers, studentsstrategies for using Discovery Education, 1 Education for students. Find out how easyand families on a journey through lifeseducational program and 1 hot topic. Clickit is to research that report due Monday,biggest questions. Enter the sweepstakes toHERE for more information and to register.download a video and explore all kinds of win a dream vacation to a historiccool stuff your students can access through destination. For more information visit http://Discovery Education. For more information curiosityintheclassroom.comand to register for this webinar click HERE.

2. DEN STAR Spotlight on Milwaukee Public SchoolsTHANK YOU NEVA!On October 20, Neva joined forces with Discovery Education to host an in-person event for MPS to participate in the DEN Fall Virtual Conference.Over 30 educators from across the district gave up their Saturday to joinNeva as they attended virtual and live sessions focused on integratingdigital media in the classroom. Thank you Neva for all your hard work inmaking the day a big success!SPOTLIGHTName: Neva MogaDo you have something to share with the DEN community? WeDistrict: Milwaukee Public would love highlight you in our national newsletter. Contact:SchoolsGinny Washburne:Role: InstructionalTechnology SpecialistGinny_Washburne@discovery.comNumber of years ineducation: 15Why I became a STAR:Sharing Discovery Educationis what I do every day. Its a BITS AND BYTES FROM THE DENway for me to stay currentin best practices forimplementing media in theclassroom. After attendingISTE this summer, I metsome amazing DENmembers and have a human PoliticsThat Matter by Jannita Demiannetwork to go along withthe digital one. Ive also http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2012/10/24/politics-found that the DEN that-matter/community offers a wealthof quality, teacher-createdresources. I use them when What Do You Want For Your Students?by Lance Rougeuxtraining others to show how http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2012/10/09/what-do-you-educators are using not onlywant-for-your-students/Discovery Education assets,but Web 2.0 tools andstrategies too. Matts Tips and Tricks by Matt Monjan http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2012/10/22/ matts-tips-and-tricks-10-22-2012-3/Innovative Learning Environmentsby Ginny Washburne http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2012/10/26/creating-innovative-learning-environments/ 3. Hangin OutTHE DEN SCRAPBOOKwith Gin & JannitaDEN DirectorsMilwaukee educators creating a Paper Slide Video during the Fall VirtualThe leaves have fallen, the PresidentConference.has been elected for a second termand the holiday season is rightaround the corner. November is anexciting month and we are thrilled toshare a number of helpful resourceswith you.HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLDFor the next two months, DENConnects is focusing on celebrationsaround the world. Each week willhighlight holidays from around theworld as students connect with oneanother to explore holidays such asCarnival, Republic Day, Boxing Day Charlotte-Mecklenburg educators developing a green screen video during the Fall Virtual Conference.and the Chinese New Year. For moreinformation and to sign up for DENConnects visit: http:// analyze what theyre consuming and and are available on the conferencewww.denconnects.com/ producing to engage with important website. DEN STAR Ben Rimes sharedADOBE YOUTH VOICES issues in a deeper way. For more his knowledge during this conference information and to register for this with a presentation on Video StoryAdobe Youth Voices EssentialsFREE resource, visit: http://Problems. You can watch hisprovides free tools and curriculum youthvoices.adobe.com/ presentation by clicking HERE. Forresources for teachers to empower more information on the conferencestudents to create digital media K12 ONLINE CONFERENCEand to watch the archives visit:focused on issues they care about.http://k12onlineconference.org/ From October 15-November 2,Media literacy resources like the thousands of educators attended theSMAS worksheet and other AYV K12 Online conference. Just like thematerials help students use DENs Fall Virtual Conference, all oftechnology for media creation and the presentations have been archivedTHE DEN: HOW DO I JOIN THE FUN?Share your ideas!Stay Connected!What would you like to see in the next DEN UPThe DEN strives to connect educators to their mostNewsletter? Do you have a tip or trick to share with the valuable resource.....each other! To learn more aboutcommunity? Email your suggestions to how to connect with the DEN, visit:Ginny_Washburne@discovery.com or www.facebook.com/discoveryedJannita_Demian@discovery.com www.twitter.com/discoveryed www.pinterest.com/discoveryed Gin and Jannita www.tiny.cc/dengplus