Prior to joining Discovery, Kyle worked in North and South Carolina as a SMART Technologies certified trainer and education consultant, where he shared effective strategies for utilizing interactive whiteboard technology and response systems into curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Can you imagine if all teachers had a “Magic Eight Ball” that they could turn to every time they had a question about instructional practice, technology or learning theory? It would provide resources, anecdotal experiences, practical applications of innovative tools, and much more. Luckily, through the connected and collaborative power of online technologies, we have access to a vast and vibrant network of educators that are infinitely more qualified than a Magic Eight Ball to provide ongoing, timely support and encouragement. Fuel your professional growth with help from The Discovery Educator Network (DEN). See ways in which these educators connect online and in-person, and power-up your personal learning network by connecting with educators like you!
STEM Education and You
When it comes to STEM, the whole is by far greater than the sum of its parts. Let’s build a common understanding around the need for this inquiry-driven, connected framework of education. We’ll observe STEM through the lens of the 21st century and see how educators are utilizing technology to collaborate and tackle their biggest challenges.
Checking for Understanding in a Digital World
The research is in, and we know that when teachers understand formative assessment processes and students participate in them, BOTH achievement and motivation increases. So how can we utilize these important pedagogies in a digital world? Learn how digital tools are blurring the lines between content delivery and evaluation by enabling individualized learning experiences. We'll witness the advantages of web-based tools and see how they easily integrate with those from Discovery Education. You’ll learn more efficient ways to find out what your students know so you can teach them what they need!
Spelunking for Resources - Free Tools from Discovery Education
When was the last time you paused before logging into Discovery Education? If you have, you've probably noticed that the homepage itself has access to a slew of content, contests, and tools for parents, students, and educators. Join us as we browse through some of the most sought after gems organized before you login to your DE account. From webinars to web 2.0 tools there's sure to be something here for you (and your colleagues).
10 Tips for Sparking Curiosity
Kids are naturally curious. Using this innate trait, let’s keep their curiosity piqued by teaching them how to find information, explore interests, and solve problems. Utilizing free resources available on the web, we’ll explore ten tips for sparking curiosity in the classroom. Educators will learn how to use free resources like agoogleaday to refine students' information literacy skills and Guess the Wordle to find the answers to challenging questions.
Literacy Instruction for Digital Learners
The advancement of digital media and social networking has transformed how we learn. It’s no different for our students, so how do we keep them engaged and ignite their passion for literacy in this media-rich world? This presentation provides examples of web-based tools and applications to support the fundamental building blocks of literacy instruction. From podcasting and digital storytelling to the creation of ebooks, educators are helping students more effectively consume and create content, with the ability of publishing for the whole world to read!
Discovery Education and the iPad: Learning Gone Mobile
Has your school begun implementing iPads in the classroom? Do you have a toolkit of strategies for maximizing student learning while capturing the instantaneous engagement these devices provide? During this session we will explore techniques for building a mobile learning toolkit powered by Discovery Education content. We’ll provide the latest updates for accessing DiscoveryEducation.com via an iPad. And, we'll shift our focus from consuming content to creating content on the iPad.