Joined on March 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM

00:00 to: Peggy George
ready to go!!!!

00:16 to: mrsdurff
everyone retweet @shamblesguru

00:27 to: Peggy George
Kim's shoes are hard to fill!!!!

00:36 to: Peggy George
please be patient with us!!

01:15 to: Peggy George
if you're a regular user of Discovery Ed resources we hope you'll share your tips/ideas in the chat!!

01:24 to: mrsdurff
Yahoo Porter!

01:34 to: mrsdurff
I am always new

01:39 to: mrsdurff

01:44 to: Peggy George
Hi mrsdurff!

01:48 to: mrsdurff

01:49 to: Sebastian Panakal India
I'm new

01:58 to: Peggy George
please review the tips!

02:15 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Everyone.

02:27 to: Peggy George
Hi Paula! Welcome!

02:29 to: reba @jghfoundation08
hello everyone

02:38 to: SusanSi
Howdy from NE Texas!

02:40 to: Peggy George
Welcome to ALL of you! So glad to have you joining us today!

02:58 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Good morning, Len.

03:06 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi Peggy.

03:20 to: Len H
Hi Paula! :)

03:37 to: Peggy George
it's really hard to keep up with the chat in the small window!!

04:10 to: mrsdurff
like that pic!

04:13 to: Peggy George
you can switch back and forth during the session between wide and default layout if you want to see the slides/web tour in a bigger window. it won't change it for anyone else

04:30 to: Peggy George
here we go!! red dots!!!

04:43 to: mrsdurff
South central PA, USA

04:54 to: Peggy George
it your dot doesn't go where you want it you can click and drag it!

04:57 to: Rich@rcantrell
Welcome Adeliaide

04:59 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hello @mrsdurff.

05:00 to: reba @jghfoundation08
hello from sunny san diego, ca

05:11 to: Peggy George
Phoenix AZ for me!! going to be 80 degrees today!

05:14 to: mrsdurff
hi Paula - thanks for RTing

05:15 to: Sebastian Panakal India
I'll get more people from India

05:35 to: mrsdurff
drag them in Sebastian

05:35 to: cstanley
West Haven, CT and sun is trying to shine when rain was forecast - yeah!

05:37 to: Peggy George
if you've used DE resources but not in a classroom you can check yes too

05:56 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi @McTeach. How are you doing?

06:04 to: Sandy C
Man, I have been trying to get my colleagues to join in but so far noone has taken me up on this:(

06:14 to: mrsdurff
private school in MD doesn't have the Discovery

06:24 to: Pat in Barrie, Ontario Canada
What is this?

06:27 to: Peggy George
be sure to tell people about becoming a DEN STAR Porter :-)

06:27 to: reba @jghfoundation08
i have applied and working on giving my staff developments to finish

06:28 to: McTeach (Karen)
Good morning! Sorry I'm late!

06:31 to: cstanley
Discovery Education is one of the greatest subscription services ever - so supportive

06:46 to: cstanley
also, so many free resources

06:47 to: McTeach (Karen)
Hi Paula! Doing about you?

06:48 to: mrsdurff
yes, PA has it

06:53 to: Peggy George
DEN Virtual Conferences are all free and fabulous!!

06:54 to: roxanne clement
they are the best!

06:56 to: Len H
I hope so, I haven't been successful in joining DEN

07:08 to: reba @jghfoundation08
yes fabulous the one before Halloween!

07:08 to: mrsdurff
online and in SL

07:09 to: Peggy George
you don't have to join DEN to participate in the virtual conferences

07:22 to: mrsdurff
clap clap

07:24 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Glad this week ended. Very tired and looking forward to having three days off for Mardi Gras vacation.

07:35 to: cstanley
I'm going to a DE face to face in Massachusetts on March 26 - can't wait.

07:35 to: Peggy George
Hooray!!! Welcome Porter! We're thrilled to have you here!!

07:43 to: mrsdurff
3 days? not fair

07:53 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Yeah, Porter Palmer. I've meet her face to face. She is great and so passionate.

07:56 to: cstanley
DE New England Day of Discovery - free to DE members

08:24 to: Peggy George
keep those comments coming if you can share about DEN today!

08:41 to: McTeach (Karen)
Yay Porter!!!

08:42 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@mrsdurff. Yes, I love Mardi Gras vacation.

08:52 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Go Porter!

09:05 to: Peggy George
some of the MOST passionate educators I know are part of DEN!

09:19 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
So true, Peggy.

09:21 to: cstanley
The DEN blogs are fabulous - CT blog always has great resources.

09:26 to: Nancy Porter 1
Joining the DEN was one of the best decisions I ever made.

09:44 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Everyone in this session needs to before a DEN Star.

09:53 to: Peggy George
it's so exciting to be part of a group of educators who WANT to share!!

10:05 to: roxanne clement
Went to the San Francisco Institute nd it was awesome

10:17 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
The LC Symposium in Boston last summer was terrific.

10:32 to: reba @jghfoundation08
Wow i am glad I am here so I can move along with my application. Glad to hear about the support.

10:33 to: Peggy George
many of their resources are archived on the DEN website

10:47 to: Peggy George

11:19 to: Kim C
Kind of off topic, but I have attended the last 4 webinars and filled out a survey but have not received participation certificates, who do I need to contact about this?

11:26 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Hi @Laura Candler.

11:38 to: mrsdurff
I need a PA school to hire me so I have Discovery Education Stuff

11:46 to: Peggy George
we are recording this session so all of the links and the recording will be posted in our archives after the show.

11:58 to: @shamblesguru
I've attended 2 DEN webinars in the last few months .... I screencast my experiences ... you can see those at the Blog

12:03 to: Porter Palmer

12:09 to: Laura Candler
Hi Paula!

12:34 to: Peggy George
If you haven't received a certificate, please send an email to It may mean your survey isn't coming through and I'm not getting your name and email address.

12:47 to: cstanley
I met Whitney Mihoulides at Celebration of Teaching and Learning in NYC last March. She got me psyched up about Discovery Education. We had a subscription at our school and many teachers were using it

12:47 to: cstanley
, but we did not have our student body uploaded to DE. Now every student in our district can log into DE at home and have access to all those wonderful resources. I am a DE proselitizer.

12:49 to: Peggy George
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

12:52 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@mrsdurff get you private school to purchase a subscription. Best use of money there is for educators.

12:52 to: Kim C

13:17 to: Peggy George
Kathy's tools are incredible! You can subscribe for free to her weekly website tips!

13:32 to: cstanley
Discovery Education subscription one of best bangs for the buck.

14:41 to: Peggy George

14:48 to: Laura Candler
I love puzzlemaker!

14:58 to: cstanley
I understand Kathy is retiring this year from her position in Cape Cod, MA - I'm sure she'll still have a strong on-line presence.

15:01 to: roxanne clement
Love simple to teach students to use!

15:02 to: Peggy George
this is such a cool site!

15:04 to: Lauren
i use it weekly

15:22 to: Justin Stallings
very cool!

15:32 to: mrsdurff
been using Puzzlemaker since forever

15:33 to: Peggy George
all of our links today from Palmer will be in our Livebinder so you can explore these sites later.

15:44 to: Porter Palmer

15:47 to: Peggy George
we can't see what you do in the web tour window Palmer

16:02 to: cstanley
@Peggy - I haven't received a certificate in a long while. I didn't do last week's session, but I did do the two prior ones.

16:03 to: Peggy George
but we can all try it out on our own in our browsers :-)

16:28 to: Lorna Costantini 1
I love the math squares

16:30 to: roxanne clement
Kids can make their own for reading vocabulary or content research topics

16:51 to: mrsdurff
Kathy retiring? She'll be like peggy george - everywhere!

16:52 to: pat benner
district/administration does not believe puzzles an effective use of instructional time

17:21 to: Sandy C
Where do you find these links when you go to the 'Home Page'?

17:24 to: Porter Palmer

17:44 to: mrsdurff
digital storytelling?

18:05 to: Peggy George
Hub for Teachers

18:34 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@mrsdurff Did you see the Taking It Digital tab?

18:35 to: Peggy George
you have to explore to find these links on the site--that's why we're having Porter feature them today and they will all be in our Livebinder links

18:41 to: Lauren
OMG! Perfect

18:55 to: mrsdurff
I didn't look at that

19:12 to: Peggy George
the Livebinder links are here-click on tab for Porter Palmer:

19:19 to: reba @jghfoundation08
Wow, its nicely laid out for lesson planning. Great resource

19:25 to: Peggy George
you can click on the links right in the web tour :-)

19:25 to: cstanley
@shamblesguru - thanks for link to your screencasts

19:26 to: mrsdurff
going to do booktalks with elementary faculty at my school next

19:30 to: Patti R
i made a glog about some of these tools Porter is talking about;

19:46 to: Peggy George
ooohhhh thanks for that link PattiR!!!!

19:54 to: Peggy George
we'll add it to our Livebinder links today

20:02 to: Porter Palmer

20:33 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Patti R Thanks for sharing your glog with us.

21:15 to: Peggy George
just added it to our Livebinder for today!! :-)

21:21 to: Porter Palmer

21:46 to: Peggy George
the kids really love transformers!! natural hook!!

22:17 to: Lorna Costantini 1

22:24 to: Peggy George Recording and links from today's show will be posted here after the show

22:27 to: Lorna Costantini 1
that is the recordings link

22:30 to: cstanley
cool site - our 8th graders are studying elements in periodic table right now - nice match

22:34 to: mrsdurff
Maria Knee does butterflies with her K's

22:43 to: roxanne clement
I immediately see two major projects my teachrs use in K-3

22:51 to: Peggy George
wonderful details in the lesson plans!

23:18 to: reba @jghfoundation08
Great lessons for our STEM curriculum

23:28 to: Peggy George
the at-home project cards look great! bet parents would love them!

23:40 to: Peggy George
Siemens We Can Change the World

24:07 to: Porter Palmer

24:19 to: Peggy George
Porter, you're doing a great job with the web tour!!! love it!

24:32 to: cstanley
That's what I love about Discovery. Not only do they have wonderful resources behind their subscription service, but they are really dedicated to education and provide so many wonderful resources for

24:32 to: cstanley

24:34 to: Peggy George
still time!!! March 15th deadline for the Siemens Challenge

24:49 to: mrsdurff
is that a snake? ew!

25:43 to: Peggy George
you could do the project/challenge even if you don't sign up for the contest

25:58 to: cstanley
Kids that won last year - getting parents to stop polluting by not idling cars as they waited for their children -not a complicated experiment but oh so authentic.

26:16 to: Peggy George
wow Carolyn! great project!

26:19 to: Lorna Costantini 1
my head is swimming with all these gr8 ideas

26:43 to: Peggy George
they are only showing a US map so I'm thinking it is only for the US

27:20 to: Len H
Hard to do in AZ when its over 100 F ourside. hehe

27:28 to: Carrie
How do I see the lesson plans? My screen is blank.

27:44 to: Peggy George
Siemens We Can Change the World

27:46 to: cstanley
We have no idling rules in CT

27:55 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Same here in New Orleans, Len.

27:59 to: Laura Candler
What a great way to show kids that they can make a difference!

28:00 to: Peggy George
you can view it in your browser too if you're not seeing the web tour right now

28:22 to: Peggy George
Carrie can you see the web tour now?

28:53 to: Justin Stallings
extremely engaging!

29:09 to: cstanley
They require real thought.

29:11 to: Lorna Costantini 1
yes !!

29:11 to: Peggy George

29:16 to: roxanne clement
Love the environmental survey

29:19 to: Ken Morrison 1
Very nice

29:21 to: Cris
hello everybody

29:22 to: Porter Palmer

29:24 to: reba @jghfoundation08
love the virtual lab area

29:25 to: Sebastian Panakal India
very nice

29:25 to: Len H
How do you get to the page you are on, Porter?

29:34 to: Peggy George
kids are great problem solvers with these kinds of challenges

29:38 to: kjablon
How do you get to the archive of this session?

29:40 to: Sandy C
Way cool with Earth Day coming up in April

29:47 to: Lorna Costantini 1

29:47 to: miguela
It´ amazing...

29:52 to: Peggy George
Resources>Virtual Labs

29:57 to: Len H
there we go

30:09 to: Lorna Costantini 1
@kjablon that is the link the to recording

30:11 to: Peggy George

30:13 to: Dotty
I actually did some of the judging las t year for this

30:14 to: roxanne clement
gret ideas for project based learning projects

30:19 to: Peggy George
how exciting Dotty!!!

30:34 to: reba @jghfoundation08
i like that it forces students to use their knowledge of the scientific process

30:42 to: Peggy George
Energy Balance 101

30:54 to: Kareen K
Video really helps engage students.

30:58 to: kjablon
Thank you

31:28 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Sandy C. Check out this project for Earth Day. I have done it for the past three years.

31:32 to: Peggy George
we can click on it

31:53 to: Peggy George
click on scales of energy :-)

32:08 to: Peggy George
that is so cool!!!

32:31 to: Sandy C
Mine is not working, can't get to the lunch box.

32:45 to: Peggy George
it should pop up so maybe you have popups blocked?

32:56 to: Lorna Costantini 1
@ sandy try it in you browser

32:59 to: Peggy George
Energy Balance 101 Try it in your browser

33:02 to: Peggy George

33:17 to: Peggy George
Hi Alice! so glad you could join us!

33:29 to: Patti R
@Paula That earthday grocery bag project was started by Mark Ahlness in Seattle his class blog

33:40 to: Laura Candler
This is so wonderful!

34:01 to: Peggy George
we always used the earthday grocery bag project at my school when I was principal (pre-retirement) :-)

34:07 to: alicebarr
Hi Peggy Thanks!

34:25 to: Laura Candler
So much information in our textbooks about nutrition and exercise is completely out of date. This is terrific!

34:28 to: Peggy George
yes we can see the lesson

34:45 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Patti R yes I know. Mark has hosted that project for a long time.

34:51 to: Peggy George
scroll all the way down the page to see it all

35:00 to: Peggy George
Energy Balance 101

35:15 to: Peggy George
love that they have connected it to standards too :-)

35:36 to: cstanley
As soon as this webinar is over, we all should go out and take a brisk walk. I spend way too many hours in my chair in front of my laptop.

36:03 to: Peggy George
stretch while you're sitting AT your computer :-)

36:03 to: Cris
heh cstanley :)

36:07 to: Sandy C
I with you Cstanley!! I'll ride my exercise bike for 15 miles, that should help:)

36:25 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@cstanley Me too. Yes, we should take a walk and lister to an archived CR2.0 Live session.

36:30 to: kjablon
check out and

36:34 to: cstanley
@Sandy - Wow! 15 miles - how many minutes is that?

36:39 to: Peggy George
hey great idea Sandy C!! ride your exercise bike while you watch the presentation :-)

36:46 to: miguela
can i publish this website on my blog It´ for portuguese teacher?

36:48 to: Porter Palmer

36:48 to: Peggy George
absolutely Paula!!

37:07 to: cstanley
@Paula - I have actually done that - helps me extend my walking time.

37:08 to: Peggy George
you can link to any of these sites @miguela

37:09 to: Sandy C
Well, I'm not speedster and it is 'stationary' but it takes me just over 1 hour.

37:09 to: Laura Candler
How about walking on the treadmill while doing stuff on my iPad! That's what I do every morning!

37:20 to: Peggy George
great idea Laura Candler!

37:36 to: Peggy George
there is something for everyone on that site!!!

37:38 to: Sebastian Panakal India

37:52 to: Justin Stallings
@laura: good idea with the ipad, get the app iwalk! lol

37:57 to: Rawya
are there interactive white board resources in this website/

37:58 to: miguela
thanks a lot

38:00 to: Sandy C
Laura, that is a great idea. Now I just need to learn how to use my hubbies old Nano???

38:00 to: Carrie
I am not seeing anything. I can only hear you. Is there something that I need to do?

38:03 to: cstanley
@Laura - I'd probably fall off the treadmill if I tried to do that.:)

38:07 to: Laura Candler
what's apple iwalk?

38:07 to: reba @jghfoundation08
does you application have a time limit while you are preparing to do your staff dev to be a DEN Star?

38:21 to: Peggy George
having all of those resources chosen by educators is so valuable--much better than a google search!

38:23 to: mrsdurff
ah the dryer calls

38:25 to: roxanne clement
great to have so many resources at our finger tips

38:25 to: Peggy George
3M Young Scientist Challenge

38:37 to: cstanley
@Justin - is iWalk available for the iPhone?

38:42 to: ebagish
loving the 12 super-fun outdoor toys link

38:50 to: Peggy George
love google docs!!! :-) have the links ready to go for all of you!

38:57 to: Lorna Costantini 1
if you can't see anything on the screen click on the link in the chat to open the site in your won browser

39:04 to: Justin Stallings
@cstanley: not sure if it's even a real app, it should be though

39:10 to: Laura Candler

39:12 to: Peggy George
did your hands just start sweating when she said "tax day"???

39:25 to: Laura Candler
ha ha Peggy!

39:32 to: Patti R
@Peggy Try stomach churning

39:39 to: Peggy George
it is right now!!!

39:41 to: cstanley
@Justin - I know that there is an app for running

39:45 to: Porter Palmer

40:00 to: Peggy George
look at all of those resources!!

40:16 to: Justin Stallings
@cstantley: really? i did not realize that. i'm sure it could have some use in the classroom

40:17 to: cstanley
So many resources - where to find the time.

40:30 to: Laura Candler
This is kind of overwhelming!

40:43 to: Peggy George
just be sure to bookmark them so you can find them when you're ready for them.

40:51 to: cstanley
@Laura - ditto!

41:04 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
And all of these resources don't require a Discovery subscription.

41:22 to: Peggy George
H1N1 is really interesting

41:23 to: Ken Morrison 1
1918 flu video is well made

41:26 to: Sandy C
Is there anything on DEN for French teachers?? Being in Canada, our billingualism is always important.

41:39 to: Justin Stallings
very good resources. more engaging than a textbook

41:42 to: Barbara
what is the main http for Discovery Education home page

41:49 to: Jane Z
All these are great resources - I can't wait to share them with our teachers!

41:49 to: Patti R
I am going to share the Weather Patterns link with our 5th gr science teacher doing weather now

41:54 to: ebagish
What is a whelmer, looks cool

41:54 to: Peggy George
you can always translate these web pages to other languages

41:57 to: Mireille
this is so well done. i love the archives. fabulous way to teach kids to be curious about science

42:01 to: cstanley
Wind-Resistant structures - will point our 7th graders to this - they are building textbooks on weather for themselves using Google Sites.

42:05 to: Peggy George
Toyota Teen Driver

42:16 to: Francie
My favorite tool is about slavery. I copied all of the links and have the students debate whether to support slavery or not.

42:20 to: Peggy George
this is amazing!!! parents would love to use this!

42:46 to: Peggy George
I like the part about role--parenting vs coaching :-)

42:57 to: cstanley
I still cannot believer that people can believe that they can drive and text at the same time- ridiculous!

43:07 to: Lorna Costantini 1

43:13 to: miguela
I only wish we had this in portuguese ;-)

43:23 to: Francie
Years ago we had simulator rooms in LAUSD schools. Not any more! this is great.

43:45 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Mine is still loading.

43:48 to: cstanley
Distracted driving - a really important warning to hammer into our young drivers' heads.

44:02 to: Dotty
this should hve been around when my 7th grade student had his own car driving to school.

44:02 to: Peggy George
test your driving skills

44:13 to: Ian Hall
Great resources Thanks...I am bookmarking these

44:23 to: Porter Palmer

44:36 to: Kareen K
Peggy how can you translate these resources to another language?

45:07 to: cstanley
This session has inspired me to offer another Discovery Education training at my school very soon.

45:09 to: Peggy George
online language translator-I'll bet shamblesguru could find a link right away :-)

45:16 to: Francie
Thanks for sharing this great resource. I have a pre-teen, and this will be super for her and her friends to play.

45:27 to: Sandy C
I cannot believe how wonderful these resources are!! I have so enjoyed these Sat. webinars and they have improved my teaching immensely. Thanks to Laura Candler for turning me onto this site:)

45:39 to: Peggy George Remember all of these links will be in our Livebinder for today-Click on Porter Palmer

46:04 to: Francie
Great to know about for Earth Day in April

46:17 to: Porter Palmer

46:45 to: Deb White in MN (@dwhiteoak)
What are the best Discovery resources for high school teachers (science, in particular)?

46:57 to: Barbara
sorry I missed the beginning. What is the username and password that we need to use to get a passcode

47:28 to: cstanley
After I confirmed that our district paid for a company to pick up our recyclables - single-stream recycling - I launched at massive effort at our school to get recycling going again. Everything was be

47:28 to: cstanley
ing thrown into the general waste stream - not any longer. I am very proud of getting that initiative jump-started from its stalled state.'

47:32 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Sandy C. I so totally agree. I have learned so much that I can take back to my classroom for these sessions.Best use of my time on a Saturday morning.

47:43 to: Lorna Costantini 1
@barbara I'll get an answer at the end of the presentation

47:53 to: Peggy George
you can enter URLs for websites on Google Translate to get them translated into different languages:

48:07 to: Peggy George
Turf Mutt

48:10 to: Ian Hall
This is great.. I am trying out the driving

48:11 to: Porter Palmer

48:16 to: Sandy C
Paula, you're right. Too boot, it is the best Pro-D I have had in YEARS:)

48:17 to: Peggy George
Web 20.11

48:22 to: cstanley
@Peggy - make sure to advertise Matt Montagne and Earth Day 2011

49:03 to: Peggy George
we will cstanley-closer to the time when we have more details. May even have them back on our show like we did last year

49:15 to: Francie
We are setting up Google emails so students can share. LAUSD is going to cloud computing.

49:23 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@Sany C. I've tired to get other teachers in my district to join in, but no takers yet. Sigh! I love this PD every week.

49:26 to: Peggy George
no username and password is needed for any of these free tools

49:50 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I do it every day.

49:51 to: Peggy George
wouldn't that be awesome!!! enter every day!!!

49:54 to: Francie
When you buy MacBooks they no longer will have Office suites, etc. You have to use cloud computing instead. I am glad I helped us set up a lab before this change took place.

50:10 to: cstanley
We are using Google Tools for Education at our sister middle schools - collaborating between domains -

50:32 to: Patti R
I wonder how they draw a winner from the electronic entries, in any contest

50:38 to: Francie
I am worried about students and email accounts. Any way to teach them safety about emails?

50:39 to: Porter Palmer

50:57 to: cstanley
Kids need media literacy so desperately - many are so unwise - post comments without thinking of consequences

51:02 to: Peggy George
I love that they provide videos to help you get started!

51:13 to: Francie
I like the idea that students can send their docs to me. We are always saving to flash drives, and it takes tooooo long.

51:20 to: Ken Morrison 1
can you share the link you were just at?

51:27 to: Ken Morrison 1
with the modules

51:28 to: Peggy George
DEN Blogs

51:46 to: Peggy George Module link

51:53 to: MaryFran
I am coming in late. I am signed onto my DE account. Is there a way to get to these from there?

51:58 to: Mireille
this is so informative even for myself as I'm in corporate education and I'm researching communities of practice and this give me alot of exercise.

51:59 to: cstanley
However, a subscription, as I said before, is a great buy for the price.

52:14 to: Peggy George
just click on the links MaryFran-no sign-in required

52:14 to: cstanley
I'm attending that, Porter!

52:17 to: Peggy George

52:21 to: Peggy George

52:24 to: Peggy George
just slow loading

52:29 to: Lorna Costantini 1
@Mireille nice to see you here

52:37 to: cstanley
Yes, Porter - I'm going there on March 26 - day after my birthday.

52:41 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I am the blogger for the Louisiana Leadership Council DEN blog. Need to get it updated this weekend.

52:43 to: roxanne clement
so fun to be able to view bloga across the US

52:46 to: Peggy George
DEN Blogs

52:51 to: Ken Morrison 1
Thanks for the module link

52:52 to: SusanSi
we just watched a live stream," Storm Chasers" by the Texas DEN blog

52:52 to: Peggy George
are any of you DEN gurus?

53:08 to: Len H
Become a Star link is broken for me. Can you tell us how to apply?

53:14 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Patti Duncan, Lee Kolbert are DEN gurus.

53:18 to: Patti R
the glog i shared is actually posted on the Pennsylvania blog

53:21 to: McTeach (Karen)
Peggy...I'm still waiting for the Guru of Funny! That's so me!

53:22 to: Dotty
I am a STAR Educator and I have a blog. I don't update it as much as I should,

53:23 to: Peggy George
There was an incredible Storm Chaser presentation on the last DEN virtual conference!

53:24 to: cstanley
@Peggy - I looked at the application, but I don't think I'm there yet.

53:36 to: McTeach (Karen)
I've signed up for Quest for Curiosity!

53:37 to: Peggy George
tooooo funny McTeach!!! I'll nominate you!

53:54 to: McTeach (Karen)
Thanks Peggy! :)

53:57 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
You have my vote @McTeach!

54:03 to: cstanley
@Dotty - neither do I, unfortunately. Getting lots of spam comments, too.

54:10 to: McTeach (Karen)
Thanks Paula!!

54:11 to: reba @jghfoundation08
I nominate McTeach too. I learned a lot from you and your resources McTeach!

54:29 to: McTeach (Karen)
Thanks Reba!

54:34 to: Peggy George
click on the SciCon2011 link to see the recordings including Storm Chaser--it was an awesome day of presentations for science

54:41 to: Patti R
I post the DEN webinars for the week on our teacher Daily Bulletin

54:56 to: Peggy George

55:03 to: Peggy George
Featured Programs

55:04 to: Porter Palmer

55:09 to: Francie
Filamentality is a fun website to quickly make scavenger hunts. It is free and sponsored by AT and T. You just have to edit it once a year to keep it alive. Here is a sample of one I made: http://w

55:09 to: Francie

55:11 to: cstanley
@Peggy -at the last DEN virtual event, we heard from those boys who won the Siemen's middle school challenge. It was really revealing listening to them speak.

55:45 to: MaryFran
Thanks, that's what I was looking for

56:00 to: Peggy George
remember you'll be able to access all of the links Porter talked about today in our Livebinder:

56:11 to: Peggy George
much more fun to have you take us to all of them Porter!

56:12 to: cstanley
I need to drop in a plug for another wonderful resource - I just downloaded the PBS app for my iPhone, and it gives me access to tons of streaming videos - love it.

56:14 to: Pat (Barrie, Ont. Canada)
I tried to sign up to receive the Discovery Education Newsletter but it seems to be available to only US residents. Is this so?

56:17 to: Francie
Here is an online hunt I made for Buffalos and how the white man destroyed them:

56:24 to: Justin Stallings
Thanks so so much Porter!

56:26 to: Len H
Please talk about how to become a DEN Star.

56:26 to: Peggy George
fantastic Porter! thank you so much!!!

56:28 to: Ken Morrison 1
GREAT resources!! this hour went fast. It is almost 3AM for me, and I can't believe how energizing this hour was

56:33 to: MaryFran
Wow, thanks. I never knew there was so much. I am so happy I signed on today,

56:34 to: Lawrence Armstrong
Thanks, DEN Star in SC!

56:39 to: McTeach (Karen)
Porter rocks!!!

56:42 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Virtual applause for Porter.

56:58 to: Peggy George
the recording of the session and links will be posted here after the show:

57:22 to: Mireille
yeah Canada

57:48 to: Len H
If you can log in, you are already a subscriber?

57:57 to: Len H

58:06 to: Porter Palmer

58:14 to: Laura Candler
Thanks for sharing this great information!

58:16 to: Peggy George
you need to be a DEN subscriber to be a STAR because to keep your STAR status you need to be able to access the services and share them with others

58:19 to: cstanley
@Porter - please confirm - I think you said that folks could access the DEN blogs without a subscription???????

58:22 to: Peggy George

58:32 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Yeah, Len. Now you need to become a DEN Star. It is fairly easy process.

59:08 to: Daskala
What is the cost?

59:27 to: Peggy George
DEN is a school subscription service with lots of choices

59:44 to: Len H
Do you have to watch the video before the application becomes live?

59:51 to: Peggy George
you won't subscribe to those services as an individual teacher

1:00:03 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Watch the videos first, Len.

1:00:06 to: Janet Howe
How about homeschoolers?

1:00:08 to: reba @jghfoundation08
Does your DEN Star application have a time limit while you prepare your staff dev to complete your DEN Star status

1:00:08 to: MaryFran
Is there still a test to take to become a DEN Star?

1:00:12 to: cstanley
oops -I meant to sent to the room and sent to moderators

1:00:22 to: Len H
Thanks Paula

1:00:23 to: Peggy George
yes-you can use Google Translate to translate websites-pretty amazing

1:00:54 to: Carrie
Discovery Education I use in my school, but I did not know about the other web sites. I can

1:00:54 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Yes, the test is about the videos.

1:00:58 to: cstanley
I said I became a DEN star last spring, and it was so easy for me because I was so excited by what I'd leaned about Discovery Resources at a couple of conferences that I wanted to share.

1:01:05 to: Peggy George
These links will be added to the LiveBinder for March 5th:

1:01:07 to: Hiliana
google translate has been the most least the spanish translations

1:01:26 to: Peggy George
we are all in "sales"--marketing outstanding educational practices and tools!

1:01:32 to: Len H
Bless you, Porter.

1:01:46 to: Carrie
I love Discovery Education, but I was not aware of the other web sites. I can't wait to use them.

1:01:49 to: cstanley
When your school subscribes, all teachers and all students get personalized logins.

1:01:50 to: Dotty
I wish discovery would have classroom subscriptions. Some schools just don't have the money right now. There is a subscription for homeschooling but not all the resources, not sure about STAR

1:02:06 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Some schools have subscription and their teachers need to get access code from admin.

1:02:27 to: Peggy George
I can't wait to have Carol Broos on our show-she teaches music in gr. 4-8 and she will have some of her students with her!

1:02:31 to: miguela
Thanks a lot for sharing all these resources

1:02:33 to: Sandy C
Thank you for yet another amazing webinar!! Can't believe how fast the hour goes:)

1:02:45 to: Peggy George
and wait till you hear about the new things on Voicethread with the developers!!! incredible!

1:02:54 to: Len H
MaryFran, are you in AZ?

1:02:57 to: Kareen K
Thank you very much!

1:03:04 to: MaryFran
Thanks you so much. I'm re-excited about DEN.

1:03:12 to: cstanley
@Paula - that was the problem at our district - we had a subscription, but many teachers new to the district were not even aware. That's what caused me to become so excited about sharing the news.

1:03:19 to: Pat (Barrie, Ont. Canada)
Can Canadians signup for the Discovery Education Newsletter? It won't let me put in my postal code.

1:03:21 to: roxanne clement
We now have a district license, but in the beginning I took the school site subscription price divided it by the number of students and used that price per child to convince my school community to hel

1:03:21 to: roxanne clement
p us get the license

1:03:22 to: Sandy C
OOH, yeah, can't wait for that one. Unfortunately, in some ways, I'll be on holidays so will have to listen to archives on that one:)

1:03:27 to: Peggy George
be sure to send an email if you don't receive your certificate. your survey results may not be coming through.

1:03:50 to: INfoMeister
THis was again great - sorry about being late - I'm at a NYSCATE conferene in NYS

1:04:02 to: INfoMeister
I'll look at the archive.

1:04:03 to: Peggy George
AZ provides Discovery Streaming for all teachers in the state! It's such a valuable service!

1:04:11 to: mrsdurff
was great!

1:04:15 to: Peggy George (Porter Palmer’ Blog)

1:04:18 to: Lauren
i'm leaving to go play on discovery Education site now and to e-mail my teaching peers.. THANK YOU!

1:04:23 to: Peggy George!/ppalmer21 (Porter Palmer on Twitter)

1:04:26 to: cstanley
CT bought middle school science for every school in the state.

1:04:28 to: mrsdurff
gtg - VWBPE volunteer training....

1:04:34 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
@cstanley I had to do that at my school. So many teachers had no idea what Dsicovery subscription. They loved to learn that they had access to all of Doscovery's great resources.

1:04:36 to: reba @jghfoundation08
thank u porter

1:04:38 to: Peggy George
thank you so much Porter!! This has been great!!

1:04:48 to: Porter Palmer
@Pat, please email me at with your question about the newsletter.

1:04:53 to: Justin Stallings
Thanks again Porter!

1:04:58 to: Peggy George
LiveBinder link for today:

1:05:03 to: Pat (Barrie, Ont. Canada)
Can Canadians signup for the Discovery Education Newsletter? It won't let me put in my postal code.

1:05:05 to: reba @jghfoundation08
yes my question is there a Den Star application timeline while you are working on your staff dev for the teachers

1:05:09 to: Carrie
How do we go back and watch this again?

1:05:13 to: Ian Hall
Thanks Porter

1:05:14 to: Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE Diigo Group-please join and share your links with everyone)

1:05:15 to: Joyce Nichols
Is the subscription per building or per district?

1:05:21 to: cstanley
@Paula - DE energizes me every day. I am so excited about going to the Discovery New England conference in MA on March 26.

1:05:21 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Porter, can DEN Stars do training via Skype with other teachers?

1:05:36 to: Peggy George
the recording will be posted after the show: (Classroom 2.0 LIVE Archives and Resources for all recordings and links)

1:05:56 to: Porter Palmer
my mic went to sleep

1:06:00 to: roxanne clement
you can get site and district licenses

1:06:05 to: reba @jghfoundation08
is there a time limit on you DEN Star app while you are preparing your staff dev in order to be a DEN STar

1:06:10 to: Peggy George
follow us on Twitter and you'll know as soon as the link for the recording is posted--usually within 30 minutes

1:06:16 to: MaryFran
Paula, Skype trainign is a great idea

1:06:18 to: Porter Palmer
I asked her to email me in the chat window while you were talking

1:06:18 to: Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE on Twitter)

1:06:22 to: Alison
thanks, great resources-- I'll share with my school!!

1:06:28 to: Porter Palmer

1:06:35 to: Carrie
Thank you I will need to watch it again.

1:06:35 to: cstanley
@Paula - I don't see any reason why teachers couldn't use Skype - and anytime you share with 3 or more teachers, it's an event toward becoming a DEN star.

1:06:52 to: Peggy George
try your mic again Porter

1:06:52 to: Francie
How do I get an email about the Classroom 2.0 webinars? I stopped getting them for the last month.

1:07:05 to: Porter Palmer

1:07:20 to: Peggy George
the emails for our webinars are still coming out from Classroom 2.0 but this week it didn't get sent out :-(

1:07:31 to: INfoMeister
contact info?

1:07:36 to: Peggy George
yeah!!!! Porter's back!

1:07:49 to: reba @jghfoundation08
DEN STar application is there a time limit while you prepare for you staff dev w/other teachers?

1:07:56 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
I need to reach outside of my school to do my trainindg to keep my DEN Star status. That's why I was asking about doing it via Skype.

1:07:58 to: cstanley
@Porter - not a question - I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the customer support I'v received from DE whenever I was having a problem.

1:08:06 to: Pat (Barrie, Ont. Canada)
will do Thanks

1:08:17 to: Porter Palmer

1:08:43 to: Ken Morrison 1
does Discovery Education also have a twitter account?

1:08:50 to: Peggy George
the email didn't come out for Classroom 2.0 this week but it came out from LearnCentral

1:08:59 to: Porter Palmer

1:09:18 to: cstanley
@Ken - yes - I think it's @Discovery, but I'm not sure

1:09:23 to: Sandy C
I noticed a link to Canada on the Den Blog. Maybe that would be a way to get signed up for the newsletter.

1:09:28 to: Ken Morrison 1
thank you!

1:09:28 to: Peggy George
you can follow all of our events on our calendar:

1:09:54 to: Peggy George
Facebook-Discovery Education Network

1:09:59 to: INfoMeister
thanks again

1:10:01 to: reba @jghfoundation08

1:10:03 to: Daskala
Thank you!

1:10:08 to: reba @jghfoundation08
i have a question

1:10:14 to: Peggy George
Porter I'm getting an error message on your DEN blog-can you check it?

1:10:15 to: cstanley
@Porter - want to speak to access to DE on iPad and iPhone?

1:10:32 to: Peggy George
yes you can access DE on iPad!!! :-)

1:10:37 to: cstanley
By and thanks!

1:10:37 to: reba @jghfoundation08
i will email you Porter

1:10:38 to: Peggy George
tell us Porter!

1:10:44 to: roxanne clement
there's an app for ipad!

1:10:55 to: Tammy Moore
Thanks CR 2.0 team and Porter. It was a great show. :)

1:11:00 to: cstanley
I think you do have to have a subscription.

1:11:08 to: Peggy George

1:11:29 to: reba @jghfoundation08
i have a questio

1:11:42 to: Cris
can we access DEN from another country? from europe?

1:11:42 to: reba @jghfoundation08
is there a time limit on the DEN STar appplication

1:11:44 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
Bye everyone. Thank you so much Porter. Have a great weekend.

1:12:00 to: Peggy George
thank you all for coming! hope to see you next week to hear Carol Broos and her music students show the incredible things they are doing with tech tools to create their own music

1:12:02 to: INfoMeister
thats great - more power to mbile learning opportunities - the future is in our hands

1:12:05 to: Len H
Thanks Porter for all of the great information.

1:12:25 to: reba @jghfoundation08
so then I will need to reapply since it was a while ago thanks

1:12:31 to: roxanne clement
thanks for another great session. thanks Porter for a great presentation...see you in the Den

1:12:42 to: Cris
can we access and subscribe DEN from another country? from Europe?

1:13:03 to: Sandy C
Thanks Porter!!!! 21st Century teaching here I come:)

1:13:05 to: reba @jghfoundation08
thanks Porter for all the info. Great session!!!

1:13:08 to: silvana
Thanks for the great information and presentation

1:13:15 to: cstanley
Thanks again to Lorna and Peggy for taking time to host these wonderful and exciting PD resources. You guys are fabulous.

1:13:30 to: Carrie
Thank you, I learned a lot.

1:13:32 to: Cris
thank you for all these new things I've found out today

1:13:37 to: Peggy George
thank you all!! I'll add any links that were shared during the show to the Livebinder

1:13:38 to: miguela
Thanks to all. it has been great

1:13:43 to: Sandy C
Yes, thanks to the rest of you who host these!!!!

1:13:58 to: Peggy George
that would be fantastic Porter!!

1:13:59 to: miguela
By the way here i portugal it´ 6 pm

1:14:19 to: Peggy George
we often get about 1500 hits on our website every week but many people listen to recordings

1:14:23 to: Peggy George

1:14:31 to: Peggy George
that's our hashtag!

1:14:35 to: silvana
italia: 7:15 pm

1:14:41 to: McTeach (Karen)
Thanks everyone!