Summer Updates 2013

Welcome To Our Newest SC DEN STARS!

New Features in My DE for Students

Have you ever given your students their own accounts in DE? You definitely will want to do that next year after you explore all of the great new features in My DE for Students! Just log into your Discovery Education account and go to the Classroom Manager tab at the top of the screen to create a class and student account. Log in as a student to see the new layout including the capability of choosing backgrounds, text formats, templates and color schemes. Students can customize their own collection of resources and tell their own stories. Students can easily access the assignments that you create for them through your assignment builder, too. But don't overlook the DE for Students newest feature- Board Builder! Discovery Education resources can be added to a board. Students can even upload their own images, videos, and documents to personalize their boards. What a great way to learn about curricular topics and to share what students have learned using DE resources!

Keep Learning Over the Summer- For FREE

One of the best perks that Discovery Education offers is the FREE professional development opportunities they offer for educators- all year round. But, sometimes the summer is good time for us to take advantage of some FREE PD while we recharge and think (a little) about another year. Here are some learning opportunities that you can take advantage of:

Come and Dine with the STARS!

We have had fun at our recent SC events. Hopefully we saw you there. If not, consider joining us at our next event for DEN STARS (plus a guest that you invite and plan on recruiting to be a STAR educator) in Greenville, SC on July 9th (6:00) at Wild Wings Downtown. Our "Dining With the STARS" Event will bring together our shining STARS for a celebration at the Upstate Technology Conference. You can sign up to attend here:

Event Pic: iPad Walk for Curriculum

Julie Millar from Rock Hill joined us for the iPad Walk for Curriculum in May. She took the Discovery Education gnome on her curriculum walk and then learned how to add her pictures to the Popplet app. Here is what she shared with us:

Geocaching Day Was Great Fun!

South Carolina STARS win at the DENNY Awards

Are You Presenting?

Watch this space for information about some of the DEN's best and brightest ...STARs! We're putting together a directory of STARs presenting at conferences all over the US and Canada. If you plan on attending a conference, you won't want to miss all of the great resources and information from these sessions. Stay tuned!

Are you a STAR heading to present at a conference like the Midlands Summit or the Upstate Technology Conference? Complete the form to have your name added to our directory.


Make sure you check out the DEN Blogs and other DE Social Media to keep up to date with everything DEN in-between our monthly publications!

Your SC DEN News!

This monthly publication comes to you from Jessica Donaldson and Karen Ogen, two of your Discovery Education Leadership Committee members, in an effort to keep our South Carolina Discovery STAR educators more up to date with what is happening with both the South Carolina DEN and the greater DEN community. If you have any events to report, questions about the DEN, or if you need to know anything about Discovery resources or how to get more involved with the SC DEN, please contact either of us or any of your SC DEN Leadership Team representatives listed below.

Your NEW 2013-2014 SC Leadership Team:

Andrea Baker, Events Team,

Suzanne Brooks, Events Team,

Amy Dent, Events Team,

Jessica Donaldson, Partner Ambassador Team,

Dawn Gardner, Events Team,

Karen Ogen, Events Team,

Robert Pettis, Events Team,

Norma Rockwell, DEN Connects,

Andrea Rollison, Events Team,

Kathy Seibert, Blog/Social Media,

Nancy Swanson, Events Team,

Jennifer Thornsberry, Blog/Social Media,