So what is the buzz about the Google Integration? Well, DCS is linking our google accounts with Discovery Education accounts. This process is called SSO (or single sign on) or Google User Provisioning. Once everyone is moved over, students and teachers will be able to login at www.google.discoveryeducation.com. Sounds exhausting, right? Well this new process will be able to update students and teachers accounts automatically. But enough about the nuts and bolts...
But that's not all. Check out some of the other cool things Discovery Education has to offer...
Take a virtual field trip with Discovery Education on October 8th to Kilimanjaro. Join 10 students, 12 educators, and 4 scientists representing Nigeria, Oman, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States. This international team will attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world's Seven Summits, and the tallest mountain on the African continent. Register here: Kilimanjaro Expedition.
Grow your PLN by joining DE's newest group just for school library media.....wait for it....DENbrarians! Join the Facebook group, follow them on Pinterest, and learn how school library professionals are in a unique position as a DEN leader and learn about opportunities to grow professionally using Discovery Education.
Did you know that DCS has 20 DENstars? You can become a DENstar too! Learn more about that program here: http://www.discoveryeducation.com//what-we-offer/community/den-for-teachers/index.cfm
Have you thought about hosting a STEM camp at your school but don't know where to start? DE has all the materials and lesson plans ready to go for you to host your own, FREE STEM camp at your school. For more information, contact Shayla Rexrode at mailto:Shayla_Rexrode@discovery.com.
How about PD in your PJ's? Attend DE Fall Virtcon 2015 from the comfort of you own couch. This year's event will focus entirely on Kathy Schrock's 13 Literacites for the Digital Age. Want to get a group together? Learn how to host a viewing party here.
Next month, the district is offering PD for all middle school teachers of science, social studies and math and all 5th grade science teachers for Techbook. Classroom teachers will need to sign up on the StaffDev link on the DCS webiste: http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/departments/technology/mediatech/staffdev/
Would you like to become a DENbrarian Ambassador? Join our cohort beginning January 2016. Stay tuned for more details!
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