The first Discovery Education Network (DEN) pre-teacher appreciation week gifts for those that are DEN STAR educators received notification of a whopper of a gift today! If you are not familiar with the DEN, the DEN is a global community of educators around the world that use Discovery Education resources and are committed to the use of digital media with students.
Our first pre-teacher appreciation week gift was a free copy of Animation-ish by Fablevision! If you want great software for students to animate their stories or writing compositions, this is the software to use and the cost per student is nominal when you purchase for a lab or school site. Be sure to download the 15 day trial version to give it a try!
A STAR Discovery educator lets other educators know about the DEN via events, presentations, conversations, blog posts, newsletters, etc. twice a year and in return you receive all kinds of learning opportunities, support, perks in return. I love being a STAR educator, not just for the perks but for the community and networking that happens among STAR educators. The sharing and learning that occurs within my personal learning network is invaluable and priceless to me. DEN STARS are not the only participants in my personal learning network but they are a huge part of it.
I encourage every educator that uses Discovery Education resources on their campus to become a STAR educator. I am often been asked how to become a STAR educator and I love to share the simple requirements and application process. Head on over to the DEN and view the video to become a STAR educator and join the ranks with the rest of us that are DEN STARs!
Thanks DEN and Fablevision!