Posts Tagged ‘DEN’

Discover Arkansas History: The Prezi

November 5, 2010

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m presenting the Prezi portion of this workshop which is a wonderful mix of technology, a history presentation, a national park tour, and lunch in an old brothel.  Check out the Prezi about Prezi (metaPrezi?) that I’ll be giving.  Included are step-by-step directions for including Discovery Streaming files in Prezi.

The title for the Prezi portion of the workshop is “Forget everything you know about PowerPoint.”

Discover Arkansas History

October 27, 2010

I’m presenting the Prezi portion of this workshop next weekend.  It promises to be a good mix of content, technology, and hands-on exploration.  It’s offered at no cost, and they’re covering lunch!  Hope to see you there!

Join Discovery Education’s Arkansas Leadership Council for a fabulous event on Saturday, November 6, 2010, as we explore Hot Springs, the perfect site to learn about Arkansas History. Hot Springs has a colorful heritage and the honor of having one of the first national parks. This event, which focuses on Arkansas History, emphasizes how Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus can be used to supplement the Arkansas History curriculum.

During this event we will be teaching participants how to use Discovery media in Prezi, a presentation editor used to create live and online presentations. Participants will be encouraged to take photographs of the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, and numerous other historic buildings, artifacts, and primary sources that surround the downtown area. Participants will then be able to include these photographs in their Arkansas history Prezi. The event will also include a presentation from the Director of the Garland County Historical Society as well as a National Park tour of the Fordyce Bathhouse. The event will finish with lunch at the historic Brickhouse Grill.

The entire event is sponsored by Discovery Education and is completely free to the first 25 participants who register at

Become a Discovery Education STAR

March 2, 2010

Discovery Education (the Discovery Channel folks) offers an excellent program for educators looking for new technology resources called the Discovery Education Network.  Active members who contribute to the community can gain recognition as Discovery STARS and receive a number of extra benefits, too!

One of the great things about being a STAR Discovery Educator is having so many opportunities to meet like-minded educators and learn what technologies and strategies work for them.  Back in September I was asked to present a session on podcasting at the Western Tennessee Day of Discovery in Collierville, Tennessee.  In October I got to meet a great group of folks both in person and online through the Fall Virtual Conference.  This weekend the Arkansas Leadership Council in association with the North Little Rock Best Buy’s Geek Squad will be presenting We’ve Flipped, a workshop on integrating Flip Video, video editing, and Glogster.

Now is a perfect time to join the Discovery Education community or upgrade to STAR status.  Check ’em out at!