Monthly Archives: February 2007

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for STAR DEs

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for STAR DEs

Witness the world’s most elusive creatures and unforgettable places for the first time.  Filmed in over 200 locations, some for the last time.  Planet Earth is a high definition television event five years in the making.  As a STAR Discovery Educator, you have a chance to be one of the first people in the world

Done much social networking lately?

I was just talking with a few DEN members over dinner last night at METC about how students are spending so much time on social networking websites and how few educators there are who use them. So my question to you today is, what social networking websites are you on?  Do you actually use them? 

A More Reliable Wikipedia?

It appears that Wikipedia, the often maligned and misunderstood experiment in democratic collaborative intelligence, is undergoing some serious metacognitive reflection.  Two essays have appeared on Wikipedia that attempt to assess the efficacy of this experiment: Wikipedia is failing Wikipedia in not failing The articles are a fascinating self-assessment.  As intriguing as the essays are the


     "…life in the Tecosystem." That’s what Jason Ohler calls his blog which I forgot to include in last Friday’s post about his resources. I would actually subtitle it the “Blog of Revelation” because all of his posts so far are about digital storytelling revelations he has had over the years as technology and

Online Video Editing

TechCrunch has a great comparison of the various online video editors that are available right now.  I’ve used most of them and so far my favorite is clearly JumpCut, but different tools for different purposes.  I may wind up doing some individual reviews of a few of newer sites, but if you’re looking for a

Students finished with their work? Let them Wabble!

Just a little fun for a dreary winter day (in Chicago).  When I was monitoring the computer lab at my old school, it was constantly a struggle to keep kids on task, or when they were done with their projects, to make sure they were occupied with something that was even remotely educational.  Well, here’s

Ed Tech Funding

I thought I’d pass this along to the PA DEN in case any of you wanted to get involved.  I subscribe to the EdTech Action Network (powered by the Consortium for School Networking and the International Society for Technology in Education).  I recently received the following urgent action call: Keep America Competitive Stop Congress From

Meetup at MACUL

  This blog post is brought to you by the letter "M" If you’re one of the many members of the magnificent Michigan DEN that will be meandering over to MACUL March 14-16, then maybe you should meetup and mingle with us! *phew*  Too much Sesame Street! MACUL is just a few weeks away and

Special Opp for TX DEN

The Discovery Educator Network is proud to host the Discovery Education American Film Institute (AFI) Training in Dallas, Texas on March 23rd and 24th.  Seating is limited to 30 spots and they are filling very quickly. What is the Discovery Education Film Institute Training? A 2 day intensive leadership workshop with a focus on the