Daily Archives: April 18, 2007


DEN National Institutes: Message from the DEN Team

Today, we sent out notifications to all STAR Discovery Educators who applied for one or more of the DEN National Institutes.  First of all, we must say that the response was overwhelming!  For every spot we had to offer, there were 2 or 3 or even 4 applications for that spot.  We are thrilled with


Education Week – State Reports on Technology

The latest report on Illinois technology use gives Illinois a C+.  Check out the report as we look forward to further discussion on how we can improve our grade!  Technology Counts 2007, which explores developments in educational technology over the past decade, tracks data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia in several


Guest Blogging and the IL DEN

Every week we would like to focus on issues related to education in Illinois, DEN issues, Discovery products and their uses, and general use of technology in our schools.   We would love to encourage guest bloggers from all of our DEN members.  If you would like to post to our IL blog, please send me


Research on Powerpoint

In response to Steve Dembo’s post on teach42 “can your presentation stand on its own?”, and a recent announcement that Google will soon unveil a powerpoint clone, I thought it might be relevant to look into the research on using powerpoint. DEN member Dale Basler recently tackled this issue on his newsvine site (re-posted with