Archives for July, 2007

  1. STAR Access to HELP Math

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 14th to learn more about HELP Math.  We will be offering two STAR-centered webinars (12 PM EST and 5 PM EST) that will provide you with an overview of HELP Math.  At the end of each webinar, interested STARs will learn how to access HELP Math for FREE for […]

  2. Meet Mr. Wizard IV

    Join us on August 15, 2007 in Valley Forge, PA for a special presentation by Steven "Jake" Jacobs.  In addition to being Mr. Wizard IV, Jake works as a science writer for the Mythbusters, judges the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, has worked extensively with Nickelodeon, and much, much more! We’ll start the evening with […]

  3. Meet Mr. Wizard IV

    Join us on August 15, 2007 in Valley Forge, PA for a special presentation by Steven "Jake" Jacobs.  In addition to being Mr. Wizard IV, Jake works as a science writer for the Mythbusters, judges the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, has worked extensively with Nickelodeon, and much, much more! We’ll start the evening with […]

  4. You are cordially invited . . .

    . . . wait, have you ever been un-cordially invited?  I guess that’s a topic for another day! Anyway, the Leadership Council of DEN Second Life would like to invite you to the first-ever planned get-together event in Second Life for the Discovery Educator Network.  Don’t miss it! You’re Invited to the DEN in SL’s […]

  5. Come to DEN Headquarters

    Finally got into Second Life this a.m., between that and my Twitter response from JessieMarie I’ve got the landmark for you to get to the DEN headquarters. Here’s some step-by-step instructions: 1.  Log in to SL. 2.  Click on ^Map^ on the lower right of your screen. 3.  In the box in front of ^Search^, […]

  6. Institute Me

    Or did my wife say institutionalize me? I’ve traded the warmth of the Bahamian Atlantic for the cool marine layer of northern California’s Pacific. I’m in Monterey, CA at the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute (we used to call it “Apple Camp” but some ADE’s university administrators wouldn’t approve funds for such frivolity). This is my […]

  7. Dating Game

    As promised, here is the link for the "Dating Game" video produced during the Florida Institute.  This video proves that you don’t have to go all out with a high-tech production to make a video your students will respond to!  See the video here!

  8. New Teacher Hotline Podcast

    There is a fairly new website out there geared to new teachers.  It is called the New Teacher Hotline.  This is how they bill the site: We at the New Teacher Hotline podcast know your pain, and we’ve got the aloe of veteran experience to soothe your blistered skin. Join Dr. Glen Moulton, a supervisor […]

  9. We're 'LIVE'!!!

    OMG – I’m wanting to do my first post since the DEN in SL blog has gone ‘live’ and what do I get when I log into TypePad???? TypePad is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we’re working hard to bring the service back online as soon as possible. I’m feeling the panic […]

  10. Summer Streamin’

    In case you missed it, here is the PPT I used for tonight’s Summer Streamin’ webinar.  Some old tips (that I stole/borrowed from others), some new tips (also stolen/borrowed from others).  And at least one original idea   Hopefully you’ll find some use for one or two of the ideas.  Enjoy! Download summer_streamin.ppt

  11. Web 2.0 Are you ready?

    I recently found an amazing file from Quentin D’Souza. It discusses various forms of technology that fall under the title Web 2.0. How many forms of web 2.0 do you use in your teaching? Quentin D’Souza’s file: Web 2.0 Share your successes or your struggles. Collaboration is all part of Web 2.0 maybe someone has […]

  12. Are You Thinking About Your Students Yet?

    As August approaches, do you find yourself thinking about the  students who will be in your class this year?  Wouldn’t it be great if each one of them came with a blueprint into their learning styles?  What if you knew the multiple intelligence of each student in your classroom before you began planning your lessons?  […]

  13. They aren't all gems

    We live in a very interesting time.  We have more access to free software than we ever have before.  A new Web2.0 tool is released every 3.7 minutes (Source: Made it up), which is wonderful for prosumers in general, but not every release is a winner. Typically I only share with you the sites that […]

  14. They aren’t all gems

    We live in a very interesting time.  We have more access to free software than we ever have before.  A new Web2.0 tool is released every 3.7 minutes (Source: Made it up), which is wonderful for prosumers in general, but not every release is a winner. Typically I only share with you the sites that […]

  15. Bette Nelson in the news

    Join us in congratulating Bette Nelson, a STAR Discovery Educator who was featured in The Standard, a newspaper in Westhope, North Dakota!  She attended the Silver Spring DEN National Institute.  Interestingly, Bette is also the answer to a bit of DEN trivia.  She has the distinction of being the very first Discovery Educator we accepted […]

  16. First life not enough?

    Join us in Second Life!  We’ve finally launched the DEN Second Life Blog.  Head over and read all about the exciting happenings in Second Life.  If you haven’t had a chance to try it out, make time today and seek out fellow DEN members for assistance in navigating the world.  (I’m Celestia Cazalet; other Leadership […]

  17. Thoughts from the Florida Academic Excursion

    I probably won’t do the entire institute justice, so be sure to run over to the DEN Florida blog and read what my new friend, Tom Turner, has to say about the week. One of the focuses of the week at the Institue was digital storytelling.  The products made during the week were amazing.  One […]

  18. A Whale of a Tale

    Well, maybe a dolphin or two or eight or ten. And the bluest water and widest range of blues you’ve ever seen. That’s professional development Florida DEN Institute style! It’s hard for me to put a strictly digital storytelling spin on the last six days of sharing because it’s really all about bringing it all […]

  19. At home in Texas

    Well, I’m back home from the Florida Institute and trying to process all the information that I’ve received in the last few days.  I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil things for the Berkeley Institute attendees, but I’ll try to give you a little insight into the experience. The great thing […]

  20. Florida DEN Academic Excursion

    Somewhere over this past week our National Florida Institute was called this, an academic excursion. I really came to like it, isn’t that what we as educators want our students to strive for? It seems a vague concept, how can academics and excursion go together for them? I’ve a saying that I picked up years […]

  21. Calling DEN Members @ Summer Institutes!!

    Calling all DEN members who have already or will be attending Discovery’s Summer Institutes! We are offering each of you a free classroom subscription to Discovery’s new ThinkLink Assessment. Let us know if you are interested………….also we need to plan a webinar to familiarize everyone with the tool. I would love to hear your comments […]

  22. What about performance based assessment?

    I am teaching at a teacher institute in two weeks and I was putting together my presentations.  My first title was “Using Technology for Authentic Assessment”.  Then I looked at some definitions of authentic assessment.  One of the ones I found was “Assessment that fits meaningful, real- life learning experiences”.  Another definition said, “Sometimes called […]