Archives for August, 2007

  1. Build it Bigger – September 13, 2007!

    That’s right baby we’re back with a whole new series of Discovery Connections! During these webinars participants interacted with the Science Channel and Planet Earth producers and received a behind the scenes look at how it was all put together. On September 13, 2007 at 1pm Eastern Standard Time we resume our Discovery Connection series. […]

  2. My Stars! Google Earth Grows Up.

    Google Earth, with very little fanfare, has grown up…literally up.  It has added the sky.  You can now see the sky above the location where you are, including constellations, planets, and the movements of heavenly bodies.  Google has posted two great videos to explain the new feature.  One features Sally Ride and the other is […]

  3. NY DEN Event for September '07

    Join the New York Discovery Educator Network for lunch and a computer show. September 16, 2007 @ 11:30 TGI Fridays, Tarrytown and the Westchester County Center, White Plains. We will be meeting at TGI Fridays in Tarrytown on 119. (Please note this is not the restaurant on Central Avenue in Hartsdale.) After lunch we will […]

  4. Going to SC EdTech? Volunteers Needed

    South Carolina’s EdTech 2007 Annual Conference ("Past, Present and Future") is just around the corner, October 24-26, 2007.  The annual Myrtle Beach conference is supported by many educational organizations by volunteering at various levels of conference functions.  The SCAET Board is planning a dynamic tenth anniversary conference, and visiting the website can give you a […]

  5. DEN State of the Union

    Tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 7:00pm EST, Scott Kinney will be sharing a very special webinar: Status of the DEN,  Report & Feedback.  The growth of the DEN has been nothing short of phenomenal.  Join Scott as he shares our humble beginnings, the thousands of events that we’ve hosted, the formation of our leadership councils, the […]

  6. Two awards opportunties from the AARP

    The AARP recently announced two awards programs that may be of interest to many of you. The first is the Ethel Percy Andrus Legacy Awards.  There are both $10,000 and $100,000 grants available.   Chicago, Houston, Miami, Atlanta Philadelphia or Washington DC The $100,000 prize will be awarded to a school in [Chicago, Houston, Miami, Atlanta […]

  7. Cool Cat Teacher Award

    Wow . . . My previous posting about my Online Connections class earned a Cool Cat Teacher Award! Seriously, I was pretty surprised at the chatter that my class wiki generated.  Though, when I think about it, isn’t that what blogs are supposed to do?  Isn’t that was the DEN is all about – teachers […]

  8. Is Your Principal Reading Your E-mail?

    In the September 2007 issue of Reader’s Digest, an article entitled Is Your Boss Spying on You? (by Kim Zetter) caught my eye. While this article is applicable to anyone who has internet access at work, it is especially valid for educators. Not only is my district reading my e-mail and following my website history, […]

  9. Back to School Workshop Resources

    Thanks to everyone for making the recent Back to School Discovery Days in Lawrenceville, NJ so AWESOME!! The presenters all worked very hard to bring us exciting sessions that were inspirational as well as useful (Great Job Bev, Lance, Scott, Scott, Matt, & Shannon)! I think we can all say that we definately have at […]

  10. Sponsors of the Premiere Gala Event

    In addition to thanking the wonderful DEN in SL Leadership Council for all the time (and that would include ‘good times’! LOL) and effort the put into ensuring that the Premiere Gala Event was a smashing hit, not only in SL, but in RL, I would like to take this opportunity to thank some sponsors […]

  11. 21st Century Video Contest

         School’s in and so is the first video contest I’ve run across for this academic year. Our good friends over at Technology & Learning, NewBay Media are offering a Lenovo laptop and Adobe Digital School Collection to first place winners in each of the three age groups (elementary, middle school, and high school) […]

  12. More Digital Storytelling Resources

    Thanks to Josh Catone (Read/Write Web) for these resources. I also posted this on my cliotech blog. I have been collating digital storytelling resources on my wiki for a little over a year.  The page is very dynamic – lots of alterations based on shared learning. I just added two new resources that I came […]

  13. Wikispaces Overview

    I published this over at my cliotech blog, but know that many of you current are or plan to start using Wikispaces.  I came across a SplashCast Channel (via Ken Pruitt) created by Jim Gates.  The resources on the channel provide an excellent overview of Wikispaces. To use this player, after you press play, you […]

  14. How To: Create a Landmark

    Want an easy way to return to DEN in SL Headquarters?  Anything beats flying around the EduIsland II sim looking for DEN in SL (now was it near the castle?  maybe next to the self-guided tour car?).  Remember, DEN in SL is on EduIsland II at 69, 99, 21.  Get yourself there and you’ll never […]

  15. DEN in SL…The Movie

    I’m telling ya guys…our DEN in SL Leadership Council is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!  If you don’t believe me, check out the link for yourself! Up for an Academy Award: DEN in SL…The Movie Created by our very own DEN in SL LC Chair, Riptide Furse.  He’s amazing.  First, he MCs the Trivia Game held at […]