Archives for October, 2007

  1. Discovery Connect Webinar with Mr. Wizard IV

    Join us on November 6, 2007 at 11 AM (EST) for a Discovery Connect webinar featuring Steven “Jake” Jacobs (aka Mr. Wizard IV). Jake’s mission in life is to make science fun and engaging for teachers and students. During this Discovery Connect, Mr. Wizard will lead us through an entertaining, interactive experience that will make […]

  2. Discovery Connect Webinar with Mr. Wizard IV

    Join us on November 6, 2007 at 11 AM (EST) for a Discovery Connect webinar featuring Steven “Jake” Jacobs (aka Mr. Wizard IV). Jake’s mission in life is to make science fun and engaging for teachers and students. During this Discovery Connect, Mr. Wizard will lead us through an entertaining, interactive experience that will make […]

  3. Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tonight in Northern CA

    Fortunately this wasn’t the next “big one” that everyone speculates about, nor as powerful as the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, but the ground certainly shook tonight. Centered about 5 miles north east of Alum Rock, CA (close to San Jose, CA) on the Calaveras Fault, a 5.6 earthquake rolled through the south bay at 8:05pm. […]

  4. Rockin' and Rollin' Tonight in Northern CA

    Fortunately this wasn’t the next “big one” that everyone speculates about, nor as powerful as the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, but the ground certainly shook tonight. Centered about 5 miles north east of Alum Rock, CA (close to San Jose, CA) on the Calaveras Fault, a 5.6 earthquake rolled through the south bay at 8:05pm. […]

  5. A little northern exposure for the DEN

    Last week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Alaska to help get the Anchorage School District started with Discovery Education One Place and streaming. I am still processing the overall experience and really don’t know what my favorite part of the trip was because everything was incredible. As you can see, the view […]

  6. Costume Party October 28th

    I always feel that a picture is worth a thousand words….well, this clip is worth….well, you do the math! I was busy taking pictures and helping those who were new to SL figure out how NOT to wear the costume box, but rather rez the items to their inventory and wear the items.  The next […]

  7. Web based Second Life? Yeah, but…

    When I first heard about MoveableLife.net  I thought it had to be too good to be true.  I mean, Second Life in a browser?  C’mon… No way.  I mean, we all know that Second Life is pretty processor intensive.  Not as much as many games, but running it from within a web browser?  No way! […]

  8. Web based Second Life? Yeah, but…

    When I first heard about MoveableLife.net  I thought it had to be too good to be true.  I mean, Second Life in a browser?  C’mon… No way.  I mean, we all know that Second Life is pretty processor intensive.  Not as much as many games, but running it from within a web browser?  No way! […]

  9. NCLB and Science Education

    I came across this post on NSTA’s site and thought it was definitely worth getting out to the DEN.  Check it out. It is anticipated that Congress will soon be considering revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. Although schools nationwide must assess students in science, in most states science scores do not count—only […]

  10. NMSA and TETC

    Hey gang!  Here are some things to consider as the TN DEN steps forward into the future: 1.    The National Middle Schools Conference is next week in Houston (November 7-10).  If you are going, please consider meeting with us at the conference.  Email me at tchilders.den at gmail.com and we’ll set something up! 2.    Teryl […]

  11. Science in Action Connects Students

    Wow!  The first two months of school were stressful for me this year.  How about you?  I was so busy that I thought when am I ever going to have time to start using Science Connection with my students? However, I took the plunge and I am glad that I stopped procrastinating, and set up […]

  12. Imax Experience Slideshow

    Wow, the IMAX movie was amazing. The technology is outstanding. Feels like the animals swim right over your head. The evening was a ton of fun. Good conversation, good company, wonderful entertainment, delicious food, and memories galore. Here are a few photos from the event. Free MySpace slideshows, photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com

  13. Blogs

    Welcome!  Although I really love the new WordPress blogging engine, I will continue to blog in my two original places: Cliotech (professional blog) DEN PA blog So, please check out my two blogs.

  14. Start Planning Now for These Student Contests!

    TCEA is once again sponsoring student contests. These are a great way to get your students excited about technology and learning! Categories include: web design, digital graphics, multimedia, digital audio, desktop publishing, digital video, and animation. In addition, they are having a High School Programming Contest and a Robotics Contest. For deadlines and more details, […]

  15. LIVE from Sedona with AFI and DEN

    I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend in Arizona.  I know that we are having a blast here in Sedona with Joe Brennan and a bevy of enthusiastic DEN members.  For a photo recap please visit our pix of the day.  Here is a taste of the fun!         

  16. AzTEA will be holding three regional conferences again this year in Arizona. Peak Performance Conference in Flagstaff on November 3rd Teaching and Technology in Tucson on January 26th Way out West in Glendale at ASU-West on May 3rd The keynote for all three conferences is Dr. Tim Tyson.  Dr. Tyson will be speaking and presenting on a range […]

  17. Are You Going to NYSCATE in Rochester in November?

    Looking for current and prospective DENers who will be attending the NYSCATE conference in Rochester November 17 – 20, 2007.  Nancy Sharoff (aka Laelia Laval in SL) will be there (and presenting! WOOT!) and would like to get together.  If you are attending and would like to get together please e-mail her at nancy.sharoff@gmail.com (Subject: […]

  18. Halloween in the DEN

    Have you found a Halloween Costume yet for the DEN in SL Halloween Party?  I’ve got mine ready to go.  Hope to see you there.  Don’t forget the party will be held on October 28th. Here are some DE streaming videos for this time of year.  You and your students might find these interesting. http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/studentCenter/index.cfm?cdCode=TD4F4-FFC5