Monthly Archives: November 2007

ISTE Social – November 29, 2007

ISTE Social – November 29, 2007

ISTE sponsored and hosted informal presentations by 5 different Education groups – Knowville, ELVEN Institute, SLolar Central, Teacher Networking Center, and of course, yours truly — DEN in SL!!! I wanted to get the pics up (thanks Rip!) and am awaiting a write-up from one of my LC colleagues — I was out of commission

It's a Wrap — Profiling Workshop

OK….I’m drawing a total blank here!  I THOUGHT I could upload an image from my hard drive!  Now when I click on the ‘image’ icon in the menu it’s asking me for the url?!?!?  I’ll have to come back to that. What a great workshop!  Cel had some difficulty getting in-world (as we all have


I just really wanted to say “nomenclature” so I thought I’d write an entire post on it. Actually, I had been a bit confused by the changes in names of some Discovery products over the last few months and wanted to get a few things cleared up. In particular, I was curious about the new

Social Networking Session Highlights

This session from TETC is titled, “Social Networking: It’s More Than MySpace.” Online social networking differs from non-online in that the boundaries of time and space are removed. Common features of social network sites include: A profile feature A list of friends that are identified as part of your online social network Some type of

TETC Discovery Streaming Session Is A Huge Hit!

Teryl and I struggled most of the morning trying to get wifi connections working, videos linked correctly, and inviting friends to join us via Skype or Twitter for our TETC session on ways to use Discovery Streaming in the classroom. We spent our lunch hour doing a mini training with a few friends.  We looked

Increase Your Vocabulary + Feed the Hungry =

Thanks to CA DEN member Kathleen for passing this site along.  Basically, as you go through a multiple choice vocabulary quiz, for every question you get correct they donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.  If you begin to miss questions, it will automatically adjust your vocabulary level. As I played this

TETC Off to Slow Start

Okay, I’ve been at TETC for an entire morning, and there just isn’t much happening.  There were a lot of good-sounding sessions yesterday, and some more this afternoon (Teryl and me not included, of course).  I have never heard of this keynote speaker, so I decided to blow that off and look around the exhibit

Caffeine Coffee Conference Cancelled

Last week we posted that Teryl and I would like to put together a DEN gathering tonight (Thursday, Nov 29th) at Caffeine, a local wifi hotspot.  However, because no one has thus far responded to that post indicating that they would like to join us, we have decided to cancel the event.  We realize we

Tech Savvy Supers?

Hey… Nominate Illinois’ tech savvy superintendents. I am not trying to get brownie points with my superintendent, but I nominated her for the award. The district has made some very impressive technology changes and more are on the horizon. The best aspect of her leadership in my opinion is her own modeling of technology. As

Don’t miss these webinars! Daniel Pink and Adora Svitak

We have two webinars coming up in December that you absolutely do NOT want to miss. On December 5th, Adora Svitak, a 10 year old child prodigy who published her first book at age 7, will be sharing with your students her tips for improving writing skills as well as her experiences filming “My Life