Daily Archives: November 12, 2007

DEN Blog Tips: Changing your title and byline

Did you know that as a reward for being a STAR Discovery Educator, you get your very own blog hosted by Discovery Education? It’s true! I have to tell you, it’s one of the best blogs you’ll find out there on the internet. And I can get away with making a broad sweeping statement like

PLCs: Professional Development with a little TLC!

Have you hit your “hundred hours” yet? Us Garden Staters are familiar with the NJ State DOE’s structure for professional development (PD), commonly known as “100 Hours”. Basically, all instructional staff in NJ must fullfill 100 hours of professional development in 5 years, or about 20 hours/year. NJ is in the midst of a paradigm


Does your school/district belong to the NJ Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC)? If not, you should definately look into it. They are a great collaborative resource for the infusion of technology in education (What the DEN’s all about)! Each month, they have a “business” meeting, which also highlights a particular aspect of technolgy and education. October

Just in time for the holidays

  The season of giving is upon us and this is a limited and unique opportunity for starting your holiday shopping a little early.  One Laptop Per Child is offering the chance to buy one of the new XO laptops that are being distributed worlwide.  The program is called “Give One, Get One” where you can donate

CoolCatTeacher’s Best of the Web

Vicki Davis is more than just a teacher in Georgia, she’s truly a force of nature.  Blogger extraordinaire, award winning wiki collaborator, and upcoming EdTechConnect presenter.   A recent blog post of hers shares her Best of the Web, a collecting of her favorite blog engines, RSS readers, widgets, and tools from all over the wide