Monthly Archives: November 2007

Looking for that perfect image!

Looking for that perfect image!

This may sound a little strange, but for a publication coming out soon we need a digital photo. Looking for a picture of a teacher with some students gathered around a computer displaying Discovery Education Streaming. If accepted, this will be published in print media, so we DO need permission for any faces in the

In the news: STAR Tom Turner and One Place in Colorado

Found a couple of articles today that I just had to share.  The first one comes from PolkOnline and features the Florida DEN’s very own Tom Turner!  As blog coordinator for the Florida Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council, Tom Turner of Polk County Public Schools organizes and encourages educators statewide to improve student achievement through


Hey everyone… Most of us who read this blog are focused on improving technology use in Illinoois. Here is an amazing opportunity to really make a difference. Let’s stop shouting from the mountaintops… Let’s get some face time with the people who are making some very important decisions about education in Illinois. DATE OF TECH

NCLB – Football Version

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if NCLB was run like other types of school activities?  Well, wonder no more!  Here is a football version of what is going on in education right now. For all educators in and out of the education system:     1. All teams must make the

Writing with Video

     How’s this for a university course description? “Directed writing is integrated into all aspects of the production process — brainstorming and conceptualization, drafting and storyboarding, revision, and critique. Writing is positioned as an integral part of the process of thinking, problem solving, and creating… Students who understand visual, time-based communication and have robust

Rate of Reaction Videos

Inspired by Dale Basler’s stop-motion video project in physics, I recently had my freshman biophys students make videos that examine the factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction. We used a lab from an Addison-Wesley Chemistry lab manual entitled “Factors Affecting Reaction Rates”. This lab was ideal, as the instructions are already neatly divided

Need a Video Editor and can't afford Premier Elements?

Hope everyone’s first day back to school went well. I spent the second half of my day sitting in a district conference room with the district IT staff discussing Clean Sweep vs. Deep Freeze as well as the use of Altiris within the district in which I work. Nothing like a half day on your

PETE&C Volunteers Needed

In the continuing spirit of Thanksgiving, why don’t you consider giving up some time to volunteer to help out at our state technology conference, PETE&C . . . Jim Gates posted the following call for help on his blog today and I thought that I’d pass it along to all of you. Ever since last

DEN STAR on Travel Channel Tonight!

Just received the exciting news that our very own DEN STAR Judith Valle will have a video she made highlighted on the Travel Channel tonight!  Thousands of people have uploaded their 5 minute video trips to their website and she is one of the chosen few that will be aired on the Travel Channel Show called