Archives for December, 2007

  1. Time Out: Making Time Matter

    NOTE: I cross-posted this on my Salisbury High School blog. On of my PA Discovery Educator Network friends, Jennifer Dorman, a.k.a. cliotech, is an avid blogger with a widgetized digital footprint. We are a part of each other’s social networks, and that is a very good thing for me because I always learn from her […]

  2. AzTEA Upcoming Event

      On January 26th, Dr. Tim Tyson will be a part of the second AzTEA conference of the season in Tucson at the 16th Annual Teaching and Technology conference.  The theme of the day will focus on Students in a Global Village.     Tim Tyson will be presenting sessions titled From Classroom Knowledge to Global Contribution, […]

  3. AZ Tax Credit Time Again!

    It is that time of year again when our pocketbooks are empty, exhausted from another holiday season!  If there is still a penny or two around, I would highly suggest digging deep to particpate in the Arizona Tax Credit Program.  There is almost no way to ever direct your tax dollars to a specific program […]

  4. Kwout May Be My Favorite New App

    I use a agreggator to collect and view new hot-listed websites on my laptop’s homepage. Every once in a while, I stumble over something truly interesting. Today it was Kwout (pronounced “quote”). Kwout is a cute little app that allows you to capture, or quote, parts of a webpage as an image map. “So […]

  5. Happy Holidays!

    And what wouldn’t this time of year be without a little re-gifting? Thanks to a tip from Elaine Plybon over on the Texas blog, I see that the good people at Atomic Learning are offering up free access to their Video Storytelling Guide through January 15th. Better unwrap this one quick. I didn’t see that […]

  6. Merry Christmas

    Rather than grabbing and filing a link, I’m getting a head start on my New Years Resolutions…..I’m actually using BEFORE I file to see if it warrants keeping it.  Got notice of a Christmas Ornament generator so decided to post it here. Created with – fun with your photos  

  7. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Well, not quite yet the night before Chirstmas, but close enough. I’m venturing around in-world, trying to get to my ever-growing list of landmarks I want to CIO (check it out). No luck shopping (that’s NOT a good sign!LOL) so I decided to venture over to Textures R Us to see what I could pick […]

  8. FREE 2-month Residency on EduIsland II

    Is ‘Increased Involvement in Second Life’ on your New Years Resolution list for 2008?  Below is an opportunity to get a head start on that resolution: SLolar Central (EduIsland II, 32, 213, 21) is currently accepting applications for residency.   KJ Hax and I are committed to providing ***FREE*** temporary (2-month) housing to K-20 educators […]

  9. FETC Pre-Con Event Announced

    When? 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (January 23) Where? Orange County Convention Center, Discovery Education’s Corporate Room (S220F) Why? Professional development, networking, fun, free…need we say more? How? To sign up for the event, please send me Lance an email at ( that contains the following… * Name * School * District * email Space […]

  10. Struggling… to Teach Better

    In the recent issue of Edutopia (Nov/Dec 2007, Vol. 3, # 8), Mitch Martin describes about how a good teacher must be bad at something to be good at teaching (Mr. Martin’s Oopses, page 10).   I must admit – I’ve been thinking about this article a lot lately in both teaching and beyond. Martin describes […]

  11. DEN Pre-Conference Event at FETC

    Are you going to FETC next month?  If so, join your fellow STARs for a fun, enriching pre-conference event on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. When? 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (January 23) Where? Orange County Convention Center, Discovery Education’s Corporate Room (S220F) Why? Professional development, networking, fun, free…need we say more? How? To sign up […]

  12. IL-TCE 2008 "Learning without Boundaries" Feb. 26-29, 2008

    Hey everyone… Who is going to IL-TCE 2008 “Learning without Boundaries” Feb. 26-29, 2008? This is the biggest Tech Education event in Illinois. Workshops begin February 26th and 27th and the main events take place February 28th and 29th. Organizers of the event want to encourage you all to register asap as they will cancel […]

  13. More Free Stuff!

    Our friends at Tech4Learning have generously offered to give all interested STAR Discovery Educators a free copy of their very popular program, WebBlender. WebBlender is a great tool for combining all of the great content you find in Discovery Education streaming.  Web authoring, podcasting, digital storytelling and more!  From videos and images, to sound effects […]

  14. Useful Information from Atomic Learning

    Atomic Learning has announced a new, free resource Video Storytelling Guide. This guide can be a useful resource for anyone interested in making great videos. It helps with basic and advanced techniques for all aspects of creating a video. You can access the guide today through January 15, 2008, by clicking here.

  15. Thursday ISTE Social

    I’m Docenting for ISTE right before the Thursday night Social. Tonight’s event will include a snowman (or would that be snow avatar?) building contest. Since I have YET to master even the most basic building skills (OK…so there’s yet ANOTHER New Years Resolution!) I figured I would ‘cheat’ and take a pic next to the […]

  16. 21st Century Webinar by 21st Century, Brad Fountain!

    I would like to thank everyone who attended the webinar on December 18th. I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback I received and would love any more you care to provide. I also thought the discussion throughout the session was very powerful and thought provoking. I apologize for not having this post up sooner, but I am […]

  17. Texas DEN Leadership Council Needs YOU!

    Elaine Plybon, blog coordinator for the Texas DEN Leadership Council, needs YOU!  The Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas, for which she works, hosts an annual Technology Media Fair.  This year, the district has opened up several categories for online judging.  The hope, above all, is that involving you as judges will keep the students […]