Daily Archives: May 19, 2008

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The End is near! Projects that will keep your students from counting the days!

The End is near! Projects that will keep your students from counting the days!

The school year is growing very short. Unfortunately, our student’s attention spans also seem to be growing shorter. This is when using projects that involve creativity and some of the great ideas off the web can revitalize your student’s interest in learning. Projects can also help you enjoy teaching the last few weeks of school.

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Science Challenge Video Tip #5

Fair Weather Entries Don’t let this nice weather (unless you’re dodging tornadoes) distract you. There are just over three weeks left to get your 5th-8th grade student or DEN teacher video entry for the Discovery and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. To help you get inspired and get your facts straight, the fine folks at Discovery

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Congratulations to Memphis City Schools Techies!

Eight technology educators from Memphis City Schools won first place at the Rich Media Impact Awards in Scholastic Achievement. The awards ceremony was held in Wisconsin. This year’s awards were sponsored by Sonic Foundry. Sonic Foundry Announces Winners for Fourth Annual Rich Media Impact Awards at User Conference via kwout You can check out some

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Annual ICE (Illinois Computer Educators) Summer Workshop Series 2008!

Welcome to the Annual ICE Summer Workshop Series 2008! Official Website They listened to their members! Many of them expressed a need for additional professional development opportunities beyond the annual ICE Conference. They are offering hands-on workshops throughout the state that are presented “by members, for members” to help meet this need. You don’t have

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Animoto Sample

Ever take pictures at a school event, maybe students presenting? Ever wish you could use those pictures, paired with images from Discovery Education streaming and set them to music in an education video? Of course you have. It’s simple when you have access to Animoto, Discovery Education streaming and the Discovery Educator Network. Below is

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Fallingwater a Success!

Thanks to Bridget Belardi, PA Leadership Council Events Coordinator, for blogging about her experience at the DEN Fallingwater Event this past weekend.  This following post is copied from her Cybrary Cite blog. The DEN spring training continued yesterday in PA at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house. Almost 40 educators gathered to learn and network in

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Green Festival Winner: Kankakee

What a great Saturday!  The sun was out and spring has actually arrived in Chicago.   I met up with an awesome group from Kankakee, IL and we toured the exhibit floor, grabbed some lunch and hung out with a few stars.  I put together a couple quick videos of the day.  Check them out below(I know

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DEN at Fallingwater

I’ve been to a lot of great DEN events in the past 3 years, but I have to say that this past weekend’s LC event at Fallingwater was one of my absolute favorites.  Why?  First of all, it was a beautiful sunny day in the Keystone State.  Second, the facilities couldn’t have been nicer.  Our

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