Archives for July, 2008

  1. Iowa Technology Education Connection

    After I attended the DEN Leadership Conference this summer I realized how vital peer to peer connections are in the realm of growing technological “toys.” I would consider myself pretty knowledgable with up to date “toys” and software but in one week I realized how much I didn’t know. I then became more enthusiastic about […]

  2. heasulli's daily diigo bookmarks 07/31/2008

    Poll Everywhere | Simple Text Message (SMS) Voting and Polling, Audience Response System (ARS), PowerPoint Polling tags: edtech Live Audience Polling SlideRocket – The Best Online Presentation Software. tags: edtech SlideRocket?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Flash????????????????Flickr?YouTube?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Blog???? – post by cherry36900 Sign up. Waiting for an invitation to me… – post by zmwang SlideRocket is a web application that provides everything […]

  3. New Challenge Announced

    A great new initiative has been started as a result of a partnership between Discovery Communications, NSTA, and the Siemens Foundation. It is called the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. The initial launch of the challenge begins with middle school students competing in an environmental challenge – students identify a problem, research solutions, and […]

  4. It's a Wrap! Streaming with SMARTboards!

        Tonight over 30 people were dazzled by presenter Lyndsay Rhiano (SL), Lynn Reedy (RL), an Exemplar SMARTboard trainer,  as she shared ways to integrate DE streaming with the SMARTboard to engage student learning.  After a just in time tutorial on how to set preferences to view video in SL,  we watched a video […]

  5. Hall Davidson coming to Kansas!

    Woo Hoo #1! Hall Davidson will be coming to Kansas to be the Keynote speaker at the March MACE Conference in Manhattan on March 5th, 2009. Mark your calendars for this conference and be sure to sign up early as this conference usually reaches maximum attendance. Woo Hoo #2! Justin Karkow, our regional account manager, […]

  6. SCETV Summer Workshop

    As always it was a thrill to work with all of the wonderful individuals at SCETV and share with the wonderful educators from across South Carolina.  I am always energized by the passion of today’s educators and their willingness to continue to learn for the betterment of their students.  For those in attendance please feel […]

  7. The World is Flat Audio Giveaway

    With the No. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman helped millions of readers see and understand globalization in a new way. Now you can have it for free. From now until August 4th, you can download the audiobook version of The World Is Flat and receive an exclusive audio preview excerpt of […]

  8. "That's What Family Does"

    It was the last day of a week-long amazing experience with Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council members from across the country. Working with 60 DEN STARS who had added state leadership into already hectic schedules hallmarks the personality of the group. Often I felt overwhelmed; there was so much to learn and I often felt […]

  9. Change the World with Siemens and Discovery Education

    Classes all around the world are trying to find ways to “go green.”   Discovery Education, Siemens and the NSTA are partnering up to help you and your students take it to the next level! The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to […]

  10. Great Stuff from Great Minds

    The Great Minds Foundation has named it’s cash prize winners and then some. Inspired by submissions that weren’t quite what was called for, they created a whole new category “Most Powerful Video – Any Inspirational Topic” to go with this year’s healthy living challenge. Looks like that open category will remain as part of future […]

  11. Go Ahead…CHANGE THE WORLD!!!

    THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION, DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS AND NSTA ANNOUNCE MAJOR PARTNERSHIP TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER K-12 SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION INITIATIVE, SIEMENS WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD CHALLENGE.  Click here for more information about this amazing opportunity.  More information to follow very shortly.

  12. In the Presence of Greatness

    I returned home from the National Institute in Silver Spring MD three days ago and I am still exhausted!  It took me five straight days of networking with over eighty of the most amazing teachers in the DEN before I gave in and admitted that I am hopelessly stricken with FMS (fear of missing something).  […]

  13. Shark Week Raffle Ball Prizes

    We have quite a bit going on for Shark Week. Our raffle ball is back! This time it is loaded with stuff. We have 5 different tshirts specially designed for the DEN in SL Shark Week event. Collect all 5. Remember the raffle ball goes off every 11 minutes and awards a random prize to […]

  14. Back to School Bonanza!

    Man how fast did this summer go by? I swear I closed my eyes on June 1 and when I opened them it was almost August! What happened to the slow lazy hazy days of summer? Since the new school year is once again rapidly approaching we have set up a number of Back to […]

  15. Back To School Bonanza!

    Man how fast did this summer go by?  I swear I closed my eyes on June 1 and when I opened them it was almost August!  What happened to the slow lazy hazy days of summer? Since the new school year is once again rapidly approaching we have set up a number of Back to […]

  16. It's a Wrap! DEN Shark Week Dive!

    The first ever Discovery Educator Network Shark Week Dive was a huge success! We had up to 60 avatars take diving tours through PADI Dive World. The folks at PADI had done a terrific job stocking their ocean with a variety of shark species and had lots of information to give us about each one. […]

  17. We Can Change the World

          (NEW YORK- July 28th) – The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Communications and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in sustainability through a comprehensive education initiative, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Announced today, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is an unprecedented […]

  18. DEN LC Summer Institute "by Cheryl Woolwine"

    July 14 – 18, 2008, Lee Kolbert (Palm Beach) and Cheryl Woolwine (Palatka) Florida DEN Stars, attended the DEN Leadership Council Institute, in Silver Spring MD. It was held in the Headquarters for Discovery Education. Once again Discovery out did itself. They treated us like royalty for 5 days. Food was awesome, lodging great, and […]

  19. We Can Change The World Challenge

    Hello my fellow geekybirders – does that make multiple readers a geeky flock? This is coming to you hot off the presses! The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Communications and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in sustainability through a comprehensive education initiative, the Siemens We Can Change the World […]