Daily Archives: August 14, 2008

A Big Time at KLRN

A Big Time at KLRN

Six hours of exploring new ideas would humble many people, but not the crew who visited us at KLRN today.  Conversations continued into the parking lot as our newest group of STARs to be made their way home.  It was a day of firsts…first Google Earth video embedding, first Second Life visit, first trip to the DEN…and first

Check out Studeous!

Studeous is a beta platform for linking teachers to e-learning, similar to Blackboard and Moodle. It is free and seems to have the same features, from student level to administration level, as its counterparts. It may be worth checking out, since that it what I am planning to do. Please take some time to review

The PBwiki Back to School Challenge

Beginning mid-August, PBwiki is hosting a Back to School Challenge. Teachers can earn a free gold wiki, plus great classroom resources like books, legos and more. You can participate in the challenge by signing up here. This is the “Year of Collaboration,” so consider joining this challenge as one step toward creating a 21st Century

Day of Discovery at Discovery Headquarters

On Wednesday August 13th, educators from Maryland, D. C. and Virginia met to have a “Day of Discovery”. We heard presentations from Scott Kinney and Hall Davidson. Both were wonderful speeches where each man shared invaluable information on how to engage students using technology. During the day we attended three breakout session where the teachers


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Help Our Western DEN Stars WIN!

As the California budget dwindles, schools and teachers are relying more and more on additional methods of funding. Everywhere you look, there seem to be grant opportunities and contests.Have you taken advantage of these lately? You have to have the attitude that you can get it. Oregon DEN member, Amy Lundstrom, won $100,000 from Best