Archives for October, 2008

  1. Here's a Challenge for You

    If you’re a STAR DEN educator you have access to a *FREE* blog on the Discovery Educator Network….uh, you did know that didn’t you?  Well, if not, now you do! LOL Steve Dembo has decided to put together a ‘Be a Better Blogger in Just 30 Days’ challenge and I would STRONGLY encourage all the […]

  2. EdTechConnect Archives: Bernie Dodge

    As promised, here is Bernie Dodge’s EdTechConnect webinar, entitled Webquests and Web 2.0. Description: The WebQuest model has been around since ancient times: 1995. The web has fundamentally changed since then with the invention of blogs, wikis, podcasts and social tools of every stripe. Has the model kept up, or are WebQuests a relic of […]

  3. Virtual Conference – Attend in Person as well @ Adlai Stevenson High School

     Join us for the Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Adlai Stevenson High School! Here’s information on visiting Stevenson: DIRECTIONS: Tri-State, Milwaukee Ave. or Rt. 41 to Rt. 22, West on 22 to school. -OR – Rt. 53 North to Lake Cook Rd. East. to Buffalo Grove Rd. North […]

  4. Discovery Connect with Major Paul “Max” Moga!

    Discovery Connect is proud to provide you and your students the opportunity to learn from a true American hero, U.S. Air Force Major Paul Moga of the Air Combat Command’s 1st Fighter Wing. Paul “Max” Moga is the host of Showdown: Air Combat, a Military Channel series which offers amazing insight into the aircraft’s,the weaponry […]

  5. Gentle Reminder – October 22nd

    Need a couple of Lindens?  Looking for a cool costume for the upcoming DEN in SL Halloween Party?  Look no further!  Come test your knowledge about murder, mayhem, & mystery!  Riptide will once again MC our popular Trivia Evening.  This is a pretty fast-paced event where typing skills are key to winning.  You just might want […]

  6. DEN Virtual Conference with the Hall Davidson

    It’s in Your Pocket: Teaching Spectacularly with Cellphones Hall Davidson (2 PM EDT) The technology wave that follows the web?  Mobile.  Cellphones text faster than email, spread video faster than cameras, and webcast in real time.  They show assignments, document work, translate voice to text, podcast and interface with Web 2.0. Best thing: you and […]

  7. Mark Your Calendars for the NY DEN!

    Mark your calendars for the NY DEN events this week! Friday, October 24th – Come socialize at Panera Bread in Northvale, NJ. Why this Panera? It’s only 6 minutes away from Tech Forum Northeast if you’re attending.  269 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647.  Need more information about Tech Forum Northeast, visit An exciting day […]

  8. Thank You Wichita!

    Curtis Middle School was hopping on Saturday!  50 educators representing a number of schools and specialties showed up bright and early…ready to roll.  Our group of “pioneers” made a courageous journey into unfamiliar territory, dodging “cow patties” and having a lot of fun along the way.  We shared ideas about how to make sure our students are […]

  9. DEN Virtual Conference

    Saturday, Oct 24, 2008 Edward Little High School will  host a DEN virtual conference which will provide a unique opportunity to learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction as well as discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network. And it’s free!  We happen to have many slots […]

  10. Tech or Treat! A webinar STAR’ing…. You?

    We host quite a few webinars.  Yes, I know, that’s the understatement of the century.  But what we’d really like is to put YOU in the spotlight!  That’s why we’ve scheduled several “Sharing with the STARs” webinars and spread them throughout the course of the year.  The first one is scheduled for next Tuesday, October […]

  11. EdTechConnect Featuring Bernie Dodge!

    This month, we are honored to have one of the pioneers of web based education as our featured EdTechConnect Speaker. On Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm Eastern Bernie Dodge will be sharing his presentation, “Webquests and Web 2.0″. The WebQuest model has been around since ancient times: 1995. The web has fundamentally changed since then […]

  12. Fall Virtual Conference

    Join us for the Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 25, 2008! Registration is now open! Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online or both! Illinois educators, we’ll be hosting on Oct. 25 at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in […]

  13. Can you help me pick a science fair project?

    From Janice VanCleave’s Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects, Janice VanCleave (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997) I can’t begin to count the number of times I have heard this question.  If you are like me, let me introduce you to Science Buddies  This website has over 700 science fair projects, but it is […]

  14. STAR DE + Keynote + DEN Virtual Conference = Jennifer Dorman

    Our own STAR Discovery Educator Jennifer Dorman, aka Cliotech, delivers the DEN Virtual Conference Keynote on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Her address, Powering Your Professional Learning Networks, is a presentation I was fortunate to see in a shorter version this summer at the DEN Leadership Council National Conference at Discovery Headquarters in Silver Springs, MD. […]

  15. Gentle Reminder – October 20th

    Always wanted to attend a Book Group, but just were never able to find the time, location, group?  Here’s an opportunity for you to join this virtual Book Group from the comfort of your own home! Join Beth and Laelia for ‘Book Talk: Brain Rules’, a weekly (every Monday) gathering for the month of October […]

  16. Long Island – Science Event for Teachers

    This is just in:  [Copied from ] Long Island Science Education Leadership Association Proudly Presents: Science and Literacy K-6   2008   Date:  Tuesday, October 28, 2008   Part I Morning Session: Science and ELA: Reading, Writing and Listening To Understand the World Around Us  – A Workshop Jennifer Cressy, Outdoor Education Specialist SCOPE Education […]

  17. Video in PowerPoint 2007

    Note: Cross-posted on Cliotech I put together some updated instructions for three ways to embed video into PowerPoint 2007. Thanks to my network here are instructions for incorporating YouTube videos into PowerPoint. Embedding Media Into Power Point 2007 – Upload a Document to Scribd PowerPoint video instructions tutorial Turbo Tagger

  18. DEN Virtual Conference: Featuring Scott Kinney

    Moving Beyond the Information Age Scott Kinney (1 PM EDT) We live in an age where information on nearly every topic is only a few keystrokes away.  Content consumers across the globe, and students in our very own classrooms, interact with content fundamentally differently than five years ago.  As a result, academic success can no […]