Daily Archives: November 12, 2008

Veterans' Day

Veterans' Day

Many businesses and school districts were closed on November 11, Veterans’ Day in the USA.  Do students today know the history of Veterans’ Day?  Probably not.  Below is an excerpt from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following

It's a Wrap – November 12th

Brad Draken (DEN’s very own, Brad Fountain) did a virtual leap and came inworld tonight to present ‘Understanding Your Students’ iBrains’ to a full house.    You can see the slides of this evening’s workshop here.      In the past, our brain was exposed to television, social interactions, reading, and music; today, we have YouTube,

Congrats to STAR DE Maryann Molishus

Congratulations to Maryann Molishus (STAR DE from PA) who was recently recognized with a Milken Family Foundation Award. The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards program provides public recognition and financial rewards to elementary and secondary schoolteachers, principals and other education professionals who are furthering excellence in education.  By honoring outstanding educators, the program strives

We’re TWO WEEKS away from the close of the fall DENliest Catch fishing season and here’s the scoop.  Our boat, “Center of Attention,” is rocking and rolling with a whopping 100 new STARs in the central region!  This is WONDERFUL!  We’re on our way, but there is some VERY close competition that we are up

It Is Starting To Sink In…

This year we purchased DE Assessment for our school.  I have been sold on this product since I first saw it 3 years ago (as Think Link).  I’ve done a little training, and we just finished our first round of benchmark tests (yes, we started late). Today, I realized it was really going to have an impact

Web 2.0 Wednesday – iSpeech

  I learned about this handy tool from a fellow STAR DEN member Fred Delventhal aka Riptide Furse.  iSpeech allows you to “read with your ears”. iSpeech will convert text to speech with a click of a mouse for free and it doesn’t use one of those bad computer voices. There’s no software to download

Happy Birthday NASA!

Classrooms around the globe will wish NASA a happy 50th birthday as part of an all-day virtual birthday party on Thursday, Nov. 13. The effort is the result of partnerships among NASA’s Digital Learning Network, the United States Distance Learning Association, Polycom, Inc. and Discovery Education. The virtual party begins at 9 a.m. EST with

Welcome New STARs!

The DENliest catch season is still upon us! I hope all of our STARs are out there recruiting new STARs so that Texas can continue to be the biggest and the best! Please take some time to welcome these new STARs: Keishla Ceaser-Jones Christi Hicks Jacqueline Mamou Joanna Ortega Carol Richmond Marlene Robbins Charlotte Solorio

You still have a chance!

The ICE conference is extending their deadline for Poster Sessions.  Submit one today and take part in this fantastic conference!  The new deadline is December 1, 2008.  Here is more information: Poster Session Proposal Form – Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2008