Archives for December, 2008

  1. Here's To A Great New Year!

    It is New Year’s Eve and time to consider what is coming up in the world starting tomorrow.  Yesterday, our TN DEN LC met in Knoxville to discuss training possibilities and Days of Discovery for 2009.  I have to say, I think we have some fantastic things in the works. As we get activities finalized, […]

  2. Winter Wonderland

    Well, the shopping is over, the decorations are packed up and waiting for next year, and I have some time finally to enjoy a few minutes at the computer. I wanted to find something to spice up a snow globe drawing project for our younger students.  You know, it’s nice to come back after the […]

  3. Don't Smoke!

    Don’t even start! Easy advice, right? It was easy for my two sisters, three brothers and I to follow. We watched dad cough and wheeze through two packs a day until he died of lung cancer before he reached 60. Those couple of sentences may have touched you but I doubt they would be any […]

  4. Don’t Smoke!

    Don’t even start! Easy advice, right? It was easy for my two sisters, three brothers and I to follow. We watched dad cough and wheeze through two packs a day until he died of lung cancer before he reached 60. Those couple of sentences may have touched you but I doubt they would be any […]

  5. What did you learn in 2008?

    Inspired by teacher Larry Ferlazzo and his recent blog post that asks his readers what they have learned this year; I’ve decided to ask the same of you.  However, I want to know what you’ve learned this year about either Discovery Streaming and/or the “New” Discovery Educator Network.  Post your reflections as comments below.

  6. The Spirit of Giving

    Image via Wikipedia cross-posted on cliotech Listening to NPR Radio “All Things Considered” today, I learned about a really interesting website designed to coordinate support for those to need. The website was featured as part of the “All Tech Considered” segment. The site, Lotsa Helping Hands, is a philanthropic venture of a for-profit company looking […]

  7. EduBlog Award 2008

    Thank you.  Each and every one of you who have made and continue to make the DEN in SL possible. First, thank you to all the DEN members – both inworld and in real life.  Without you NONE of this is possible. Next, thank you Steve Dembo for be willing to take a chance and […]

  8. It's a Wrap – Winter Carnival December 17th

    ‘….and the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful….’  OK, imagine that (if those indeed are the words) being sung terribly off-key.  That’s basically what I was humming as I was gearing up to join the rest of the party at the Winter Carnival last Wednesday.  Luckily I had dressed the day before, […]

  9. SOCAP, WOW!

    In this season of so many stories and traditions it seems only appropriate to raise up Jason Ohler’s Stories of Culture and Place as an example of the power of digital storytelling. Recently named one of the 9 recipients of WCET’s 2008 WOW award “that recognizes the innovative uses of educational technologies in higher education,” […]

  10. Time To Get All Gussied Up

    Remember today is the Edublog Award Ceremony. So put on your best clothes and come for the awards show and stay for the party after! The event is scheduled for: * GMT/UTC: 11pm, Saturday 20 Dec 2008 * AEST: 10am, Sunday 21 Dec 2008 * SLT: 3pm, Saturday 20 Dec 2008 Find out more info […]

  11. FETC Pre-Conference Event

    FETC is right around the corner and we’re planning a series of fun activities for STARs to connect while in Orlando.  On Wednesday, January 21st we will be hosting a pre-conference event at the Central Florida Zoo from 8 am to 4 pm.  Register today by completing the form below. In addition to the pre-conference […]

  12. Jason Ohler Session, Wed 12/17, 7PM

    Jason Ohler is this month’s featured speaker on Discovery Education’s EdTech Connect.  I got to know him last March when he came to the MACUL Conference.  The Elemenary Education Special Interest Group sponsored a digital storytelling pre-conference session faciliated by Jason Ohler and it was FANTASTIC.  He understands the importance of telling a good story, and […]

  13. TN DEN at TETC

    We had a great time at TETC this year with the DEN. Teryl Magee and Tim Childers did a total of four sessions, two of which were based on DE Streaming. Brad Fountain did back-to-back presentations for 2 days on DE Streaming, Science, and Health. DE Assessment also did one presentation. Michelle stayed at the […]

  14. Make-a-flake

    My daughter loves cutting paper. One day, I showed her how to make snowflakes. She had a ball. My daughter hates cleaning up. I cannot begin to tell you how much little snips of paper were on the floor. Luckily, my daughter also loves to “work” on the computer. Next time she wants to make […]