During the half day in-service, teachers had an opportunity to enjoy a lunch of “bites” megabytes, kilobytes, (heavy hors d ‘oeuvres) as they “wet their appetites with new technology skills”.
Tina Stevens (new DEN member) spoke to the staff about the importance of using technology instruction in the classroom. After speaking she presented a timely PowerPoint called
“What If” (download your copy by Karl Fisch).
At the conclusion of the luncheon teachers were encouraged to rotate to different classrooms for demonstrations on Smart Board, skype, ( free download) and geocaching.
Presenter and DEN Council member Deb Bolinger demonstrated blogging, and multiple applications of Discovery Streaming. Many teachers were excited to be signed up as new members of DEN. It was a great opportunity for the staff to learn from their colleagues, as they lead their students to the 21st Century