Daily Archives: January 12, 2009



If you have never used or heard of Yaplet I would suggest giving it a try. Yaplet allows you as well as your students chat on any website at any time. If you are assigning students to find a particular DE Streaming clip they can use yaplet to chat with each other about the clip

We Can Change the world Challenge: Register now, while you still can!

Time is running out to register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to education standards and uniquely tailored to match students’ growing comprehension abilities throughout their school-aged years. We’re encouraging all middle school students across the United States to kick off 2009

National Middle School Green Competition Urges Kids to Change Their Communities in 2009

It’s not too late to get involved in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Take a look: — March 15 Deadline for Entries Quickly Approaching– — January Webinars to Help Adult Advisers Engage Students in Sustainability — — Prizes Include Once-in-a-Lifetime Discovery Adventure Trips with a TV personality, an Appearance on Discovery’s Planet

Want to write for an award winning team?

The DEN in SL Leadership Council, winners of the 2008 Edublog Award for Best Use of a Virtual World in Education, are looking for some roving reporters.  Whether you’d be stepping in to Second Life for the first time, or are celebrating your 5th ‘rez’ day, the DEN in SL blog would love to have

Digitally Fit

We interrupt this regularly scheduled webinar to bring you the first in a series of three webinars offered twice each day to help you keep that New Year’s resolution to get fit. We’ve bumped my originally slated presentation on sharing students’ videos on January 13th for “Checking Your Digital Pulse” offered at both 4pm and

Digital Storytelling at VSTE

Come One and All… Digital Storytelling Day of Discovery! Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: VA Beach Convention Center 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Visit the Geekybird Blog for more information. Dinner with the STARs- Waitlist Available After the VSTE Keynote, that same Sunday evening, join us

A Global Film Challenge For All

Ok I have to brag about my friend Janet English and her super cool project, Film on The Fly.    Janet has launched a fantastically creative project that anyone with a cell phone and built in video camera – and they all pretty much have them – can participate.   Janet’s organization, KOCE, has launched a

Gentle Reminder – January 14th

Did you know?  Research has shown that one retains about 20% of new information that is transmitted in an auditory manner, but one retains between 50-70% if that new information is transmitted via both visual and auditory channels.  Combine that with the fact that unless new information is reviewed in some way, shape, or form