Archives for January, 2009

  1. Create Your Own Color Schemes

    I came across a pretty cool little application, pic2color. The application allows you to upload an image or paste the URL of an image to generate a color scheme with Hex codes. When you click on one of the colors generated by the image, the Hex code is displayed. This is a terrific design tool […]

  2. Pay it Forward Conference

    The 2nd annual Pay It Forward Conference is an event that brings together middle and high school students from all over Long Island. This year the conference is joining forces with Habitat for Humanity to help build a Long Island a home as well as other non-for-profit agencies that would help the students to support […]

  3. Gentle Reminder – January 27th

    Take a look at our booth at the SL Education Support Faire: Also, on Tuesday, January 27th join us at the SL Education Support Faire at  4 p.m. SLT (6 p.m. CST, 7 p.m. EST) on ‘Presenting Best Practices in SL’.

  4. It's a Wrap – SL Education Faire – Presentation #1

    Presented on the opening day of SL’s Education Faire.  Fairly impromptu presentation and it went off quite well considering that some of us kept floating through walls & flying off to never-neverland (thanks for teleporting me back to Ground Zero Beth!), others were in Philadelphia at the EduCon 2.1 conference, and others were not able […]

  5. Gentle Reminder – January 28th

    This Wedneday we have a ‘double header’ as Augustine Writer (real life: Lance Rougeux) and Demb Oh (real life: Steve Dembo) talk about what’s new at Discovery Education and what we can come to expect in 2009.  What’s in store for the DEN in 2009?  Join Augustine Writer for an overview of the programs, events and changes slated […]

  6. NICE Mini-Conference – January 31, 2009

    NICE, a sub-chapter of ICE, will be having their annual mini-conference again! Stevenson High School 1 Stevenson DrLincolnshire, IL 60069 *Registration ($5) at 8:30 a.m.Hear from our 2008 mini-grant recipients, and approximately 18 sessions to choose from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Download the details: and get more detials here: View Map

  7. School of Rock

    Know a NJ Teacher Who Rocks?   Garden State Teacher Awards Program Who is eligible? Nominated teachers must be full-time classroom teachers  at a public or non-public school in New Jersey. For the 2008-2009 school year, teachers must spend the majority of their assignment time teaching students in grades Pre-K to 3rd grade, 4th to 8th […]

  8. Education Support Faire Opens This Weekend

    Below you will find snippes from the post on the SL blog about the Education Support Faire: “The goal of the Faire is to bring together educators, academics, and students to explore the support mechanisms available to Residents who use Second Life to enhance real world educational efforts. The Faire opens this Sunday, January 25th […]

  9. The Secret Life of the Brain

    As someone who really enjoyed Brain Rules, I can’t believe I missed the PBS mini-series, The Secret Life of the Brain. Here is the series description: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN, a David Grubin Production, reveals the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a lifetime. The five-part series informs viewers of exciting new […]

  10. FETC: Opening Keynote and More

    Thursday was the first full day for FETC. It was a very weird feeling. The sessions started before the opening keynote. I was still trying to get a grasp on that. It’s all well though. Began the day with Hall’s Featured Session titled “Thinking Big as the World Gets Small”. I of course asked his […]


     Middle School Students Can Enter for the Chance to Win $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds Do you know a middle school student who is eager to explore the wonders of science?  Discovery Education and 3M announce a call for entries in the 2009 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC), the nation’s premier science competition […]

  12. DEN FETC PreCon 2009

    I’ve had to explain it a few times and without going into too much detail, it’s been a rough couple of months with some family issues since my last post for Florida. For that I do apologize. It looks like the rough part is behind us and it’s time to move on. With the new […]

  13. It's a Wrap – Checking Your Digital Pulse

    It keeps getting bigger and better (hence the larger 2nd image!).  Smellslike Magic (Mike Bryant – RL) started us off with the first of a three part series on ‘Getting Digitally Fit’.  2009 has just begun, we all set New Year’s resolutions, yet we tend to break them.  The DEN wants to help support you […]

  14. Cousteau

    Even if you’re not old enough to remember John Denver singing “Calypso,”  that single surname in my title probably conjures up an image of the oceans along with awareness and sensitivity to their ecosystems. So I wasn’t very sure who I was going to encounter this morning when I helped Steve Dembo ustream Philippe (petit-fils* […]

  15. SlideShare Does Video

    One of the limitations of SlideShare has now been eliminated.  According to their last online newsletter, you can now embed videos into SlideShare presentations. SlideShare Newsletter January 2009 via kwout  Once your slideshow and YouTube video have been uploaded to SlideShare, you simply pick the spot in your presentation where you want the video to […]

  16. The First Digital President

    Yesterday the world watched as our nation’s 44th President was sworn into duty! On his way to the office, President Obama utilized a huge a variety of 21st century tools – including things like Twitter, blogs, Facebook, texting, and more – to mobilize his base and get his message out. During his campaign he stated, […]