Happy Teacher Appreciation Week: Day 4

STAR Discovery Educator We have two special treats for our STARs today.  First, we have a whole new series of DEN badges for you to proudly display on your blogs, wikis, email signatures, etc.  Just visit the DEN badges page, find the one you like, copy the code and off you go.

Discovery Educator NetworkThere’s even a special one for DEN Leadership Council members.  If you really like this badge, become part of a DEN LC.  You have until Friday, May 15 to express interest in staying active with your current LC, joining an existing LC or starting a new LC.  Self-nominate today!

pollNow for our second treat.  Our friends at PollEverywhere - one of Mr. Dembo’s favorite Web 2.0 apps – have donated three individual teacher accounts (valued at $129 each).  These accounts allow you to have up to 35 participants per poll, see individual results, include text moderation and more.

Discovery Educator NetworkAll you have to do is post a comment to this blog post telling us three words that describe the DEN.  And in case you’re stuck on that third word, my middle name is Matthew.  Have fun and we’ll announce the winners at 6 PM EDT.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Thursday!

Our winners for today are:

  • Ron Houtman
  • Lee Kolbert
  • Katie Knapp

Congratulations!

Comments

  1. Valaina Maher

    supportive, informative, fantastic

  2. Patti Duncan

    Dynamic, Energetic Networking!

  3. Martha Thornburgh

    innovative, inspiring, invigorating

  4. Marie Coleman

    collaborative, sharing, and enthusiastic…oh, and Matthew – not sure how that 4th word fits in, but I try to follow Lance’s directions! :)

  5. Ron Houtman

    Collaborative, Conversational, Networking

  6. Heather Hurley

    Creative, Fun and Collaborative

  7. Deb Thomson

    Dedicated, Enthusiastic, “N”ovative

  8. Robin Gardner

    current, connected, collaborative

  9. Liz Goodwin

    Refreshing
    Inspiring
    Resourceful

  10. Ann Marie Bishop

    Matt, Lance, Steve

    Kidding aside….

    Innovative, Techno-Savvy, Leaders

  11. Sharon Mumm

    Resourceful, Creative, Den-lightful!

  12. Christine Archer

    supportive, engaging, informative

  13. Vicki Reed

    Fun, Exciting, Relevant

  14. Lee Kolbert

    LIVE (live among peers in a vast network)
    LEARN (from each other and share your knowledge)
    LOVE (teaching others)

  15. Cindy

    informative, exciting, awesome

  16. Anne Truger

    Fantabulous, Uber-Connected, Teachers

  17. Ken Shelton

    Community, inspirational, essential

    Why only three when I could write a thesis on how awesome the DEN is?

  18. Mona Effler

    Exciting, collaborative, Matthew

  19. Meg Basilio

    Diverse
    Empowering
    Notable
    (notice what is spells…DEN !!)

  20. Deborah R. Heigel

    brillant,magical,cutting-edge

  21. Ty Yost

    Engaging, Collaborative, Diverse

  22. Teryl Magee, TN DEN LC

    Dedicated
    Enthusiastic
    Network (of Educators)

    Okay, I cheated a little, but do I get bonus points for being cheesy? =)

  23. Susan Tompkins

    Collaborative
    Informative
    Amazing

  24. dahall

    Learning
    Networking
    Sharing

  25. Dawn DeWitt

    Stupendious! Prodigious! Extraordinary!

  26. Cheryl

    ENGAGING

    CONSTRUCTIVIST

    DENTASTIC!!!!

    Oh yeah, I said Den-Tastic!

  27. Lori Reed

    continuous, professional, development

  28. Ana Estrella

    Compelling
    Indefatigable
    Exchanging

  29. Lori Abrahams

    oh Trace took mine was going to say
    Boom de Yada
    oh well

    Digital
    Entertaining
    Nuturing

    I had others but they were already taken too.

  30. Eric Strommer

    Dynamic!
    Enlightening!
    Noteworthy!

  31. Linda Michael

    Collaborative, Engaging, Inspiring

  32. Christina Troxell

    Engaging, Supportive, Resourceful

  33. Rachel Yurk

    Exciting, encouraging and enlightening. Hope I
    not double posting! Posting from iPhone on a field trip!

  34. Eva Harvell

    D – Dedicated
    E – Effective
    N – meaNingful

  35. Bridget Belardi

    Collaborative, Resourceful, Matthew :)

  36. Susan Jinks

    Fast, Free, Fun

  37. Jennifer Brinson

    Truly Easy Integration!

  38. Peggy Wood

    Connected
    Collaborative
    Creative

  39. Keith Schroeder

    Collaborative, FUN!, Inspiring

    But if I stayed with the Matthew reference. . . it means “Gift of God” so the three words could be “Gift of gods” referring to the three people pictured at the top of the page. . . the DEN gods :-)

  40. Mauri Dufour

    Dynamic, Energetic, Nifty

  41. Cathy Masse

    Jannita, Steve, Lance

  42. Nancy Sharoff

    Can’t Live Without

  43. Shannon Wentworth

    My Favorite Resource!!!

  44. Michelle Olah

    Collaborative
    Crazy
    Collegiate

  45. Selena Ward

    Inspirational, Supportive, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

  46. sean williams

    learn collaborate teach

  47. Conni Mulligan

    Actively
    Engaging
    All!!!!!

  48. Darcie

    Engaging, Informative, and Encouraging!

  49. Chris Hunter

    Engrossing, High-octane, Shaqtastic

  50. Julia Davis

    Determined, Instructional, Collaborative

  51. Deb Donley

    connected
    fantastic
    awesome

  52. Phil Burrell

    Differentiated
    Engaging
    Neighborly

  53. Lori Ferguson

    easy, engaging, educational

  54. Katie Knapp

    I
    Love
    It!

  55. stacy kasse

    Discussions
    Enable
    Noegenesis

  56. Caren Appel

    Demonstrative
    Encouraging
    Native

  57. Eileen Malick

    Innovative, S.T.E.M. (Sci-Tech-Engr-Math), AbFav!

  58. Alexa Flores-Hull

    Since I’m a Spanish teacher….

    Fantastico, Fabuloso y Divertido
    (Fantastic, Fabulous and Fun)

  59. Stephanie Affield

    prodigious, magnanimous, zealous

    (these are fancy words for fantastic, giving, dedicated; which all permeate Lance Matthew’s leadership!)

  60. Trisha Bechard

    Kaizen
    Dynamic
    Relevant

  61. James Norwood

    Diligently
    Educating
    Net-Natives

  62. Jennifer Jensen

    Amazing, Collaborative, Friends

  63. Kevin Willson

    educational, networking, adventurous

  64. Melanie Corn

    D–Discovering new knowledge
    E-Excellent resources
    N-Networking with other teachers

    All lead to making learning more fun and engaging for my students!!!
    Thanks so much!!
    Melanie Corn

  65. Trisha Bechard

    Kaizen
    Dynamic
    Relevant

  66. Donna

    Exciting
    Educational
    Encouraging

  67. Cheryl Woolwine

    divine extraordinary notorious

  68. Stephanie

    Succinct
    Informative
    Timely

  69. lori

    Timely, connected, collaborative

  70. Heather Leal

    FUN! Interesting & Stimulating…. woohoo!

  71. Mary Frazier

    Amazing! Innovative!! Exciting!!!!

  72. Bobbi Gurney

    Differentiated
    Educational
    Networking

  73. Tracie Belt

    As always DEN rocks! Thanks for showing all of the hard working DEN teachers that what they do is appreciated.

  74. Lisa McCulloch

    Inspiring
    Innovative
    Informative

  75. Katie Warren

    Discovering
    Educating
    Nurturing

    oooh, I like them all, but especially Paula Naugle’s and Heather Sulli’s!

  76. Mary Looney

    Dedicated Educators Networking!

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