Monthly Archives: October 2009

Adventures with Windows 7

Have you heard? There is a new Windows OS! If you somehow missed the flurry of cutesy TV ads by Microsoft or the sniping back-attack ads by Apple, please be advised that Windows 7 launched on October 22, 2009. And what are you going to do about it? Upgrade in place? Buy a new hunk

My 1st Presentation

This is crossed posted at, my personal blog. Today marked the first time I was presenting at a conference.  My friend and colleague, Rachel Yurk, and I were scheduled to present a session on Personal Learning Networks at the WEAC Convention.  This is the state convention in Wisconsin, put on by our state Teachers’

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 10/30/2009

WiredSafety: the world’s largest Internet safety, help and education resource. Tags: internetsafety, internet_safety Delton TV Cables Delton TV Cables Tags: Delton TV Cables – By web master Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.

New Kansas STARS

We have quite a few new STAR Educators in KS this week and the Leadership Council would like to welcome them all! Loni Leforce Nicole Friesen Laurie Mercer Sabrina Rauer Byron Ruhter Mark Unruh Mark Walker  It is so great to see so many new people because that means you are all sharing the benefits

EdTechConnect featuring Gary Stager

On Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm EST, we’re thrilled to feature Gary Stager as our EdTechConnect speaker!  There are few speakers that are more passionate, dedicated and devoted to bringing about change in education.  If you’ve never had a chance to see him present before,  you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  If you HAVE

Costume contest winners!

The voting was fierce, as the ranks shifted several times over the last few days.  But when the dust settled, three winners emerged!  Congrats to all the winners, a brand new HD Flip Cam is going to be in the mail to you.  And many thanks to everybody who participated, it truly put the ‘treat’

Repower America Wall + Discovery Education Resources = Clean Energy

Not that long ago, I found Repower America in my Google Reader and subscribed via emails. This message is the most recent one I received, and as educators, we can see the unlimited opportunities to take this idea of impacting our energy issues to the classroom. If you are concerned with our country developing clean

Visit From Brad Fountain

On Tuesday, October 27, students in Stafford Middle School received Science lessons from Brad Fountain.  Brad worked with three different Science classes using DE Science materials with topics such as miosis/mitosis, organisms, and matter. With the recent aquisition of DE Science for Middle School from the state, our science teachers were able to see how