Daily Archives: October 21, 2009

Chris Dede: New Strategies for Educational Assessment

Chris Dede: New Strategies for Educational Assessment

Just in case you missed Discovery Education’s Kick Off of their EdTechConnect Webinar Series with Chris Dede, it will be available shortly at the DEN Archives. Modern interactive media (e.g., wikis, social tagging systems, multi-player games, augmented realities) allow capturing rich streams of data about student actions while learning. Analyzing this multi-dimensional data can provide

Looking for some sweet treats? Why wait 'til Halloween…

Why wait for Halloween for Treats? Sign up for the Fall Virtual Conference! Here are the Top Ten reasons to attend as written by Lance Rougeux. 10.  College football is overrated. 9.  The digital treats you’ll take away won’t cause cavities. 8.   You can attend in your pajamas (virtually or in-person, we’re flexible). 7.  Two

Twitter as a collaborative tool

Want to learn more about how Twitter can be used as a collaborative tool in education?  Then you won’t want to miss out on reading this recent article from EdWeek.  Kathleen Manzo, the author, interviewed quite a few educators to determine how Twitter is actually be used in classrooms.  Among those interviewed?  STAR Discovery Educator

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 10/21/2009

Visual dictionary Tags: edtech diigo Tags: diigo, web2.0, directory, tools, web, reference, 2.0, aggregator Create Custon Smiley Faces Tags: no_tag – By Hank Caruso United Nations Cyberschoolbus The United Nations Cyberschoolbus is a website about global issues and the UN, for students ages 5-18 and their teachers. Tags: diigo, education, cyberschoolbus, history, United_Nations – By

WOW #4: Get Your Kicks on BrainyFlix!

BrainyFlix.com is running VOCAB CONTESTS GALORE in conjunction with MIT. What this means for your students is the opportunity to learn SAT & ACT vocabulary AND to compete to win prizes- i.e. cash, iTunes, and maybe more. First up- the Brainypics Flashcard Contest!  Brainypics submitted between NOW and DECEMBER 7, 2009 will compete for a

How I became so SMART!

Over the past few years, interactive whiteboards have become more and more popular in schools around the world.  Many teachers are finding out how to effectively use this awesome resource while others are using them for glorified projector screens.  Maybe we need to reiterate that these are INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS…meaning that they are for interacting.  I