Archives for February 21, 2010

  1. Teacher Leadership: The Ostrich Syndrome

    Head in the sand or stick your neck out? Those are often the choices that we, as teachers, face when offered leadership opportunities. Teacher Leadership is an integral part of leading and learning in our schools and classrooms. We often underestimate the power of influence that we possess as individuals, schools and larger groups when dealing […]

  2. Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools: Beyond the Textbook

    Guest Blogger Jen Brinson Top10Web20 on Prezi Web 2.0 – collaborative, interactive, create, communicate, read/write web, free-mium (site is free but you can pay for a site upgrade), web-based, plays well with others 1. Wallwisher: a new way to communicate *don’t need to log in to create or participate *http://wallwisher.com/wall/petecden *capture how people enjoy conference […]

  3. We've Flipped! – (capacity for this event has been reached-future events are in the planning)

    Are you ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about flip cameras?  The Arkansas Leadership Council is collaborating with Best Buy in North Little Rock to offer you a little one-on-one time with the famous Geek Squad.  The event, which will take place on March 6, 2010, at the North Little Rock Best Buy, is […]

  4. FIZZ Man: Beyond the Textbook

    Minutes away from Periods 3 & 4, almost like a science class double-period lab, but with the Fizz Man, Dr. Lodge McCammon, Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Lodge has developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated […]

  5. Recess Time @ PETE&C PreCon

    Everyone’s been hard at work all morning & now that lunch is over it’s time for a little recess Some STAR DEN members are sharing a few of their favorite tools.  I decided to share Animoto for Education (http://animoto.com/education/getting_started) Here are the two videos I’m sharing.  The 1st video is a project my 2nd grade […]

  6. Beyond the Textbook: Homework Gone Digital

    We’re in Period 2 and the session I’m blogging is with my guidance counselor and Discovery Manager Matt Monjan. Homework Gone Digital ~ Creating Student Access will change the way you think about constructing homework that students will do gladly. In order to assign content, you need to build content in your Discovery Education account […]

  7. Beyond the Textbook: Multimedia Einsteins

    Among the many hats that Patti Duncan wears, in the summer she teaches young boys in a Science Camp doing hands-on activities. Recently, Discovery has her on the road doing PD for science teachers and is home about 3 days a month (she’s even been to Anchorage). Her switch from the science world to the […]

  8. Amistad in Connecticut: Black History Month

    Black History Month in Connecticut should be noted, especially since our state was the location for some key events of the Amistad incident. A short summary of the events from the Connecticut’s Amistad Trail description at VisitConnecticut.com follows: “In 1839, 53 Africans who were bound for slavery in Cuba aboard the ship Amistad took over […]

  9. Beyond the Textbook: DEN PreCon 2010

    Your DEN Leadership Councils (PA, NJ, NY) and our Discovery Managers and Directors have worked hard to bring educators the best preconference yet. Unless you are working with the team, it is really hard to imagine how much behind-the-scenes work goes into planning and making the DEN PreCon an enriching professional development experience. With over […]