Archives for February, 2010

  1. Technology Mini Conference in Brockton March 6

    Brockton Public Schools is sponsoring a Technology Mini Conference that will focus on 21st Century Skills.  This conference will provide educators with the opportunity to explore a variety of technological modalities that enhance the teaching and learning process for our Digital Natives.  Hello Hollywood East … calling all amateur video producers.  Our event will begin […]

  2. Bend It…Break It…Bust it Loose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You Teach ~ Matt Monjan

    Guest Microblogger ~ Patti Duncan Matt Monjan is Discovery’s Pennsylvania Account Manager (I hope I got your title correct, Matt) and it is no secret that we esteem him highly (and will not let any other state claim him). His presentation, Bend It…Break It…Bust It Loose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You […]

  3. Glogster Student Capacity to Change

    When I logged on to edu.glogster.com this morning, there was a notification concerning the number of students individual teachers can register. Currently, the number is 200 but that number will change to 100 after February 28, 2010.  After you register, add all 200 students to your account. You do not have to put in individual […]

  4. Constructing a Powerful PLN ~ Meg Griffin

    Meg Griffin, PA DEN Leadership Council President, began her session, Constructing a Powerful PLN, by asking us to take a short survey. Patti Duncan, PA LC Events Chair, ran a CoverItLive back channel for Meg. Meg’s CoverItLive will live on this wiki.  Given that you have a life, Meg began her presentation by asking the […]

  5. Scratch It! Sketch It! Create It! ~ Linda Nitsche

    Linda Nitsche, STAR DEN, great presenter and friend, posted her resources on her wiki. Linda wants to give us a window into valuing creativity (Sir Ken Robinson) and passion (Chris Lehmann). How can we capture that fun of childhood, that passion for learning 21st Century Framework created a core for learning and creating effective learners. […]

  6. School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need ~ Chris Lehmann

    Chris Lehmann, Principal of Science Leadership Academy, home of EduCon 2.2, models and advocates Creating the Schools We Need for preparing students for living and working in 21st century. In a short chat with Chris this morning, I told him how I am always so inspired by his work and what we experience at EduCon, […]

  7. Discovery Education Streaming in Times Square!

    The Discovery Education team is proud to present its streaming overview and training series at the Discovery Times Square Exposition! Come and learn new ways to use and embed Discovery Education streaming media into your curriculum and then go explore media in a whole new way by visiting the Titanic, DiVinci, and, coming soon, the […]

  8. Geo-Caching on the Cheap

    Being the miser that I am I have been looking on and off for a free geocaching app/program that I could use on my cell phone (Palm Treo 800w). Lo and behold I found one today that really works! GCzII from NICQUE It connects with the official geo-caching site, geocaching.com. I have played around with […]

  9. Using Ning as a School Social Network: Dianne Krause

    DEN STAR Dianne Krause‘s wiki houses more resources than those for PETE&C, so you might want to visit it. Presenting 3 sessions at this conference, Dianne is a seasoned presenter. Using Ning as a School Social Network requires students, according to Dianne and law, to be at least 13 years old. She has graciously shared […]

  10. Continue the Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

    I came late to this session; the good folks at DiscoveryEducation had to reconcile my two accounts so that I could give my students access. It didn’t take long, but it was a hassle getting to Sir Ken’s session. The Lodge did not have internet access and I could not access my online schedule. Late […]

  11. Finding Your Passion Changes Everything: Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert globally-known for TED, Ideas Worth Spreading, and educational reform, challenges how we teach our students. His book, the Element, began with classic humor: do you think this chocolate is overdoing it…I smell of chocolate…milk chocolate. Quickly seguing into his keynote, he notes that he lives in America, in Los Angeles, […]

  12. Conference Week

    Two big conferences are taking place this week.  PETE & C, the educational technology conference in Pennsylvania is early in the week and ICE, the ed tech conference in Illinois is at the end of the week.  Both of these might provide you with opportunities to learn. If you’re on Twitter, follow the hashtag #petec2010 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]