Archives for March, 2010

  1. Make Fun of Yourself!

    If you have not created a cartoon or animation of yourself as an elf, Santa or trekker, then here is your chance. Make a fun avatar for use on your website or send an e-card to a family member. These are fun, but check them out completely before using with students. Some sites contain characters […]

  2. WOW #14: Go Cuckoo for Calendars

    Happy Make up your own Holiday Day! Know how I know that’s today?  I saw it on my Google Calendar  Web Tool of the Week #14   Google Calendars Organize your schedule and share events with friends With Google’s free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place. […]

  3. 2010 Spring Virtual Conference

    Connect the Thoughts: While we always have an exceptional lineup for our Virtual Conferences, we’re especially excited about the speakers slated to present this year.  DEN Guru Lee Kolbert will kick off the day, with presentations from Dean Shareski, STAR Discovery Educator Carol Anne McGuire, and Christina Asquith.DEN team members Matt, Lindsay and Lance round […]

  4. PBS Teachers Webinars

    Two great webinars are scheduled for the beginning of April.  The first is April 5th, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.  The second is on April 7th, A Fresh Look at Teaching the Diary of Anne Frank.  These webinars are free, open to any K-12 educators.For more information, go to the PBS Teachers website.  You […]

  5. Let's Grow the WI DEN LC

    As we approach the DEN’s fifth birthday it is very easy to see that the community is stronger than ever.  And it’s not because of us.  It’s because of you.  There are many ways to participate in the community from being a DEN member online to an active STAR to our latest level, DEN Guru.  […]

  6. iPad Videos

    Check out the new iPad App videos.Here’s one I like about, what else, video. Can you see this in the classroom? Clear image, chapters, and 10 hrs of study time? And there’s discussion about SlingBox connections for video streaming in the not to distant future. Great news for the Streaming content folk, like DE!. It’s […]

  7. Mystic Seaport Educator's Weekend

    On April 10th and 11th, the Mystic Seaport: Museum of America and the Seas is having an Educator’s Weekend.  From 9 -5 each day, educators and their families are admitted for free to check out the venue for possible field trips.  What a great way to take your family on an outing and learn about […]

  8. SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies

    Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT 2010).  SUNY CIT brings together faculty and instructional support professionals, providing them with an opportunity to share experiences and expertise, discuss common problems, brainstorm solutions, and explore innovative avenues for improving the learning environment with technology. The conference theme is Classroom, Continents […]

  9. DEN Spring Virtual Conference

    We are preparing for the 2010 Spring Virtual Conference.  There are two great ways to attend the Spring Virtual Conference.  The easiest way is to simply logon anytime between 8AM and 4PM EST and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your home and nearest beach.  The second way allows you to share the experience […]

  10. The King of Creativity Today

     An extremely endearing and charming speaker and idea man.  Please don’t miss this interview and any other chance you have to enjoy the company of Sir Ken Robinson’s creativity.  From Steve Hargadon http://www.stevehargadon.com/2010/03/live-and-interactive-with-sir-ken.html Live and Interactive with Sir Ken Robinson Join me for a live and interactive interview with Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element:  How Finding […]

  11. The Future, Now

    I was leafing through the book The Fall of Reach, by Eric Nylund the other day, and I gotta tell you it was pretty scary. The story exists to explain the video game Halo, where aliens (who by the way have the better weapons) and humans endlessly shoot each other with impossibly infinite supplies of […]

  12. Toledo location for the Spring Virtual Conference

    Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts Saturday, April 24, 9AM – 4PM Join the Discovery Educator Network for an in-person event at: Gesu Elementary School, 2045 Parkside Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43607 Breakfast, lunch and prizes will be provided for FREE! Come spend the day learning and networking with colleagues and friends. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ykcj97n […]

  13. Have you heard?

    I’ve been away from my email more or less for two weeks and have been wading through today. I’m nearly 3 hours in, and I’ve seen two very exciting bits of news so far. 1. Marvell has announced a $99 tablet computer prototype that they say will be a “game-changer” for education. According to the […]

  14. Needed: A few good people . . .

    It is the time of year once again to build the DEN Leadership Councils. If you have thought about volunteering your time to the DEN in Second Life, now is your chance.  From now until April 30, 2010 you can state your interest in being a part of the leadership council. All you have to do […]