Archives for March, 2010

  1. Photo Peach

    Last week I had the good fortune to participate in a workshop led by Discovery’s own Kathy Schrock.   The Stafford Public Schools under the leadership of their Technology Integrator (and  CT Discovery Education Leadership Council majordomo)  Lynn Reedy, were awarded a grant for this school year under the CT State Dept. of Education’s  Enhancing Education Through […]

  2. PBS Teachers Innovation Awards

    I recently received this e-mail from PBS and thought I would pass it on.  Watching and voting provides a great way to have a window on what other teachers are doing as well as celebrate their accomplishments by voting. Hundreds of entries for the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards have been posted at pbsteachers.org/innovators. While the […]

  3. Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts

    This year’s spring virtual conference will be held on April 24. The high-quality, professional development seminars scheduled for this event will focus on providing attendees the skills, techniques and tools they need to leap into the world of digital content and educational technology. You will have the oppor tunity to learn from education exper ts […]

  4. OMG! My wife shaved her hair off!

    How is that title for an attention getter?  Well, it is absolutely true.  My wife of 7 years shaved her beautiful brown hair off.  What was she thinking?  Mid-life crisis? A new look? Getting a motorcycle?( I wish!) Over the past 2 weeks I have been asked all of the questions I just posed to […]

  5. Massachusetts – Where the Action is this Summer!

    Boston is the place to be this summer for learning and collaborating! Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference kicks off July 11.  Featured keynote speakers include Rahaf Harfoush, Michael Wesch, and Mitch Resnick. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the DEN’s Summer Institute at Bentley College July 18-23.  Look for all the details on […]

  6. Calling ALL STARS

    . From now until April 30, 2010 you have the opportunity to be a part of the DEN Leadership Councils for 2010-2011.  Here’s how it works. STARs who want to continue to serve on the MD LC can express their interest by completing this form All STARs who want to be part of the 2010-2011 […]

  7. Games in Education at HVCC

    Coming Soon in 2010! The Fourth Annual Symposium on the Use of Video Games as Teaching Tools Presented by 1st Playable Productions, WMHT & Hudson Valley Community College  Get ready! Games in Education 2010 is around the corner. Stay tuned for more information! To learn more about what took place at last year’s symposium, click […]

  8. NYSCATE Leadership Summit

    The NYSCATE Leadership Summit will take place July 20-21, 2010 on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. The planning committee is accepting presentation proposals until April 30, 2010. The Leadership Summit will gather experts from around the field to present, discuss and debate topics relative to the ongoing challenges schools face […]

  9. Growing the DEN PA Leadership Council

    In an email from Lance Rougeux, Director, Discovery Educator Network, came the annual invitation to continue your membership in DEN Leadership Councils, begin your participation, and select the role you would like to take in directing your state’s LC. From years of being a part of the Discovery Education community, which actually feels more like […]

  10. Join the NY 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.  […]

  11. Take the Lead with the DEN Leadership Councils 2010-2011

    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.  […]

  12. Word Processing Edit Help

    The Fall 2009 issue of On Cue, the Journal of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators, has a great article about some of the features that word processing has to help students with editing.  The article is titled “Using Technology to Empower Students as Editors:  Developing a Proofreading System with Hidden Features in Word Processors.” The […]

  13. Fast Company Publication Recognizes Discovery Education Science

    Recently Fast Company, a publication “focusing on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace” recognized Discovery Education Science as one of the of “the coolest devices, sites, and apps for kids to log on and learn”.  Here is what they had to say about Discovery Education Science: “students can “learn science as scientists.” […]

  14. Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in technology

    Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite […]