DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: Day Three

ATTENTION: Today’s winners of Frames from Tech4Learning are listed at the bottom of this post.  Please check for your name.

Today we celebrate DEN Teacher Appreciation Week with two special treats for our STARs.

A Special Offer from LabelDaddy
LabelDaddy’s labels are a huge hit with the DEN team.  I have one on my blackberry.  Steve has one on his iPhone.  We even put one on Hall just in case he gets misplaced. 

Now every STAR can get stuck on LabelDaddy with a 20% discount.

labelJust visit LabelDaddy and at checkout enter the code: DEN2010.

Label Daddy now offers hundreds of Disney icons.  Take a minute and friend them on Facebook.

If you post a comment to this blog telling us three words that summarize the DEN to you we’ll give you a shot at a $50 gift card every hour (from 12 PM ET to 6 PM ET).

  • 12 PM ET Winner – Laura Cummings
  • 1 PM ET Winner – Janette Smith
  • 2 PM ET Winner – Lori Reed
  • 3 PM ET Winner – Jeanne Rogers
  • 4 PM ET Winner – Kathryn Schuetts
  • 5 PM ET Winner – Kati Searcy
  • 6 PM ET Winner – Melissa Warren

More Prizes from Tech4Learning
Our friends at Tech4Learning wanted to celebrate with us today so they donated fifty copies of Frames.

framesFrames is the award winning educational software for stop-motion animation, claymation, and digital storytelling. Creating illustrated animations, movies, and digital stories engages students in the curriculum, encourages problem solving, promotes creativity, and helps students develop 21st century skills. Students can use Frames to create movies, animated GIFs, and Flash animations to share with the world.

For a chance to win, just post a comment to this blog telling us three words that summarize the DEN to you.  We will announce the lucky winners of Frames at the end of the day.

If your name is listed below as one of the winners of Frames from Tech4Learning please complete this form by Sunday, May 9 to receive your copy.

And the winners are…

Aaron Smith
Ann Marie Bishop
Beth Weeks
Bridget Belardi
Catherine Beck
Cathy Webb
Charlotte Solorio
Chris Webb
Cindy Carson
Dana Rossow
Denise Henry Orndorff
Dennis Grice
Diana Kenney
Elaine Plybon
Elizabeth Benno
Emma Haygood
Erin Misegadis
Eva Harvell
Fred Delventhal
Gail Braddock
Gena Price
Howard Martin
Jessica Donaldson
June Behrmann
Karla Halcomb
Kathryn Staton
Kelly Hines
Ken Shelton
Laura Cummings
Linda Michael
Lori Abrahams
Lori Reed
Lucas Rodriguez IV
Mary Pelton
Meg Griffin
Melanie Lewis
Melissa Warren
Mike Glennon
Nancy Keck
Patrice Weaver
Patti Duncan
Rachel Yurk
Rebecca McIntyre
Robin Talkowski
Sarah Thompson
Teryl Magee
Tina Moore
Tracey McGrath
Traci Seyb
Tricia Troiano


  1. Michelle Glynn

    Innovative, collaborative, learning!


  2. Tina Moore

    User-friendly, resourceful, technology

  3. Meg Griffin

    Dynamic, encouraging, necessary!!
    Thanks DEN!!

  4. Aaron Smith

    Frames is awesome. My students are literally using it RIGHT NOW.

  5. Zach Ripley

    Effective, Elaborate, Engrossing

  6. Erin Misegadis

    Only three?!?!?!

    Okay try these:

    collaboration, imaginative, driven

  7. Aaron Smith

    Oh yeah, 3 words to describe the DEN? Dynamic Educating Network (Yes I know “Network” is in the name, but it BELONGS there. It’s the people in the DEN that make it awesome.)

    My second choice was “dinosaurs entertaining nanobots,” which is something I might just have to create as an animation using Frames.

  8. Charlotte Solorio

    Relevant,Useable, Easy!

  9. Sarah Thompson

    stellar, spectacular, sensational!!! :)

  10. Charlotte Solorio

    I agree, how can I limit DEN to only 3 words!
    It’s explosive in generating words to describe DEN.

    It really is da bomb!

  11. Cathy Hammel

    Fabulous, informative, intuitive

  12. Joe Fromme

    awe-inspiring (I’m counting this as one word because I used a hyphen!!), remarkable, incredibly-supportive (okay, I’m pushing it I know, but three words seems inadequate to describe the awesomeness of the DEN).

  13. Karla Halcomb

    Dang Excellent Nettie!

  14. Chris Taylor

    Super Super Duper!

  15. Nancy Sharoff

    DEN = ‘D’edicated ‘E’ducators ‘N’etworking

  16. Diana Kenney


  17. Diana Kenney only posted one word…let’s try again.

  18. Heather Jancoski

    Magnificent, lifesaver, inspirational

  19. Mary Frazier

    Thinking, Transforming, Thriving

  20. Gail Braddock

    informative learning community

  21. Mona Effler

    collaborative, wide-reaching, last minute ideas

  22. Beth Weeks

    Creative collaboration team!!!

  23. Susan Bastian

    Collaborative, Engaging, Innovative

  24. Bettie

    collaboration, innovation, resources

  25. Kathleen Burwell

    Exhilerating, Invigorating, Energizing

  26. Robin Talkowski

    Sharing innovative, creative, engaging ideas!

  27. Dani Hall

    The DEN ROCKS!

  28. Heather Hurley

    Provides Fantastic Opportunities!!!

  29. Karen Miller

    incomparable, superb, topnotch,

  30. Emma Haygood

    networking, inspiring, fun

  31. Kristine Rebstock

    I know it’s only one word, but it sums DEN up SO well!
    EDUCATION is not the filling of a pail…but the lighting of a flame!
    DEN is the SPARK!!!!!!

  32. Melanie Ruiz

    Thank you for all the wonderful gifts! My 3 words that summaraize the DEN for me are:

    inspiring, creativity, and collaboration!


  33. Deb Thomson

    BEST professional network

  34. Lori Abrahams


  35. Daniel Burk


  36. Deb Donley

    awesome professional connections

  37. Nancy Buchholz

    informative, inspirational, engaging

  38. Jessica Carter

    collaborative, informative, fun!

  39. Ann Marie Bishop

    Fantastically integrating technology!

  40. Tracy

    Stupendous people connections!

  41. Chris Webb

    Challenging, Inspiring, Useful

  42. Tracey McGrath

    My three words that describe the DEN are D for dynamic E for engaging educators and N for networking.

  43. Shannon Wentworth


  44. Tricia Troiano


  45. E. Malick

    Lance’s really handsome?

  46. Dawn DeWitt

    Da bomb!,Expansive,Notable

  47. Andrea Medrano

    endless, breathless, explosive

  48. Kelly Hines

    totally rad dude…

    I mean,
    connections, collaboration, creativity

  49. Kathryn Schuetts

    engaging, educational, relevant

  50. Elizabeth Benno

    Something new everyday!

  51. Janette Smith

    Informative, Fun, Helpful

  52. Catherine Beck

    21st century learning

  53. Gena Price

    cool, collaborative, colorful

  54. Gena Price

    I waited until 12 p.m. ET but the post says 11:01 a.m. – must be Steve’s time!

  55. Mary Pelton

    Dynamic, Informative, Useful

  56. Roberta Thomas


  57. Lori Feldman

    Networking, Collaboration, Friendship

  58. Kevin Willson

    cooperative, engaging and exciting

  59. Leslie

    collaborative, inspiring, PLN

  60. Jon Nakano

    networking, inspirational, priceless

  61. Ginger Merlau

    Educational, Rigorous, Relevant

  62. Sue Allen

    innovative collaborative community

  63. Lori Reed

    amazing, educational, engaging!

  64. Sarah Garrity

    Collaborative, collegial, colossal

  65. Monica Nelson

    Best comprehensive resource!

  66. Tanya Szanto

    Professional Learning Network

  67. Linda Michael

    collaborative, engaging, FUN

  68. Rebecca McIntyre

    Engaging, Enlightening, Awesome!!!

  69. Ruth E Manlandro

    Connecting Educators using technology
    Wonderful to teachers
    Inspiring teachers to share

  70. Jeremy Davis

    giving, engaging, learning

  71. Jen Wagner

    provides daily opportunities

  72. Patti Duncan

    Desired, enthusiastic, notable

  73. Patrice Weaver

    Long live DEN!

  74. Ken Shelton

    Connecting, communicating, collaborating

  75. Deborah R. Heigel

    Equal -opportunity , generous, intelligent

  76. Brenda Green

    Collaborative, Innovative, Engaging

  77. Eva Harvell

    engaging .. collaborating .. learning

  78. Doug Mann

    Informational, entertaining, elightening!

  79. Marie Booz

    DEN is Dynomite!

  80. Jessica Donaldson


  81. Shannon

    Innovatitive, collaborative, supportive

  82. Karen Vogelsang

    Influential, Energizing, Challenging

  83. V. Osman

    Dynamic, Engaging, Network

  84. chad

    fascinating, interesting, captiviating

  85. Betsy

    networking, sharing, communicating

  86. Anne Truger

    Collaborative,Special, RockSTARS

    Whew!That was tough!

    ~Anne T

  87. Keysha A

    3 words to describe the DEN: Leadership, Resourcefulness, Professionalism (the DEN brings each of these to a higher level for me)

  88. Todd Williamson

    Collaborative, impressive, sharing

  89. Valaina Maher

    Sharing, uplifting, Awesome

  90. Karen Wells

    powerful professional learning community (I know it’s four words)( :

  91. Cyndi Robbins

    Intellect meets Tech

  92. Trudi Lawless

    Friends trendy awesome!

  93. Patti Grammens


  94. Kim Smith

    Informative, unique, AWESOME!

  95. Tamara Ingalls

    Fabulous education enhancement

  96. Dotty Myers

    Fantastic, Engaging, Stimulating

  97. Cindy Carson

    on the edge!

  98. Sara Masse

    Informative, Interactive, Inspirational

  99. Margie Guillot

    learning innovation creativity

  100. Neene

    Amazing learning experiences

  101. Teryl Magee

    Thanks for the software Tech4Learning and DEN!

  102. Kay Bolerjack

    I am too late for the contest, I had class. But I still wanted to share!!! My three words are…
    educated, inspired, in-touch

    thanks Discovery

  103. Lori Abrahams

    Thanks Tech4learning and DEN!!

  104. Lisa Frabbiele


  105. Kat Staton

    Thank you so much for a copy of Frames! I can’t wait to get started!

  106. Charlene Murphy

    Educator’s Best Resource

  107. Carol Anne McGuire

    Networking, Professional Development, Fun! … only 3 words??? There are SO many more!

  108. Sarah Thompson

    wow! Thanks DEN! I am completely and utterly looking forward to working with Frames in my school. Thank you!

  109. Bridget Belardi

    Yay!!! Thanks DEN and Frames! I can’t wait to collaborate with the art teacher for some really cool projects! :)

  110. Kelli Erwin

    Dynamic, Engaging, Network of fantastic educators ready to learn and share.

  111. Gwynn Moore

    Thanks to DEN and all the sponsors for Teacher Apppreciation Week. Love Prezi and Frames! And eager to get LabelDaddy.


  112. eleanor cerny

    DEN-END – Encounter a Network of Discovery for all learners!
    Thank you.

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