Archives for June, 2010

  1. Explore Mouse Mischief

    Mouse Mischief can transform teaching and learning in the classroom.   Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting you create interactive presentations that engage and excite every student in the classroom by inserting questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons. Students can actively participate in these lessons by […]

  2. Resources from DENver: #ISTE10

    For those of us who are not in DENver, I have been gathering resources from the folks who are via my fabulous PLN. From PAs DEN GURU Patti Duncan, in her words, “an AWESOME presentation on PBL ideas from Tech4Learning‘s Liz Allen. Although this video is from 2009, if Patti says it’s awesome, then you […]

  3. Welcome New DEN STARs!

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Corinne Bailey, LA Shelia Banks, LA Sarah Bauguss, TX Melissa Butterfield, TX Andy Crozier, IA Shelley Deemer, LA Tracey Devney, MA Kathey Early, LA Marie Ecker, FL Abigail Farrell, AR Renny Fong, NY Chuck Gardner, FL Julita Geer, LA Pamela Goalwin, CA Jo-Ann Goldenberg, CA Maria Golder, NY Kimberly […]

  4. Lynne Fedorcha: Reaching and Teaching Low Achievers

    Lynne Fedorcha is an Educational Consultant for IU 21 and a Mentor for PA Initiative for Instructional Coaching or PIIC. Lynne’s presentation was the final session of a three-day workshop at LCTI, Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from the Field, and the room was packed. I feel I already know Lynne because among […]

  5. NING Mini Free for Educators K-12

    Image via CrunchBase If you have been using NING, then you already received an email from the folks at NING and you know about Ning Minis. But if you are new to NING and are considering creating one (or several) for your classes, then you need to register for your NING’s sponsorship from Pearson to […]

  6. Leschinsky and Zosky: Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

    Dennine Leschinsky, Eyer Middle School Literacy Coach and Debi Zosky, East Penn School District presented a session on Literature Circles at the Secondary Level at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from The Field.   Dennine and Debi graciously shared their resources that I uploaded to share with you. Debi began with a […]

  7. ISTE 2010 – Tuesday

    To pick up where Howard left off, ISTE 2010, is an amazing source of inspiration and rejuvenation. It is absolutely huge. There are 14,000 people attending. The conference site is so big that there are internal “bus stops” where an oversize electric golf cart will move you from one area to another if you are […]

  8. ISTE 2010 Keynote

    Going to the ISTE Conference for me is a way to get rejuvenated about what I do on a daily basis.  Take a look at the latest innovations in technology, reconnect with other geeks and have a little fun.The ISTE keynote is a great way to get the conference off on a positive note the […]

  9. ISTE 2010: Day One

    Greetings all of you back in Michigan! The DEN group hit the ground running today in Denver with a pre-conference event held at the Denver Zoo.  I put together a slide share of some of the photos that I took today, and I am sure that there will be more to come. ISTE 2010: Day1 […]

  10. Teachers FLIP For Movie Making

    The presentation’s title was Students FLIP for Movie Making, but when Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Jennifer Brinson presented at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World workshop, it was the teachers who were FLIPping over our PA DEN STARS and their “lesson from the field.” I wish I could have attended this session but I was […]

  11. Sharon Kinney: Hard-Wired to Bounce Back ~ Dealing with At-Risk Students

    Beth Breiner is “driving Miss Kinney’s” presentation, Hard-Wired to Bounce Back: Building Resiliency in Our At-Risk Students, so buckle up because we have 2 of the best in the business. Sharon Kinney began her presentation, by explaining that kids who challenge us have brains that behave in a different way. The Pennsylvania Literacy Network has […]

  12. Sharon Kinney on SAS: No Longer Shooting Darts in the Dark!

    The most difficult decision, after you commit to a conference or workshop, is selecting what you will attend. Often I choose by content courses that will fill a niche need, but sometimes my choices are governed by the presenter. Every time I see Sharon Kinney’s name on anything, I’m in, because I know the session […]

  13. ISTE 2010 Pre-Conference Agenda

    Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s pre-con event at Denver Zoo. DEN ISTE 2010 pre con agenda We sure do hope you’ll be able to join us. Dr. Lodge McCammon will guide participants through a fun, interactive and collaborative exercise using standards?based songs about advanced curriculum for K?12 classrooms. DEN Gurus Traci Blazosky, Tim Childers, Patti […]

  14. Making Author Connections with Skype

    Want to get your students excited about writing?  Rachael McNamee, fourth grade teacher at Oakdale School, Dedham, Massachusetts, really wanted her students to understand the intrinsic value and pleasure of becoming lifelong readers and writers.  Through the “Skype an Author” website, Rachael connected with Mary Amato, children’s author, song writer, and performer.  By writing a […]