Monthly Archives: July 2010

Things I Think You Should Read

Here’s the next installment of Things I Think You Should Read. Check out this cool book trailer website.  Some of the trailers are made by the media specialist, some are made by students.  Excellent stuff.  The audience is mainly upper elementary and middle school. Doug Johnson thinks we should let kids use the internet for non-school purposes.  I

Looking Back on Conference Notes

I’ve re-visited a few great sites (not necessarily new) this summer. I guess I just didn’t have an occasion for which to use them, but WOW, once I got started, they were really useful to me. During the DE Symposium, we ran “groups” in the site. It was very much like having a back

Marshall County Summer Academy

We are thrilled to be in Alabama for the Marshall County Summer Academy. This is a huge professional development event sponsored sponsored by the schools districts of Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Guntersville, and Marshall County and hosted by Arab City Schools. We are facilitating two sessions: 21st Century Learning: Researching in the Digital Age and Beginning

USADA True Sport Awards

Promoting honesty, respect, teamwork, and healthy choices, Discovery Education and the United States Anti-Doping Agency have partnered again to announce the second year of the USADA True Sport Awards. The program encourages teachers, coaches, school administrators, and other youth program leaders to motivate young people to lead safe and healthy lifestyles, using the life lessons

Yippeee! Another new DEN Star!

David Livingstone Elementary, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Written by Rebecca Robins Rebecca Robins: Job: Resource Teacher working with students from grade 1 – 7. My caseload includes support the learning for ESL students, students with a variety of learning challenges including learning disabilities, those on the Autism Spectrum and gifted students. In addition to this

Highlight Our Newest DEN Star Laurie Cassie from B.C.

  David Livingston Elementary School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by, Laurie Cassie Laurie Cassie: Job: Grade 6/7 teacher part time and has been the SMART Board mentor for the Vancouver School Board from 2008. Laurie has presented at over 50 Pro-D days around the province. She often speaks about how to make interactive SMART Board

Web 2.0 Resources

Take the 30 day  Web 2.0 challenge. I recently saw this resource developed by Rita Mortensen that lists great Web 2.0 resources.  I love the format.  It is attractive and easy to read.  It also includes ways to use the resource and other similar sites.  Check it out.