Daily Archives: July 13, 2010

Reflection: The ULTIMATE Resource for Educators

Reflection: The ULTIMATE Resource for Educators

As the blog coordinator for the SC DEN, I have lots of opportunities to meet and network with some of the finest educators in the “techno-world.” This week, I am a participant in the Discovery Educator Network’s Leadership Council Symposium. Along with other LC members across the nation, I have been learning about best practices

Fun Learning

I’m at the DEN Leadership Council Institute in Boston this week with 75 other amazing DEN leaders from across the country.  This evening we participated in an AmeriDEN Idol competition.  What a fun structure for learning!  Each team (of approximately ten people) were given four minutes to deliver a presentation to the others…   a web site, online tool, video, etc.  The DEN team hammed

DEN LC Symposium (Tuesday Wrap-Up)

Today was another full day of learning at the DEN Leadership Council Symposium 2010. We started our day with an inspirational presentation by Chris Dede, the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard. Here’s a link to his presentation. Go check out these posts from attendees about the session: A Morning with Chris

Semifinalists Announced for 2010 Young Scientist Challenge

Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 47 middle school students from across the country as semifinalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The semifinalists were selected based on their science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face in everyday life,

Discovery Geocaching Day

Kansas and Missouri joined together for Discovery Geocaching Day at Ernie Miller State Park.  We had two wonderful presenters from Garmin who shared information on geocaching and also provided GPS units for us to use. It was muddy but everyone had a wonderful time. We launched 5 travel bugs.

Why Reinvent the Wheel

Last night, as part of the DEN LC 2010, we spent the night at FableVision with Peter Reynolds.  Rather than here about the night in my words, I’m going to point you to the Pennsylvania DEN Blog for a nice recap and the Tennessee DEN Blog for another.

ISTE Social Gathering …good food, great company, and lots of laughs!

I wish it wasn’t over! The International Society for Technology and Education, ISTE 2010 conference in Denver, proved to be a successful and terrific forum to share new and thought provoking ideas, gain new skills, and reinforce the importance of educational technology within the classroom curriculum. ISTE is the world’s most comprehensive technology event. Attendees