Archives for July 15, 2010

  1. Overheard at Alan November's Building Learning Communities Conference

    Michael Wesch:  “Harness the relevant tools and engage students in real world problems that the teacher does not know the answer to.” “We need to move our students from knowledgeable to knowledge-able.” Michael Lambert: “Treat a visual like an onion.  Peel back the layers, make the students slow down, and dive in.” “Emotion drives attention […]

  2. DEN Book Club Part 2

    DEN Book Club Part 2…. We are several weeks into the Book Club, reading the book ‘Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’ by Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams.  The reading of each chapter has brought a bigger understanding of how business entities need to change with the tide, or in a sense, change with […]

  3. Congratulations to the Young Scientist Challenge Semifinalist for Arkansas

    On July 13th, 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 . CONGRATULATIONS to Deborah Rookey and her teacher Wendy Welch from the Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Middle School in Little Rock! The semifinalists […]

  4. Building Learning Communities Conference

    Today the DEN LCs  are attending the BLC in Boston.  We began with am amazing Keynote speech given by Michael Wesch. We will be following a traditional conference format, choosing from among a host of amazing sessions. My first session of the day is entitled “What Can You Do with 3 (4) Billion Photos?” presented by […]

  5. Give a Big Welcome To Our New DEN Star Joey Savoy!

    My name is Joey Savoy and I am a Technology Mentor for School District 16 in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. I am responsible for helping teachers and students with successful implementation of technology in their classrooms. There are 27 schools under our jurisdiction, with approximately 6,500 students and  500 teachers.  Although, I am based out […]