Archives for July, 2010

  1. Overcoming Our Fears

    DE treated LC members to the BLC 2010 Conference. The BLC Conference is hotsed by November Learning. Mitch Resnick opened the conference with a very simple message: Students should be creating on the web I couldn’t agree more and not just creating for themselves and their classmates, but for the world. Using Scratch as his […]

  2. DEN Summer Institute: Fablevision, Fenway and Features

    Lloyd’s Blog: Monday July 19, 2010 Terrific session in the morning with on the overview of the new features in the DE site. The changes are very impressive – users will value the look and the new features,   Our group was awesome in creating a teaching video on some of the new features. Every […]

  3. Summer Fun at the DEN Summer Institute

    The DEN Summer Institute 2010 – Day 1 and 2 by Sarah Thompson On Sunday, July 18th we kicked off the Summer Institute at Bentley University in Boston, Mass.! Upon arrival we were welcomed by enthusiastic and joyful DEN members. After a long day of traveling it definitely was a pick me up to see […]

  4. Weekly Web Wonder: Custom Search

    We are going to start trying to highlight a quick and easy tech tip each Tuesday here on the NC DEN blog. Today, let’s check out Google Custom Search.Have you ever asked your students to find information, but when they tried to “google it” they got bogged down in information? Have searched about Vikings ever led […]

  5. FIZZ

    A new licensing agreement with Discovery Education will bring the music and methods of Dr. Lodge McCammon within reach of a million teachers around the world. McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary media specialist in the Friday Institute for Education Innovation, brings 21st century tools into the classroom. He’s a proponent of making classroom videos and […]

  6. From the LC Symposium to the STAR National Institute

      Last week, Rachel Yurk and I represented Wisconsin at the DEN LC Symposium.  Hopefully you’ve read a little about my adventures in previous posts.  If you haven’t scroll down. In the next several days, you’ll be reading about the goings on at the National Institute from our Wisconsin representatives, Rita Mortenson and Cathy Houchin.  […]

  7. Thursday – DEN LC invades BLC 10

    Cross posted at (Shameless plug!)  On Thursday of the DEN LC Symposium, we took a break from Bentley University and took a field trip via trolley to downtown Boston. There, we attended the Building Learning Communities conference, put on by November Learning. A couple of DEN STARS, Lee Kolbert and Teryl Magee were presenting at the […]

  8. Michael Wesch on Media & Relationships

    Thanks to our peeps at Discovery, the Leadership Council Members were given the wonderful opportunity to spend Thursday at the November Learning Conference in Boston.  I must say, the keynote given by Dr. Michael Wesch was absolutely inspiring.  Michael Wesch is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.  He is also the […]

  9. The DEN at BLC Boston 2010

    Thursday’s Keynote speaker at 2010 Building Learning Communities speaker was Dr. Michael Wesch – Asst professor of cultural anthropology and digital ethnography, Kansas State University, Manhatten, KS. Those sitting with me and I thought we didn’t know Wesch. As soon as he appeared we realized he is the creator of the viral video, A Vision […]

  10. DEN LC 2010 Symposium

    The DEN Leadership Council Symposium was held at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts this past week.  I had the pleasure of attending and thought I would share my highlights. Edmodo was my favorite new tool. Used throughout the week, it was the most useful way of connecting and collecting information. I was easily able to […]

  11. Don't You Want to Be A Star?

    Here Ye, Here Ye! Attention all Discovery Users.  Are you a Discovery Star Educator?  WHAT’s that we hear … are you saying NO??? Well, say no more, check out these videos, and you won’t be able to say NO again! you learned in the last post, Dr. Lodge McCammon is an inspirational educator and […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]