Monthly Archives: September 2010

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Using Creative Commons Licensed Media

As a Media Specialist in a Middle School, I wear many hats.  We’re notorious “Copyright Police.”  We are also leading the “Be Creative!” push in schools that are moving more and more toward digital content access, creation and sharing.  By using websites that have Creative Commons Licensing (and other Royalty-free sites) we can still have

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Meet another new Wisconsin STAR

Frank Devereaux, a Educational Technology Coach/Infotech Teacher at Savanna Oaks Middle School is one of Wisconsin’s newest DEN STARS.  Frank answered a few quick questions to help us get to know him better.  I hope to see Frank at future DEN events! What is your teaching background/experience? Taught science for 12 years and just recently

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Stay Connected

 Blog it UP!!! As we embark on a new school year, there is no better way to “get connected” with your learning community than blogging or microblogging.  Here are a few great sites to get you started: Blogs & Micro Blogging Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people,

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Glogster, Edmodo & Wikispaces… Oh YES!

The folks at Glogster EDU have been busy, busy, busy! If you aren’t aware of the latest updates to the platform… then continue reading this post. As a Glogster Ambassador, I am constantly using the product and answering questions about this awesome learning tool via email and Skype… or at various presentations that I have

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Michigan PD Opportunities – "Tech or Treat" on October 23

Want to join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement? Then attend the DEN Fall Virtual Conference on October 23!  During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of two regional

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Spotlight on Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta has many offerings for teachers. Visit Zoo Atlanta to earn PLUs, to take your class on a field trip, register for teacher appreciation days at the zoo, or book a Zoo Mobile visit to your school. Visit the educators page on the Zoo Atlanta website for more information!

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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

This fantastic list was posted on Classroom 2.0 by John Costilla.  This list contains some old favorites along with some great new finds.  Check it out and let us know how it inspired you.  http://www.classroom20.com/profiles/blogs/649749:BlogPost:180818?xg_source=activity

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It's a Wrap! Max Kleene Concert

There was a great turn out for the Max Kleene concert on September 22 at the DEN in SL ! This Canadian with the awesome voice performed live from Niagara Falls, Canada, for not only teachers in attendance but several of his loyal followers who never want to miss a performance. What was especially terrific

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MD and VA DENS Collaborate for FALL Virtual Conference

THIS JUST IN: UFOs spotted over Silver Spring, MD Un-conference Facilitators Organize Plans are underway with our neighbors in Virginia to host an in-person un-conference in conjunction with the Tech 0r Treat Virtual Conference on October 23rd. Centered around the theme of “51 WAYS”, DEN members from both states will gather at Area 51 EAST,

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