Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Happy Holidays!

The Wisconsin DEN LC wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.  We are looking forward to great events in 2011 and continued learning with everyone in the DEN family.

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Top 10 Lists of Top Tens for 2010

I just love the top 10 lists and who doesn’t? What a fun way to sum up the year.  You can’t avoid all of the articles, posts, t.v. spots highlighting end of the year top ten lists; best of 2010 couples, break ups, news stories, music videos and more. Top 10 “What I have learned

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The New Year Is Upon Us

Decided on a 2011 New Year’s resolution? You haven’t? Well, I have a magnificent idea. Learn something new and do it in a fun, free, and engaging way. Professional development is a terrific way to learn new skills and gain a better understanding of how to use Discovery Education in your classroom. Get the most

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Texas DEN Newsletter for January

The January newsletter for the Texas DEN has been released. Among its regular features, it also highlights what is being done in McKinney ISD to encourage technology use in classrooms. The newsletter can be viewed on the Texas DEN website. There is a contest running through the end of the year to name the newsletter

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Register now for the Texas Talking Points Conference

There will be a unique conference on January 22, 2011, you won’t want to miss. The Talking Points Conference aims to facilitate discussion among educators on various topics important to a 21st century classroom. With breakout sessions that center around archived DEN Virtual Conference presentations, K12 Online Conference presentations, TED Talks, and other sources, educators

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Quest for Knowledge with Quest Atlantis!

Quest Atlantis is an engaging, interactive learning experience designed for children ages 9-14. Students learn about many different aspects of core content in the areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies. In addition, students learn to collaborate on projects, use cyber social skills, and interact with other students around the world! Quest Atlantis

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California Educators – Share How You Teach STEM and Win!

California educators: do you have an exciting way of engaging math and science students in the classroom? Have you been hoping to tell your story about STEM? Join leaders in STEM education to highlight interesting, unique and fun ways of bringing math and science classrooms to life. Submit your idea in a 60 second video

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New Tools for the Creative Mind

I was recently introduced to an exciting site called Tagxedo.  This site takes Wordle to a whole new level (http:// www.tagxedo.com/) You can create word clouds in the shape or image of different items. There is a gallery with numerous examples such as famous people’s silhouettes, animals, states, and countries. When you begin to create

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