Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

MACUL Day 1 Wrap Up

Day one was a great day for all attendees at the MACUL 2011 conference.  The opening keynote this morning was Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh).  He spoke about the changes that technology have brought to the classroom, but how the fundamental elements of education haven’t changed. Following Rushton, the DEN Stars in attendance broke up to the

Catching up with Jen

Arkansas has been missing Jennifer Dorman since she moved away. The Leadership council owes her a lot. I recently caught up to her while reading around the DEN and she is still working hard for Discovery. Check out Jennifer’s latest experience.

Training Resources for Discovery Education tools and apps

by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy I found this great list of Discovery Education Training Resources on Jen Dorman’s blog (she is a DEN Account Manager). Most of the great resources Discovery Education has to offer for educators are listed here. Training Resources Discovery Educator Network Discovery Education streaming – Links to service overviews, demonstrations, and efficacy research Discovery Education streaming

Free resources for emergency preparedness education and planning

By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy With all that’s happened in the world lately, between blizzards, floods, earthquakes, and tsunami’s, there should be a renewed focus on emergency preparedness. Most people do not have any emergency supplies or plans ready. Each household, business, and school should have an emergency plan, emergency kits and people trained in emergency

Lots of great tools for creating and working with PDF Files

By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy PDF, or Portable Document Format, files are ubiquitous these days. The format is a great way to share files since every operating system, including mobile devices, has free software available to read the files. Creating these files, manipulating them, marking them up, editing them, and converting them to other formats are