Archives for March, 2011

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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.

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. A “Word Cloud” is a visual depiction or graphical representation of word frequency. Some Word Cloud tools (Wordle, for example) will look for the most frequently used words (or tags) and display them as a random pattern, with the more common words or tags appearing larger in the cloud.   Some word cloud apps let you […]

  7. Celebrate Earth Day with DE and Jeff Corwin

    In celebration of Earth Day, Discovery Education is offering dynamic content educators need to teach environmental, sustainability and science topics in the classroom. On April 19, 2011 at 1 PM EST, educators and students nationwide are invited to join Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin for a free webinar offering an in-depth look at last year’s oil […]

  8. This Just In…

    I know you have already cleared your calendars for Saturday, April 30, since it is DEN’s Spring Virtual Conference. Well, now you are going to have to get out of your pajamas! Join us on Saturday, April 30 from 9 AM – 3 PM at the US Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, for […]

  9. Registration Open for Virginia Spring Virtual Conference Events

    Spring Virtual Conference Virginia Sites April 30, 2011 9 AM to 3 PM ET Think Outside the Book with thousands of educators from all over the world as we connect during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person at one of two Virginia face-to-face sites! Learn powerful ways to integrate digital media […]

  10. It Gives You Shivers Of Inspiration and Appreciation!

    If you have not been a reviewer for the AzTEA Innovation Awards, you must take the next opportunity.  AzTEA received nearly thirty nominations for truly-deserving leaders from all around the state.  It is a inspiring, complete pleasure to read the praise colleagues have for their valued co-workers. The Qwest/AzTEA Innovative Classroom Awards received over seventy-five […]

  11. Win a FLIP Camera from Discovery Education @CUE 2011

    Discovery Educator Network Carnival with the STARs @Annual CUE 2011 Join the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council for an evening of networking, fun, prizes, and more! We’ll celebrate DEN STARs with learning stations showcasing multimedia integration and the best of DEN.  And don’t be tardy for the party – we’ll raffle off a FLIP […]

  12. Bring Classroom Instruction to Life with the Quest For Curiosity

    Discovery Education’s Quest for Curiosity is a teacher-led, student-focused activity allowing your students to use their individual Discovery Education STREAMING student accounts.  Students will navigate Discovery Education STREAMING digital media resources and find the answers to 10 questions spanning core curricular areas.  Along this path they will be exposed to relevant, engaging content tied to […]

  13. Thank you Outstanding Arizona Educators, Administrators and Supporters!

    AzTEA Innovative Leaders Awards These are the people who are recognized as Innovative Leaders and agents of progressive change in the education of Arizona’s students.  Thank you for everything you do! Teacher of the Year Gabriel Carrillo Walker Butte K-8 Florence USD Administrator of the Year Cherryl Paul Sierra Verde STEM Deer Valley USD Technology […]

  14. A Rising STAR in Kansas

    The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council would like to welcome Pamela Amott, from Wichita USD #259 Public Schools, to the DEN STAR family.  When you see Pam be sure to congratulate her for successfully completing her membership process.  If you are not a DEN STAR yet please consider joining our fantastic family and PLN.  After […]

  15. Be a STAR!

    Already a STAR? Maintain Your STAR Status for 2011-2012! Make sure you keep your STAR status. We’ve added a couple other options to help you demonstrate how you actively contribute to the community.There are several ways to stay active: Report at least two events from this past school year Report one event and upload a […]

  16. CONFERENCE REMINDER TO ALL NEW JERSEY EDUCATORS!

      Tech4Learning will be at the following New Jersey Conferences: 25th Annual NJECC Conference – Tuesday, March 15th  Facilitating Student-Led Projects in the Elementary Classroom University Hall Room# 1142 Hands On Workshop: Pre-registration required. Ms. Joan Gundy, Millburn BOE and Denise MacDevette, Tech4Learning 10:45-12:15 P.M. Digital Storytelling Montclair State University University Hall Room #2009 Denise MacDevette, Tech4Learning […]

  17. eWeek – free technology journal

    eWeek is a great technology journal for technology professionals. They cover enterprise level technology, use of technology in corporate and personal arenas, and even cover some educational issues. There are times when eWeek has covered a technology and it’s use in education before many educational technology journals. If you are involved in technology in anyway, you […]

  18. Upcoming Conferences for Educators

    by David Andrade http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy Here are some great upcoming conferences for educators. Day of Discovery, sponsored by Discovery Education, held around the US (free, and not just about DE Resources) Next one is March 26th in Brockton, MA. http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/category/den-events/ Discovery Education Spring Virtual Conference April 30, 2011      9 AM to 3 PM ET […]

  19. iGoogle as an educational and organizational tool

    I love iGoogle. It is my main start up page and I use it to stay organized. I have my Google Bookmarks, Google Reader feed, Google Notebook, Google Tasks, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Finance stock prices, Evernote, Google Docs, Google Voice, Contacts, Weather, and Google Translate and Twitter Gadget all on my iGoogle page. This allows me to quickly select […]