Archives for April 11, 2011

  1. NorCal DEN Cyber Walk

    Take a Cyber Walk in Stockton Take a “cyber” walk with Christa McAuliffe Middle School DEN members! From the comfort of the school’s climate controlled computer lab, you’ll learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction. You’ll discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network. […]

  2. DEN Guru Finalists

    Wow! What an exceptional group of talented educators we have in the DEN. Thanks to those of you who applied to be part of the 2011 class of DEN Gurus. This was a very exciting, and difficult, process. All of the applications were phenomenal! We set out to choose 10 finalists and couldn’t do it. […]

  3. MIT Scratch Programming Workshop (Free)

    Scratch Educator Meetup Open to All Boston-Area Educators Saturday, April 16 10AM – 1PM MIT Media Lab Create and Share Your Own Interactive Stories, Games, Music and Art Come learn about Scratch, a free programming environment created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. With Scratch, young people can create interactive stories, […]

  4. Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

    Science Teachers!  Classroom Teachers!  Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into […]

  5. Taking organizing and planning lessons from Ben Franklin – great tips for educators too

    I recently saw Ben Franklin’s daily schedule and planner on Larry Ferlazzo’s website (which is an awesome resource for educators). I was a long time user of Franklin Quest (now Franklin Covey) paper planners and used their planning software and methods on my first PDA and had heard that they had gotten some of their […]

  6. Free utilities for your Windows computer – powerful and useful

    Windows comes with some utilities that allow you to perform different maintenance on the system, but the included versions are not always the best. Piriform has a variety of free utilities for Windows that I use and that I recommend to others. CCleaner – cleans out your temporary files, internet history, cookies, form history, recycle bin, and […]